CKWFU has a strong commitment to collaborating with community organizations to fight hunger and poverty and do the most possible good in the community. Without the exemplary agencies that we partner with to distribute food to those in need throughout the city, our work would be immeasurably more difficult. We are immensely grateful to these organizations for the powerful work they do in the Winston-Salem community and for the amazing impact they are having on individuals’ lives. CKWFU’s hope is that delivery shifts will encourage volunteers to further engage in the community and help our partners fulfill their missions serving the greater W-S community.
AIDS Care Service
We provide meals for 2 AIDS Care Service centers on Tuesday evenings. Shifts are very small and volunteers must have a negative TB test and physical from the past 12 months on file. We serve both Holly Haven House and Horseshoe Apartments. Holly Haven is a 24-hour holistic care group home built to meet the needs of persons seriously ill with AIDS related illnesses. Horseshoe Apartments is a temporary independent housing apartment complex for AIDS or HIV positive persons and their families. Horseshoe Apartments is transitional housing that helps to fill ACS’s commitment to assist clients in locating decent, low cost housing options. ACS offers other volunteer opportunities for students and communities in addition to Campus Kitchen shifts. For more information, visit their website or call 336-777-0116.
The Children’s Home
We serve 3 different cottages at The Children’s Home through our Thursday delivery: Stolz, Grey, and Restart Cottages. The Children’s Home is also a working farm and offers additional options for volunteers outside of the Campus Kitchen shifts working directly with the kids or providing labor for ongoing renovations and grounds work.
We deliver communal meals to Prodigals Community on Sunday evenings. Prodigals is a welcoming and affirming faith based drug rehabilitation center located on Waughtown St. Prodigals works with individuals through a Christian community to lead responsible and drug-free lives. All of our shifts are unique from each other because of the unique communities we interact with. This shift is by far our most communal and most volunteers build lasting relationships with residents at Prodigals. There are a variety of ways to get involved at Prodigals outside of Campus Kitchen shifts including attending Monday night worship, tutoring, or providing residential assistance. For more information, visit their web site.
Azalea Terrace Senior Apartments
Azalea Terrace deliveries take place every Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We deliver prepackaged, individual meals to about half of the residents at this mixed-income senior apartment complex. Residents expect us every week and are excited to form relationships with volunteers.
Wake Forest Campus Garden
The WFU Campus Garden, is located behind the Sustainability Theme House at 1141 Polo Road. Campus Kitchen is the beneficiary of the Campus Garden’s homegrown produce. The garden also serves as a research space for Biology professor Dr. Gloria Muday’s research on heirloom tomatoes. The garden is an excellent volunteer opportunity for larger groups who are interested in working with Campus Kitchen since most of our cooking and delivery shifts are relatively small. For more information about the garden and to volunteer, please contact Jamie Simms at .
The Fresh Market
The Winston-Salem Fresh Market began partnering with CKWFU in the Spring of 2010 thanks to the hard work of Wake Forest staff member Tracy Stegman. We pick up excess, bruised, or otherwise unsold produce and assorted other goodies from The Fresh Market every M-F between 4-6pm. This food, which would usually go to waste is redistributed to food insecure Winston-Salem community members through 3 Winston-Salem community centers serving 3 distinctively different communities: El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services, The Shalom Project, and The Potter’s House. This partnership allows us to make fresh produce available to people who live in food deserts or who otherwise struggle to maintain access to fresh produce. Food that is not edible is composted in the Campus Garden for use by CROP and the El Buen Pastor Community Garden. Volunteers are always needed for these shifts as we are typically picking up, cataloguing, and redistributing over 100 pounds of food per pickup.
El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services
Our partner on a variety of projects, EBP provides a variety of services to their community of Latino recent immigrants in Old Town. In addition to being one of the drop off and redistribution sites for Fresh Market produce, EBP is also a site of one of two MLK community gardens started in 2010 with money from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The EBP garden is looking awesome and will surely bare a lot of food for the community that is working hard to maintain it. EBP also partnered with CKWFU in the summer of 2010 to host Grace Haven Baptist Fellowship’s Youth Fighting Hunger Program for a week. Through this week of service the youth from GHBF worked with EBP community members to construct a large outdoor classroom to be used in conjunction with the community garden. El Buen Pastor has a ton of excellent service opportunities in addition to the programs we cooperate on including, but not limited to, youth soccer coaching, tutoring, and garden work. EBP is a particularly good site for volunteers who want to practice their Spanish conversation skills but Spanish is not necessary for volunteering here. For more information about volunteering, go to their web site or contact Mary Bolton at , 336-924-0401.
The Shalom Project
The Shalom Project is housed at Green Street Methodist Church downtown in the historic West Salem Community. The Shalom Project “seeks to develop ministries and programs of compassion and justice that enhance the development and serve the needs of West Salem and the greater Winston-Salem area.” This includes a weekly Wednesday night meal called The Welcome Table, a community garden (funded in part by a grant through the Campus Kitchens Project and The Corporation for National and Community Service), a clothes closet, food pantry, and weekly free medical clinic. CKWFU partners with The Shalom Project on their community garden and on the weekly Fresh Market produce redistribution program. The Shalom Project serves as a redistribution site for this mission on Tuesdays. For more info on volunteering, visit www.theshalomprojectnc.org or contact Anne Rudert at or 336-721-0606.
The Potter’s House
The Potter’s House of Winston-Salem is a ministry run by John and Pansy Young in the 25th Street neighborhood near LJVM Coliseum. They focus on homelessness prevention, neighborhood stabilization, and educational support (through tutoring and mentoring programs). The Potter’s House provides emergency food, clothing, and other services to the low-income and undeserved people of their community. CKWFU partners with The Potter’s House on produce redistribution as The Potter’s House serves as a redistribution site twice a week (Mondays and Fridays). In addition to their regular year-round services, The Potter’s House is constantly seeking to enhance their community and therefore maintains a constant need for volunteers in their after-school program as well as during special events. For more information on volunteering, visit their web site
Anthony’s Plot is a community based organization in the Southside neighborhood. As one of our produce redistribution sites, Anthony’s Plot uses our produce as a way to bring people together over food through their Monday night community meals. These community meals are only one of the many things they do to serve with the community. They also provide tutoring, mentoring, clothing, and serve as a community meeting place.
Samaritan Ministries provides hope and healing by sharing food, shelter, and guidance with the hungry, homeless, and people in need through Christian love and service, for the benefit of all. We deliver excess food weekly to Samaritan and partner with them to redistribute large quantities of excess food at the end of each semester.
The SECU Family house provides housing for families of inpatients receiving care at Wake Forest Health and Forsyth Medical Center. Campus Kitchen delivers to them once a week.