• Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Clothing
  • Household Items
  • Sports Items
  • Books
  • Jewelry
  • Toys
  • Tools
  • Fresh Produce
  • Baked Goods
  • Meat & Poultry
  • Food in Cans
    Boxes &
    Plastic Jars
  • Help with Rent
  • Help with Utilities
  • Help with Photo IDs
  • Medical Equipment

Contact Us

6751 W. Gulf To Lake Hwy.
Crystal River, FL 34429

Office Phone: (352) 795-8668

Fax: (352) 795-8848

Email: DaystarLife1@gmail.com

The Thrift Store, Food Pantry and Social Services Office are open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, Thanksgiving weekend, Good Friday, the week of July 4th, and the weeks of Christmas and New Year's Day.

Clients must arrive at our Social Services Office with required documentation before 12:30 p.m. for clothing and before 1:30 p.m. for food.

For financial assistance for rent or mortgage, or for electric or water, please call (352) 795-8668 ext. 1 for eligibility qualifications and to make an appointment.

We are located on the east side of State Road 44 just south of the junction with County Road 486, directly across from Publix in Crystal River.


Pastoral Director:

The Rev. Ryszard Stradomski

Executive Director:

Anthony D. Kopka

Assistant Director/Thrift Store Manager: Martin Vandersommen

Office Administrator/Volunteer Coordinator: Beverly Isabelle

Food Pantry Manager: Nancy Whittemore

Office Assistant: Mona Jorif

Truck Driver: David Schenck


Advisory Board

Chairperson: John Conroy — St. Benedict

Vice Chairperson: Les Magyar — Our Lady of Grace

Recording Secretary: Ron Kornatowski — St. Scholastica


Michael Asher  — St. Benedict

Leo Gannon — St. Scholastica

Norma Morciglio — St. Benedict

Bob Morris — First Presbyterian of Inverness

Ray Perkins — St. Scholastica

Bill Spahr — St. Benedict

Paul Vervoort — St. Benedict

We greatly miss fellow board members Bill Fischer and John Mazzone, praying they are eternally with our Lord.