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Lake Cares Surprises 600 families for the Holiday

For the 9th year, Lake Cares Food Pantry will have 250 extra happy clients at Thanksgiving and Christmas time! This is all part of the "Holiday Food on the Table Campaign". This special distribution of holiday food begins with more than 600 names placed in a food basket and Lake Cares staff draws out 250 names for a full Thanksgiving dinner on November 20th, and another 250 names are drawn for the December 21st Christmas dinner.

These drawings provide everything needed for a family of four to enjoy a holiday meal. “In addition to all the fixings for the holiday dinner we provide, families also a $15 gift card for their meat of choice,“

said Irene O’Malley, Executive Director of Lake Cares. “It is through our compassionate donations throughout the year that makes this event possible. We’re blessed by the community’s support.”

More than 40 volunteers will bag and distribute the food when these clients come to the Pantry on this special distribution day. With help from the community and then a generous donation from the Publix Charities, the expense for the meals lessens the cost for Lake Cares.

However, donations are still needed. Any $50 donation will feed a family of 4 for these holiday meals. Donations can be made by clicking here or can be dropped off in person, or mailed to Lake Cares Food Pantry. The address is 2001 W. Old Highway 441, Suite 1, Mount Dora, Florida 32757. Attention: Irene O’Malley.