Lake Cares offers individuals and businesses a number of opportunities to help Lake County residents who are unable to meet their needs for food and personal care items. We know that it's important to you that your donation goes to feed and serve people. 96% of your donation dollar will go directly to those in need in our community.

We have several options to choose from and Lake Cares Food Pantry makes donating hassle-free! 

Regular and One Time Donations

You can donate online by setting up a monthly auto-deduct program from your checking account through our online processing page or you can donate a 1-time gift online. All transactions are secure. In all cases, you will receive a receipt.


If you prefer writing a check you can mail your donation directly to us. Please make your checks payable to Lake Cares, Inc., and mail to 2001 W. Old Hwy 441, Ste 1, Mount Dora, FL 32757 

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

Donating to Lake Cares is a beautiful way to honor a person or mark a special occasion. When you donate to honor someone special, Lake Cares will notify the recipient of your tribute by sending a beautiful card of acknowledgement. All tribute or memorial gifts should include address information of the person(s) the donor wishes to receive the notification of their thoughtful tribute/memorial gift. A tribute or memorial gift is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Legacy Gifts

Be a strong and vocal advocate for the hungry and continue to make a positive impact well into the future by leaving a legacy gift to Lake Cares.

Beneficiary Designations in Wills and Bequests, Life Insurance, Retirement Plans and Bank Account (POD’s), Gifts of Real Estate can be pre-arranged to honor your Legacy. Ask your legal advisor to make the arrangements. To make legacy giving easy and ensure all your wishes are honored for years to come, the Mount Dora Community Trust will help you when you give to the Lake Cares Community Fund.

Lake Cares is a not for profit, 501 C (3) organization. Please consult your financial advisor about the tax benefits available to you with charitable giving.