Green to Garden & 5th Annual TAProots Plant Sale – May 17 Update

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

Getting the Green to Go Garden

Help grow healthy foods for Cupboard clients by volunteering in the Holly Springs Food Cupboard gardens.

To promote safety and distancing, the Cupboard is limiting the number of volunteers in the gardens at any one time. To limit risk and be respectful of others, please follow these recommendations:

  1. Before volunteering, please notify Jerry DeWitt, Garden Director, at garden@hsfoodcupboard.org to schedule a time to volunteer.
  2. If you or a member of your family is ill or has been exposed to the virus, please do not work at the gardens for at least 2 weeks.  
  3. Limit your gardening team to immediate family members. 
  4. Bring and wear gloves. 
  5. Tools, if needed, are on the rack in the backyard. Please return them when you are done. 
  6. If others are at the Cupboard or on Cupboard grounds, please observe appropriate social distancing recommendations
  7. Harvesting produce? Wash your hands before harvesting, and wear gloves and a mask. Rinse the produce, and place it in a bag on the dock area.
  8. The Food Cupboard building is not open for restroom or water use.
  9. Report problems to garden@hsfoodcupboard.org
  10. Email Jerry to let us know what you accomplished, and please send a photo if possible. 

Thanks for your willingness to keep our gardens going in 2020! 

5th Annual TAProots Spring Plant Sale

Place your order for a variety of plants to raise funds for TAProots, a group that tends to the gardens at the Holly Springs Food Cupboard, helping to provide healthy produce for people in need of food assistance.

TAP, which stands for Triangle Aphasia Project, is a group that aims to maximize communicative potential and reduce barriers to social re-engagement for people with aphasia. As the group’s website explains, aphasia is a communication disorder that does not impact intelligence or memory, rather a person’s ability to use language in the forms of speech, writing, reading and listening.

Plant orders can be placed online by Thursday. Pay online or with exact cash or check during the drive-through-only plant pickup.

Money collected from the plant sale will go to TAProots to support their work in the Food Cupboard gardens.

Click here to order online. While deadline to order is Thursday, May 21, plants are offered at great prices and are selling out.

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.

Our most needed items include sides, jelly, broth, small meats with pop tops, individual-sized pasta with meat and shelf stable milk.

Do you need food assistance? Know someone who does?

Please visit us. These are unprecedented circumstances, and we are here to help. Food distribution is every Thursday, 2-5 p.m. We will serve families during our Monday hours as we have food available. For Monday service, please park and call (919) 577-2210 to let us know you are at the Cupboard and would like help with food.Please bring a picture ID. We have converted our distribution to drive-through, which allows distancing so you can remain in your car. Deliveries are available to senior citizens and persons with compromised health or without transportation. Please email info@hsfoodcupboard.org or call (919) 577-2210 and leave a clear message with a phone number where you may be reached if you would like to request a delivery.

The Cupboard is distributing track-out bags with kid-friendly snacks and food items every two weeks while schools are closed.

More Information

Anyone with questions can email the info@hsfoodcupboard.org for the fastest response time.

As we continue to monitor and follow recommendations from the CDC, Food Bank of C&ENC and government agencies, find updates on our website or on our Facebook or Twitter platforms.

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

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