The 16th annual food drive at the Dixie Classic Fair will benefit Crisis Control Ministry. On Wednesday, October 9, fair attendees can donate 5 non-perishable food items and receive one free ticket to the fair for that day only. Suggested items are canned fruit, rice, dried or canned beans, and pasta – anything that is shelf stable and not in glass jars. Volunteers and trucks are located at each gate to collect the food and distribute the tickets. All food collected will stock Crisis Control Ministry’s Winston-Salem and Kernersville client choice food pantries. Facts: • Over 300 Crisis Control volunteers serve at all of the fair gates to collect food items and hand out admission tickets. • In 2018, we ended the day with eight 22-foot trucks filled to capacity and a total of 64,627 pounds of food. • Donated items will stock Crisis Control’s client choice food pantries with nonperishable food for more than six months, providing for at least 2,500 people in Forsyth County. • Crisis Control Ministry’s two locations – Winston-Salem and Kernersville – provide nourishing groceries to almost 300 families every month.
Forsyth County ranks among the top US metropolitan areas in food insecurity (not knowing when or where they will get their next meal). Goal: 68,000 pounds of food