Help support the Rotary Club's efforts in providing funding for local programs that help children and adults alike. The 5th Annual Oyster Roast will be a celebration of food, drink, and cultural diversification in Wake Forest. Indulge in classics like fresh-fried catfish, fried or grilled shrimp, and Louisiana gumbos. The event also features oysters fried or steamed (Shucked or not) to your delicious liking. We have chicken tenders for the kids as well!
Order your dinners now! You won't want to miss out on the In-Person or Take Out event that will be happening at Forks Cafeteria located at 339 Brooks St, Wake Forest, NC 27587 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. The date for this wonderful gathering is October 23rd, 2021. Tables are available for those looking to dine inside, and take-out options will be offered for a quick bite.
You will receive an email confirmation for your purchase after payment has been made. Please do not make changes to your order once submitted. All orders must be finalized before the day of the event, or they will not be processed during the event.
*All sales are final. A receipt is sent via email with your order number in case it is needed.
If you are allergic to shellfish or fish, we respectfully ask you to not consume shellfish.
We don't want your seafood to go bad! All our orders are made in advance through BetterUnite, so you can be sure that we're bringing the freshest oysters and seafood for this event. You might not have time to find parking or get inside before they run out of dinners - but with an online order, it's as easy as clicking one button.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where does my donation go?
A: The Wake Forest Rotary Foundation is the recipient of all donations made through the Annual Oyster Roast Campaign using BetterUnite.com. The Wake Forest Rotary Foundation is organized as a public charity operated exclusively for charitable purposes and governed by a Board of Trustees. The headquarters of Wake Forest Rotary Foundation and The Wake Forest Rotary Club is in Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA.
Q: What type of programs will my donations be used for by the Foundation?
A: The Wake Forest Rotary Foundation provides support for the following programs:
LaunchWakeForest & LaunchROLESVILLE - We support and develop entrepreneurs of small businesses in the Wake Forest and Rolesville area, by providing access to training, business loans, business development services, mentors, and networking opportunities.
Medical Debt Relief Program - We have partnered with Wake Med to help cancer patients with unpaid past-due medical bills that have piled up from ongoing treatments.
College Scholarships - We annually offer high school scholarship opportunities to high school seniors in the community who have been accepted to a four-year college/university or a two-year technical college for higher education.
Local Youth Leadership Conferences - RYLA is a truly unique leadership conference specifically designed for high school juniors. Delegates who are chosen to attend this conference are students who have demonstrated leadership potential in scholastic, athletic, and civic activities. Those who attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Conference will be tomorrow’s leaders.
Foreign Exchange Students - Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students ages 15-19 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries. Long-term exchanges last a full academic year, and students attend local schools and live with multiple host families. Short-term exchanges last from several days to three months and are often structured as camps, tours, or homestays that take place when school is not in session.
Eradication of Polio Worldwide - Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever. As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.
Tri-Area Ministry Food Bank - Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry provides food and personal hygiene products to our community families in need. Together, we strive to Stop Hunger and Feed Hope.
The Boys & Girls Club - Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina is dedicated to providing a continuum of care to meet the physical, emotional, mental, behavioral, social, educational, and spiritual needs of children, youth, and families in distress and at-risk. To provide an environment of care that promotes health, healing, and hope among children, youth, and families who enter our continuum of care.
The Wake Forest High School Band - The Wake Forest Rotary Club works in conjunction with the Wake Forest High School Band Boosters to raise money to be split equally between both organizations. The money that goes to the WFHS Band Boosters funds band trips, band uniforms, band equipment, etc.