Grady's Eagle Scout Project

Meet Grady Hollowell.  In the picture he's on the right standing with Little Miami Food Service President, Frank Goodlander.  Grady, a member of Boy Scout Troop 36, which meets at Maineville United Methodist Church, chose to assist the LMFS as his Eagle Scout project.  This project included a one month food drive and an outdoor donation bin.


Grady collected food from 5 different locations:  Loveland Kroger, Maineville Kroger, Loveland LaRosa's, Toddler Time, and Maineville UMC.  In all this food drive delivered 250 pounds of food items!



In addition Grady built an outdoor donation bin.  This bin means that others in the community can drop off food items for the Pantry at times other than when the Pantry is open.  Within the bin there are separate containers and should the bin become completely full (which is a great thing!), it can be wheeled up the ramp into the building and onloaded.


Assistance and support for the construction of the project came from area businesses:  Lowe's, Home Depot, UPS (which helped make color copies of information about the project) and Sherman Williams (who provided advice on correct paint to use on the bin.)


Project such as this are a great asset to the Pantry.  Anyone wishing to set up a food drive or need information about what to donate can contact Frank Goodlander at 513-505-2697. 


      The Little Miami Food Pantry received a bountiful donation in early November when Little Miami High School's National Honor society students and teacher, Jaclyn Cook, delivered over 7000 food items plus a generous monetary donation! This food was collected at the High School, the Intermediate School, Maineville Elementary and around the neighborhoods. (Pictured above and below show some of the students bringing in the food)

      With amazing energy the NHS students quickly unpacked the food from vehicles and carried it into our storage area.  The following week volunteers from the Pleasant Plain Presbyterian Church sorted and categorized the food items.  All this effort, all this amazing energetic force will greatly benefit those who come to our Pantry seeking help with food.  Truly neighbor helping neighbor.  Go Panthers!


Check out Jennifer and the awesome garlic from the Pantry's garden.  Great Garlic Harvest!  And check out the hat!