Five for Food, an initiative of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation for the Lake City Food Shelf, has completed its eighth year with a record $42,259 in total donations.
The 2022 donations exceeded the previous record donations of $41,065 in 2021.
Twenty-five sponsors agreed to donate between $500 and $1,000. The sponsor funds, totaling $18,500, were pooled to match donations from the community. The goal for this year was $40,000.
Donations from the community ranged from $5 to $5,000.
Five for Food has raised over $216,000 in the past eight years, which has allowed the Lake City Food Shelf to provide nearly over $800,000 worth of food for those in need in the greater Lake City area.
It is the largest source of donations to the Lake City Food Shelf each year.