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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

The Pantry is Open Jan 13, 2018

posted Jan 13, 2018, 6:20 AM by Sharon Ames

We are waiting on you!  Brave the snow and cold and come on in.  Be safe!

Loveland Santa

posted Dec 9, 2017, 10:33 AM by Sharon Ames   [ updated Dec 9, 2017, 10:42 AM ]

Santa’s hours:

Saturday, December 9 – 11:30 am Santa will be riding through downtown Loveland on a fire truck and arriving at our store to greet the children.

Friday, December 15 – 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday, December 16 – 12:00 noon - 3:00pm

Friday, December 22– 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday, December 23 – 12:00 noon - 3:00pm

We will be collecting NEW and UNWRAPPED TOYS to donate to the LIFE Food Pantry.


Loveland LIFE Food Pantry



posted Oct 7, 2017, 3:30 PM by Anna Bunker   [ updated Oct 7, 2017, 3:30 PM ]

October is "SOCKtober" at the L.I.F.E. Pantry--please consider donating a pair (or two or a package) of cute socks (NOT Halloween themed please) in any size, color, or style. Sizes for both children and adults--you know how quickly socks wear out or disappear!


Facebook post

posted Oct 7, 2017, 6:22 AM by Anna Bunker   [ updated Oct 7, 2017, 6:22 AM ]

If you haven't seen this beautiful article about the L.I.F.E. Food Pantry Director Linda Bergholz, take a minute to learn about Linda and the Food Pantry.

Student L.I.F.E Shop... a Success - Thank You!

posted Sep 2, 2017, 6:14 AM by Sharon Ames

The L.I.F.E. Pantry Student L.I.F.E. Shop, held on August 12th, was a huge success; many thanks to the generosity of the Loveland Community and the tireless efforts of the volunteers who brought many happy smiles to faces returning to school!

With immense gratitude, I’d like to thank the SLS “team” chaired by Sharon Raess—Connie Rotterman, Terri Carter, Lisa Wachenfeld, Carolina Maurer, Audrey Hawley and Barb Wagner. There were, of course, many more hands behind the scenes and in place on the day of the event, but without the planning of this team the event would not have gone as smoothly and pleasurably. Ask and you shall receive—and we asked!

To the community for their support, especially:

Huntington                                                                                                    Costco

Miami Trails                                                                                                  Loveland Dairy Whip

Chatham Woods                                                                                           NEST

Tomie Gartland/RASP Consulting                                                              Prince of Peace Lutheran

Nancy and Jay Grant                                                                                    Unifund LLC

The Agees                                                                                                      The UPS Store

Nancy                                                                                                             Horton Investments         

Brenda Smart                                                                                                LHS Cross Country Team

Little Miami Conservancy/Bill Schroeder                                                  Loveland Library

Bake Me Home                                                                                              Loveland Schools

Harpers Tennis Club                                                                                     SNAP

St. Columban                                                                                                 Northstar Community

Earthshares                                                                                                   Target

Epiphany UMC                                                                                              Premier Tumbling

RP Diamond                                                                                                   Loveland UMC

ELLI’S                                                                                                               Monica Achberger

The Works                                                                                                      Loveland Music Academy

Anna Bunker


To those who chose to be unnamed or dropped items into our donation bins, please know that your contributions have not gone unnoticed. Truly a community effort, it’s impossible to name everyone who took part in some way, but it all made a difference in the lives of these kids.  THANK YOU—you are, each and every one, a blessing.

Linda Bergholz


Deadline for Student L.I.F.E Shop July 31st

posted Jul 31, 2017, 5:42 AM by Sharon Ames   [ updated Aug 1, 2017, 9:38 AM by Anna Bunker ]



All clients must register yearly beginning in JULY.  Information needed:


Adults 18 or over in household—photo I.D. and proof of residency (bill in your name, lease, recertification paper)


Children: School aged—last report card or proof of registration in Loveland Schools


Children under school age—birth certificate or crib card



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