Tri-Area Ministry (TAM)

TAM is a local non-profit agency that provides food to those in need in the local community (residents of Wake Forest, Youngsville, & Rolesville areas). The items are given to recipients at no cost.

Food are donated to TAM from local parishes and community members. Financial support, to pay the mortgage, is also provided by local parishes and community members. Financial donations to TAM are used to pay the mortgage, building maintenance costs, as well as to re-stock the pantry shelves when necessary. Volunteers staff the center and serve regular weekly hours.

St. John's provides assistance to TAM by collecting food each Sunday for their pantry shelves. All canned and dry good donations are accepted; however, to ensure that the shelves are not overstocked with any particular item, TAM has suggested a monthly "food wheel" as follows:

Month: Suggested Donation

January & July: Canned Vegetables, Pasta, & Macaroni & Cheese

February & August: Saltine Crackers and Cornmeal

March & September: Dried Beans, Rice, & Grits

April & October: Canned Meat

May & November: Peanut Butter & Jelly

June & December: Canned Milk & Canned Fruit

Food donations can be placed in the red wagon located in St. John's narthex. People are also welcome to go by TAM and donate items directly during operating hours.

All food donations, not just suggested donations, are gratefully accepted at TAM. They do have some limited freezer space available. If you are interested in donating items which require refrigeration we ask that you contact TAM prior to delivery and confirm their ability to store such items and the hours in which a staff member can assist you.

Contact Information:
Tri-Area Ministry (TAM)
Phone: 919.556.7144
Location: 153 East Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, North Carolina
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.