Crisis Control Ministry launches ‘Hungry for Hope’ campaign

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 27, 2021

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WINSTON-SALEM — For the entire month of June, Crisis Control Ministry is hosting “Hungry for Hope,” a new marketing campaign to promote “Hope du Jour” partners in the local media and on social media. Crisis Control Ministry’s goal of the campaign is to get the community to support local food and beverage establishments that have previously participated in “Hope du Jour.” Crisis Control is challenging community members to dine out or order takeout and will have a #DineOutChallenge on social media as part of the campaign.

“These 140 restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, breweries and ice cream shops have supported their neighbors in crisis over the past 30 years,” said Margaret Elliott, executive director of Crisis Control Ministry. “We know how difficult the past year and a half has been on the owners of Hope du Jour establishments. Our board of directors and staff decided not to have Hope du Jour this year, but wanted to focus on driving business to our partners.”

With more than 140 area establishments for diners to choose from, it’s convenient to find a spot to eat, drink or pick up a sweet treat. Most restaurants are available for in-person dining or take out. When you dine out, be sure to take a photo and post the experience on your social media with the #HungryForHope and #DineOutChallenge. Go to to plan your dining experiences.

Now in its 48th year with offices in Winston-Salem and Kernersville, Crisis Control Ministry’s mission is to assist people in crisis to meet essential life needs and to become self-sufficient. Crisis Control Ministry provides financial assistance with housing and utilities, food, and prescription medications. For additional information, visit