Columnist Cassia Mattia is a resident of Historic Downtown Loveland. She is the Associate Editor of Loveland Magazine.

Loveland, Ohio – The time has finally come for Loveland’s finest food pantry to open their new location!

The LIFE (Loveland InterFaith Effort) Food Pantry announced Tuesday that they will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new location, 541 Loveland-Madeira Road, on Thursday, September 10th at 4 PM. 

LIFE moved locations from Prince of Peace to Shopper’s Haven in Loveland because of the growing demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the press release sent out by LIFE it stated:

“LIFE is increasing capacity in a new space that will allow us to serve even more residents in need. This move is critical for the ever-growing demand during COVID-19. The new location will provide:
• capacity to store and serve an increased amount of food and supplies
• a more dignified experience for our clients
• the capability to extend hours of operation
• space for our volunteers to stay safe by following social distancing regulations
• closer proximity to many of our clients
• an adjacent outdoor area to host food drives”

Although LIFE’s amazing staff would love everyone in the community to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony, invites are limited due to the COVID-19 restrictions. If you would like to attend the ceremony contact Linda
Bergholz, Executive Director, at If you would like more information on the ceremony or would like to view the invite click the following link here.

LIFE is a Freestore Foodbank partner and the primary food assistance provider in the Greater Loveland area. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance visit LIFE Food Pantry on Thursdays from 4:00–6:30 PM and Saturdays from 10: AM until 12:30 PM. If you need to contact LIFE Food Pantry email them at or call at (513) 583-8222.

Hours after October 1st will be the following: Tuesdays from 10 AM until noon, and 4 until 6:30 PM, Wednesdays from 10 AM until noon., Thursdays from 10 AM until noon, and 4  PM until 6:30 PM, Fridays from 10 AM until noon., and Saturdays from 10 AM until noon.

Watch the exclusive Loveland Magazine TV full-length interview with LIFE’s Executive Director Linda Bergholz at LIFE food pantry’s new location!

LIFE Food Pantry Moves to a Beautiful new Location!


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LIFE will accept your donations during regular business hours.


Canned chicken
Canned salmon
Green beans
Potato dishes
Canned mixed vegetables Fresh potatoes
Fresh onions
Apples or oranges