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The pantry is a ministry of North Lake Presbyterian Church which opened in 1998. Our supplemental grocery program for local families in need, improves their quality of life, helps sustain health, good nutrition, energy, human dignity and the opportunity for family members to meet their full potential.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Holidays Fast Approaching.........

We have been quite busy this year assisting 2918 families representing 8227 individuals as of September 30, 2012.  We have had 270 new families register for services this year.  Fortunately, thanks to this wonderful giving community we have been able to keep pace but our shelves are sparce currently.

A big THANK YOU goes out to all of you who are so generous in organizing food drives, collecting food and donations for us.  We could not survive without your support.

We will be giving out Thanksgiving Dinner Bags to our clients beginning the 1st of November when they come in for their monthly supplements.
We hope to provide each family with the following items:

10 - 12 lb Turkey
Cranberry Sauce
Stuffing Mix
Canned Sweet Potatoes
Boxed Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
Fruit Cocktail
Pumpkin or other Boxed Desert Mix

Your donations of these items or funds to purchase items are both needed and much appreciated!

Thanks and May God Bless You.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pantry Update:  August 2012

In July the pantry hit a record for clients served in one month and new families added!  We assisted 378 families representing 1122 individuals!  To date in 2012 through your support, we have been able to help a total of 2203 families - 6181 individuals!   We added 55 new clients to our roster.  Our families have 325 children under the age of 18.   Unfortunately this is not good news and is reflective of our current economic state. 

A big THANK YOU goes out to all of you who support the Christian Food Pantry including Sweetbay Supermarket in The Villages, Publix Groceries in The Villages, our many Church supporters along with those clubs and individuals in the area who so graciously donate!  Because of you, those less fortunate are able to have food on their table.

Upcoming Food Drives:
       The Daily Sun - August 2012
       First Baptist Church & Publix - September 22, 2012
       The Villages Golf and Country Clubs - September 17 - 23, 2012

May God bless you and yours.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Pantry Update - June 2012

Much has been happening at the pantry these days.  We are computerizing our records to better track our numbers and our demographics of those served.  By knowing our clients better, we hope to serve their needs better.  

The Christian Food Pantry has now been approved as a partner with Second Harvest of Central Florida.  By partnering with Second Harvest we will be able to puchase some grocery items at a much lower cost than normal retail purchasing.  We will also have access to some "Free" items.

January 1 to May 31, 2012 the pantry has helped 1491 families with supplemental groceries!  These families represent 4097 men, women and children.  We are seeing our demographics change with younger famlies with children moving into the Lady Lake area.

Thank you for your support of the pantry and for your interest in helping those less fortunate.  May God Bless you and yours today and always.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

March Happenings

In March, the pantry assisted 263 families, 773 individuals with supplemental groceries!  We were able to do this thanks to the wonderful generosity of individuals, clubs and businesses in Lady Lake and surrounding areas.  Thank you so much for your tremendous support.

Our next major food drive is the Postal Service food drive on Saturday May 12th.  If you can, please fill the grocery bag your postal carrier leaves at your mail box.  Food collected during this drive helps us get through the summer months when children are out of school.

Items most needed this month are:  Soup, spaghetti sauce, mac and cheese and pet food.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Thank You!

We just want to thank everyone for their support of the Christian Food Pantry.  Our community is truly one of giving and helping others.  In February we assisted 293 families with supplemental groceries.  These families represent 776 men, woman and children whose lives were changed by your generosity!

Our special requested items this month are:  TUNA FISH,  CANNED CHICKEN, and SOUP.

May God bless you and yours.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Serving over 350 families each month!

In 2011 the pantry assisted almost 10,000 individuals with supplemental groceries!  We averaged 285 families each month but peaked at over 350 during a couple of months.  This represents and increase of about 100 families more each month than in 2010.

The pantry is always in need of food and monetary donations.  If you would like to help, a list of current items needed is posted on this site. 

Check donations are also accepted and much appreciated.  Please make your check payable to:
NLPC/Christian Food Pantry.  Checks may be mailed to the address listed above.

May God Bless You and Yours!
Carrol Neal,

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sweetbay Comes Through Again for Christian Food Pantry

On Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 the Christian Food Pantry was blessed with a major donation from local Sweetbay Supermarket! Staff and customers of the Sweetbay Supermarket in The Villages, FL provided 1818 Box Out Hunger packages filled with non-perishable food items including Chicken Noodle Soup, Peanut Butter, Cereal, Sauce, Mac & Cheese, Rice, Oatmeal and other items valued at $10 per box. The food boxes will be distributed by the Christian Food Pantry in Lady Lake to local area clients. The pantry provides about 350 families supplemental groceries each month. Thank you Sweetbay!

Items Currently Needed

  • Beans - Canned or Dry
  • Cake Mix
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Canned Tuna, Chicken and Salmon
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Frosting
  • Fruit
  • Gritts
  • Jelly
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Meals in a Box - Hamburger Helper
  • Pancake Mix
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soup
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Toilet Paper