June 1, 2024

Help Provide Food When It May Be Needed Most

Many hardworking families in Holly Springs face a difficult choice during summer when school meals are unavailable: Pay bills or put food on the table?

Did you know?

  • Through the end of April, the Holly Springs Food Cupboard served 1,894 client household visits, representing a 43% increase over the number of households served in the same time period in 2023.
  • Through the end of April, the Cupboard distributed 2,229 student bags, which is a 67% increase over the number of student bags served in the first four months of 2023.
  • The Cupboard has distributed over 5,000 jars of peanut butter and over 5,000 boxes of cereal this year.

According to Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap, in 2022:

  • 11.1% of Wake County residents experience food insecurity. That's 1 in 9 people!
  • 12.7% of children (1 in 8) in Wake County experience food insecurity.

You can help by participating in the annual Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation Summer Food Drive to benefit Holly Springs Food Cupboard clients.

Please consider helping:

Donate nonperishable food items to the Holly Springs Food Cupboard.

Click here for donation locations at the Cupboard & around town.

Organize a food drive at your business, neighborhood, club, or organization.

Click here for food drvie info and to sign up.

Our goal is to collect 50,000 pounds of food by August 1. Thank you so much for considering helping local families facing food insecurity.

Tuesday, June 4: Enjoy Chick-fil-A While Supporting the Cupboard!

Tuesday, June 4, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Join Holly Springs Chick-fil-A in supporting the Food Cupboard. During the day, 10% of eligible sales will be donated!

To participate, your order must be completed through the Chick-fil-A App and have "Yes, I'd like to support" selected at check-out. Code: "Hunger"

The service the Cupboard provides would not be possible without all our volunteers. Cupboard volunteers were honored at an event last month where they enjoyed treats and raffles for small gifts - all donated by local businesses, including Chick-Fil-A, Taziki's Holly Springs, Voda Cleaning Restoration, MF Music Studio Student Success, Daisy Grove Company, Crazy and Cute Crafts, Little Dresses of Hope, Bless Your Heart Boutique, Julia Marie, Cake Creations By Maria, Serasana Holly Springs, Urban Chic Nail Bar, Bath & Bodyworks Holly Springs, Triangle Wine, NC Grass Greetings, Leigh Brantley at Compass, and so many more!

It was a small token of our appreciation for the tremendous service they provide in helping people facing food insecurity week after week.

Around the Cupboard Last Month

The sky is the limit... or at least the school roof... for Holly Ridge Elementary! Tremendous shout out to all of Holly Ridge Elementary and Mr. Everett, Mr. Collins, and Mr. Scarano who motivated students to drop off food items for an incredible donation to the Holly Springs Food Cupboard last month. The teachers slept on the school roof and held a dance competition to boost donations!

The Holly Springs Elementary School PTA brought the Cupboard a generous cash donation for student bags in honor of HSES teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week! We appreciate you!

Many thanks to Rylander Maynard and his Oakhall neighbors. Rylander completed a food drive as a service project for Southwest Wake Academy.  Thank you!

Many thanks to the postal customers who donated food during the Stamp Out Hunger food drive last month!

Say hello to our Birthday Hero Freya and her older sister who donated food to the Cupboard. Thank you for sharing your birthday with families experiencing food insecurity. 

Hailey Esser, who completed her senior project at Middle Creek High School on food insecurity, also brought in donations for Cupboard clients!

Student bags with kid-friendly foods continue to be in high demand at the Cupboard. In addition to food to fill the bags, consider donating the reusable bags themselves. Pictured here is an example of our bags with Cupboard Manager Kim. 

Interested in helping out? Click here to visit our Amazon Wish List to purchase bags and food times delivered directly to the Cupboard. We appreciate any and all donations!

Cuboard's Amazon Wish List

We couldn’t reach all of our clients each week without our amazing volunteer delivery drivers. Pictured above are a couple of those volunteers. Thank you!

Last month, some of the Cupboard's clients received a free tomato plant along with their regular supplemental food, courtesy of the recent community garden plant sale! Many thanks to garden volunteer Boni Crannell for distributing the donated plants!

The Cupboard is proud to add Oak Village Academy Holly Springs as our most recent community partner and food donation drop-off site! Located at 160 Solaris Lane in Holly Springs, this five-star preschool was just recently named by the Main & Broad Maggie awards as the best preschool in Cary and Holly Springs, and Oak Village Academy organization is no stranger to helping our community. 

Many thanks to Daisy Troop 10 for a birthday kit delivery!

Many thanks to Holly Springs United Methodist Church for a significant donation of very much needed nonperishable food donations. We are deeply grateful.

Cupboard Garden Activity

For more information, email garden@hsfoodcupboard.org.

This talented and energetic team from Seqirus worked our garden and harvested 25 pounds of vegetables and herbs. They also hauled a lot of supplies to storage, weeded, and made some repairs on the hydroponic unit. Seqirus has been a long-time and valuable local partner over the years in support of the Food Cupboard. 

Our garden was lucky to have some visitors from the the Holly Springs Teen Recreation Advisory Council. These future local leaders learned about our mission, harvested radishes, and put in more radish, green bean and sugar snap pea seeds.

Did you know that we grow more than a dozen culinary herbs in our Food Cupboard garden -things like basil, rosemary, sage, cilantro, thyme, chives, oregano and dill? These herbs add a little spice to our clients’ meals. Our “garden guru” for herbs is Angela, a long-time garden volunteer, who directs our herb garden production and takes time to personally bag them up.

F3 Nation Saves Garden Shed

The Cupboard's old garden shed needed a ton of TLC that was beyond regular volunteers' span of knowledge. The F3 Nation stepped up and got the work done. Over a two-week period, these men jacked up the shed, dug and poured four concrete footings, and replaced old floor joists that were destroyed by termites. We could not be more thankful for this group who time and time again has helped the Cupboard with major projects around the facility.

Did you know that most store-bought garlic comes from California or China? Well, Cupboard garlic is grown in our garden about 20 feet away from where it's distributed to clients... now THAT's local! And fresh!

False Indigo (or Baptisia) brightens up the Cupboard's pollinator garden.

Getting Help & Helping Out

Do you need food assistance? Know someone who does?

Please visit us. The Holly Springs Food Cupboard is here to help. Drive through food distribution is every Thursday, 2-5 p.m. Shopping food distribution by appointment only is every Monday, 1-4 p.m. Deliveries are available to persons with compromised health or without transportation. Click here for more information or to sign up for an appointment to shop in person.

Donating food? How to Get Food to the Cupboard

The Cupboard can receive donated food on:

  • Preferred hours: Mondays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Also: Thursdays noon-5 p.m.

Bring donations to the delivery dock on the side of our facility and ring the doorbell for assistance. 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

  • Bless Your Heart Boutique, 242 S. Main Street, Ste. 106
  • Coastal Credit Union, Village Walk Drive
  • Coldwell Banker HPW, 5261 Sunset Lake Road
  • First Flight Federal Credit Union, Village Walk Drive
  • Holly Springs Farmers Market, West Ballentine Street
  • Holly Springs Town Hall, Main Street
  • Keller Williams Legacy, 1483 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apes
  • Local Time Brewing, 300 S. Main St., Ste. 204
  • Oak Village Academy Holly Springs, 160 Solaris Ln.
  • Pet Mania, Sunset Lake Road
  • Prana Yoga, 300 S. Main St., Suite 116 in Block on Main
  • Sunrise United Methodist Church, 5420 Sunset Lake Road
  • SupaBowlz Cafe, 150 W Holly Springs Road
  • The Block on Main, Corner of Main Street and Rogers Street
  • Triangle Wine Company, 4204 Lassiter Road
  • Wake FC, Ting Park

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

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