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:
• Medical support in conjunction with the South Lake Community Health Center.
• Educational/Training opportunities
• Assistance in applying for food stamps, Medicaid and Emergency Assistance.
Focus on a true and faithful volunteer - Bob Gurbaski.
He greets clients at the front desk with a smile and a willingness to help. Bob moved to Florida in 1969 from Buffalo, New York. His wife is deceased, and he has one daughter and one granddaughter.
In his “previous” life, he was an accountant-bookkeeper. You might say that he is very savvy with that sort of thing. And now in Florida, he has volunteered in two different stints. Of course, he remembers the “old place,” that “hole in the wall.”
When asked about his memorable experiences with FNC, he replied, “…serving people in need and their gratefulness.” And he does his job with sincere devotion.
One of Bob’s hobbies is gardening and watching things grow. He also volunteers with wheelchair athletics. Due to an accident a number of years ago, he lost part of one leg and started playing wheelchair basketball. He has become an inspiration to other with challenges. It’s now what they can’t do but what they can do.
Thank you, Bob, for your faithful service.
News and Coming Events
Watch for new Financial and Nutrition Classes coming soon.
There are many ways to donate to the center: Donate Money, Food, 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 your time by volunteering to help in many different ways. Call the Center for information.