Crisis Control Ministry – Spreading Love with HOPE DU JOUR

Known and loved as the largest non-profit provider of short-term assistance to those facing a crisis in Forsyth and Stokes Counties, Crisis Control Ministry serves neighbors with love and compassion.

There are numerous ways you can help support Crisis Control Ministry throughout the year. One of the easiest and most fun is happening on May 2nd, the 33rd Annual Hope du Jour. Plan to dine out during this signature fundraising event on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023. A growing list of participating restaurants who give 10% of their proceeds throughout the day – including dine-in and take-out – can be found at

None of this is possible without faithful support from local restaurants!

“We always want this to be a win-win event for everyone,” states Margaret Elliott, Executive Director of Crisis Control Ministry. “We believe this is a great way to bring neighbors together to support one another. While, for Crisis Control, this is our best-known signature event, with proceeds allowing us to serve those who need us, it’s also a wonderful reason for folks to get together and celebrate with family and friends, and a great way to support local restaurants. Try a new place or visit an old favorite! Pick up take-out to put in the freezer, so you don’t have to cook on a busy day later on. It’s easy – eat out, take out and help out!”

Local restaurant owners agree this is a wonderful event. “We’re so happy to be able to participate! I think this will be our 10th year! One of the great things about growing our business – which we’re doing again this spring as we add East of Texas to our restaurant family – is that we can amplify the positive impact we have on the community when we partner with great non-profits like Hope du Jour. Like you all have done, we’ve had to change and adapt during the past three years, but we’re proud to still be here supporting Hope du Jour because we know the need for Crisis Control’s work is even greater today than it was before 2020. It’s going to be a fun day for a great cause, so we hope everyone in Winston-Salem will mark their calendar to support our neighbors and friends throughout the community!” – Claire Calvin, owner, The Porch Kitchen and Cantina, Alma Mexican and East of Texas.

Kimberly Gregg and her husband, Murphy, own Diamondback Grill in Winston-Salem, and Murphy was a part of the creation of this event back in 1990, and a strong supporter ever since.

“Diamondback Grill is honored to have been a part of Hope du Jour since its origin 33 years ago! The local restaurant community has always been a reliable partner in a huge number of outreach fundraising efforts. Hope du Jour is particularly significant to those of us who support our own families by feeding people. Forsyth County is in the frustrating reality of having a disproportionate number of underprivileged, hard-working people who struggle to feed their families. Childhood hunger is a crisis that undermines the wellness, pride, dignity and HOPE of our families struggling to do their best. On May 2nd, the restaurant community will come together once again to acknowledge the less fortunate human souls around us who regularly wake up hungry. Your local restaurants await another opportunity to offer basic needs and hope to our brothers and sisters through our annual partnership with Hope du Jour and Crisis Control Ministry.” – Murphy and Kimberly Gregg and the Diamondback Grill family

Hope du Jour is just one of many opportunities to support Crisis Control throughout the year. The entire community is also invited to the ministry’s 50th Year Celebration and Worship Service on April 3rd, 2023. The community worship and music service at First Baptist Church on Fifth will feature The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church (and a former Crisis Control Ministry board chair).

Then stay tuned for more information on the 50th Anniversary Community Concert and Celebration scheduled for August 26th, 2023 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Neighbors from all across the community are invited to join together for a day of music, food, fun and an opportunity to continue spreading the seeds of awareness and grace that have now been blooming for 50 years!

Since its beginning in 1973, Crisis Control Ministry has grown in response to the needs of the community. The ministry connects with individuals, faith-based communities, businesses and other organizations to help our neighbors who struggle to provide for their basic life needs. Over the years, a quote from Crisis Control Ministry’s Founder, Reverend Ron Rice, has proven to be true. “All things become possible in a loving community.”

For information and updates on the May 2nd Hope du Jour event, visit, and for more information on the 50th Year Celebration and Worship Service on April 3rd, visit Crisis Control Ministry is located at 200 East Tenth Street in Winston-Salem. Hours are Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to noon, and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Reach them at 336.724.7453, and online at The satellite Kernersville location is at 431 W Bodenhamer St, 336.996.5401. Hours are Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to noon, with additional hours Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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