Holistic Produce Pantry 

 

Every week the Holistic Produce Pantry provides families with a box of nutritious fresh produce.

Our goal is to ensure no one in our community goes without the proper sustenance to live a full and balanced life. We hand out boxes of produce every Thursday at Grace Presbyterian Church.

To sign up for our weekly service use the link below.

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Filling bellies with healthy food is the first step towards community healing

hot meals

Our hot meals serve roughly 60 people weekly. We have a sign-up for people to reserve their meal a week before during the Holistic Produce Pantry, which serves alongside the Healthy Eating Initiative of Grace Presbyterian Church.  
We use local restaurants that have made a commitment to support a feedback loop within East Winston, and that centers on economic and human development. Currently, our restaurants are A Taste of Triad, Cody’s BBQ, and  Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and continue to develop that relationship. 
Our meals address hunger, but also address chronic disease, with always having a green leafy vegetable served, and the calorie count of the meal is between 450 – 600 calories. All of our restaurants have heart-loving, people-developing owners who drive their business to help those who otherwise go unnoticed. 

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink”

Matthew  24:31

how we began

On Joy William’s front yard in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is where the Holistic Produce Pantry started. Grace Presbyterian Church had to temporarily close its doors in March of 2020, but their produce donation opened the door for Hope To Thrive to launch a fresh produce pantry in the neighborhood. Quickly people in need heard about the pantry, coming as far as High Point, as many as 10 families at first. 

Each week, Hope to Thrive would receive produce and set up the pantry in Joy Williams’ front yard with the help of volunteers who were also participants in the program. In August, the Holistic Produce Pantry expanded to 15 families and moved to its permanent location, Grace Presbyterian Church, when it became too hot to host it outdoors on the front lawn of Joy Williams. As of November 2020, Hope To Thrive reaches over 52 households in the Winston-Salem community. Hope To Thrive will continue to serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

 

sign up

If you are in need of fresh produce, please use the form below to sign up for the Holistic Produce Pantry

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testimonials:

I am so grateful for the fresh fruits and vegetables. I didn’t realize how much I missed them. Usually, I buy can fruits and vegetables, things that can be preserved easily. But these donations have me realizing just how much I miss having fresh foods. Thank you. 

 

Joy, thank you very much for doing this. My family and I are grateful.

 

I had my grandson here last week and he loved the fruit. I still have some kale, sweet peppers, strawberries, and apples. I’m thankful for the mask and my grandson was glad to get one.

 

Here are some pictures of pasta sauce that we made with garlic, basil, and tomatoes all from the weekly donation program. And some cauliflower fried rice I made last week!