City employees started collecting food items to donate using a suggested menu created by the Lake Cares Food Pantry. Employees created boxes filled with non-perishable items that will feed families up to six people.
According to city officials in a press release Thursday, “The collective effort yielded dozens of boxes from all departments. Each box contains breakfast, lunch and dinner items that families can stock their pantries with.”
All the boxes that were put together will be donated to Saving Faith Baptist Church at 1155 North Clayton Street. The church, led by Pastor Bobby Rowe, will be distributed to families in the area who have either lost their jobs or had an economic downturn due to COVID-19.
On Aug. 10, City employees, in an effort to help the community, will load the boxes and make a delivery to the church at 10 a.m. Employees from several departments including Electric, Public Works, Fire, and Police will then unload the boxes at the site.
The event was organized by Mount Dora’s Public Information Officer Lisa McDonald and Economic Development Coordinator Misty Sommer.