May 10 Update

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

It’s been a wonderful week at the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. Hearts and tummies are full, all thanks to our volunteers and community.

Thank you!

Here are some of this week’s highlights:

  • Chick-fil-A of Holly Springs donated sandwiches and chips for each member of client families last Thursday.
  • Operation BBQ Relief donated 50 BBQ family meals.
  • Local residents donated 80 pounds of chicken breasts.
  • A local resident donated a food order from Lowes Foods and had it delivered on Thursday afternoon. It included dry items along with fresh meats and sandwich bread.
  • Anna donated her jar of savings (photo below).
  • Gracie Vaughan, Holly Springs High School cross country team member, organized a 24-hour marathon. She and Anthony Beauchesne presented a portion of the proceeds, almost $3,000, to the Cupboard.
Volunteers from last Thursday prepare to distribute food to clients. Drive-through distribution allows clients to remain in their vehicles, promoting social distancing.

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.

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 lock in a time.
  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! 

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.

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

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