LAKE COUNTY HUNGER TASK FORCE

About Us

We believe that all Lake County residents should go to bed each day having had enough good, nourishing meals available and that is our goal and not thrown away in a Brabantia Touch Bin Poubelle.

Board of Directors:

Members at Large:

The task force was formed in January of 2001 as the result of a recommendation of a study done in the winter of 1999 regarding hunger in Lake County. It became a registered non-profit in 2012 and is an all-volunteer organization.

Donate

We are a non-profit organization made up of a group of volunteers, so the donations are tax deductible.

If you would like to make a donation, please mail to: Lake County Hunger Task Force

P.O. Box 1463 Kelseyville, CA 95451

FOOD RESOURCES

Sunday
Free Kitchen Project
3rd, 4th, & 5th Sundays – United Christian Parish (745 Brush St. Lakeport)
2nd Sunday – 7th Day Adventist (3500 Hill Road East, Lakeport)
First Lutheran Church
Free Pantry, 3rd Sunday, 1 PM to 2 PM, 3863 Country Club, Lucerne.
Monday
Rural Food Project (Free food distribution)
4th Monday at 4PM, 4085 Main St., Kelseyville.
Helping Hand (Free bags of food)
4th Monday, 11AM until food gone, 14585 Suite B Olympic Dr, Clearlake (413-8973, Patricia)
First Baptist Church
Food Pantry, 4500 Pearl Ave, Clearlake, 9AM to 11AM (994-5148)
Middletown Methodist Church
Free community meal, 4:30 to 6:30PM,15851 Armstrong St, Middletown (987-3379)
Tuesday
United Christian Parish
Food by appointment, 10AM to 11AM, 745 N. Brush St., Lakeport (263-4788)
Helping Hand – 3rd Tuesday
Free bags of food 8:30AM until gone. 785 Bevins St, Lakeport (413-8973)
Lower Lake Methodist
Food 10AM to Noon, 16255 2nd St, Lower Lake (994-5683)
Calvary Chapel
Food boxes available 11:30AM & free dinner. 14330 Memory Lane, Clearlake (994-2507)
Kelseyville Food Pantry – 2nd & 4th Tuesday
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 3:30PM to 5:30PM, 5430 3rd St, Kelseyville
Odd Fellows Hall, Upper Lake – 3rd Tuesday
3rd Tuesday, 10AM, 9480 Main St. Upper Lake (485-2068)
Middletown Methodist Church
Pantry opens at 4:30PM & Free Dinner, 15851 Armstrong, Middletown (987-3379)
Clear Lake Gleaners – 3rd Tuesday
Food available 3rd Tuesday 8AM to 10AM bring ID Crossroads Church, 6093 Crawford, Clearlake (263-8082)
Wednesday
United Christian Parish
Food by appointment, 10AM to 11AM, 745 N. Brush St., Lakeport (263-4788)
3rd Wednesday Rural Food Project
Free food distribution 4PM to 6PM, Middletown Methodist Church, 11581 Armstrong, Middletown
Clearlake Oaks Methodist
Free Soup Kitchen, 4PM to 6PM, 12487 The Plaza, Clearlake Oaks (998-9435)
North Coast Opportunities (NCO)
Free pantry, twice per month on scheduled dates. 10 to 11:30AM. 14832 Lakeshore Blvd, Clearlake (994-4647, ext. 123)
First Baptist Church
Food Pantry, 9AM to 11AM, 14500 Pearl Ave, Clearlake (994-5148)
First Baptist Hispanic Church – 4th Wednesday
4th Wednesday, food pantry 11AM until food gone, 14500 Pearl Ave, Clearlake (994-5148)
Thursday
United Christian Parish
Food by appointment 10AM to 11AM, 745 Brush St., Lakeport (263-4788)
Middletown Methodist Pantry
Pantry open 4:30PM & Free Dinner, 15851 Armstrong St. Middletown (987-3379)
Lower Lake Methodist
Food pantry open 10AM to noon, 16255 2nd St., Lower Lake (994-2507)
Calvary Chapel
Food boxes available 11:30AM & free dinner 4PM to 6PM, 14330 Memory Lane, Clearlake (994-5683)
The Cookhouse – Fresh Winds Church
Free dinner (pay as you can) 5PM to 6:30PM, 875 N. High St, Lakeport (263-6167)
St. John’s Episcopal
Children’s food pantry, 10AM to 4PM, 1190 N. Forbes, Lakeport (263-4785)
First Baptist Church
Food pantry open 9AM to 11AM, 14500 Pearl Avenue, Clearlake (994-5148)
Clear Lake Gleaners 3rd Thursday
3rd Thursdays, Food available bring ID (263-8082)
3985 Country Club Dr, Lucerne
1895 Big Valley Rd, Finley
Assembly of God Church
Free dinner, 6PM, 4472 Snook, Clearlake (533-6464)
North Coast Opportunities (NCO)
Free pantry, twice per month on scheduled dates, 2PM to 4PM, 14832 Lakeshore Blvd, Clearlake (994-4647, ext. 123)
Friday
First Baptist Church
Food pantry open 9AM to 11AM, 14500 Pearl Ave, Clearlake (994-5148)
North Shore Community Center
Food by appointment 10AM to Noon, 3985 Country Club Dr, Lucerne (274-8799)
Spring Valley Cowboy Church – 2nd & 3rd Friday
Food pantry 3:30PM to 5PM, 2nd & 3rd Fridays, 556 New Long Valley Rd. Spring Valley (350-1109)
Fresh Friday Produce
1st Fri 9:30AM to 11AM, Moose Lodge, Clearlake Oaks
1st Fri 1PM to 2:30PM, Grange Hall, Upper Lake
2nd Fri 9:30AM to 11AM, Northshore Comm Ctr, Lucerne
2nd Fri 1PM to 2:30PM, Lake Co Fairgrounds, Lakeport
3rd Fri 9:30AM to 11AM, Presbyterian Church, Kelseyville
3rd Fri 1PM to 2:30PM, Youth Center, Clearlake
4th Fri 9:30AM to 11AM, Lower Lake Community Center
4th Fri 1PM to 2:30PM, Lions Club, 15399 Central Park Ave, Middletown
Monday through Friday
Affordable lunches (need not be a senior)
Highlands Senior Center, 3245 Bowers Rd, Clearlake, (994-3051)
Lakeport Senior Center, 527 Konocti Ave, Lakeport
Live Oak Senior Center, 1502 Foothill Blvd, Clearlake Oaks
North Shore Community Center, 3985 Country Club Dr, Lucerne (274-8781)
Middletown Senior Center, 21256 Washington St, Middletown, (987-3113)
Kelseyville Senior Center, 5245 3rd St, Kelseyville (279-2145)
USDA Commodities
Various locations, must be pre-qualified. Please call The Clear Lake Gleaners, 263-8082, Mon-Wed 8AM to noon
Senior Basket Program
(Formerly CSFP) Various locations, must be pre-qualified. Please call 523-7903.

Garden Projects

February 20, 2016

Old Feed Mill Garden work day in Upper Lake-

We removed last year’s garden stuff, turned beds, and planted seeds for a winter garden.

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November 20, 2016

Gleaning walnuts in Upper Lake

June 10, 2015

OMF & Mailes-

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May 25, 2015

Planting Maile’s-

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May 8, 2015

OFM planting-

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October 29, 2012

OFM Gardening- We put in a front garden at Lake Family Resource Center for United Way (day of sharing).

garden day of sharing 2012 creating a garden 2012

6
Mar
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Updated Food Resource Guide; new flyers
PDF: Produce Pantry NCO General Information February 2018 PDF: Produce Pantry Flyer February 2018 Spanish Our Food Resource list for Lake County has been updated again with location and time changes. Also, the Free Friday Produce Pantry flyers – in English and Spanish – have been updated as well!

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Feb
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Thanks to volunteers, the Holiday Box Distribution was a success!
Thanks to the hard work, dedication, and commitment to community, the Holiday Box distribution was a success! Thank you Foods Etc., North Coast Opportunities, Americorps, and numerous other volunteers. THANK YOU!!

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Feb
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Lake County Food Resource Guide Updated; new sites!
NCO Adds Another Day to Clearlake Pantry, Resource List Updated. The Lake County Community Action Agency, North Coast Opportunities (NCO), has added an additional food pantry in Clearlake on Thursdays. Additionally, the Food Resource List in Lake County has been updated. For the most current info, click on the button below.

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2
Nov
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You Made A Difference on Make A Difference Day – Thank you!!
Make A Difference Day on October 28, 2017 was a great success, thanks to our volunteers and the community. Special thanks to the students of the Konocti Christian Academy, who for the third year in a row, collected the most food and won an ice cream party. THANK YOU!!

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22
Aug
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Pear Gleaning Opportunity
On August 27, meet-up at 8:00Am at Kelseyville Lumber, parking lot by garden dept. Bring bucket to pick into, boxes for your pears, and old shoes. Please let Lorrie know if you coming (277-9277) so we don’t leave anyone behind!

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16
Aug
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Give-away
The Redwood Empire Food Bank/NCO produce give-away has been extended. Next distributions Friday, August 19: Kelseyville Presbyterian Church 5340 3rd St. from 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m,Middletown United Methodist Church 15833 Armstrong from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. and Cobb Elementary School 15895 CA-175 from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EVERYONE IS WELCOME – NO REQUIREMENTS

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16
Aug
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Picking pears
We will be picking pears on Tuesday, August 16. Gathering at Kvl Lumber at 8 am, near the garden dept. parking area. Bring buckets to pick into, boxes to put pears in, and wear shoes that can handle smashed pears underfoot.

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16
Aug
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CANNING LESSONS
CANNING LESSONS on Monday , August 15 will be taught by HTF from 1 to 5 pm at Kelseyville Presbyterian Church. Please call 277-9227 to register or get more information. Pre-registration is required and space is limited!

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24
Jun
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Meeting
Please remember to attend our next meeting, which will also serve as the annual meeting, to be held on Monday, June 27 at Lakeside County Park from 11AM to 1:30PM. We will provide chicken and beverages, plus all the plates, cups, and utensils. Please bring a dish to share, of whatever variety you choose. The […]

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Apr
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Garden Work Parties
We will have garden work parties on Tuesday, May 17th at 9AM at Maile’s field and on Tuesday, May 24th at 9AM at OFM. Please call Lorrie for details and directions, 277-9227.

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