Lake Cares Food Pantry opened on April 4, 2009, with a short-term intention of helping those in the community who were affected by the economic conditions of the time. The goal was to serve 25 families a week, today we serve more than 275 families a week, and the numbers keep growing. Hunger does not discriminate; our clients come from all age groups and ethnicities, from poor to middle-class families and most concerning is the number of seniors and individuals with disabilities we serve.
Lake Care's main distribution hub and offices are located in Mount Dora, which is centrally located and very accessible to all persons in Lake County, Florida. We see clients at this location every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. We also have five satellite locations, Martin Luther King Center in Mount Dora, which distributes on the first and third Friday each month; Bates Neighborhood Resource Center in Eustis, distributing on the second and fourth Friday; Faith Christian Fellowship distributes monthly on the first Saturday; the Paisley Community Center distributes on the second Saturday of each month and Howey Community Church distributes on the first Wednesday of each month.
Lake Cares, Inc. is a not for profit 501 (c) (3) organization with the mission to