Food Resources

LC-logo-Print-CMYK – CopyVillages GrownGood food builds good nutrition, which builds healthy living. Yet, the average price of a fast food meal is far less than a meal cooked with fresh veggies. If you are struggling to buy good food or are in a situation in which all food has become not something you can afford, there are many resources in both Lake and Sumter County. The below list of Food Bank and Food Pantries in our communities will be of value. This list is updated regularly, but please do call your resource of choice first, to ensure current hours, availability, or guidelines for distribution.

Lake County Food Pantries


Altoona Baptist Church – 352-669-2806
42226 State Road 19, Altoona FL  32702
OPEN:  1st & 3rd Thursday each week    9:00am-noon (Altoona residents)


Astatula Baptist Church – 352-742-2221
13239 Florida Ave, Astatula FL  34705
OPEN:   Wednesday each week 9:00am-3:00pm (one visit per month)


Clermont Baptist Church – 352-242-0919
His Hands Food and Clothing Pantry
16115 Old Hwy 50, Clermont FL  34711 –
OPEN: 3rd Sat. each month 11:00A-1:00P (food distributed, lunch served)


Outward Sign Food Pantry – 352-989-4426 Closed till possibly August
1203 West State Hwy 50, Clermont FL  34711
OPEN: Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9:00am-1:00pm (food by appointment only)


Real Life Christian Church – 352-394-3553
1501 Steve’s Road, Clermont FL  34711
OPEN:   Monday – Friday each week 9:00am-1:00pm/Wednesday closes at noon (food distributed and lunch served)


Redemption Worship Center – 352-404-6037
1203 West State Hwy 50, Clermont FL  34711
OPEN: Fridays 5pm-7pm – Food including Produce and Meat


Agape Food Pantry
Lake Eustis Christian Church – 352-357-2235
315 East Orange Ave, Eustis, FL  32726
OPEN:   Tuesday and Thursday each week 9:30am-11:30
Must be Lake County and fill out application
Agape House – 352-357-2351
320 Magnolia, Eustis, FL  32726
OPEN: Tues. & Thurs. each week 9:30A-11:30A (by appointment only)

Lake Cares Mobile Pantry – (no phone on site)
Bates Neighborhood Resource Center
1128 Clifford Street, Eustis, FL  32726
OPEN:   2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 9:00am-11:00am


Lake County Missons Thrift Store –352-357-7201
415 N. Grove Street, Eustis, FL  32726
OPEN:  Sundays,  Pastry on the Porch 12 noon- Free
Mon and Thurs 10 am take first 15 families


Orange Avenue Church of Christ – 352-357-6616
1115 East Orange Ave, Eustis, FL  32726
OPEN:   4th Saturday of each month 9:00am-110:30 am prepared boxes


St. Mary of the Lakes Church/St. Vincent DePaul 352-589-2603
218 Oklawaha Ave, Eustis, FL  32726 (behind the church)
Appointment ONLY


W.I.N. Ministries Food Pantry – 352-589-0035
612 S. Bay Street, Eustis, FL  32726
OPEN: 3rd Tues. each month 11:00A-3:00P (serving everyone, no ID)


First Presbyterian Church Eustis – 352-357-2833
Center Street Kitchen
117 S. CENTER STREET, Eustis
OPEN: Fridays 11 am – 12:30each week, Hot Meals TO-GO 


Act of Hope Ministries – 352-434-5267
1011 E Hazzard Ave, Eustis, 32726
OPEN: 2nd Wednesday 9:00-12:00

Fruitland Park:

Beyond the Walls – 352-365-2552
Heritage Community Church
609 West Berkman Street, Fruitland Park, FL  34731
OPEN:   Monday, Wednesday and Thursday each week 10:00am-noon (appointment only)    (Fruitland Park and Leesburg residents only)


Community United Methodist Church – 352-787-1829
309 College Ave, Fruitland Park, FL  34731
OPEN:   Tuesday and Thursday each week 1:00pm-3:00pm


Life Church, House of Hope – 352-787-7962
4001 Picciola Road, Fruitland Park, FL  34731
OPEN: Tues. & Thurs. each week 10:00am-noon – Operated out of the Tucker home located on the property next to & just south of the church.


Northside Church – 352-326-8400
3115 Eagles Nest Road, Fruitland Park
OPEN: 1st and 3rd Thursday 1 pm – 2 pm


Faith Neighborhood Center – 352-429-1200
14727 Timber Village Rd, Groveland, FL  34736 –
OPEN each week: Tues., Wed. & Fri. 9A-noon, Thurs. 1P-4P (may get food twice a month – one time 1st-15th and second time 16th to end of month)
South Lake Residence


First Baptist Church of Groveland –352-429-2651
14727 Timber Village Road, Groveland
OPEN: Tuesday 6:00-7:30, Drive thru pantry


Lake Cares Mobile Food Pantry 352- 324-2639
420 Palm Avenue, Howey-in-the Hills
OPEN: 1st Wednesday of the month, 8:30am – 11am


Howie Community Church 352-324-2639
420 Palm Avenue, Howie-in-the-Hills
OPEN: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 8:30am – 11am

Lady Lake:

Christian Food Pantry – 352-259-0788
North Lake Presbyterian Church
103 High Ave, Lady Lake, FL  32158
OPEN: Mon, Tues, and Thurs 10am – 2 pm (Food Pantry serves those in need in Lady Lake, The Villages, Summerfield, and Weirsdale).


Lady Lake Food Distribution Center
229-237 West McClendon Rd, Lady Lake, FL  32159
OPEN:   Saturday each week 10:00am-noon


St. Timothy Catholic Church – 352-753-1455
1351 Page Place, Lady Lake, FL  32159
OPEN:   Tuesday and Thursday each week 9:00am-3:00pm
Closed for lunch 12 n – 1 pm


Catholic Community of St Paul Church – 352-787-6354
1330 Sunshine Ave, Leesburg FL  34748
Temporarily closed


Christian Care Center – 352-787-5289
1308 West Main Street, Leesburg FL  34748 –
Appointment ONLY


Come as you Are Ministries – 352-396-3570
2105 West Main Street, Leesburg
OPEN; 1st & 3rd Saturdays 10:00- 12:00 noon


First Baptist Church of Leesburg – 352-787-1005
220 N 13th St, Leesburg, FL  34748
OPEN:   Food by appointment only
Personal items, clothes, homeless items also available
Pregnancy Care Center – diapers and other infant items


Gloria Dei Lutheran Church – 352-787-3223
130 South Lone Oak Drive, Leesburg FL  34748 –
OPEN: 2nd Friday of each month.  9:30am-11:30am
Non-perishable Food Baskets distributed in the church parking lot.


Joining Hands Food Ministry – 352-267-2200
130 South Lone Oak Dr, Leesburg FL  34788
OPEN: 2nd Friday each month    9:30am-11:30am


Leesburg Food Bank – 352-326-5463
503 13th Street, Leesburg FL  34748 –
OPEN: Monday – Thursday each week  8:30 am – 12 noon (or until 35 families are served)
 (For Leesburg, Fruitland Park, and Ocklawaha residents only)


Logos Christian Fellowship – 352-638-0909
8839 County Rd 44, Leesburg FL  34788
OPEN: Last Fri of month 10 am – 1 pm


Stepping Stone Coalition – 352-988-7854
10401 US Hwy 441, Leesburg FL  34788
OPEN:   Friday each week   1 – 3 pm


The Salvation Army – 352-365-0079
2605 South Street, Leesburg FL  34748 – OPEN: Mon. – Fri. each week 8:30-11:30A & 1-4P (appointments only)

Mount Dora:

Lake Cares Mobile Pantry – (no phone on site)
Martin Luther King Memorial Center
803 Florida Ave, Mount Dora, FL  32757
OPEN:    1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 9:00am-10:00am


Lake Cares Mobile Pantry – (no phone on site)
Paisley Community Center – 24958 County Road 42, Paisley, FL  32767
OPEN:   2nd Saturday of the month, 9:00am-11:00am


First Baptist Church, Crisis Closet – 352-343-7131

124 N. Joanna Ave, Tavares, FL  32778

OPEN each week:  Friday, 10 am – 1:30 pm


First United Methodist Church of Tavares – 352-343-2761
510 W. Ianthe St. Tavares –
OPEN: Tues 10AM-11:30PM, 1st & 3rd Fri 10A-11:30PM


Good Shepherd Food Pantry – 352-343-2761
First United Methodist Church need to bring picture ID
600 West Ianthe Street, Tavares, FL  32778 –
OPEN: 1st and 3rd Friday, 10:00am-11:30 am (Sign-up for food on Tuesday, 10:00am-noon)
Bargain Box (Thrift Store) Thursday- Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm


Lake Cares Mobile Pantry – (no phone on site)
Faith Christian Fellowship Church – 1951 Dora Ave, Tavares, FL  32778
OPEN:    1st Saturday of the month, 10:00am-noon


First Baptist Church of Umatilla – 352-223-0344
Out Reach Ministry Food Panty
4 East Collins Street, Umatilla, FL  32784
OPEN:  Wednesday and Saturday of each week 9:00am-Noon
(Serves Zip Codes: 32702-32102-32720-32735-32736- 32767-32784)


Seventh Day Adventist, Hilltop Community Center –
352-409-5576 – 41444 N. Central Ave, Umatilla, FL  32784
Food Distribution: 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month 10:00am-1:00pm
Circle of Friends every Tues. for bread & pastries, 11:30am-12:30pm


Whistling Pine Church – 352-589-9622
16311 Whistling Pine Road, Umatilla, FL  32784
OPEN:   1st Tuesday of each month    9:30am-10:30

Sumter County Food Pantries


Church of the Fisherman – 352-793-4612
125 W Anderson Ave. Bushnell, FL
Served Meals:  Mon, Wed, & Thurs, 9:00am- 12pm; Tues, 5:00pm-7:00pm


First Baptist Church of Bushnell @ The Hope Center – 352-793-4612
802 N C R 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Open: Tuesdays, 9:30am- 11:30am


Hope Ministries (South Sumter residents) – 352-568-7729
5260 South US HWY 301, Bushnell, FL
OPEN; 1st & 3rd  Wednesday 9:00am – 12:00 noon


Mid Florida Community Services–Bushnell-  352-793-5234


Parsons Circle Community Outreach – 352-568-0580
138 Bushnell Plaza, Bushnell, FL


The Salvation Army of Lake & Sumter ( Emergency food only) – 352-568-2284
870 N. Main Street , Bushnell, FL 
OPEN: Monday- Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm 


United Methodist Church Bushnell – 352-793-3221
221 W Noble Ave, Bushnell, FL 
OPEN: Wednesday each week  11:00am – 1:00pm 

Lake Panasoffkee:

First Baptist Church of Lake Panasoffkee – 352-793-5510


Mid Florida Community Services- Lake Panasoffkee & Sumterville – 352-793-6111



ACCESS Florida  – 866-762-2237


Caring Hands Food Ministry – 352-748-2553
307 Hall St., Wildwood, FL
OPEN: Tuesdays, each week, 9:30am-12:30pm


Mid Florida Community Services – 352-748- 3411


Our Mother of Mercy Food Pantry
Ministry of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church – 352-748-0778
201 Barwick Street Wildwood, FL
OPEN: 2nd & 4th Fridays and Monday following 2nd and 4th Fridays, 9:00am- Noon 


Seeds of Hope UMC Wildwood– 352-748-1275
303 N Old Wire Road Wildwood, FL
OPEN: (Wildwood residents ONLY)


Wildwood Soup Kitchen – 352-748-1008
203 Barwick Street Wildwood, FL
Served Meals: Monday – Saturday Friday 11:00am- 12:30pm