Loveland, Ohio – Loveland-Symmes Fire Department, Deputy Chief Mike Books presented the Director of the Loveland Interfaith Effort (L.I.F.E.) food pantry, Linda Bergholz with a check for $400.00 from the proceeds of the Christmas in Loveland and a check for $1,000.00 from the Loveland Symmes Firefighters Association (LSCFA) in honor of Bobbie Books a long time volunteer at the food pantry. Donna Bednar worked with the LSCFA to organize a Holiday Bazaar at the Jackson Street Market as part of the Christmas In Loveland celebration last Saturday, December 12th. All of the proceeds from the booth rentals went to the L.I.F.E Pantry.
The checks were presented to L.I.F.E. during their annual LIFE of Giving Shoppe. The annual Christmas program operates for two days and allows local families in need – to celebrate the spirit of the season. A family representative selects gift items for the entire family. Gift choices include clothing, accessories, household items and toys. The individuals’ then get their chosen gifts wrapped, then carried to their cars – all free of charge.
The L.I.F.E. food pantry, is located at 101 S. Lebanon Rd. in the Prince of Peace church at 101 S. Lebanon Road in Loveland. The food pantry operates year-round. Eligibility for their programs is based on Federal guidelines using an income to family size ratio. Most of our pantry items come from individual contributions and local food drives.
The pantry is in need of your help throughout the year. You can read more about donating or volunteering HERE.