Loveland, Ohio – Pantry clients with eligible students in preschool through 12th grade, were invited to attend on July 31 or August 7 to shop for school-related items. A total of 35 families with 81 children attended.

The program is run by the LIFE Food Pantry in Loveland.

Each student received a backpack filled with grade-appropriate school supplies, required reading books, Loveland Spirit wear from RP Diamond, socks, underwear, and a bag of personal care items containing shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, body wash, shaving cream, razors, and feminine hygiene products. 

Many smiles were seen on children excited with their new school supplies and apparel.

The Pantry said that special thanks are due to Sharon Raess, who chaired and organized the event.

LIFE also said, “We couldn’t have done it without all the LIFE volunteers who helped us prepare and work the event, and the Loveland community for donations – thank you for your support!”

And LIFE gives a special shout out to the following partners for their generous donations; RP Diamond, North Star Care Center, Easter Seals, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Jarvis Global Investments, Epiphany United Methodist Church, St. Columban, Loveland Presbyterian, Saw Pilates, One Source Employee Management, Miami Trails, and Mathnasium.