Crisis Control Ministry announces May of Hope on May 5 to support local restaurants

Crisis Control Ministry announces May of Hope on May 5 to support local restaurants
April 30
00:45 2020

Crisis Control Ministry had planned to host its 30th annual “Hope du Jour” fundraiser on Tuesday, May 5, benefiting its programs and services provided to families throughout Forsyth County. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fundraiser has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. 

But that doesn’t mean the day will go unrecognized. The first Tuesday in May each year, over 130 restaurants, bakeries, breweries and coffee shops in Winston-Salem, Kernersville and throughout Forsyth County come together to support Crisis Control Ministry by donating 10% of their proceeds for the day to the organization. This year, Crisis Control Ministry asks the community to return the favor.

“Hope du Jour has become a great tradition in our community,” said Margaret Elliott, executive director of Crisis Control Ministry. “With all of the restaurants being impacted by the coronavirus and the stay-at-home order, we have jointly agreed to reschedule Hope du Jour for the fall. We encourage people to support Hope du Jour partners still open by ordering takeout and gift cards.“ 

Crisis Control Ministry is encouraging people to order takeout from the Hope du Jour restaurants still offering takeout, curbside pickup, and/or delivery, on May 5, which has been named May of Hope, to help struggling local food establishments.

“Local restaurants have been assisting our neighbors in crisis by participating in Hope du Jour for the past 30 years,” said Abbey Riesett, special events and marketing manager at Crisis Control Ministry. “Now is the time for us to help them through the impact of the coronavirus by providing them hope that they can survive.” 

For more information and the list of participating restaurants still open, visit 

Now in its 47th 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

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