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.