Be an Urban Farmer & Grow Produce for Cupboard Clients

March 21, 2021

The Holly Springs Food Cupboard is sponsoring the Food Cupboard Farmer Program for 2021.We’re looking for gardeners who want to grow selected vegetables in their home gardens for Food Cupboard clients. It can be one bed, one row, or a big garden! You grow it, and the Food Cupboard team will distribute it to clients on Thursdays. 

Many different vegetables can be grown this spring and throughout the following seasons. The Food Cupboard will provide you with the seeds and transplants, plus free advice if needed!

Think you may be up to being a local grower this year? Let us know today. Seeds are going in the warm soil right now and plants are ready for you. Learn more or let us know you’re interested by emailing Food Cupboard Garden Director Jerry DeWitt at organicman123@yahoo.com.


Holly Springs High School Runner Organizes Second 24-Hour Marathon to Benefit Cupboard

When Holly Springs High School runner Grace Vaughn’s spring track season was canceled due to COVID last year, she organized a running event to help her find motivation for training and to make a difference in her community.

“I was shocked when we raised almost $15,000 for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard,” she said of last year’s 24-Hour Marathon Fundraiser. 

This year, she’s organizing her second 24-hour marathon and hopes for more participants and an even bigger donation. The challenge involves runners completing 1.1 miles per hour for 24 hours straight. Participants can rest and refuel in between each mile. This adds up to 26.4 miles, a little over a marathon.

“If you aren’t interested in running, a donation is just as appreciated,” she said. “Donors can choose a runner and make a donation per mile pledge, or just donate a flat amount. Any donation is appreciated and ALL money raised will be donated to the HS Food Cupboard.”

For more information or to participate or donate, click here to visit the 24-hour marathon website.

Around the Cupboard

Volunteers transplanted Cherokee Purple Tomatoes in the Food Cupboard garden. Thank you!

Blueberries this way! Angela and Bryan made these signs and installed them in the Food Cupboard garden! Thank you!

Many thanks to the F3 group for clearing junk materials from the Holly Springs Food Cupboard grounds. Thank you!

Anthony, Jessica, and their three boys (F3 group) worked about six hours and repaired the back shed roof at the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. The boys also helped in the garden with potatoes and watering. Thanks for all the help; we truly appreciate it!

Flowers provide nectar, pollen and prey for many insect pollinators and predators. These “friendly” insects come to the garden and help pollinate our fruits and vegetables and reduce pests allowing us to grow our vegetables under organic conditions. Thanks to volunteers who recently planted flowers in containers at the Food Cupboard garden.

Susan Little helps Chris Edwards from Holly Springs Rotary Club load food to deliver to local families. Thanks to the Rotary Club for helping us deliver food to families with health or transportation issues.

The Villages at Pecan Grove brought in 250 pounds of food drive donations. Thank you!

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! We are 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:

Pop-top meats
Shelf stable milks in individual or quart size (We cannot distribute out-of-date milk.)
Individual juices
Pop-top fruits
16-ounce jars of peanut butter

More Information

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

Thursday Food Distribution Postponed to Friday Due to Possible Weather

Due to possible severe weather Thursday, food distribution is postponed to Friday, March 19, 2-5 p.m.
Thanks for your understanding, and stay safe!

March Newsletter

March 7, 2021

Holly Springs Food Lion Serves the Community

Food Recovery Partner Series

by Lisa Biordi, volunteer 

This article is the first in a series thanking Cupboard food recovery partners. Food recovery is a broad term that refers to salvaging food that would normally be thrown away from retailers and other sources. Food recovery is a major source of food for the Cupboard. Each week, teams of volunteers fan out across the area to pick up food that would otherwise go to waste and deliver the food to the Cupboard, where it is weighed, sorted, packaged and distributed to clients. 

This month’s spotlight is on Food Lion Store #938 on Main Street in Holly Springs and Store Manager Jessica McClintock. The store has been a food recovery partner of the Cupboard since early 2015.  “We donate all possible food that may not be good enough quality for sale, but is still safe for consumption,” said McClintock, who has worked for Food Lion for 22 years and as the store manager in Holly Springs for 6 years.

“It gives me purpose and energizes me to be able to serve our community,” McClintock said. “We are proud to be a community partner with the HSFC!” Food recovery items the Holly Springs Food Cupboard receives directly from the Holly Springs Food Lion include produce, bakery and deli items, salads, cheeses, fruit, rotisserie chicken, and more. Holly Springs Food Cupboard volunteers Leigh Brantley, Marci Blight and Burl Chadwick pick up food recovery items from the store. “Hunger is a silent enemy that knows no boundaries, and so I do what I can to ensure our community is taken care of,” Brantley said.

Holly Springs High School Runner Organizes Second 24-Hour Marathon to Benefit Cupboard

When Holly Springs High School runner Grace Vaughn’s spring track season was canceled due to COVID last year, she organized a running event to help her find motivation for training and to make a difference in her community.

“I was shocked when we raised almost $15,000 for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard,” she said of last year’s 24-Hour Marathon Fundraiser. 
This year, she’s organizing her second 24-hour marathon and hopes for more participants and an even bigger donation. The challenge involves runners completing 1.1 miles per hour for 24 hours straight. Participants can rest and refuel in between each mile. This adds up to 26.4 miles, a little over a marathon.

“If you aren’t interested in running, a donation is just as appreciated,” she said. “Donors can choose a runner and make a donation per mile pledge, or just donate a flat amount. Any donation is appreciated and ALL money raised will be donated to the HS Food Cupboard.”

For more information or to participate or donate, click here to visit the 24-hour marathon website.

Eagle Scout Project Builds Raised Beds

The Cupboard is ready for a season of growing healthy organic produce for Holly Springs Food Cupboard clients, thanks to Anna’s Eagle Scout project and everyone who came to help out. The west garden has 12 new raised beds. What a tremendous gift!

Around the Cupboard

Sunset Oaks neighbors donated over 400 pounds of food earlier this month! Thank you!

Thanks to Joe Harasti from the Holly Springs Fire Department for installing new smoke detectors at the Food Cupboard! This service is free to all Holly Springs residents.

Emma from Brownie Troop 808 donated Girl Scout cookies to the Holly Springs Food Cupboard! Thank you! ❤️

As the winter harvest winds down, we’re getting ready for the next growing season in the Holly Springs Food Cupboard garden area.

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! We are 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:

  • Pop-top meats
  • Shelf stable milks in individual or quart size (We cannot distribute out-of-date milk.)
  • Individual juices
  • Pop-top fruits
  • 16-ounce jars of peanut butter

More Information

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

Holly Springs Food Lion Serves the Community

Food Recovery Partner Series

By Lisa Biordi

This article is the first in a series thanking Cupboard food recovery partners. Food recovery is a broad term that refers to salvaging food that would normally be thrown away from retailers and other sources. Food recovery is a major source of food for the Cupboard. Each week, teams of volunteers fan out across the area to pick up food that would otherwise go to waste and deliver the food to the Cupboard, where it is weighed, sorted, packaged and distributed to clients.

This month’s spotlight is on Food Lion Store #938 on Main Street in Holly Springs and Store Manager Jessica McClintock. The store has been a food recovery partner of the Cupboard since early 2015. 

“We donate all possible food that may not be good enough quality for sale, but is still safe for consumption,” said McClintock, who has worked for Food Lion for 22 years and as the store manager in Holly Springs for 6 years. 

“It gives me purpose and energizes me to be able to serve our community,” McClintock said. “We are proud to be a community partner with the HSFC!”

Food recovery items the Holly Springs Food Cupboard receives directly from the Holly Springs Food Lion include produce, bakery and deli items, salads, cheeses, fruit, rotisserie chicken, and more.

Holly Springs Food Cupboard volunteers Leigh Brantley, Marci Blight and Burl Chadwick pick up food recovery items from the store.

“Hunger is a silent enemy that knows no boundaries, and so I do what I can to ensure our community is taken care of,” Brantley said.

The Food Cupboard also benefits from Food Lion’s annual Hunger Has a Cure program, through which Food Lion shoppers purchase boxes of prepackaged food for Cupboard clients. The program has grown from 300 boxes several years ago to 1,200 boxes last year.

In addition to food recovery from the Holly Springs Food Lion, Cupboard volunteers shop at the store and purchase supplemental food items, such as milk, ground beef and eggs, needed for client distribution.

“Literally at 5 (p.m. on Thursday,) the process starts again for the next week,” said Holly Springs Food Cupboard Manager Susan Little, who orders the food purchased from the store. “I email a list of the eggs, milks and other things we need like meat or bread. That has to be in by Sunday morning. When I go in on Thursday, I check what produce we have and order to fill in the gaps. Jessica and Kirk (Food Lion store manager and assistant manager) are really great to work with. During COVID we have been in close contact with them in trying to secure items. They too believe in our mission and support us.”

Cupboard volunteers Jeff and Mary Tucker with a team from Kirk of Holly Springs Presbyterian Church pick up the purchased items from the store.

Jeff said the team “sees the Food Cupboard volunteer program as a way to demonstrate God’s love and involvement to the community. Volunteering is our way of putting our faith in action for the greater good of the community.” 

Thank you, Jessica McClintock, Food Lion #938 and all our volunteers. The Cupboard could not fulfill its mission without you.

Food Lion #938, 517 N. Main St, Holly Springs

February 21 Newsletter

February 21, 2021

COVID, A Year Later

By Lisa Biordi, Volunteer

Click here to read the full article online.

One year ago, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. While life changed for all of us, many of our most vulnerable have experienced the most dire effects. According to the US Census Bureau, 1 in 3 households struggle to pay usual household expenses, while 1 in 7 struggle to buy food.

A large percentage of our clients are elderly or single parent families, and many clients are too ill to work. Most of our clients are the “working poor,” working two or three part-time jobs to try to make ends meet.

According to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, about 16% of the total population in the area “struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food on a regular basis.” There is a chance someone you or your children knows suffers from food insecurity.

The Cupboard has witnessed the devastation imposed by COVID up close – we have seen an increase of 36% in the number of families requiring food assistance and a 28% increase in number of client visits. Demand for track out bags for children has increased almost 400%.

Pictured above, a trunk is loaded with food a Holly Springs Food Cupboard client family is receiving.

While the Cupboard has seen an increase in need, we also have experienced an outpouring of generosity from our community, partner organizations and recurring donors. This is especially important: according to the US Department of Agriculture, the cost of food has increased an average of 3.5%, with dairy prices up over 4% and meat prices skyrocketing by almost 10%. The ongoing scarcity of fresh produce and meat has forced the Cupboard to increase expenditures on these items. And with stay at home restrictions, school closings and social distancing, most of our food drives and fund raising events last year had to be cancelled – so donations from the community were appreciated more than ever.

We are proud and humbled that we are able to help others during this incredibly difficult time, and we are so very grateful to the community for their generosity supporting our mission – to provide supplemental food and referral assistance to those in need. A big thank you to all of you.

Click here to read the full article online.

Want to be a “Food Cupboard Farmer”?

Vegetables grown in the Holly Springs Food Cupboard garden are distributed weekly to those in need. Would you like to help us out on this gardening venture in 2021?

We are looking for some home gardeners who have space and time to help grow some of the fresh vegetables we distribute.

Home gardeners can grow spring, summer and/or fall vegetables for us.
We will supply you with the selected transplants and seeds of the produce we most need. You will supply the TLC and deliver the bountiful produce back to the Cupboard when harvested. We will be available to answer your questions and give you advice (always free and usually good)!

We will be starting soon! This is a great “family project” or youth activity that will help meet the growing need of hunger in Holly Springs.
Want to learn more? Contact us now at Garden@hsfoodcupboard.org for more information on the Food Cupboard Farmer program.

Thanks, Devils Ridge Golf Club!

Thank you so much, Devils Ridge Golf Club for donating 315.5 pounds of food from your food drive. ❤️ Thank you for helping local families in need.

Colorful & Healthy February Harvest

Check out the February Holly Springs Food Cupboard garden harvest – including carrots and turnips. These fall-planted vegetables do well in the winter. The soil acts like a refrigerator and they do not freeze.

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! We are 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:

  • Pop-top meats
  • Shelf stable milks in individual or quart size (We cannot distribute out-of-date milk.)
  • Individual juices
  • Pop-top fruits

More Information

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

COVID, A Year Later

by Lisa Biordi, volunteer

One year ago, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. While life changed for all of us, many of our most vulnerable have experienced the most dire effects. According to the US Census Bureau, 1 in 3 households struggle to pay usual household expenses, while 1 in 7 struggle to buy food.

A large percentage of our clients are elderly or single parent families, and many clients are too ill to work. Most of our clients are the “working poor,” working two or three part-time jobs to try to make ends meet.

According to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, about 16% of the total population in the area “struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food on a regular basis.” There is a chance someone you or your children knows suffers from food insecurity.

The Cupboard has witnessed the devastation imposed by COVID up close – we have seen an increase of 36% in the number of families requiring food assistance and a 28% increase in number of client visits.

The most dramatic increase has been the need for track out bags for school children. Demand for track out bags has increased almost 400%. As schools shifted from in person classes to remote learning at home, many children lost their access to school meal programs. The Cupboard increased the distribution of track out bags from monthly to every two weeks. In 2020, the Cupboard gave out 2,143 bags. While most of the items in these bags were donated, the retail value for that amount of track out bags is estimated to be $53,575.

Pictured above, a trunk is loaded with food a Holly Springs Food Cupboard client family is receiving.

While the Cupboard has seen an increase in need, we also have experienced an outpouring of generosity from our community, partner organizations and recurring donors. This is especially important: according to the US Department of Agriculture, the cost of food has increased an average of 3.5%, with dairy prices up over 4% and meat prices skyrocketing by almost 10%. The ongoing scarcity of fresh produce and meat has forced the Cupboard to increase expenditures on these items. And with stay at home restrictions, school closings and social distancing, most of our food drives and fund raising events last year had to be cancelled – so donations from the community were appreciated more than ever.

COVID has affected the Cupboard in other ways. After stay at home orders were issued, the Cupboard raced to implement changes to be able to safely and efficiently continue its mission to provide supplemental food to those in need in Southern Wake County.

The most pronounced change has been in how food is distributed. Rather than coming inside the Cupboard to check in and receive food and other services, clients are directed to drive through the parking lot. Clients park and stay in their vehicles while volunteers take their information and evaluate their needs. Then other volunteers load their vehicle with food. Our distribution volunteers work outside through all temperatures and weather – heat, wind, rain, sleet, cold – with good humor and compassion. Cupboard volunteers, at their own expense, also deliver food to clients who are unable to drive to distribution, whether due to illness, high COVID risk or a lack of transportation.

Other operating procedures put into place to minimize the risk of COVID include: restricting the number of volunteers serving at any one time; performing temperature checks on all workers entering the Cupboard; providing masks, gloves and hand sanitizer for all workers; and hiring professional cleaners for weekly cleaning of Cupboard premises (volunteers previously assumed cleaning duties). We have also had to suspend blood pressure checks (which has demonstrably saved clients lives), children’s book giveaways, and nutritious recipe demonstrations.

It has been a very tough year, especially for the marginalized. According to the Congressional Research Service, “the largest increases in unemployment rates since the onset of the pandemic in 2020 have been young workers, women, workers with low educational attainment, part-time workers, and racial and ethnic minorities.” These demographics are a large percentage of the Cupboard’s clientele.

We are proud and humbled that we are able to help others during this incredibly difficult time, and we are so very grateful to the community for their generosity supporting our mission – to provide supplemental food and referral assistance to those in need. A big thank you to all of you.

Help Chick-fil-A Holly Springs Share the Love with the Food Cupboard

February 1

Chick-fil-A has selected the Holly Springs Food Cupboard to benefit from the restaurant’s “Share the Love” event Feb. 8-13.

When you place a mobile order in the drive-thru at Chick-fil-A Holly Springs, 10% of the sale will be donated to the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. 

Thank you Chick-fil-A Holly Springs!

Precision Marketing Partners Produces Videos to Help Spread the Word about Cupboard Activities

Precision Marketing Partners recently reached out to the Cupboard and produced a series of videos highlighting Holly Springs Food Cupboard activities. From an overview of our services and mission to a video about our history, we’re sharing the videos on our social media platforms and website. Many thanks to Greg Fawcett and the Precision Marketing Partners team!
Click the link to watch one of the videos, which also is available on our website.

Want to be a “Food Cupboard Farmer”?

Vegetables grown in the Holly Springs Food Cupboard garden are distributed weekly to those in need. Would you like to help us out on this gardening venture in 2021?

We are looking for some home gardeners who have space and time to help grow some of the fresh vegetables we distribute.

Home gardeners can grow spring, summer and/or fall vegetables for us.
We will supply you with the selected transplants and seeds of the produce we most need. You will supply the TLC and deliver the bountiful produce back to the Cupboard when harvested. We will be available to answer your questions and give you advice (always free and usually good)!

We will be starting soon! This is a great “family project” or youth activity that will help meet the growing need of hunger in Holly Springs.
Want to learn more? Contact us now at Garden@hsfoodcupboard.org for more information on the Food Cupboard Farmer program.

A Barrel of Nutrition

A visit to the Holly Springs Food Cupboard garden will reveal 20 semi-dwarf NC-adapted apple trees growing in barrels. Volunteers transplanted the trees, and we’re looking forward to the fruit they will produce for clients one day. This new addition to the Cupboard garden was funded by an American Heart Association grant.

Processed with MOLDIV
Processed with MOLDIV

Sorry, Deer; You Can’t Get in Here!

This past weekend, work progressed on Carrine’s Eagle Scout project to construct a fence around the east garden at the Holly Springs Food Cupboard! Many thanks to Carrine and everyone who came out to complete the project.

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! We are 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.

If you’re looking for ways to help, consider donating cloth or vinyl reusable shopping bags and other items for student track-out bags that contain kid-friendly foods and snack items for students without access to school-provided meals. With schools not fully reopened, we’ve seen a significant increase in the track-out bags we give to families with children.

Most needed items:

  • Small boxes of raisins
  • Shelf stable milks in individual or quart size (We cannot distribute out-of-date milk.)
  • Individual juices
  • Pop top fruits
  • Granola or cereal bars
  • Reusable grocery size cloth or vinyl bags

More Information

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

Thank You for the Outpouring of Support During 2020

January 10, 2021

Thank you for the outpouring of support during 2020.

We served 2,708 families at distributions in 2020, plus 255 families at the Thanksgiving distribution. This is a 28% increase over 2019.
We also distributed 2,143 student track-out bags in 2020, an almost 600% increase or 7 times as many track-out bags as in 2019. These bags include kid-friendly foods and snack items for students without access to school-provided meals.

Last year, we received 139,119.91 pounds of food donations from individuals, and neighborhood and organization food drives (not including food recovery).

Thank you, again, so much for helping us meet the increased need during a challenging year. Thanks to you, people in need of food assistance continue to be served.

A huge thank you to Kyle, Nicole and Chandler Courts! Your hot chocolate fundraiser will provide fresh meat, dairy and produce for families needing food assistance.

Niche 50/50 Raffle

Niche in downtown Holly Springs is holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard this month. Drop by to enjoy some wine, and enter to win. Half of the proceeds raised in the raffle will go to the Cupboard and the other half to the winner. Good luck!
Niche website

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! We are 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.

If you’re looking for ways to help, consider donating cloth or vinyl reusable shopping bags and other items for student track-out bags that contain kid-friendly foods and snack items for students without access to school-provided meals. With schools not fully reopened, we’ve seen a significant increase in the track-out bags we give to families with children.

Most needed items:

  • Small boxes of raisins
  • Shelf stable milks in individual or quart size (We cannot distribute out-of-date milk.)
  • Individual juices
  • Pop top fruits
  • Granola or cereal bars
  • Reusable grocery size cloth or vinyl bags

More Information

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

Merry Christmas from the Holly Springs Food Cupboard

Wishing you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyous holiday. Thank you for brightening the season for others!

As we prepare for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, our hearts are grateful for the many ways the Holly Springs Food Cupboard was able to serve others during this challenging year, thanks to our community.

The Cupboard served 122 families last Thursday, Dec. 17, and distributed 112 track out bags with kid-friendly food items for students. While the numbers of those we serve were higher than ever before during 2020, the support from our community rose to meet the increased need. Financial donations, food drives, service projects and volunteer hours poured in, helping provide food for people in need in our community.

Thank you for everything you have done this year to help people in need. May your Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays be overflowing with joy.

Sunset Ridge South delivered more than 800 pounds of food drive donations before Christmas!
Turkeys for clients were donated by Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, helping provide holiday meals for clients.
Sherri and Bobby delivered 500 cardboard storage trays and food drive items donated by DS Smith North American Packaging and Paper Division.
Green Hope Elementary donated food drive items. Thank you!

Niche 50/50 Raffle

Niche in downtown Holly Springs is holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard this month. Drop by to enjoy some wine, and enter to win. Half of the proceeds raised in the raffle will go to the Cupboard and the other half to the winner. Good luck!

Niche website

Thank you, Carolina Brewing Company!

Thanks to Carolina Brewing Company’s blood drive last week, the Holly Springs Food Cupboard is receiving a $10 donation for each blood donor and donations from the brewing company based on draft beers sold that day. Many participants also donated their VISA gift cards to the Cupboard as well.

Thank you Carolina Brewing Company, and thank you Holly Springs community!

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 Cupboard is closed this week for the Christmas holiday (no distribution on Thursday, Dec. 24 / Christmas Eve.) We will open again for donations on Monday, Dec. 28 and distribution on Thursday, Dec. 31.

Next week, we are back to our usual schedule – 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.

If you’re looking for ways to help, consider donating cloth or vinyl reusable shopping bags and other items for student track-out bags that contain kid-friendly foods and snack items for students without access to school-provided meals. With schools not fully reopened, we’ve seen a more than 300% increase in the track-out bags we give to families with children.

Most needed items:

  • Shelf stable milks in individual or quart size
  • Individual juices
  • Pop top fruits
  • Granola or cereal bars
  • Reusable grocery size cloth or vinyl bags

More Information

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

Happy Thanksgiving

Helping Families in Need Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Thanks to the generosity of our community, more than 250 local families in need were provided Thanksgiving turkeys and meal kits this year through Holly Springs Food Cupboard. Thanks to all of our generous community members who contributed to providing these meals!

Below are a few images we captured as donations came in and volunteers prepared for and distributed meals. Thank you to everyone who helped by donating supplies, money and time to help others have a happy Thanksgiving this year.

Click here to read our complete newsletter.