VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!!
WATCH FOR YOUR GROCERY BAG ON YOUR MAILBOX
THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 1st!
Every holiday season for over 30 years, Pheasant Hills has held an Annual Neighborhood HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE to benefit the L.I.F.E. Food Pantry here in Loveland. The L.I.F.E. (Loveland Inter-Faith Effort) Food Pantry provides emergency assistance to families who live in the Loveland School District and who meet specific income guidelines. With the current economy, food pantries are especially in need of community assistance to help fill their shelves. Our neighborhood can help “make a difference” and help our own Loveland community.
Once again we are looking for volunteers to help us with this neighborhood holiday tradition. Last winter over 60 neighborhood volunteers collected over 400 bags from our neighbors in the Pheasant Hills, Claiborne and Pheasant Hills on the Lake subdivisions. Our three neighborhoods have been very giving in the past and the L.I.F.E. Food Pantry looks forward to our extremely generous contributions each winter especially this year again with the current economy.
On Saturday, Dec. 6th, volunteers will go door-to-door to collect the filled grocery bags that will have been distributed earlier in the week and then take those donations to the Food Pantry housed in Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Lebanon Road to sort and box. Many volunteers are needed to make this project successful. During this “season of giving”, this can be a wonderful project to do as a family with children of any age, or for a student in need of service hours for their school. The time commitment is about 2 hours.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FILL EXTRA GROCERY BAGS!! The filled bags are to be LEFT ON YOUR FRONT PORCH on Saturday, December 6th, BEFORE 10:00 A.M.
If there is no bag ON YOUR PORCH when we visit your street, we’ll still stop by just in case you forgot to set it out. Also, if you know you won’t be home, you can always call us and we’ll arrange an early pick up or you can drop it off at our house at 1097 Hickory Ridge Lane.
Please call to volunteer: Linda and Russ White 683-6576. Volunteers are also needed to help deliver grocery bags on the Sunday/Monday before the Food Drive.
The following is a SUGGESTED LIST for emergency assistance to feed a FAMILY OF 4 FOR 2 DAYS (this may be helpful when filling your donation grocery bag):
- 2 packages/cans of meats (i.e. chili, stew)
- 4 cans of vegetables
- 2 cans of fruit
- 2 cans of soup
- 2 boxes of macaroni/cheese or pasta and sauce
- 1 pkg. of rice or rice mix
- 1 box of cereal (hot or cold)
- 1 PLASTIC jar of jelly, Bisquick, fruit juice.
FOOD DONATIONS are most needed.
ADDITIONAL ITEMS NOT COVERED BY FOOD STAMPS ARE ALSO REQUESTED:
- dish soap
- laundry detergent
- household cleaners.
PLEASE REMEMBER – NO GLASS ITEMS – they often break during transportation of them.
PLEASE CHECK FOR “OUT OF DATE” CODE ON FOOD ITEMS
CASH DONATIONS to L.I.F.E. help supplement the pantry with food items (tax deductible)
ADDITIONAL BAGS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!!!!!!