Cupboard Garden in Bloom

6/7/2020

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers and generous community, the Holly Springs Food Cupboard remains open.

In Bloom

We generally grow some Borage (also called star flower) in the Holly Springs Food Cupboard gardens. The plant (pictured) is easy to grow. This herb in ancient times was used to impart courage to warriors. We use it to attract pollinators and predators. That’s good for the other plants in the garden like squash, tomatoes, and peppers. We also just like to look at it.

Did you know that the leaves can be used to make a cucumber-tasting tea? The flowers are edible and can garnish salads.

-Jerry DeWitt, Holly Springs Food Cupboard Garden Director

Ready to Garden?

Interested in helping grow healthy foods for Cupboard clients by volunteering in the Holly Springs Food Cupboard gardens? We’re ready for you. Check out how to garden at the Cupboard while following safety and distancing guidelines.

Grateful for mask donation

Many thanks to Eagle Scout candidate Mara Schwegel, who delivered some of the almost 800 personal masks she made for Holly Springs Food Cupboard client family members. We are so grateful for this timely Eagle Scout project.

Donating food?

Thank you! The Food Cupboard is able to receive food on Mondays, 9-11 a.m. (this is our preferred time) and Thursdays, noon-5 p.m. Place donations on our delivery dock on the side of our facility and knock to allow for safe distancing. Or, give us a call and we can meet you to pick up food from your neighborhood.

Most needed items:

  • Sides (boxed potatoes, flavored rice or pasta packets, stuffing mix, hamburger helper)
  • Jelly
  • Broth
  • Soup
  • Small pop top cans of canned meat (Vienna sausages, chicken, tuna) for track-out bags

Do you need food assistance? Know someone who does?

Please visit us. These are unprecedented circumstances, and we are here to help. Drive-through food distribution is every Thursday, 2-5 p.m. Deliveries are available to senior citizens and persons with compromised health or without transportation. Click here for more information.

More Information

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Thank you, again, to our dedicated volunteers and generous community for making everything we do possible.

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