We take the food to those who can't come to us.
Due to the growing population of senior citizens, a few years ago we realized that there was going to be a growing group of people that would be physically unable to get to the food bank site to collect needed food items. In November 2015, we were able to raise the funds and purchase a new refrigerated van, so we would be able to take groceries, fresh produce, and fresh dairy to many who would never be able to come to us.
Our first pilot program for the POW (Pantry on Wheels) Van was started in February 2016 and a second site has been added since the end of May 2016. It is our desire that this program will continue to grow as needs are found around our community.
Hunger is a rather complex issue that holds much of the world’s family in bondage. Because of the scope of hunger, many people feel there is nothing that one person can do. People often think the tragedy is too massive for one person’s action to be effective. However, that simply isn't the case. Each one of us can make an impact on behalf of our hungry brothers and sisters.
Ten ThingsYou Can Do To Fight Hunger
While it is true that not every Christian is called to do the same thing,
each is called to do something.
7 days of food to help get through the month.
Anyone in need can come to the food bank during any of the hours listed below in order to receive approximately 7days worth of groceries along with fresh milk, eggs, and produce. Visit our "my first visit" page to see what documentation will be needed in order to be registered. We look forward to serving you.
Coming to the food bank for the first time can seem overwhelming,
but our dedicated team of volunteers are here to help you during this time.
When you first arrive, you will need to park in the Mt Olive Lutheran Church parking lot across the street from the food bank. Then, simply come through the first door in the building to enter our registration area. Someone from our registration team will assist you as soon as they are available. Here is a list of the items you will need to bring with you in order to get registered for the first time:
That's it! After your first visit, the only thing necessary is a piece of mailpost-marked/dated within 90 days that has your name and current address on it. You are able to visit the food bank once per month and anyone over the age of 60 is able to visit twice per month. We are open for distribution:
Tuesday - 9:00AM-12:30PM; 4:30PM-6:00PM
Wednesday - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Thursday - 9:00AM-12:30PM
Our garden needs you!
We have a garden with 48 raised beds and several fruit trees that need constant care. If you have a green thumb (or you would like to learn how to have one,) come volunteer your time to make a difference by providing healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables to those in our community.
Here are 7 ways you can help:
Stay up-to-date on what's going on at Twin Lakes Food Bank! Please let us know how you'd like to be part of the difference in your community.