Thank you for your interest in helping transport donated food items from various businesses to the L.I.F.E. Food Pantry, located inside Prince of Peace Church, at 101 S. Lebanon Rd., Loveland. PLEASE read the directions for each location and please adhere to the pick up times the stores are requesting. You should wear a LIFE badge when doing pick-ups which we have available at the Pantry.
Loveland-Madeira Kroger MEAT pick-up: Monday by 3:00, Thusday pickup by 3:00, and Sat. pickup by 9:15. Sign in on Vendor book at Customer Service desk. Take a cart to meat dept. Enter double doors beside butcher case. Freezer is located about halfway down, large silver door. Meat is in sturdy cardboard boxes labeled DONATIONS inside the door & to the right. Meat needs to be weighed in bulk and # of lbs. recorded on the door of the freezer at the pantry. There is a scale to stand on to weigh the box of meat minus your weight.
LOVELAND KROGER: BREAD PICK-UP All Bread is to be picked up by noon. Please sign vendor book at Kroger front desk. (Pick up is at the back dock go through the meat dept door to the dock where it should be in trays or boxes. Mon/Thur. delivery to pantry by 3:30 or if earlier in day go through the Lebanon Rd. entrance of the Prince of Peace Church. Then ask for access to the kitchen to be put on counter. Wed / Sat. Pickup and deliver by 9:30 and delivered directly to pantry. When delivered the bread items need to be counted and recorded on kitchen freezer door sheet.
Harper's Kroger Meat Pickup - Thursday pickup by 3:00 and delivered to Pantry. The meat is located in the freezer through the dairy double doors. It is located on the right side of freezer typically in blue meat crates. You can take the blue crates and then return later to Kroger or bring boxes. The meat needs to be weighed in bulk and # of lbs. recorded on the door of the freezer at the pantry. There is scale to stand on to weigh the box of meat minus your weight.
FRESH THYME MARKET, 11349 Montgomery Rd., (in Harper's Station, with TJMaxx, HomeGoods)
Wed and Saturday morning pickup at 9:00 with direct deliver to pantry. Pick up is around the back of building at their dock. Ring bell and employee will direct you to donations. ON WEDS we share the food with another pantry group, so we take half of what is there.
RON'S MARKET, Loveland Crossing, 10486 Loveland-Madeira Rd. (Subway plaza, Walgreen's diagonally across the street) is donating chicken salad, and sometimes bread. These pick-ups are on Saturdays, between 9 and 9:15, and drop off at the pantry at 9:30.
ALDI, 9450 Fields Ertel Rd. (corner of Montgomery Rd & Fields Ertel by Symmes Post Office), donates bread, meat, boxed dry goods, bakery items, and sometimes beverages. It’s best to have a van, SUV, pick-up, or hatchback, because it can be large quantities. Pick-up is SATURDAYS BY 9:15 AM, DELIVERING TO THE PANTRY BY 9:30. One driver with appropriate vehicle is all that needed. All the items needed to be counted and added to the sheet hanging on the pantry kitchen freezer.
Please ask your friends and family to contact me if they'd like volunteer. Thank you for participating, and remember, the beauty of this program is you sign up when it works for you.
The following are the closed dates for the Pantry, and pickups are not needed these days: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (day or evening), Christmas Day, New Year's Eve (day or evening) New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July (if it falls on a Pantry Day), and when Loveland Schools are closed due to weather conditions only.
Thank You for your Help!
Barb Wagner. Please call if it's your first time or if you have questions. 513.235.5967