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Christian Food Pantry
Lady Lake, FL 32159

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. In 1998, Jane Waters and Vernie Miller, members of NLPC, witnessed poverty in the Lady Lake area. They noticed neighbors doing without basic food staples. The two decided they would take action. The Christian Food Pantry was born. The Villages formed a partnership with NLPC and built an 1150 square foot building in one day! The idea turned into reality and the pantry opened to help local families in need with supplemental groceries. The pantry quickly became an important ministry of North Lake Presbyterian Church helping hundreds of local families. In 2010 pantry volunteers realized that some clients were facing giving up their family pet because they couldn’t afford pet food. In many cases, the pet is the sole company for senior clients. The pantry decided to expand it mission to include assisting clients with pet food. In 2013 through your generosity and partnerships with local stores through Feed Hope Now (Second Harvest), 264,000 pounds of food was distributed to our 11,500 clients. In January 2014 the pantry helped 458 local families, representing over 1200 individuals, about one third have a family pet. All are trying to make ends meet with poverty level income, either from working, social security income or disability income. Most are doing as much as they are able to help themselves. They all appreciate the help provided by the pantry and don’t hesitate to let us know.