The Lakeshore Food Club is the result of collective efforts by individuals and organizations pushing for positive change to build a stronger, healthier community.
During the planning stages, we surveyed area food pantries and consumers, finding a great need for not only food assistance, but training in areas of financial literacy, workforce development, healthy eating, etc. Our team then extensively researched pantry programs, methods, and models for best practices.
A centralized location of resources, including food access with expanded hours and an emphasis on consumer choice, was identified as a solution to serve families and persons in a way that promotes dignity and self-sufficiency.
Provide dignified access to nutritious food and resources to those in need in our community
To be a leader in community partnerships to build bridges that guide individuals to self-sufficiency.
Love - Feed - Connect
Dignity: Respect the inherent value and worth of each person
Community: Create an environment that is inclusive to all
Stewardship: Practice sound stewardship by wisely managing our human, natural and material resources
Consumer Self-Reliance: Promote self-sufficiency for member households
Excellence: Hold ourselves accountable to the highest ethical and service standards
Development: Sustain and reinvest in our mission
WHAT IS THE FOOD CLUB?
Lakeshore Food Club is a non-profit grocery store offering a wide range of food options for low income families. Qualifying members pay a low 30-day membership fee and select food using points based on household size. Members personally shop and select food as often or as seldom as they choose during their 30-day membership.
We aim to promote dignity, respect, and the reduction of stigmas while supporting the concepts of
Love | Feed | Connect.