Archive for the 'food pantry' Tag

Mark Your Calendars for the 5th Annual Brewz Crewz Event

Our next Brewz Crewz Craft Beer Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Check out how your attendance of this charity event supports our elderly residents of greater Lakeland. This is a story that WFLA reporter Rod Carter did last year. Stay tuned for information on how to purchase tickets for next year’s festival!

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 […]

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.  

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.

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