Thank you, F3, Holly Springs Police, and So Many Others

October 18, 2020

Thank you, F3!

Many thanks to F3 for volunteering at the Cupboard this weekend. The group repaired and stained the ramp; stained a deck, trellis and bench; extended a brick sidewalk; weeded both gardens; transplanted a banana tree; trimmed vegetation; hauled junk to the landfill and more. We’re grateful for the hard work and help.

Holly Springs Police Drive to Benefit Cupboard Clients Continues

The Holly Springs Police have launched Operation Help-A-Neighbor to help Food Cupboard clients. The police are accepting donations of baby diapers, pull ups, adult diapers, wipes, baby soaps, shampoos and adult bathing products to donate to the Cupboard for local individuals in need. Interested in taking part? Drop off is inside the police station doors at 750 Holly Springs Rd., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Many thanks to the Holly Springs police and for everyone participating in Operation Help-A-Neighbor.

Garden Growing Strong

A bountiful harvest continues to be gathered at the Food Cupboard garden, thanks to volunteers.

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.

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
  • Cereal
  • Jelly
  • Broth
  • Canned fruits
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Small pop top meats for track out bags
  • Sides (boxed potatoes, flavored rice, pasta and stuffing mixes
  • Canned beans

We’re grateful for Reilly Haggard, who collected almost 300 pounds of food donations for Food Cupboard clients from his neighbors in wave 1 of Boy Scout Troop 320’s food drive. Since then, the troop’s food drive is up to almost 1,000 pounds! Way to go, Scout Troop 320!

More Information

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

Wine Tasting Fundraiser Benefits Cupboard

Saturday, Oct. 17, 12-4 p.m. @ Serasana
116 Bass Lake Road

Visit the grand opening of Serasana Holly Springs Oct. 12-18, and support the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. In addition to yoga classes and collecting food donations, the wellness studio is raising money for the Cupboard through a ONEHope wine tasting and fundraiser Oct. 17, noon-4 p.m.

Garden Life

A bountiful harvest continues to be gathered at the Food Cupboard garden, thanks to volunteers.

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.

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:

  • Cereal
  • Jelly
  • Broth
  • Canned fruits
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Small pop top meats for track out bags
  • Sides (boxed potatoes, flavored rice, pasta and stuffing mixes
  • Canned beans

More Information

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

Thank You for a Successful Food Drive

September 20, 2020

Thank You for a Successful Food Drive

Saturday, Sept. 12, the community turned out in force for the Holly Springs Lions Club food drive. The drive was a success, generating 2,118 pounds in donations! We are so grateful for our generous community. Thanks to all who came out and donated supplies, and to everyone who helped spread the word.

“Masked Gardeners” – Heroes of the Food Cupboard Garden

Our 2020 Food Cupboard garden continues to thrive even under these extraordinary times. Our yearly harvest thus far is now more than 1,100 pounds of fruits and vegetables, thanks to dedicated garden volunteers!
Although big groups are no longer scheduled for work days, individuals and families are volunteering time to keep the fresh vegetables productive and available weekly to clients. Workers are encouraged to wear masks and socially distance while working.

The fall garden crops are now in and include carrots, collards, cabbage, mustard greens, turnips, beets, radishes, spinach, broccoli and more. Meanwhile, we continue to reap a harvest of okra, green beans and peppers for clients.

Thanks again to all the “masked gardeners” who are making this year a big success. 

Rotary BBQ Fundraiser to Help People Facing Food Insecurity

Are you ready for some delicious BBQ? Then mark your calendar for the Holly Springs Rotary Club’s 10th Annual BBQ Fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 3. One-pound containers of pulled pork BBQ containers with secret sauce will be available for drive-through pickup at Tim Farless State Farm Agency off Holly Springs Road. Preorders are $13/lb.; the cost is $15/lb. on the day of the event.
Click here for more information or to preorder.

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.

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:

  • Small boxes of raisins
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Fruit Cups
  • Small pop-top cans of meat (Vienna sausages, chicken, tuna) for track out bags
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Sides (boxed potatoes, flavored rice or pasta packets, stuffing mix, Hamburger Helper)
  • Broth
  • Soup

More Information

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

Food Drive Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Holly Springs Food Lion Parking Lot, 517 North Main Street

The Holly Springs Lions Club is organizing a food drive, in conjunction with simultaneous food drives by Apex and Fuquay-Varina Lions Clubs in their communities. The number of clients we serve continues to rise as families are learning of layoffs and cutbacks. Food donations continue to be a need at the Cupboard.

Financial donations on that day will go toward Western Wake Crisis Ministry’s Family Recovery Fund that helps families in all three communities recover from financial repercussions of the pandemic.
Drop by and see us Saturday in the Holly Springs Food Lion parking lot! We hope to see you there.

Food Bank of Central & Eastern N.C. Recognizes Holly Springs Food Cupboard’s 10 Years of Service

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC recently recognized the Holly Springs Food Cupboard for a decade of service.
“Thank you for years of being a beacon of hope for our neighbors in need,” said Pamela Foust, the food bank’s Senior Outreach Coordinator with Partner Services, in an email.

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.

Garden Volunteer Photos

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:

  • Small boxes of raisins
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Fruit Cups
  • Small pop-top cans of meat (Vienna sausages, chicken, tuna) for track out bags
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Sides (boxed potatoes, flavored rice or pasta packets, stuffing mix, Hamburger Helper)
  • Broth
  • Soup

More Information

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

Volunteer Service Opportunities, Upcoming Food Drives, More

August 23, 2020

Volunteer Service Opportunities

Thank you to all Holly Springs Food Cupboard volunteers who give so much back to our community, collecting and sorting food donations, gardening, distributing food to clients here at the Cupboard and at their homes, and so much more. The Holly Springs Food Cupboard would not exist or be able to serve our community without you.

The Cupboard has several openings for volunteers to serve during the week, helping sort food and with food distributions to clients. Interested? Please email volunteer@hsfoodcupboard.org if you are:

  • A volunteer who has completed orientation with the Cupboard
  • Comfortable volunteering inside the Cupboard while wearing a mask and following safety precautions
  • Available to serve during the day on Mondays or Thursdays

Thank you for your willingness to help others.

If you would like to help out but are unable to serve during the day or have not yet completed orientation, consider organizing a food drive. Find more details about organizing a food drive on our website.

Bless Your Heart & Lions Club Food Drives Follow Successful Salamanders Event

Thank you to everyone who dropped by the Salamanders home base at Ting Park during their food drive last week. During the three-hour event, food donations totaled 963 pounds! (Pictured, below.)

The number of clients we serve continues to rise as families are learning of layoffs and cutbacks. Last week alone, we served 67 families. Food donations continue to be a need at the Cupboard.

We are thankful for a food drive organized by Bless Your Heart Boutique. The food drive wraps up today; drop by the downtown Holly Springs storefront and share our gratitude!

The Holly Springs Lions Club is organizing a food drive in September, in conjunction with simultaneous food drives by Apex and Fuquay-Varina Lions Clubs in their communities.


Mark your calendar:


Holly Springs Lions Club Food Drive

benefiting Holly Springs Food Cupboard

Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Food Lion Parking Lot, 517 North Main Street

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.

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:

  • Small boxes of raisins
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Fruit Cups
  • Small pop-top cans of meat (Vienna sausages, chicken, tuna) for track out bags
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Sides (boxed potatoes, flavored rice or pasta packets, stuffing mix, Hamburger Helper)
  • Broth
  • Soup

Garden Update

Check out these recent photos from our garden, which continues to produce a healthy harvest, thanks to our garden volunteers. So far this year, 910 pounds of produce has been harvested from the garden. That includes the current harvest of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, potatoes and more. Volunteers are preparing for planting beets, turnips, cabbage and broccoli. as fall is just around the corner. 

Pollinator Garden & Grounds Work

Many thanks to several garden volunteers who recently spruced up our grounds and helped our pollinator garden thrive! Anna G., a local Boy Scouts of America member, spread wood chips on the pollinator garden after Angela H., one of our dedicated garden volunteers, first weeded and then dead-headed the plants. Garden volunteers now drying those seeds to attract future pollinators. 

Also, shout out to Lynn C., who has been working on the flower beds at the Food Cupboard. They are looking great.

More Information

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

Salamanders Food Drive – Aug. 19 @ Ting

The Holly Springs Salamanders are hosting a food drive in conjunction with the Holly Springs Food Cupboard on World Humanitarian Day, August 19. Come see us at Ting Stadium, and bring some food to donate!

Thinking Outside Boxes & Cans

August 9, 2020

Grateful for Food Recovery Partners

Life for all of us has changed dramatically since March. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the community support we receive, and that includes support from our food recovery and fundraising partners. Thank you all; we couldn’t do it without you. 

What is Food Recovery?

Food recovery includes donations from grocery stores, restaurants and food stores. These donations – pizzas, fresh breads, produce and other items – supplement nonperishable canned and boxed goods from food drives and produce from the Cupboard gardens.
Food recovery items round out the selection of items available for Cupboard clients, sometimes providing items that could be out of clients’ budgets at grocery stores.

Holly Springs Food Cupboard Food Recovery Partners

  • The Butcher’s Market
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
  • Food Lion
  • Lowes Foods
  • Olive Garden
  • Pizza Hut
  • Porter Farms
  • Sheetz
  • Starbucks

If you are a Cupboard volunteer or supporter, and if you are able, please drop by and say thank you to these businesses in person.

Thank you to all the food recovery volunteers who help every week collecting food and bringing it to the Cupboard for distribution.

Save the date – Salamanders Food Drive

Mark your calendar – Aug. 19, 3-6 p.m. The Holly Springs Salamanders are holding a food drive for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. Details to be announced soon on social media!

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.

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:

  • Small boxes of raisins and small pop-top cans of meat (Vienna sausages, chicken, tuna) for track out bags
  • Canned pasta
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Sides (boxed potatoes, flavored rice or pasta packets, stuffing mix, hamburger helper)
  • Jelly
  • Broth
  • Soup

Garden growing strong

Many thanks to our garden volunteers and all the amazing harvests for Cupboard clients. These photos show thirty five pounds – yes, you read right – that’s 35 pounds – of peppers and carrots harvested recently for client families!

More Information

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

Can’t Get Any Fresher

7/26/2020

Thank You, Garden Volunteers!

A big thanks to all the garden volunteers who have endured some hot weather in order to keep our garden watered, weeded, and productive this season. We now have harvested about 750 lbs of vegetables this season and we still have plenty of okra, tomatoes and peppers yet to gather in the coming weeks. Then, we will start to put in our Fall garden crops. All fruits and vegetables harvested from our garden are distributed to families each Thursday afternoon starting within three hours of harvest. It can’t get any fresher! 

Behind the scenes of a Thursday distribution

Many aspects of Cupboard operations have changed due to COVID-19.

  • Thursday food distributions are a drive-through operation, and we deliver food to the doors of senior citizens and persons with compromised health or without transportation.
  • Distribution of track out bags with kid-friendly snacks and foods to families with school-age children is up, as is the number of clients we serve.
  • We’re also purchasing more food due to the closure of places where we usually collect food donations and food supply shortages that linger still.

But while many things have changed, our commitment to serving people in need and the generosity of our community and volunteers remains steadfast.

Thank you for everything you do to support the Holly Springs Food Cupboard and ensure people in need receive food.
Below are some recent photos behind the scenes, inside the Cupboard, as we prepare for a Thursday food distribution.

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.

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:

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

More Information

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

A Letter from a Grateful Client & June Wrap-Up

July 12, 2020

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

As the Holly Springs Food Cupboard continues to serve an increased number of clients, we remain very thankful for the generous support we receive from our community. We also are humbled by the dedication of our volunteers who are devoted to serving others and faithful in their service.

In June, the Cupboard served 178 families. Volunteers delivered food to 65 of those families. We also distributed 109 track out bags for families with students who are without access to school meals. Thank you so much to all our volunteers and a special shout out to the volunteers who make food deliveries, ensuring clients who are seniors, who are without transportation, or who have health concerns receive assistance during this pandemic.

Our clients are grateful, also, for our volunteers and for your support. Below is a letter we received from one of our many thankful clients, expressing gratitude for not just the food and delivery, but also for the warm conversations and love shared.

Dear members or staff persons of Holly Springs Food Bank,

This is a note addressed to every one of you, one by one. I want to thank you from the depth of my heart for all the time, energy, gas, the warm welcoming smiles, the conversations… just only the love of Jesus have I experienced from each of you! Thank you for using your cars and gas to deliver the food faithfully! I cannot thank you enough! May God give you, each of you, the deepest desires of your hearts.

Love in Christ,
A grateful client

Thank You, Garden Volunteers!

Garden volunteers: Thanks for all your hard work at the Food Cupboard gardens! During one week alone at the end of June, we harvested 92 lbs of vegetables, herbs, and fruit for clients! The harvest included tomatoes, zucchini, basil, blueberries, yellow squash, collards, peppers, turnips, carrots, beets, cucumbers, chard, beet greens, and kale. 

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

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.

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:

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

More Information

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

Happy Independence Day

6/28/2020

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

The Holly Springs Food Cupboard remains on a normal operating schedule this week and next with food donations accepted on Mondays, 9-11 a.m. (this is our preferred time) and with food distribution on Thursdays, noon-5 p.m. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

As we move into July, please expect to receive this e-newsletter every other week. Originally a monthly e-newsletter, we have been sending weekly updates during the first few months COVID-19 impacted our community due to rapid changes and newly identified needs. As we continue to serve an increased number of clients, we remain dedicated to following local and state guidance and regulations for the safety of our clients and our volunteers.

Thank you for your outpouring of support during this difficult time. We are able to serve our community thanks to you.

All Squared Away to Garden

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

View some of the great produce currently growing in our garden.

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.

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

More Information

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