2011

March
Received 501(c)3 nonprofit status

May
Dissolved sponsorship agreement with Western Wake Crisis Ministry

September
Closed on purchase of 621 W. Holly Springs Road after successful Capital Campaign.

October
First annual Holly Springs Food Cupboard/Sunrise United Methodist Church golf tournament at Devils Ridge

November
Thanksgiving packages distributed to families from the new Cupboard

December
Distributions begin from the new Cupboard

February

Partnership begins with Food Lion #938 (Main St.)

April

Irrigation System for Garden installed by Eagle Scout project (Chris Harris)
Fashion Show #3 at Holly Springs Cultural Center (Mary Babbitt)
Produce drying racks made by Eagle Scout project (James Easterly)

July

Parking lot paved

September

Golf tournament #5 and Cook Out with The Mason Jar Tavern at 12 Oaks Golf Club

2009

July

Construction completed on warehouse addition and renovation of original building. Awaiting cooler weather to accomplish landscaping requirements.


September

Golf tournament #7 and dinner with The Mason Jar Tavern/Lager Co. at Devils Ridge Golf Club.


2013

August-December
Preliminary work done by Carol Moran

January
Letter sent to Chamber of Commerce asking for their support

February & March
Open meetings for those interested in forming a food pantry

April & May

Western Wake Crisis Ministry in Apex offers to help us organize

June
Incorporated with the State of NC
Sponsorship agreement with Western Wake Crisis Ministry 

September

First distribution at Holly Springs United Methodist Church annex

2014

2015

January

Volunteer appreciation reception held at Sunrise United Methodist Church
Cleve Pate, Architect engaged to render floor plans for new addition

February

Compost bin built and installed by Masonic Lodge #115 members

March

Six A-frame tray racks for seedlings built by Eagle Scout project (Daniel Porter)

April

Contract signed with Mike DiScala (Primo Design Build) to build new addition

May

Fashion for Food #5 at The Family Farm (Mary Babbitt)
Construction on warehouse addition begins

June

Received grant from the M. Jack and Dorothy S. Stephens Fund of Triangle Community Foundation for an additional commercial refrigerator and freezer ($10,000)
Received grant from the Town of Holly Springs ($2,500)

​Received grant from Wells Fargo ($2,500 for equipment in new addition)

Our History

2016

February
Received Ham Womble Award (Distinguished Service Award)

April
Partnership begins with Food Lion #2198 retail recovery (Holly Springs Rd.)

May
Compost bins installed by Eagle Scout project (Ryan Beaver)
First “Fashion for Food” luncheon and fashion show fundraiser (Mary Babbitt) at Sunrise United Methodist Church
Partnership begins with Starbucks Store #19453 (Grand Hill Place)

July
Carport enclosed

August
Mortgage paid in full

September
Golf tournament #3 with Sunrise United Methodist Church at Devils Ridge

December
Two large commercial refrigerators and one freezer donated (with help of Rotary members)

From our first food distribution at the Holly Springs United Methodist Church annex in 2010 to today, the Holly Springs Food Cupboard has grown to serve 2,100 families (6,233 individuals in those households) annually thanks to our volunteers and partnerships. We’re continuing to grow and serve the needs here in Holly Springs, and we invite you to join us. Become a part of our history!

Our History

2017 at the Holly Springs food Cupboard

March
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Began receiving pineapple trimmings from Edible Arrangements (Village Walk Drive)

April

Partnership with Garden Club of Holly Springs to begin a garden at the Cupboard

May
Partnership with Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC

July
Shed refurbished by Eagle Scout project (Tim Mathis)

September
Golf tournament #2 with Sunrise United Methodist Church at 12 Oaks


October
New addition completed by SWAT (Seniors With Attitude and Tools, Pete Morrison)

 December
New sign installed at street

2012

January

Began receiving retail recovery bakery items from Lowes Food #207 (Bass Lake Rd.)

April

Luncheon and fashion show #2 at Sunrise United Methodist Church (Mary Babbitt)

May

Began gleaning YMCA/InterFaith Food Shuttle Mobile Market remainders

July

Tool shed addition and green house for Cupboard Garden

August

Two wooden benches made by Eagle Scout project (Zac Coleman)

September

Golf tournament #4 with Sunrise United Methodist Church at Devils Ridge
Began partnership with Kraft Family YMCA for our clients to attend Cooking Matters classes at Sunrise United Methodist Church

April

Fashion for Food #4 at Mims House (Mary Babbitt)
Whole Foods of Cary 5% Shopping Day
Partnership begins with Chick-fil-A of Holly Springs
Boundary wall for front entrance built by Eagle Scout project (John Alachi)

May

Donation of hydroponic growing station for Cupboard Garden
Farmer Foodshare begins with the Holly Springs Farmers Market
Two laying hens (Polly and Biscuit) and coop/care donated by Marilyn Jesrani

May/June

Site plans filed with town for building expansion.

The consultant team that donated their time to this important step included Don Mizelle (WithersRavenel), Pat Perez (CALYX) and Chet Van Fossen (CVF Architect). 

September

Golf tournament #6 and dinner with The Mason Jar Tavern at 12 Oaks Golf Club
Partnership begins with CVS #8911 (Village Walk)

October

Partnership begins with Pizza Hut (Main Street)

November

Bridge to cemetery build by Eagle Scout project (Jack Shaeffer)


2010