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Food Pantry Sees Client Numbers Increase after SNAP Cuts- Video

Private groups and organizations who try to assist the elderly by providing food have seen an increase in the number of people who seek their services, particularly since Nov. 1 when SNAP cuts took effect. That is true for us here at ElderPoint Ministries and the food pantry we operate in collaboration with St. David’s […]

ElderPoint Will Serve 200+ Hot Meals in Mulberry Dec.18

ElderPoint Ministries and St. David’s Episcopal Church – who officially opened their Mulberry food pantry Dec. 4 – invite Mulberry residents in need to join them for a hot and hearty holiday lunch Dec. 18. Approximately 200 individuals were fed at their Thanksgiving luncheon and even more are expected to attend December’s. The holiday luncheon […]

Government Shutdown Threatens Food Pantries- Video

During the recent government shutdown, news outlets reported on the potential effect the shutdown could have on area food pantries, including the one run by ElderPoint Ministries in partnership with St. David’s Episcopal Church in Lakeland. The USDA buys food and sends it to the state. The state then distributes it to area food banks […]

Food Pantries Brace for Government Shutdown- Video

WFLA reporter Rod Carter visited our food pantry in October to discuss how the government shutdown might impact our ability to provide services to thousands of senior citizens in the greater Lakeland area.  

LCS RISE Students Bring Holiday Cheer to Elderly

LCS RISE students donated poinsettia for seniors in downtown Lakeland.  Many said this was their only holiday decoration this year.  The seniors were delighted by handmade cards and proudly displayed them for the camera.  ElderPoint distributed the plants on behalf of the students.  This was a wonderfully creative way for the students to brighten the […]

Media Outlets Visit Food Pantry

Local TV stations have been so kind to us lately by including us in stories about how the government shutdown might have hindered food pantries’ ability to feed the needy, and how SNAP cuts are making more people food insecure. Here are some photos from recent media visits.

Food Pantry Marks Mulberry Expansion With Thanksgiving Lunch

ElderPoint Ministries and St. David’s Episcopal Church invites Mulberry residents in need to join them for a hot and hearty Thanksgiving lunch Nov. 20. With a new food pantry in the works, the meal marks the expansion into Mulberry. The Thanksgiving luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1525 N. Church […]

Holiday Volunteer Help Needed At ElderPoint Ministries

The holiday season ushers in a wealth of charitable opportunities, and we here at ElderPoint Ministries have plenty for you and your groups/organizations to take advantage of. ElderPoint seeks volunteers for the following dates: Monday, Nov. 18 • Help needed in the food pantry, located in St. David’s Episcopal Church, 145 E. Edgewood Drive from […]

Brewz Crewz Cruises in to Downtown Lakeland

LAKELAND, FLORIDA — Craft Beer is all the rage these days, and the Brewz Crewz Craft Beer Festival in downtown Lakeland Feb. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. is a way to learn about and enjoy a wide range of craft beers from throughout the country. This year’s event boasts a beefed-up VIP experience that […]

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