Lake Cares
  • Lake Cares drop off Saturdays, March 27 and April 24 from 9 a.m. - 11 .m.  The location for the March and April drop-offs is Gilbert Park at the corner of Liberty and Grandview, which is near downtown Mt. Dora. Look for the playground equipment and your TC friends will be there to greet you and collect your donations. 
  • How to make donations to Lake Cares before our next TC-planned drop off?  Several friends have asked how can they donate to Lake Cares before our next TC-planned drop off.  You can make food donations in person at their office at 2001 W. Old U.S. Hwy 441, Mt. Dora.  We suggest you call their office at 352-383-0100 to find out when staff will be there to receive your donations.  Also, you can make donations on line at: Donate Now Lake Cares Food Pantry
  • January's Lake Cares drop off resulted in 500 pounds of food donatedThis equates to lots of meals.  Thank you!
  • Lake Cares is always in need of the following pasta and spaghetti sauce, soups of every flavor, canned meats and fish such as tuna and chicken, baked beans, beans, chili, baby food, fresh produce and fruit, canned fruits and vegetables, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, laundry and dish detergent, and diapers for babies and adults.
  • 2020 Totals You donated 2,600 pounds in food last year. Just think about that: even during the pandemic you increased your donations from 1800 pounds in 2019 to 2600 pounds in 2020, a 40% increase. Thank you!  We are off to a great start with 500 pounds collected in January alone.
Lake Cares Food Pantry "We are an independent community food pantry governed by a Board of Directors comprised of representatives from local businesses and residents who care about our mission. We provide food and other necessary items directly to the people who need assistance in Lake County, Florida. We could not do what we do without the support of a generous community and guidance of the Second Harvest Food Bank, who primarily acts as the storehouse for millions of pounds of food and other products distributed to Central Florida food pantries."

2001 West Old Highway 441, 
Suite #1

Mount Dora, Florida  32757

A letter to Triangle Connection from the Executive Director of Lake Cares:

The reason I'm writing today is to thank The Triangle Connection for supporting our cause.  I know that your membership has been donating canned goods and other items on a monthly basis for several years now, and you deserve to be recognized for that.
Please pass on my appreciation to all the fine people in your organization.  Let them know that the recipients of their generosity are really thankful for what your members are doing.
Lake Cares is fortunate to be staffed by more than 175 dedicated volunteers.  And, because of actions taken by groups such as yours, we were able to provide much needed food in 2017 to 36,201 children and adults in 10,695 families*.  With your continued support, there's no doubt we will exceed those numbers this year.
I urge you to keep up the spirit of giving.  Needy people in Lake County depend on the goodness of kind-hearted individuals such as the folks in The Triangle Connection.  You are making a difference.
Once again, thank you very much for what you've accomplished thus far and for all your future efforts.
Irene O'Malley
Executive Director
*Irene O'Malley updated her letter with 2017 statistics.