L.I.F.E. Donation Pick Up Volunteers
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 - Donation Pick-ups of Meat, Bread, Dairy, Produce and Grocery items. Please arrive at the back dock of the Kroger store wearing you LIFE badge at 9:15 and the receiving dock person will have all items brought to the back dock from all of the departments. The amounts will vary on each pick up. Please take back to pantry the Pantry door is open for drop off. Record the total weight of meat and produce on freezer door by placing on digital scale located in the kitchen. Bread , Dairy, General grocery items counted and recorded on same sheet.
** Special note for Wed. The dock is closed so please enter through front of store, sign vendor book at front desk and get any donated meat items from freezer located halfway down back hall and any bread items located by the back dock in a cart or trays marked donation.
Mejier - 3911 W SR 22 (Montgomery Rd.) Loveland, OH 45140 - Pick up donations at side dock. (Dock is on side of building closest to Menards) Ring bell. Back dock personnel will assist you with donations and provide you with paperwork to sign and bring back copy to be put in Linda's mail box. Donations will be from any department which includes meat, dairy, produce, grocery. etc. Bring to pantry to be put away in freezer (all meat) or refrigerated if needed.
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 bring you donations to load in your car.
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