Pictured:  (L to R) Frank Bravate, TOVA Treasurer, Danny McQueen, TOVA Vice Commander, Trish Kry, FNC Executive Director, and Sheldon Krieger, TOVA Commander.

By Marty Proctor

Trilogy Orlando Veterans Association (TOVA) made a donation to South Lake food bank FAITH Neighborhood Center (FNC).  TOVA officers visited FNC last week delivering a $1,000 check from the group.  “This will feed 100 families of four 3 meals a day for four days,” stated Patricia Kry Executive Director FNC.  “That is 4800 meals.”

Danny McQueen, TOVA Vice Commander added, “our group leads the way when it comes to supporting various veteran organizations and community causes.  TOVA supports the mission of FNC to Feed And Instruct The Hungry (FAITH).”  The group is comprised of approximately 200 veterans and associates residing at Trilogy Orlando off highway 27 in Groveland.  Among the causes the group supports are Flags for Fallen Vets which places flags at the gravesite of every veteran at Bushnell National Cemetery, Games For Troops in Afghanistan and Adopt-A-Highway clean up on Wilson Lake Parkway as well as many other local causes.

Four-pallets of low cost cereal

FNC offers weekly food assistance through its food bank.  Medical support in conjunction with the South Lake Community Health Center.  On-site educational and training opportunities.  Assistance in applying for food stamps, Medicaid and Emergency Assistance.

There are many ways to help the patrons at FNC.  Cash donations allow volunteers and staff to purchase much-needed food. The center, through Second Harvest, the USDA and other agencies and partners can generally purchase food at a much lower cost than you can…often at less than 10% of the retail cost at the grocery.  So your cash contribution goes a long way.

Learn more at faithneighborhoodcenter.com, call at 352-429-1200, or visit at 14727 Timber Village Road in Groveland.


Marty Proctor and his side-kick Hoover

Marty Proctor is a writer for the South Lake Tablet covering Groveland and the surrounding area. His primary interests are the local impact of city and county government, local growth management, tracking area charitable groups and sharing factual information.

Marty is a long-time resident on Lake Emma north of Groveland doing public information consulting, social media marketing and freelance writing as well as fishing, bowling, and caring for wife Julie and dachshund Georgia.