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.