Homemade blueberry muffins by Ze Carter for Lake Cares Food Pantry's Panty to Plate Blog

I love spring because it means that even though we are nearing the end of orange and strawberry season Mother Nature does not want us to feel blue but to eat it. Yes, it is blueberry season and the local u-pick farms are ready. All I can say is the early bird gets the blueberry pancakes, muffins, and pie.

Speaking of muffins, if you are like me as soon as you get your hands on some fresh blueberries you turn the oven on. The word muffin is not complete if the word blueberry is not in front of it

Lake Cares Food Pantry is again blessed to have the continued support of Main Street Leasing, the United Way and the community for the Summer Feeding Program for Children. This much needed 9-week program tackles hunger insecurities during the weeks when school is not in session.

One of our clients by the name of Janet, who at 75 years old received custody of her 5 great grandchildren.

“My husband Larry and I went to from being alone to getting my great grandchildren because their parents died within days of each other,” Janet said.

It is with great excitement Lake Cares Food Pantry opens a satellite distribution site at Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 1951 Dora Avenue, Tavares, Florida. 

The once a month distribution will be held from 10a.m.-12p.m. on the first Saturday of each month.

Main Street Leasing donates 25,000 to Lake Cares Summer Feeding Program

For more than 8 years, Main Street Leasing has shared a wonderful partnership with Lake Cares Food Pantry. MSL, as they are commonly known, has generously given financial support with the $25,000 matching donation for the Summer Children's Feeding Program. This is a dollar for dollar match for any donation specifically given to this fund. (click here to donate now)

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Florida's strawberry season runs from December to March and this recipe is great for all strawberry lovers. It is easy to make, and because you are making this recipe yourself you can adjust the sugar or use an alternative such as agave or honey.