Concerned about families who have lost their jobs or had an economic downturn due to COVID-19, the city of Mount Dora employees prepared boxes of pre-packaged meals to deliver to those in need this summer.
The city employees started collecting food items to donate using a suggested menu created by the Lake Cares Food Pantry, according to a news release. The employees filled boxes filled with non-perishable items to feed families of up to six people. The collective effort yielded dozens of boxes from all city departments. Each box contains breakfast, lunch and dinner items.
City employees from electric, public works, fire and police departments made the food delivery and unloaded the boxes at Saving Faith Baptist Church, 1155 N. Clayton St., on the morning of Aug. 1o. The church is run by Pastor Bobby Lowe, who will oversee the food distribution.
The event was organized byPublic Information Officer Lisa McDonald and Economic Development Coordinator Misty Sommer.