Food Security

Rolesville Food Security

In March of 2019, the Town of Rolesville Board of Commissioners endorsed Wake County’s Comprehensive Food Security Plan.   The vision of the Food Security Plan is to have a food secure Wake County, where ALL people have physical, social, and economic access to safe, nutritious, culturally appropriate, and affordable food.

Northern Community Food Security Team

The Northern Community Food Security Team (NCFST) was created to develop and launch a viable food security plan for northern Wake County that aligns with the  Capital Area Food Network (CAFN) plan. NCFST works to help community members, food security organizations, resource experts, and other stakeholders to develop activities, policies, and partnerships that will move the county towards food security and a sustainable food future.

  • Ensure Food Access
  • Communicate and Educate
  • Develop a Sustainable Food Supply
  • Build Economic Opportunities
  • Lead Through Networks 


NCFST Members
  • Kristen Stafford
    Town of Rolesville Special Event Coordinator
  • Valerie Massengill
    Rolesville Food Security Team
  • Andrew Brown, Jr.
    Wake Forest Customer Service & Outreach Manager
    Chair of NCFST
  • Ross Yeager
    Northern Regional Center Director
  • Sydney Klein
    Food Security Program Manager
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Capital Area Food Network
Upcoming Events
  • 2022 Holiday Hams
    • Donation collection will be from November 14, 2022, to December 12, 2022
      • Donation locations
        Rolesville Town Hall
        Local Charm
        The Downtown Rolesville Farmers Market
      • Food Donations Needed
        1 Box of Stuffing
        1 Box of Mashed Potatoes
        1 Large Can of Yams
        1 Can of Corn or Carrots
        2 Cans of Green Beans
        1 Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
        1 Box of Fried Onions
    • Holiday Hams and non-perishable sides will be given out on December 16, 2022, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at the Rolesville Police Department

 Holiday Ham Food Drive

  Holiday Ham Giveaway, December 16th at 12 pm at Rolesville Police Department


  • 2022 NCFST Quarterly Meetings
    The NCFST will host virtual meetings on the following Tuesdays from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. All are welcome to attend. Please email for the link.

    March 15, 2022
    June 14, 2022
    September 13, 2022
    December 13, 2022




Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities and initiatives. Fill out this online form to become a volunteer. 

Volunteer Form


Past Event Highlights

Holiday Ham Giveaway 2021
  • NCFST collected $3,160 in donations. 
    • Thank You for Donating
      • Village Church Rolesville, Osborne Chiropractic Clinic, Rhymes & Reasons Daycare, Crossfit Rolesville, Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Valerie Massengill, Be Like Missy, Local Charm, Justin Thigpen - State Farm Agen, The Law Office of Micheal Paul, Kruse Chiropractic, and Terry Simmons CPA.
    • 160 Hams and non-perishable food kits were given out
Turkey Drive 2021
Turkey Drive 2020   


Other Resources
  • Resources for 2022 Thanksgiving
    • Wake Forest Police Department will distribute frozen turkeys to disadvantaged families while they last on Monday, Nov. 21, from 8-11 a.m., at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. There is a limit of one free turkey per family. For more information, email Officer K. Abshire at
    • Tri-Area Ministry
    • Raleigh Dream Center


  • Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
    Fill in the form with your contact and shipping information to order your tests.

  • Find Free, Appealing, Nutritious Summer Meals for Children 18 and Younger
  • Do you need help finding food for your child? To find the sites nearest you:  Text FOODNC to 304-304 and provide your full address, zip code or city.
  • Parents can also call 2-1-1 to speak with an operator who will help them locate meal sites in their community. The 2-1-1 service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are provided in English, Spanish, and many other languages.
  • Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (Spanish) to find summer meals.