The FAITH (Feed And Instruct The Hungry) Neighborhood Center (FNC) in Groveland has been providing assistance to families in need since 1974. Their regular hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to noon and Thursday from 1pm-4pm. While we are able to help a great many people during these hours, thanks to the generous donations of funds, food and service from members of South Lake County, organizations and grants, those with needs must come to us.
In an endeavor to help in areas where people cannot always come to us, a satellite food drop is scheduled periodically in the parking lot of Wootson Temple, 918 Scott St in Clermont. This site is manned by FNC volunteers and other volunteers from the community. The Clermont police department has been very helpful at this site, along with Chick-Fil-A of Clermont, who also provided lunch for the volunteers at the last distribution.
All food distributed is provided by Second Harvest Food Bank and usually consist of fresh vegetables, meat, bread products and water. Other foods are provided according to what they have available at the time. For the July distribution, Second Harvest provided 20,000 pounds of food which was given to several hundred people who came by looking for help. Food is totally free to all in need who come to pick it up. Distribution time is 11am and lasts until the food runs out or 1pm whichever is later.
If you are in need of food now, please visit our Groveland location at Timber Village Road, just off Hwy 50 in Groveland.
If you are able to volunteer at the Center or at a future satellite food drop, please visit our website at www.faithneighborhoodcenter.com or Facebook page www.facebook.com/FNC123 for how you can help or visit the Center during normal working hours for a tour. You’ll be surprised by all the good things you see happening right here in Groveland.