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.”
Relationships start with the Pantry providing the food, the city who unlocks the door on distribution days at the MLK Center and clients themselves setting up tables and chairs.
“Our clients love helping us,” said Janet. “They feel like they are giving back and they often help with paperwork when we get busy. They feel like they themselves are helping make a difference.”
Making a difference. Lifting the spirit of all individuals. Fulfilling principles of both First United Methodist Church and Lake Cares Food Pantry.