The Spice Drive is a program designed to help people who use the Food Cupboard make more diverse, healthy meals for their families using the basic staples the Food Cupboard provides. Most Food Cupboards give out items such as pastas and rice that could be used in lots of different ways using a few herbs and spices. You could make a different meal every day with the same basics! Herbs and spices are versatile and provide health benefits, in addition to adding flavor.
Our goal is to empower people to be able to feel that they can provide their families with good, nutritious meals despite having little to no money in their food budgets, and also to have a little fun along the way.
"I am really amazed and thankful for all the support the community has given us."
-Amy McGill, Project Assistant 2017-19
August "Spice" of the Month:
Donate some today at the
Each month, we choose a “Spice of the Month”. Local stores generously offer to work with us to have their customers donate the spices at the register. We then choose a recipe to make with the help of Charlotte White Centers’ Rising Stars program that gets handed out as samples to the Food Cupboard patrons along with the spice and a recipe card. This helps the customers see how they can use the spice in different ways. Chili powder on watermelon? YES! Dill in pasta salads? YES!