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 the Light House Café is open, our dedicated volunteers prepare balanced hot meals from food donated by the Feeding South Florida Food Bank, local farmers, local churches, and individuals throughout the community. All meals served are free to anyone who comes in. Although the Light House Café is known as a soup kitchen, we strive to give much more than just food to those in need. We want to provide sustenance for the body and soul of individuals, as well as offer counseling and a helping hand to those in need. In addition to serving food, the Light House Café extends its provisions through the outreach of Ella's Closet, and by offering a helping hand to individuals interested in entering a Christian drug and alcohol recovery program.

With the ever-growing number of individuals in need of assistance, your support is vital to the missions of the Light House Cafe and its ministries. Please consider joining us to make a difference in the lives of many throughout the Western Glades Communities. Whether it is through volunteering, a monetary donation, a monthly sponsorship, or by supporting us when shopping at on, truly no gift amount is too small to make a difference.



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...


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...