Officially founded in 1993, the mission of the Light House Café is to transform the Glades area through God's grace, love, and peace, by bringing together diverse groups to provide food, counseling and a helping hand to all. We want our ministries to help bridge denominational and racial barriers for the benefit of the entire community by bringing Christian congregations throughout the Glades together to minister to those in need.

Located in the heart of Belle Glade, Florida, our doors are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to noon. Each day, our dedicated volunteers prepare hot, balanced, and nutritious meals from food donated by food banks, farmers, and churches throughout South Florida. All meals served are free to anyone who comes in. At the Lighthouse Café, we strive to give more than just food to those in need. We want to provide sustenance for the body and soul, as well as offer a helping hand to those interested in entering a Christian drug and alcohol recovery program. We also extend our provisions through the outreach of our family-focused ministry, Ella's Closet.

The support of our community is vital to our missions and ministries. Please consider joining us in making a difference throughout the Western Glades Communities. Whether it is through volunteering, a monetary donation, a monthly sponsorship, or by supporting us when shopping at on Amazon.com, truly no gift amount is too small to make an impact. For more information on how we are improving the lives of others and the various ways that you can get involved, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” - John 8:12 (NIV)

OUR TEAM

MARTHA LYNN WEEKS

Martha Lynn is the coordinator for the Light House Café Ministries of Belle Glade. She has been involved with the Light House Café for over 17 years. She first learned about the café through an article in “The Sun” newspaper, which featured one of the founding members discussing the newly...

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Debra Allen

Debra Allen is the founder and administrator for Ella’s Closet. When a friend whom she had met in the medical field during her time as a pediatric nurse lost her grandbaby, Ella Pearl, in May 2015 she felt a calling to do something special for the family. Moved with a vision...

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