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By Stuart Wilson
Construction for the new 6,000 square foot FAITH Neighborhood Center (FNC) facility in Groveland began two months ago and is slowly taking shape. It is expected to be ready by the Fall. For the staff and volunteers in the FNC location the opening date cannot arrive too soon.

The FAITH Neighborhood Center provides direct assistance, such as food, clothes, small appliances, and financial support for utility payments and medical treatment; assistance in filing for food stamps and Medicaid; and scholarships for job training programs to support low-income families and needy individuals in South Lake County.

The FNC has typically served between 600-800 families each month and hopes to be able to provide improved food delivery and services to even more families in the new facility. The new facility's design allows for greater food storage space as well as easier food delivery and pick-up for clients.

For example, the FNC hopes to have the space and resources to acquire chiller refrigerators that will allow them to make fresh produce available to their clients, something they have been unable to do.

In addition to improved food delivery operations, their additional space will allow the FNC to host their own workshops and life skills training programs such as budgeting, computer training, effective job searching, English as a second language, good nutrition, and healthy habits.

Expanded service delivery capability will drive a significant need for even more volunteers as well as food and monetary contributions. As a result, the FNC is fine-tuning its operations and fundraising procedures to make them more efficient and effective.

The FNC is actively looking for more sponsors for activities like their 15th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on October 28 at the Sanctuary Ridge Golf Course.

The FNC is also looking at ways to leverage social media outlets to make South Lake County residents more aware of its activities and garner their support.

For more information about the FNC, contact Barb Olds, Acting Executive Director, at 352-429-1200, or visit the FNC website at www.faithneighborhoodcenter.com.


With exterior walls complete, workers can begin construction of the new FAITH Neighborhood Center facility in Groveland. The building is expected to be operational by fall. (Photo by Stuart Wilson, Mango Tree Arts)
FAITH Neighborhood Center
FAITH Neighborhood Center is on track for
fall 2016 completion of its new warehouse facility
By Stuart Wilson Construction for the new 6,000 square foot FAITH Neighborhood Center (FNC) facility in Groveland began two months ago and is slowly taking shape. It is expected to be ready by the Fall. For the staff and volunteers in the FNC location the opening date cannot arrive too soon.  The FAITH Neighborhood Center provides direct assistance, such as food, clothes, small appliances, and financial support for utility payments and medical treatment; assistance in filing for food stamps and Medicaid; and scholarships for job training programs to support low-income families and needy individuals in South Lake County.  The FNC has typically served between 600-800 families each month and hopes to being able to provide improved food delivery and services to even more families in the new facility. The new facility's design allows for greater food storage space as well as easier food delivery and pick-up for clients.  For example, the FNC hopes to have the space and resources to acquire chiller refrigerators that will allow them to make fresh produce available to their clients, something they have been unable to do.  In addition to improved food delivery operations, their additional space will allow the FNC to host their own workshops and life skills training programs such as budgeting, computer training, effective job searching, English as a second language, good nutrition, and healthy habits.  Expanded service delivery capability will drive a significant need for even more volunteers as well as food and monetary contributions. As a result, the FNC is fine-tuning its operations and fundraising procedures to make them more efficient and effective.  The FNC is actively looking for more sponsors for activities like their 15th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on October 28 at the Sanctuary Ridge Golf Course.  The FNC is also looking at ways to leverage social media outlets to make South Lake County residents more aware of its activities and garner their support.  For more information about the FNC, contact Barb Olds, Acting Executive Director, at 352-429-1200, or visit the FNC website at www.faithneighborhoodcenter.com.
By Stuart Wilson Construction for the new 6,000 square foot FAITH Neighborhood Center (FNC) facility in Groveland began two months ago and is slowly taking shape. It is expected to be ready by the Fall. For the staff and volunteers in the FNC location the opening date cannot arrive too soon.  The FAITH Neighborhood Center provides direct assistance, such as food, clothes, small appliances, and financial support for utility payments and medical treatment; assistance in filing for food stamps and Medicaid; and scholarships for job training programs to support low-income families and needy individuals in South Lake County.  The FNC has typically served between 600-800 families each month and hopes to being able to provide improved food delivery and services to even more families in the new facility. The new facility's design allows for greater food storage space as well as easier food delivery and pick-up for clients.  For example, the FNC hopes to have the space and resources to acquire chiller refrigerators that will allow them to make fresh produce available to their clients, something they have been unable to do.  In addition to improved food delivery operations, their additional space will allow the FNC to host their own workshops and life skills training programs such as budgeting, computer training, effective job searching, English as a second language, good nutrition, and healthy habits.  Expanded service delivery capability will drive a significant need for even more volunteers as well as food and monetary contributions. As a result, the FNC is fine-tuning its operations and fundraising procedures to make them more efficient and effective.  The FNC is actively looking for more sponsors for activities like their 15th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on October 28 at the Sanctuary Ridge Golf Course.  The FNC is also looking at ways to leverage social media outlets to make South Lake County residents more aware of its activities and garner their support.  For more information about the FNC, contact Barb Olds, Acting Executive Director, at 352-429-1200, or visit the FNC website at www.faithneighborhoodcenter.com.
FAITH Neighborhood Center
The exterior of the 6,000 square foot facility is nearly complete. Meanwhile, workers must still contend with cramped quarters at their old building where Second Harvest recently delivered pallets of food. The pallets are then unloaded by volunteers for distribution to needy families. (Photos by Stuart Wilson, Mango Tree Arts)
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