Lake Cares

Lake Cares Drop-off Saturday, January 30 Our next non-perishable food drop-off for Lake Cares will be Saturday, January 30 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  The location is Gilbert Park near downtown Mt. Dora and at the corner of Liberty and Grandview.  Look for the playground equipment and your TC friends will be there to collect and will drop off to Lake Cares the same morning.  Please wear your mask and let’s be careful.  Lake Cares is always in need of the following:  pasta and spaghetti sauce, soups of every flavor, canned meats and fish such as tuna and chicken, baked beans, beans, chili, baby food, fresh produce and fruit, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, laundry and dish detergent, and diapers for babies and adults.

While we often discuss “pounds” when TC friends donate to Lake Cares, this measurement represents lots of neighbors who are food insecure. This alliance with Lake Cares and donating have been going on for many years, so you have literally fed thousands of people when they needed us. On December 12 alone you donated 362 pounds of non-perishables, bringing our year-to-date total to 2,600 pounds donated. Your generosity and compassion are appreciated. Even during the pandemic you increased your pound donations from 1,800 last year to 2,600 this year, a 40% increase. Thank you!

Lake Cares Food Pantry  "We are an independent community food pantry governed by a Board of Directors comprised of representatives from local businesses and residents who care about our mission. We provide food and other necessary items directly to the people who need assistance in Lake County, Florida. We could not do what we do without the support of a generous community and guidance of the Second Harvest Food Bank, who primarily acts as the storehouse for millions of pounds of food and other products distributed to Central Florida food pantries."

2001 West Old Highway 441, 
Suite #1

Mount Dora, Florida  32757

A letter to Triangle Connection from the Executive Director of Lake Cares:

The reason I'm writing today is to thank The Triangle Connection for supporting our cause.  I know that your membership has been donating canned goods and other items on a monthly basis for several years now, and you deserve to be recognized for that.
Please pass on my appreciation to all the fine people in your organization.  Let them know that the recipients of their generosity are really thankful for what your members are doing.
Lake Cares is fortunate to be staffed by more than 175 dedicated volunteers.  And, because of actions taken by groups such as yours, we were able to provide much needed food in 2017 to 36,201 children and adults in 10,695 families*.  With your continued support, there's no doubt we will exceed those numbers this year.
I urge you to keep up the spirit of giving.  Needy people in Lake County depend on the goodness of kind-hearted individuals such as the folks in The Triangle Connection.  You are making a difference.
Once again, thank you very much for what you've accomplished thus far and for all your future efforts.
Irene O'Malley
Executive Director
*Irene O'Malley updated her letter with 2017 statistics.