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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.

Vision
  • 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
    919-554-6582
  • Valerie Massengill
    Rolesville Food Security Team
  • Andrew Brown, Jr. 
    Wake Forest Customer Service & Outreach Manager
    Chair of NCFST
    919-435-9466
  • Ross Yeager 
    Northern Regional Center Director
    919-562-6363
  • Sydney Klein
    Food Security Program Manager
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Capital Area Food Network
    919-250-3795

 

Local Food Pantries
 
Upcoming Events 
  • Mobile Market!  
    • The Northern Community Food Security Team is partnering with Ripe for Revival to offer a monthly mobile grocery store on the second Thursday of each month(Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, & Dec 14) from 3-5 p.m. at the Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave.
    • The pay-what-you-can Mobile Market aims to make fresh and local produce, proteins, dairy, eggs, and other food products accessible and affordable to all, regardless of their budget.
    • The Mobile Market posts ‘suggested’ prices on all items on the bus. Once the shopper has gathered the food they want, they will ring up at the register and receive a ‘suggested price.’ If the shopper can afford to pay the full amount they may, if they cannot, they can choose to ‘pay what they can.’When shopping, there are some limits on the amount of protein, dairy, and eggs a consumer can purchase, but no limits on produce. Both cash and card payments are accepted. The Mobile Market is open to EVERYONE!

 

  • Holiday Ham Food Donation
    1. Purchase goods from a local grocery store.
    2. Bag goods together and drop them off at a Rolesville Town Hall or The Downtown Rolesville Farmers Market no later than December 4th.
    3. List of 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 Ham Giveaway
    • December 16, 2023
      • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm or until supplies last
    • FREE Ham & Non-Perishable Sides
      • First Come First Served
      • One Per Car
    • Drive Thru Pick Up
      • Rolesville Elementary Carpool Lane 307 South Main Street Rolesville, NC 27571

 

Volunteers

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 2022
  • NCFST gave out 231 Hams and 200 nonperishable food kits
    • Thank you to the Rolesville Community, GFL Environmental, US Foods, and the Frank Eagles Memorial Foundation for their donations
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   

 

Partners 

 

Other Resources
  • Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
    Fill in the form with your contact and shipping information to order your tests.
    AT-HOME COVID-19 TEST KIT FORM
  • Find Free, Appealing, Nutritious Summer Meals for Children 18 and Younger
    SUMMER MEALS FOR CHILDREN FINDER
  • 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.