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Wake Forest Presbyterian Church


February 2023 - Food is Love

"The people who give you their food, give you their heart." Cesar Chavez


The Journey Ministry Pantry (TJMP) Gives from Loving Hearts

The Journey Ministry Pantry is a certified non-profit (501c3) provider, founded by Helen Long. Helen has considerable experience running food pantries. She started and ran the New Bethel Food Pantry in Rolesville from 2010 to 2017. She then started the Glory Tabernacle Food Pantry in Youngsville from 2018 to 2021.

TJMP opened at its current location, 111 E. Persimmon St., Youngsville (across the street from the Post Office), on June 28, 2022. Since the opening, food insecurity has increased, and the numbers of families served went from 40 families per week to almost 80 families per week.

TJMP, which is housed in two 8 X 20 storage containers and a small prep room, is quickly being outgrown. They are currently looking for a larger space (1,000-1,500 ft).

Through their partnership with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, they currently pickup from Wegmans (Raleigh) and Food Lion (Youngsville and Rolesville). In addition, TJMP receives fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables from the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church Giving Garden.

Additionally, they do receive financial and food donations from other sources.

Distribution is every Tuesday from 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Every 4th Tues. of the month they have what is called, Thankful Tuesday Community Day

Drop off Locations:

∙ First National Bank, 978 US-1, Youngsville

∙ Anytime Fitness, Youngsville Crossing, 1130 US-1, Youngsville

∙ The Journey Ministry Food Pantry, Tuesdays, 11 am – 4:00 pm

∙ To make arrangements to drop off food or financial donations:

Call 919-234-7149 Or email:

Volunteer Positions Available:

∙ Pick up food from grocery stores and deliver to TJMP

∙ Pick up produce from The Giving Garden at WFPC and deliver to TJMP

· Unload deliveries

∙ Making food boxes

∙ Serving our neighbors

∙ Start-up and clean-up crews for Thankful Tuesday Community Days

For More Information:

∙ Website:

∙ Call: 919-234-7149

∙ Visit: The Journey Ministry Pantry – Facebook page


"Food brings people together on many different levels.

It's nourishment of the soul and body: it's truly love." Giada de Laurentiis


February Planting Dates*


14: Plant Texas onions

25: Plant potatoes and onion sets

28 Plant assorted early spring seeds and seedlings

*Weather permitting.


Gardening Education Session

Hands on Practice of Basic Gardening Skills

*Save the Date*


Gardening Tips


Emerging spring flowering bulbs- Daffodils, Hyacinths, and Crocuses.


  • Peas, onions, radishes, spinach, and carrots, when your garden soil is dry enough to work.(The Giving Garden soil is trying to dry out between rains.)

  • Start broccoli, cabbage, and kale transplants inside your cold frame or your house, to be planted in March.


  • All of your fruit trees (apple, cherry, peach, and pear) and muscadine grape vines.

  • Trim or cutback - liriope, Mondo grass, and ornamental grasses (Muhly, Pennistem, and Maiden grasses).

  • Summer flowering shrubs - butterfly bush

  • Camellias after they finish flowering.

Pest Outlook

  • Rose bushes should be sprayed with dormant oil and contact fungicides (most organic fungicides are contact fungicides).

  • "Remember that with any pest control program, the idea is to work with nature to keep a balance, NOT to eradicate every living creature in your garden."

Lawn Care

  • Cool season lawns (Fescue) need to be fertilized in February (Valentine's day is a great reminder). Follow your soil test recommendations.

  • Spray wild onions with spot treatment of a recommended herbicide. Apply a second treatment 21 days later.


  • Divide perennials - Daylily, Shasta Daisy, and Carol Noble's favorite, "Gaura" - Ballerina Rose/Whirling Butterflies


Congratulations on a job well done, Eagle Scouts!

Tiergan Campbell

Noah Dudley


Cooking is a Love Language



Healthy Apple Crisp
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Easy Sautéed Spinach
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Spinach Shells
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"Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate." Alan D. Wolfelt



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