February Newsletter

February 1, 2022

A winter rest for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard garden: Carrots, turnips, and spinach tucked away under a blanket of snow in late January.

Holly Springs Food Cupboard Surpasses Major Milestone, Thanks to our Generous Community

1 MILLION Pounds of Food Donated & Distributed

Last year, the Holly Springs Food Cupboard surpassed a major milestone. Thanks to our very generous community, the Holly Springs Food Cupboard has distributed more than 1 million pounds of food since opening in 2010!

Below are some additional statistics from 2021. While numbers are helpful for keeping track of our service and planning for the future, what gives us true joy is being able to continue helping people in need of food assistance. Thank you for helping make a real difference in our community.

Click here for more stats from 2021!

January at the Cupboard

Many thanks to Knights of Columbus Council 12119, St. Bernadette Church for a food drive.
Check out this full cart of student bags packed and ready to be distributed! Thanks to Holly Springs Rotary Club for donating the bags!
The Sunrise Ladies Day Group donated toiletries and hygiene products to the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. 

Garden Update

Interested in volunteering in the Holly Springs Food Cupboard garden? Weather permitting, garden volunteers plan to begin garden work Saturday, Feb. 12. Drop by anytime between 9-11 a.m. and stay as long as you like. All ages are welcome, and we try to find fun tasks for younger children. Bring gloves and a drink; no need to bring any tools.

Interested in returning to volunteer again? You can sign up on Saturday! Or, feel free to contact Food Cupboard Garden Director Jerry DeWitt at organicman123@yahoo.com to be added to the volunteer sign-up list.

Last year, volunteers harvested more than 2,819 pounds of fresh, nutritious vegetables from the garden that were distributed to Food Cupboard clients. Thank you, volunteers! We appreciate you!

Welcome, New Board Members!

The Cupboard has a few new board members who have volunteered to spearhead different aspects of operations! Also, Kim Basden has stepped up to serve as the new Cupboard Manager. Kim is a longtime Cupboard volunteer who most recently served as secretary on the board. Welcome and thank you, new board members! Also, many thanks and best wishes to retiring board members for years volunteering by helping the Cupboard grow and serving our community.

From left to right: Property Director Jessica Ward, Assistant Treasurer Sara Haggar, and Secretary Cariann Colman.

Do you need food assistance? Know someone who does?

Please visit us. The Holly Springs Food Cupboard is here to help. 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?

Most needed items:

  • Dry beans 
  • Cracker sandwich packs
  • Basic toiletries 
  • Laundry detergent 

How to Get Food to the Cupboard

The Cupboard can receive donated food on:

  • Preferred hours: Mondays 9-11 a.m.
  • Also: 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 have food that you want to deliver at other times, you can take it to one of our community drop-off sites listed below. If necessary, we can arrange a time for a pick-up. Please do not leave food outside the Cupboard.

Community Drop-Off Sites

  • The Block on Main, Corner of Main Street and Rogers Street
  • First Flight Federal Credit Union, Village Walk Drive
  • Holly Springs Farmers Market, West Ballentine Street
  • Holly Springs Town Hall, Main Street
  • Pet Mania, Sunset Lake Road
  • Sunrise United Methodist Church, 5420 Sunset Lake Road
  • Sweet Berry Bowls, 150 W Holly Springs Road
  • Wake FC, Ting Park

More Ways to Give

  • PayPal: Support the Holly Springs Food Cupboard when you shop online with PayPal. Set us as your favorite charity, and you can choose to donate $1 when you checkout with PayPal. Click here visit PayPal and save the Holly Springs Food Cupboard as your favorite charity. This allows you to conveniently support us at checkout and other donation opportunities.
  • Amazon: Enjoy online shopping? Use this link to set up AmazonSmile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Holly Springs Food Cupboard.
  • If you’re using the Amazon app, select the main menu, select “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features, and select “Holly Springs Food Cupboard as your charity. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app.

More Information

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