Our Challenge Today…More space for more food, and better efficiency

Lake Cares must expand and consolidate operations to not only meet the demand, but to operate in a more efficient, cost effective and timely manner.  Currently Lake Cares is providing over 1.5 million pounds of food per year and serving more than 18,000 families compared to 2009 when providing food to 25 families each week seemed unattainable.

This is the first time in the history of Lake Cares that it has undertaken a capital campaign to garner the necessary funds to build or buy a facility.  The need for a larger space was so evidenced that a decision was made to save the time and expense of a Feasibility Study and to move forward with a capital campaign to begin raising the needed funds for a new facility.

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Diamond Necklace Raffle

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to win a Diamond Necklace worth $15,000!
Tickets are on sale NOW for just $50 each.

Get your ticket today by calling Ruthie at Lake Cares –  352-383-0100 – or via the button below…

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Help Children in Our Community

Children in need of food are of particular importance to Lake Cares. A report from Second Harvest Food Bank demonstrates that 1 in 3 children in Lake County suffer from food insecurity, Lake Cares’ Children Feeding Campaign was created to specifically combat this issue in our community.

Lake Cares’ Weekend Children Feeding Campaign provides a nutritious breakfast and lunch to 199 school aged children each weekend.

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Empty Bowls … help alleviate hunger in our community.

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2024, 5pm – 7:30pm

WHERE: Donnelly Park, Downtown Mount Dora

We will gather the weekend before Mothers Day in Donnelly Park, where you can purchase a beautiful, locally handcrafted bowl. Local restaurants will join us & provide a scrumptious soup for your new bowl!  The best part is that every penny you spend on this event will go directly to support Lake Cares Food Pantry, making your meal even more meaningful. 

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We Couldn’t Have Done It Without YOU!


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