A Food Bank and Service Center for those in need serving the needs of South Lake County, Florida
The FAITH Neighborhood Center was founded in 1972 and has been in continuous operation since opening. The Center has grown until now we have over 100 active volunteers. Our dedicated volunteers allow us to keep the costs of running the Center with a small part-time staff as low as possible.
We provide support to low income families and individuals in South Lake County– Mascotte, Groveland, Clermont, Minneola, Montverde and points in between and south to the county line.
We offer several kinds of assistance:
• Clothing, small appliances, and miscellaneous household items
• Financial support to families about to have their utilities turned off.
• Medical support in conjunction with the South Lake Family Health Center.
• Educational/Training opportunities
• Assistance in applying for food stamps, Medicaid and Emergency Assistance.
Sondra Green is a volunteer who spends countless hours volunteering for the Center. Sondra is trained in all aspects of the Center and has worked in every department. She currently handles Client Case Management, is our Fundraising Coordinator, assists in Daily Operations and does whatever else our Executive Director can think up for her to do.
Thanks Sondra for your outstanding service to the needs of our clients.
News and Coming Events
Saturday, May 13 was our annual Postal Food Drive. Thanks to the US Post Office and our dedicated volunteers we have received almost 26,000 pounds of food to give to our clients. This food is essential to get us through the summer months. We thank all those who made this year's drive the best ever! A special thanks to those who are continuing to sort food long after the drive is over!
Monteverde Academy Lower School recently conducted a Food Drive for the Center. Under the direction of Meristell Shackelford, the Dean of Lower School, the students collected and donated a large supply of food to the Center. Thank you all.
There are many ways to donate to the center: Donate Money, Food, Household Items, or your time. Or become a Partner of the Center. Click on the Ways to Help menu at the top of each page to learn how.
Donating to the Center is easy. Donate by using your favorite credit card by clicking the DONATE MONEY NOW button below or just send a check to the Center.
Donate food through your favorite participating Church or just bring your food to the Center side door. A good alternative is to donate money for food, providing a 10-1 payback.
Donate household items such as linens, books, decorative items, kitchen supplies, small appliances, etc. No furniture please. Bring your donations to the right side door at the Center.
Donate your time by volunteering to help in many different ways. Call the Center for information.