Little Miami Food Service Pantry Officers: Ruth Norton,
Associate Director; Ruth Frauenknect, Secretary-Treasurer and Paul Long,
Little Miami Food Service, also known as ‘Little Miami Pantry’, began operation November 15, 1988. Currently operating at 4756 Whitacre Drive, the Pantry is open Monday and Friday mornings 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and Thursday evening 5:00 p.m-7:00 p.m.We do close early the third Friday of each month to accommodate the delivery of food from Shared Harvest.
The Little Miami Pantry is supported in several ways. Eight churches have partnered together to help The Pantry: Bethel-Murdoch Presbyterian Church, Community Fellowship Church, Grace Presbyterian, Maineville Methodist Church, Morrow United Methodist Church; Nazarene, Pleasant Plain Presbyterian, and St. Philips the Apostle provide volunteers which help hand out the food, stock shelves, sometimes shop for products, and complete any essential task to keep the Pantry going. These churches regularly donate money and food.
The organization operates with the following officers: Paul Long Director; Ruth Norton, Associate Director; Ruth Frauenknect, Secretary-Treasurer; and Ron Ashbrock, Bookkeeper. This is a completely volunteer organization and much work goes on beyond the times the Pantry is opened.
At a county level, United Way provides financial and community support. Through a contractual agreement with Shared Harvest FoodBank, food and product can be purchased at a low cost. Once a month a large truck full of food arrives at the Pantry. Between 10 and 15 Duke Energy volunteers come help unload the truck and put the food away.
Certainly Little Miami Food Service is grateful to the support of Salem Township Trustees who allow the use of their property. Those who come to the Little Miami Pantry do not have to search for relief outside of our community.
Lebanon and Landen Kroger as well as Lebanon Wal-Mart have an arrangement with Feeding America to provide additional food resources for our clients. Often that product is fresh produce. During the growing season, volunteers plant, grow and share food from an adjoining garden.
Finally, the Little Miami Pantry is supported by community groups, the schools, Scout groups, garden clubs, VFW and individuals. Without the help of all of these various support groups, it would be impossible for us to help feed the hungry in the Little Miami School District.
Donations of food items or money are always welcome to help keep the Little Miami Pantry open and capable of serving all those who come
Are You In Need Of Food Assistance? Phone Us At 513-899-4802