From our first food distribution at the Holly Springs United Methodist Church annex in 2010 to today, the Holly Springs Food Cupboard continues to grow thanks to our volunteers and partnerships. In 2018, we served 415 unique families during 2,173 client visits. We’re continuing to serve the needs here in Holly Springs, and we invite you to join us. Become a part of our history!
Pat Haggard, Executive Director, receives Ham Womble Award (Distinguished Service Award)
The Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors honored the HSFC with the 2017 Community Foundation Award
The Cupboard welcomes Butterscotch and Betsy to join Biscuit in the Cupboard chicken residence. First monthly tasting for clients with SNAP-Ed Steps to Health, NC State University
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce’s Grapes, Grains & Giving benefits HSFC. Garden potting table built and delivered by Holly Springs Troop 431 (HS Ward 4 LDS).
Received grant from the Town of Holly Springs ($2500)
Loan for 2017 addition paid in full.
Received grant from the M. Jack and Dorothy S. Stephens Fund of Triangle Community Foundation for the purchase of fresh, healthy foods. Kiosks and brick pathway built by Eagle Scout project (Jacob Pentecost).
Seqirus work team raises front porch so that it is all on one level. They also lay stone path to garden shed and rebuild ramp to back shed.
Golf tournament #8 and dinner with the Mason Jar Tavern/Lager Co. at Devils Ridge Golf Club. (After original date in September was cancelled due to hurricane.)
Volunteer appreciation reception held at Sunrise United Methodist Church
Cleve Pate, Architect engaged to render floor plans for new addition
Compost bin built and installed by Masonic Lodge #115 members
Six A-frame tray racks for seedlings built by Eagle Scout project (Daniel Porter)
Contract signed with Mike DiScala (Primo Design Build) to build new addition
Fashion for Food #5 at The Family Farm (Mary Babbitt)
Construction on warehouse addition begins
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)
Construction completed on warehouse addition and renovation of original building. Awaiting cooler weather to accomplish landscaping requirements.
Purchased and installed commercial freezer and refrigerator with M. Jack and Dorothy S. Stephens Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation funds.
Adopted new logo designed by Dave Avis
Website reconstructed by Tamara Ward
Golf tournament #7 and dinner with The Mason Jar Tavern/Lager Co. at Devils Ridge Golf Club
Girl Scout Troop #4578 installed a "Little Library" on the front lawn.
Ribbon cutting ceremony for warehouse addition and remodel
Holly Springs Food Cupboard selected as the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC Partner Agency of Excellence for Wake County for 2017.
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)
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
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).
Golf tournament #6 and dinner with The Mason Jar Tavern at 12 Oaks Golf Club
Partnership begins with CVS #8911 (Village Walk)
Partnership begins with Pizza Hut (Main Street)
Bridge to cemetery build by Eagle Scout project (Jack Shaeffer)
Partnership begins with Food Lion #938 (Main St.)
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)
Parking lot paved
Golf tournament #5 and Cook Out with The Mason Jar Tavern at 12 Oaks Golf Club
Began receiving retail recovery bakery items from Lowes Food #207 (Bass Lake Rd.)
Luncheon and fashion show #2 at Sunrise United Methodist Church (Mary Babbitt)
Began gleaning YMCA/InterFaith Food Shuttle Mobile Market remainders
Tool shed addition and green house for Cupboard Garden
Two wooden benches made by Eagle Scout project (Zac Coleman)
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
Received Ham Womble Award (Distinguished Service Award)
Partnership begins with Food Lion #2198 retail recovery (Holly Springs Rd.)
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)
Mortgage paid in full
Golf tournament #3 with Sunrise United Methodist Church at Devils Ridge
Two large commercial refrigerators and one freezer donated (with help of Rotary members)
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Began receiving pineapple trimmings from Edible Arrangements (Village Walk Drive)
Partnership with Garden Club of Holly Springs to begin a garden at the Cupboard
Partnership with Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC
Shed refurbished by Eagle Scout project (Tim Mathis)
Golf tournament #2 with Sunrise United Methodist Church at 12 Oaks
New addition completed by SWAT (Seniors With Attitude and Tools, Pete Morrison)
New sign installed at street
Received 501(c)3 nonprofit status
Dissolved sponsorship agreement with Western Wake Crisis Ministry
Closed on purchase of 621 W. Holly Springs Road after successful Capital Campaign.
First annual Holly Springs Food Cupboard/Sunrise United Methodist Church golf tournament at Devils Ridge
Thanksgiving packages distributed to families from the new Cupboard
Distributions begin from the new Cupboard
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
Incorporated with the State of NC
Sponsorship agreement with Western Wake Crisis Ministry
First distribution at Holly Springs United Methodist Church annex
Preliminary work done by founder, Carol Moran
Volunteer appreciation open house at the Cupboard. (gray t-shirts with logo given to volunteers)
Partnership begins with Sheetz #659 on Avent Ferry Rd.
Partnership begins with The Butcher’s Market of Holly Springs.
First 3rd Thursday business volunteers help with distribution. (Salamanders office staff)
Received grant from the Town of Holly Springs ($2,500)
GMA Supply Building Materials sponsors Home Runs for Hunger at home Salamanders ball games.
CVS ends recovery donations nationally
Received grant from M. Jack & Dorothy S. Stephens Fund of Triangle Community Foundation for purchase of fresh, healthy foods. ($10,000)
Purchased new produce shelves for distribution room.
Chosen for the Healthy Pantry Program at the Silver Level by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.
Purchased a television for the client entry room to display healthy tips on continuous play during distributions.
Girl Scout Silver Award project provides new children’s bookcase and square foot garden bed kits (Katie Rogers, Kaghan McElaney, Katie Mayer).