SAVE THE DATE!! Saturday, December 7 @ 10AM-Noon
WATCH FOR YOUR GROCERY BAG ON YOUR MAILBOX
THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 1st!
(Time saver! Here’s a printable shopping list for your convenience)
Every holiday season for over 30 years, Pheasant Hills has held a 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 80 volunteers collected over 330 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 7th, volunteers will go door-to-door to collect the filled grocery bags that will have been distributed earlier in the week then take those donations to the Masonic Temple 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.
*Please note that due to the construction at Prince of Peace church donations will be taken to the Masonic Lodge, 11665 N. Lebanon Rd. (just past Symmes Park on the left). (map)
PLEASE CALL 683-6576 AND VOLUNTEER TO HELP.
The time commitment is about 2 hours. Grocery bags will be delivered to mailboxes the week of December 1st for households to fill with donations. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FILL EXTRA GROCERY BAGS!! The filled bags are to be LEFT ON YOUR FRONT PORCH on Saturday, December 7th, BEFORE 10:00AM. 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: Linda and Russ White 683-6576
(Here’s a time saver! Here’s a printable shopping list for your convenience)
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.
While food donations are the most needed, additional items that are not covered by food stamps are also requested:
- dish soap
- laundry detergent
- household cleaners
OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE:
- PLEASE REMEMBER – NO GLASS ITEMS – they often break during transportation
- 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!!!!!!