The Loveland Police Department invites the public to

“Stuff a Cruiser” with food donations for LIFE FOOD PANTRY

By Chuck Gibson 

LOVELAND, OH (July 16, 2021) – The Loveland Community is invited to come out to the Loveland Kroger on Loveland-Madeira Road Saturday, July 17, 9 a.m-1 p.m. and “Stuff A Cruiser” with food donations. 

A Loveland Police Cruiser stuffed with food donations to support LIFE Food Pantry (Provided)

The Loveland Police Department (LPD) and Loveland Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (LCPAAA) are sponsoring the 9th annual “Stuff-a-Cruiser” event to fill the shelves of LIFE Food Pantry.

Residents are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food donations to literally stuff a police cruiser full! All donations will go to fill the shelves at LIFE Food Pantry, 541 Loveland-Madeira Road, for distribution.  

Peggy Goodwin is the LCPAAA president and commented on how the “Stuff a Cruiser” event helps fill a summertime void in food donations at LIFE Food Pantry. 

“Summer is traditionally a slow time for donations at the pantry with vacations and different routines,” said Goodwin. “With kids at home, and not receiving breakfast and lunch at school, that means greater demand at the pantry with dwindling supplies on their shelves.” 

Below is a list of suggested items for donation.

  • canned beef stew,
  • canned spaghetti sauce,
  • canned Spaghetti-Os,
  • Sloppy Joe sauce,
  • canned pineapple,
  • baked beans,
  • chicken/beef broth,
  • cereal,
  • peanut butter,
  • jelly,
  • crackers,
  • macaroni and cheese,
  • Rice-a-Roni,
  • potato side dishes,
  • Hamburger Helper,
  • mustard,
  • ketchup,
  • mayonnaise,
  • coffee,
  • single-serving/shelf-stable milk,
  • Ensure/Boost,
  • flour,
  • sugar, and seasoning packets.
  • Cleaning products like dish soap,
  • paper towels
  • laundry detergent is also needed.
  • Kroger gift cards and cash donations will also be accepted. These allow pantry volunteers to shop for needed food and supplies later.

Loveland Police Department logo (Image Provided)

“If Saturday isn’t a convenient time, consider shopping earlier in the week. Then just drive up to drop off your donation,”  Goodwin said. “It’s all about taking care of our friends and neighbors who may need a bit of a helping hand.”

LIFE (Loveland Interfaith Effort) Food Pantry is a faith-based organization that provides food, financial assistance, and services to needy residents within the 45140 zip code. For more information about the event, please contact Peggy Goodwin at (513) 677-9066. To learn more about LIFE Food Pantry and its food programs, please visit https://lifefoodpantry.org/.