We are proud to be a member of the North Carolina's Center for Nonprofits, and a GuideStar Gold Participant.

We aim to respond to the crisis needs for food, clothing, shelter, heating fuel, and medicine for families in western Stokes County; and to help facilitate the provision of programs that will assist clients to reduce recurrence of crises.

We appreciate our volunteers!

Our Mission:

We are a faith-based crisis intervention agency dedicated to helping Western Stokes County families in time of crisis. We provide clients in need with food, heating/energy needs, medications, housewares, and vouchers for free clothing from the Thrift Store.

KOM receives financial support through partnerships with churches, businesses, and individuals; through special partnerships with 2nd Harvest Food Bank of NWNC and the Winston-Salem Area Command of the Salvation Army; and income from our Thrift Shop.

We operate with a Board of Directors, an Executive Director, a Thrift Shop Manager, an Assistant Thrift Shop Manager, and over 200 volunteers.

About Us

Our History

Who We Are:

The idea for King Outreach Ministry was sparked by two phone calls received by Jim Newsom, pastor of King Moravian Church, in March 1983. The first call came from Mike Bradshaw, director of Winston Salem's Crisis Control Ministry, calling on behlaf of the Pilot Mountain Baptist Association. Bradshaw, asking Newsom if anyone in the King area had ever considered starting a ministry to help the needy. Later the same week, Newsom received another call from the Moravian Church's Board of Homeland Missions asking the same question. As a result of those two phone calls, area ministers and volunteers gradually put together for King Outreach Ministry. Our first building was leased from the Old Family Carwash at the corner of Meadowbrook Drive and Main Street.

The building located on Old Highway 52 was the former home of King First Baptist Church. It was purchased by the printing company in 1968 and house their offices and printing facilities until October 1987 when they moved to a new facility. In 1991, Lindsay Publishing Company donates the building which formerly housed it's main offices and printing operations to King Outreach.  In 1993, King Outreach opened the Thrift Shop at that location to help with the immediate needs of the community. 

King Outreach had to move from their Meadowbrook and Main Location in 2002, for the Department of Motor vehicles to widen that intersection at Meadowbrook Drive. King Outreach purchased and moved into 413 Kingsway Drive in June of 2002. A porch was later added on to protect the donations for the Thrift Store.

King Outreach wanted to combine their client services and Thrift Store in order to operate more efficiently. In 2019 we purchased  the former King Martial Arts at 221 Ingram Drive. After completing renovations, King Outreach Ministry opened the Food Pantry and the Thrift Store at thier current location in February 2020.