FAITH Neighborhood Center was founded in 1972 and since has grown in size, love, and support. The Center now has more than 100 active, dedicated volunteers aiding low-income families and individuals in south Lake County (Clermont, Groveland, Mascotte, Minneola and Montverde), points in between and south to the county line. “FAITH”, an acronym for Feed And Instruct The Hungry, lives up to its mission.

This has been a very busy time for FAITH Neighborhood Center (FNC), helping not only their regular clients, but also anyone touched by Hurricane Irma. Center staff and volunteers supported south Lake County residents who stopped by the Center for emergency food.

The Center received 6,144 pounds of MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) and 15,840 pounds of bottled water from FEMA. It was FEMA’s designated emergency distribution center for all of south Lake County. The normal, bi-weekly delivery of 13,917 pounds of food was also available for more than 850 families that are helped each month.

The increased level of community need has affected all activity in the Center.  For example, the Center will have a higher than normal water bill this month because it provided jugs of water to residents of three local trailer parks and other individual homeowners, who were without water. This water enabled the people to continue living at home.

The Center is currently preparing for a large influx of Hurricane Maria evacuees to Central Florida from in the Caribbean. The staff is meeting with the community to be prepared for whatever comes our way.

The Center is operated by three part-time employees and a large volunteer base.  It is a 501 (c) 3 charity, receiving no government money but only donations from the public and private grants. The FNC relies on community’s support.

YOU CAN HELP!

This year the Carroll and Barbara Fulmer Golf Classic is scheduled for Friday, October 27 at the Green Valley Country Club. Proceeds will go towards the Center’s mission: Feeding and Instructing the Hungry.

  • Become a golf tourney sponsor or play in this tournament. You can have a significant effect on the Center’s ability to support families who need assistance with food or dealing with the after-effects of hurricanes. For details, visit
  • Donate to the Center. The Center can stretch each $10.00 raised into enough healthy food to feed a family of four, three meals a day, for four days
  • Bring Food and Household items such as linens, books, decorative items, kitchen supplies, small appliances (no furniture) to the Center.
  • Become A Volunteer.

Faith Neighborhood Center is located at 14727 Timber Village Rd., Groveland.

For further information, visit Faith Neighborhood Center   

Beta Theta and other service organizations in the community thank FAITH Neighborhood Center for its incredible work (Pictured: Toni Bell, Beta Theta and Trish Kry, FNC)