Corn Salad Recipe for Lake Cares "Pantry to Plate" blog.

I cannot think of any time of year that corn is a bad menu choice, corn goes with everything. I love summer months because you can peel fresh corn and place it directly on the grill and enjoy it with your barbecue; or in the winter months, add it to a creamy chowder or make it the star and make a corn chowder. No matter which way you serve it, you really can't go wrong making a dish of corn. 

Often, we think of corn as a hot dish, but corn is great in a salad or as a salad. A mother of a good friend of mine gave me a recipe for her corn salad before she passed away and I am so glad that I was paying attention because her children say that I am the only one that makes it as their mother used too. 

We depend on our Volunteers, learn how you can become one.

Becky Carter knows one true fact. Volunteers are the backbone and strength of Lake Cares Food Pantry. “As Assistant Director of Lake Cares one of the pleasures of my job is gathering people from all walks of life wanting to volunteer and help those in need,” Becky said. “We have approximately 170+active volunteers and you couldn’t ask for a finer group of people. Like all organizations, we always need more volunteers because of vacations, appointments, and illness.”
Orientation is held once a month at Lake Cares. It gives potential volunteers an overall picture of what Lake Cares does and how it operates. Ages for volunteers range from 15 to those in their 80’s. 

First United Church of Mount Dora distributes food to Lake Cares Clients

For more than 3 years First United Methodist Church of Mt. Dora has partnered with Lake Cares Food Pantry distributing food on the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month to Pantry clients living near the Martin Luther King Center in Mount Dora. The majority have no means of transportation. Many of the families and seniors walk to get the much-needed food. “This really is an answer to the prayers of this community and our church,” said Janet Westlake from First United. “Dave Magee, who passed away in 2016, started this outreach program aiding those in need of food. We service 120 families each month and it’s really about relationships.”

Half of Lake Cares Volunteers

Many of our volunteers have been with us for several years, yet some have just begun. Without volunteers our operation would not work as smoothly as it does, nor would we be able to serve as many people as we do. Take a look at some of their testimonials and maybe one of them will resonate with you, so much so, you will consider becoming one of our family of volunteers. If so, click here to take a look our Ways you Can Help Page. If you have any questions, give us a call at 352-383-0100 and ask for Becky. In the meantime, take a couple minutes to read how the Lake Cares Volunteers, Tell it like it is!

Birdies & Burgers Golf Scramble Announced

The 2017 Birdies and Burger Golf Tournament to benefit Lake Cares Food Pantry is scheduled for Saturday, September 9th, 7:30-8:15 check-in, at the Country Club of Mount. Dora. This unique 4 person charity scramble has a cost of $50 per person which includes 18 holes of golf, cart and lunch. “This is such a fun event which is open to men, women and mixed divisions,” said Ed Rizzo who is on the Advisory Board of Lake Cares. “Where else can you attend a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle and know you are helping feed so many in need people. And on top of that have a chance to win a $15,000 Hole in One Prize. It’s a great thing.”

Sponsorships available for Birdies and Burgers

The Fall is fast approaching and so is our annual Birdies and Burgers Golf Scramble. We are looking for sponsors to help us put on this super fun event! We anticipate up to 144 golfers for 18 holes of golf, a raffle, Chinese auction and burgers plus all the fixins' for lunch, of course. All the fun happens on Saturday, September 9 at The Country Club of Mount Dora.

We also have added a new and exciting challenge for all our golfers, a $15,000 Grand Prize for a Hole in One!

We have seven different sponsorship levels ranging from $100 - $3000, all with varying levels of promotional exposure and numbers of golfers included.

It's simple to become a sponsor, all you have to do is download this application, fill it out and pay online here


Available Sponsorship Levels:

Tournament Sponsor $3000

Cart Sponsor $1000

Lunch Sponsor $500

Hole in One Sponsor $500

Closest to the Pin Sponsor $150

Longest Drive Sponsor $150

Hole Sponsor $100