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Pantry closed 1/31/19

posted Jan 29, 2019, 6:57 PM by Sharon Ames   [ updated Jan 30, 2019, 6:34 PM ]

The Pantry is closed Thursday, January 31, 2019 due to weather.  Stay home, stay warm and be safe!

Stuff-a-Bus for L.I.F.E. Food Pantry - October 1st - 5th

posted Sep 30, 2018, 6:49 PM by Sharon Ames

The Loveland Schools Transportation Department has launched a District-wide initiative to benefit Loveland children. 

The goal of “Stuff-a-Bus” is to collect a school bus full of fun, healthy and kid-friendly foods through donations to support children in need throughout the Loveland community.

“We want to challenge our Tiger staff and families to help us fill a whole school bus with food for kids,” says Lisa Simpson, student support staff and member of the Loveland
City School District Transportation Department. “We’re looking for individual portion, shelf-stable foods that kids can prepare and eat on their own, fostering their independence and self-reliance.”

Delivery to the L.I.F.E. Food Pantry is targeted for Saturday, October 6. Donations can be sent with students to school or dropped off at any Loveland school campus.

Suggested food items:

Chicken and tuna pouches

Deviled ham, Spam pouch and Vienna Sausages

Peanut butter

Fruit cups

Applesauce cups or pouches

Raisins and Craisins boxes

Milk (snack pack size shelf stable) white or chocolate

Hot chocolate and apple cider mix

Pudding cups

Mac & Cheese (individual and boxes)

Pasta dishes and other individual meals (Barilla, Chef Boyardee and store brands)

Rice A Roni cups

Ramen noodles

Soup for one

Oatmeal – instant variety packs

Cereal (boxes and individual)

Toaster pastries

Mini muffins

Granola and cereal bars

Fruit snacks pouches

Crackers, pretzels, snack chips (single serving)


Meijer Simply Give Campaign!

posted Sep 6, 2018, 5:40 PM by Sharon Ames

It’s time for the Meijer Simply Give Campaign!  For every $10 gift card you purchase, Meijer will match it—and L.I.F.E. gets $20.  But even more important—this Friday, Sept. 7th ONLY, for every $10 card, Meijer will DOUBLE MATCH and L.I.F.E. receives $30!!!  Fields-Ertel location only—please help support your L.I.F.E. Pantry; these cards help keep our shelves filled and assists in better serving our clients.

Thank you for your generous support—hope to see you at Meijers!

Student Life Shop - Thank you to the Community

posted Sep 3, 2018, 4:50 PM by Sharon Ames

A big thank you to everyone who pitched in to help make the 2018 L.I.F.E. Food Pantry, annual Student Life Shop event a success.

The goal of the SLS is that the school age children of our clients begin a new school year with a backpack full of grade appropriate school supplies.  This year we're happy to announce that 194 of these students registered for a backpack.  But as you know, that's not all they get.  Each child also receives a bag of personal care items, Tiger gear, gift cards from Dairy Whip and Loveland Sweets, a tote bag filled with baking items, books, a haircut at Great Clips and Payless Shoes, plus access to resources available to them in our community. 

We couldn't have done this without you!!  THANK YOU!!

Stuff - a - Cruiser - July 21st

posted Jul 15, 2018, 3:11 PM by Sharon Ames

Stuff - a – Cruiser

For The L.I.F.E. Food Pantry

Saturday, July 21 – 9:00 to 1:00 – Kroger’s in Loveland

Sponsored by: Loveland Police Division and Loveland Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (LCPAAA)

Suggested donation list:

Hearty Soups


Hamburger Helper

Ramen Noodles


Cooking Oil

Canned Fruit

Canned Fruit Juices

Canned Mixed Vegetables

Canned Peas

Refried Beans


Peanut Butter


Boxed Potato Dishes


Paper towels

Dish soap

The L.I.F.E. (Loveland Interfaith Effort) Food Pantry is a faith based organization that provides food, financial assistance, and services to needy residents within the Loveland Ohio 45140 ZIP CODE

101 S. Lebanon Rd. 513/583-8222 www.lovelandlifefoodpantry.org

Thank you for making a difference in our community!

L.I.F.E. Pantry July renewal / STUDENT L.I.F.E. SHOP sign-ups - Please Read!

posted Jun 26, 2018, 8:02 PM by Sharon Ames

Pantry clients must re-register yearly in July according to federal
regulations. Fully registered families may also sign school-aged
children up for the Student L.I.F.E. Shop—registered students will
receive backpacks with grade appropriate supplies, personal care
items, gift card for shoes, Spirit wear, and other surprises!

REGISTRATION July 2nd-July 30th:



If in subsidized housing please bring:
     *photo ID for Head of Household
     *proof of enrolment in LOVELAND schools for students Pre-K-Grade 12
     *Birth Certificate /crib card for children pre-K or K
     *copy of recertification papers or current lease
If not in subsidized housing please bring:
     *Photo ID for Head of Household
     *Photo ID plus a piece of mail with current address for each adult household resident
     *proof of enrolment in LOVELAND schools for students Pre-K-Grade 12
     *Birth Certificate or Crib Card Infants or Pre-K or K
     *Bill in Head of Household’s name with current Loveland address dated within 30 days
     *Proof of enrolment in LOVELAND SCHOOLS can be registration papers, current report   card, copy of IEP, etc. Home-schooled students must have authorization from Loveland schools.

QUESTIONS: Call: 583–8222 or email lifefoodpantry@yahoo.com
Please leave a message with current phone number & first and last name

Freestore Foodbank Hunger Walk & 5K Run

posted May 24, 2018, 6:40 AM by Sharon Ames

ONE WEEK — join us and make a difference in YOUR community. LAST YEAR WE RECEIVED OVER $1500 for the L.I.F.E. Pantry--it makes an enormous difference in our budget!

Freestore Foodbank Hunger Walk & 5K Run. Monday, May 28th, Memorial Day. Register Now >> Kids are counting on us. Register today for the Hunger Walk & 5K run. Freestore Foodbank Hunger Walk & 5K Run. Monday, May 28th, Memorial Day. Register Now >> Kids are counting on us. Register today for the Hunger Walk & 5K run.
There is just ONE week left until we walk and run along the Ohio River... we don’t want you to miss out! 

Register today with friends and family and choose your community agency that will provide critical services — like evening meals and summer meals for children. It’s a perfect way to start Memorial Day and we need you there to continue serving families and children daily.

L.I.F.E. FOOD PANTRY LOVELAND!!!You can find it on our agency map before you sign up!) 

Can’t make it this year? You can still make a difference by guaranteeing critical funds are available for your community agency with a Hunger Walk donation. PLEASE--IF YOU CAN'T WALK, MAKE A DONATION. 

Open House for Board Members and Pantry Volunteers

posted Apr 7, 2018, 5:14 AM by Sharon Ames

Dear Board Members and Pantry “Staff”,
On Sunday, April 15th, 12:15-1:30, the L.I.F.E. Pantry will be holding an Open House so that the congregations that support our efforts as well as the community at large can visit to see the work that we do. We will have the Pantry set up in precisely the way that it operates when we are serving clients—our hope is that we can all spread the word.  Please make sure that this information is announced during your services, in newsletters, on websites, in bulletins—wherever you are able to spread the word!  It will go on our website as well as our Facebook page, and out to local publications.
Of course, we would LOVE to have people bring contributions, but the real purpose is to get our name and mission out to the community during our Feed the Hungry Challenge, which continues through May 31st.  We will have information available about various types of food drives, how to donate, how to volunteer, how to help us make a difference in the lives of those in our community who are underserved.
Please join me in spreading the word about both our organization and this opportunity to see what we provide!
Thanks in advance—hope to see you there!
Linda Bergholz
Director/L.I.F.E. Pantry

SOUP'er Tuesday - 3/6

posted Mar 4, 2018, 6:42 PM by Anna Bunker   [ updated Mar 4, 2018, 6:42 PM ]

Scott Gordon, owner of The Works (and son of our L.I.F.E. Board Member and volunteer, Laurie Gordon) is sponsoring a fundraiser for the L.I.F.E. Food Pantry on Tuesday, March 6th. The theme is SOUP--diners will be asked to donate cans of soup when they come (we'll leave the donation bin at the restaurant for the rest of the week for extra donations). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Pantry, and Scott is making homemade soup that he will then package and donate to us as well. What a great chilly winter promotion!

Please put it on your calendar and plan to join us if possible--you don't have to order soup, of course :) We will be publicizing the event all of February, so spread the word to friends and neighbors. If you have a neighborhood email chain, that would be a great place to advertise the event. It will go on our website and Facebook page, in the weekly needs that we send out, the City of Loveland newsletter, Loveland Magazine, The Chamber, etc. If you have any places that you regularly post, please share! I don't "tweet" but if you do, please feel free.Thanks for your support!

Linda Bergholz

February 7, 2018 - The Pantry is closed today due to weather

posted Feb 7, 2018, 7:41 AM by Sharon Ames

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