Holly Springs Food Cupboard

Garden club volunteers maintain Holly Springs Food Cupboard’s community garden, which grows produce that is distributed to clients

Founded in 2010

Mission: To provide supplemental food and referral assistance to those in need in the Holly Springs community.

181,324 pounds of food donations received

1,225 pounds of produce from our garden

100% volunteer staff

204 Thanksgiving meals provided

431 Student lunch kits for track-out and summer break

*2019 statistics

Services: Our food distribution includes track-out bags with kid-friendly snacks and foods to families with school-age children. Healthy, fresh produce grown in our garden joins nonperishable foods donated by community members. These foods are supplemented with protein and dairy products that we purchase and with food donated by local businesses.

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.

How has the organization been affected by the pandemic? The number of families we serve has increased significantly due to Covid-19. From January through July this year, we’ve served an average of 209 families per month, a 24% increase from this same period last year.

Distribution of track-out bags for school-age children is up by 253%. We’ve distributed 940 bags so far this year. We want to make sure children who don’t have access to school meals have food during the pandemic.

Covid-19 has changed the way we distribute food, which is now a drive-through operation. Food deliveries are made to vulnerable populations.

Biggest need: Due to the increased number of clients, our greatest need is nonperishable food donations. We typically rely on food drives by community organizations, but many of these groups are unable to meet due to the pandemic.

Ways to help: Food collections are essential to keeping our doors open and our shelves stocked. Even the smallest donations make a difference. The Cupboard can receive donated food on Mondays, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (our preferred time) and on Thursdays, noon-5 p.m. If you want to do more, please consider organizing a food drive.

HS Food Cupboard Executive Director Pat Haggard, left, sorts food donations with volunteers Guy Antonides and Marci Blight.

Holly Springs Food Cupboard
621 W Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs
(919) 577-2210

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