LHS students respond to emergency food shortage
Posted Monday, September 9, 2013
Loveland High School (LHS) has organized a food drive in response to an emergency food shortage at Hamilton County food pantries. Students and staff are collecting non-perishable food items that will benefit nine St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantries in Hamilton County Monday, Sept. 9, through Friday, Sept. 13.
"As a food pantry volunteer I regularly have to tell families of five that they may have one can of tuna or a jar of peanut butter for their protein allotment; now I have to say that there are no protein sources available and it is heartbreaking,” said Bre Sambuchino, LHS Spanish teacher and organizer of the LHS food drive. “The Society of St. Vincent de Paul sent out an urgent request about the food shortage emergency and the caring and generous community of Loveland responded with a willingness to help."
"The students and staff of Loveland High School are truly representative of our community: We watch out for other people and we take action when there are people in need,” said Chris Kloesz, LHS principal. “That is why our Community Service Program and other philanthropic student organizations flourish – we genuinely care about the needs of other people in our area and we embrace opportunities to be benevolently involved with our city and the world in which we live. I look forward to seeing the results of the food drive this week – when Loveland Tigers apply their cooperative efforts, the outcome is bound to be impressive."