Loving Food Resources

Address  123 Kenilworth Road Asheville, NC
Contact Person  Mike Stevenson
Contact Info

 828-337-4440

 admin@lovingfood.org & knlstv@gmail.com

Website  www.lovingfood.org/index.htm

Description of Agency: Now in it's 19th year, Loving Food Resources provides basic need to people living with HIV/AIDS through food, health and personal care items. In 1996, LFR expanded its outreach program to those in need by extending services to those persons in home hospice care. On average, 70 people utilize the Loving Food Resources self select food pantry each week. The total amount of food provided to a client each week could range between 30 and 65 pounds based on their need.

Ongoing Service Opportunities

LFR is a 100% volunteer organization. There is no paid staff, therefore many volunteers are required to fill the needs of operating the pantry. Some of the volunteer roles are:

staffing the operating hours of the pantry each Saturday;
shopping at MANNA on Tuesdays and transporting the food to the pantry;
sorting and shelving products to be ready for clients;
serving as a member of a committee of the board of directors to facilitate all operations of the organization;
driving clients to their homes after shopping on Saturdays usually between 11:30-1:30 (Many clients depend on public transportation but returning home with their food on the bus is not feasible.) Most clients live within 3 miles of LFR.
And other roles are expected to be available as LFR strives to develop a plan for office hours.