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FAITH NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

Feed And Instruct The Hungry

A Food Bank and Service Center for those in need serving the needs of South Lake County, Florida

FAITH NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
14727 Timber Village Road
Groveland, FL 34735
352-429-1200
info@faithneighborhoodcenter.com

Operating  Hours
Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday
9 am to noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:
1 pm to 4 pm: Thursday

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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:

• Food
• Medical support in conjunction with the South Lake Community Health Center.
• Educational/Training opportunities
• Assistance in applying for food stamps, Medicaid and Emergency Assistance.

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Focus on a true and faithful volunteer -- Rae Starke.

Rae is the pantry’s volunteer coordinator. With so many volunteers coming from vastly different backgrounds, they bring very rich experiences. Rae was born in Larvik, Norway and came to America in 1952 when she was five years old. Not speaking any English, Rae learned quickly and flourished.

During her professional career, she was a legal secretary, working at a bank and even for a judge among other responsibilities. Rae is obviously well-versed in her background. She began with FNC in March of 2016. As FAITH neighborhood pantry volunteer coordinator, she brings a disciplined approach to her position to make sure that the pantry’s protocol is working. She claims that her big job is to make sure that the pantry is staffed because so many more families are needing assistance.

When asked what some of her most memorable experiences have been, she said that what she remembers with the greatest satisfaction was during Irma’s unwelcomed visit. And she remembers working with the so many people in dire straits. Being able to help those in need after the hurricane with emergency water and food, brought great joy. Another very busy day was right before Thanksgiving when 86 families were processed. When possible, she has the help of her daughters and grandchildren.

Rae had three daughters and one son. Her son died unexpectedly several years ago, and her husband died shortly thereafter. She has five grandchildren. Currently, she is looking after her 102-year-old mother who is at Clermont Nursing Home under the care of Hospice and she still has time for FNC.

Thank you, Rae, for your loving and faithful service to others in need.



News and Coming Events

Chili Cookoff 
March 10, 2018 
5:30 pm 

Clermont Waterfront Park

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We invite you to partner with FAITH NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER for the 2018 Pig on the Pond Chili Cook off -- an annual event held at Waterfront Park in Clermont each spring.  The proceeds benefit FNC, which was founded in 1972 and provides support to economically disadvantaged families and indivudals across South Lake County.

Five sponsorship options are available: from $500 to $2500.  Click HERE to learn more about sponsorships and/or register as a sponsor. Enter your favorite chili in the contest.  Click Here for more info.
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Our next cooking class will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Education Room.

Register by contacting Sondra Green at 352-429-1200 or email specialprojects@
faithneighborhoodcenter.com


This free event is presented by South Lake Hospital.

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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.

Donate Money

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

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

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

Donate your time by volunteering to help in many different ways.  Call the Center for information.

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Our Center received the Outstanding Non Profit Organization in Lake County award in 2017
Services Given During the First Nine Months of 2017
Families Served

7007
Seniors

2498
Children

10745
Individuals
Served
24980
Pounds Food

324740
© 2018 Faith Neighborhood Center, 14727 Timber Village Road, Groveland, FL 34753. The Center is a non profit 501(C) organization.