Every day a family or individual experiences hardships. Rent or utility increases, sickness or death, unemployment or homelessness are life-changing events that are never planned or welcomed, but there is help and hope.
The Center provides many opportunities for friends to help our Neighbors in Need. Find your passion and join the neighborhood today!
Hunger knows no boundaries – it touches every community. Every day more of our neighbors have to make the difficult choice of purchasing food for their family or paying for other needs including insurance, rent, utilities, medicine and more. Your donation of food and monies helps The Center provide food security for thousands of children, adults, seniors and veterans each month.
For every dollar donated, we can provide a family with enough groceries for 10 meals including fresh produce and bread. Your cash donation not only provides food security to more than 1,500 families each month, it provides hope.
Food donations are equally important for our neighbors in need. To learn more about making a food donation or organizing a food drive, please click here.
Please give today because no one should go hungry! Thank you!
Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.
– Helen Dyer
Become a Volunteer
Our mission is delivered by dedicated and caring volunteers who generously give their time and/or talent to help our neighbors!
We have several opportunities for our friends to volunteer including helping in our pantry or special events. If you are interested in learning more, please click here for more information and be prepared to not only change a life, but change your own, too.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
– Winston Churchill
Our Community Partners represent many wonderful groups, clubs and organizations who believe as we do that no one should go hungry. Whether organizing a food drive or fundraiser or investing in our mission through community grants, we are most fortunate to be chosen by these incredible partners. For more, please email Sharon or call (352) 429-1200 x 107.
Join us and help our neighbors in need!
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
– Henry Ford
When your Company (big or small) partners with the Neighborhood Center, you not only align with a respected and credible nonprofit organization, but also South Lake County’s largest food pantry. Our Corporate Partnership packages are designed to help meet the goals of both the Center and the Company with benefits that support the Company’s ROI as well as team building (e.g., work parties). Let us develop a partnership for your company.
It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.
– Mother Teresa
Over five decades ago, a very special group of six women from First United Methodist Church of Clermont were volunteering in their church and decided they could do more to help our neighbors in need.
Their compassion and kindness started this mission of care that continues today. Our many Faith Partners are an important part of their legacy, helping The Center serve the most vulnerable through donations, food drives, volunteering and referrals about our programs.
Our events are a fun way to support the Center and include your family and friends.
We are currently planning two events for the Fall and will have more information soon (stay tuned)! For questions or information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sharon at (352) 429-1200 x 107.