LACare - Lakes Area Care, Inc.
Lakes Area Care, Inc. (LACare) is an ecumenical, nonprofit organization providing food for individuals and families residing in the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District.
LACare offers nutrition classes and serves as a referral clearinghouse for other services and resources located in the community, including RX Advocates.
Our Mission: Committed to improving lives through food assistance, nutrition education, and access to community services.
Thank you, friends of LaCare!
LACare has been blessed with help from many groups who have held food drives, made monetary donations to our pantry, volunteered their time or donated supplies and food.
- In conjunction with the Burnet Ministerial Alliance, the Good Friday collection totaled $787.00.
- For the Picayune Volunteer Day, volunteers completed some necessary repairs and painted LACare's warehouse garage door with a new coat of red paint! Thanks to Dixie Bridges, Pam Hawley, Mason Honeycutt, Candice Mistretta, Joanne Mistretta, John Mistretta, Cade Rice, and Jenny Saunders!
- Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, and participate in the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. LACare received almost 7,000 pounds of food.
- After their annual awards banquet, Burnet Chamber of Commerce donated 863 pounds of fresh vegetables and fruit.
LACare will be closed on the following days:
We will close on Wednesday July 4 and celebrate America!
For Labor Day, Monday, September 3, LACare will close and reopen on Wednesday September 5.
Remembering Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas, LACare will be closed on Monday October 8.
Burnet County Hunger Alliance
The Burnet County Hunger Alliance (BCHA) is a volunteer group of food pantries, churches, school administrators, elected officials, area leaders and active citizens who have committed to end hunger in Burnet County. BCHA helps coordinate and direct people to existing resources and find gaps in service with the goal being three healthy meals daily to anyone in Burnet County who needs them. Visit their website for additional information