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The Lucas Area Food Pantry and Meijer's

Partner to Provide Hunger Relief in
Lucas & the surrounding community

Through Meijer's
Simply Give”

Food Pantry Donation Program Campaign set to run through Sept. 12, 2015

People in our community continue to struggle every day to pay their bills and put food on their tables.  Some are even forced to choose between the two, a heartbreaking decision that no one should have to make.  I'm pleased to announce that Lucas Area Food Pantry has joined forces with the Meijers Simply Give food pantry donation program to help fill that void for our local families.

How it works

You will pick up a donation card at your Church or Meijers Ontario
The value of the card is $10.00
you will then take it to Ontario (only) Meijers give it to any check out or to the desk
Tell them how much you want to donate to the LAFP
 they will scan the card once or however many times it takes
to reach your donation amount
At the end of the program on Sept. 12th Meijers will match all of the donations given


your donation $10.00 + Meijers match $10.00 = total donation $20.00
your donation $20.00 + Meijers match $20.00 = total donation $40.00
 your donation $50.00 + Meijers match $50.00 = total donation $100.00
    your donation $100.00 + Meijers match $100.00 = total donation $200.00

Important info....

Meijers is offering Double match days Sept. 3rd – Sept. 5th

your donation $10.00 + Meijers $20.00 = total donation $30.00
your donation $20.00 + Meijers $40.00 = total donation $60.00
your donation $50.00 + Meijers $100.00 = total donation $150.00
your donation $100.00 + Meijers $200.00 = total donation $300.00
No Meijers purchase is necessary to participate

This program is offered to 3-4 pantries in the community each year
Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter
LAFP is so grateful to Meijers to have been included for their Fall season!!
Last year the Ontario store gave over $100,000.00 to the 4 pantries in this program.
The full amount of all donations and matches go to LAFP through Meijers gift cards for us to shop at Meijers Ontario for food for our people in need.

Each Simply Give campaign helps more than 200 food pantries in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana,Kentucky, and Wisconsin keep their shelves stocked with food for those in need.  But it also fosters a sense of community by encouraging customers to purchase $10 Simply Give donation cards, which are then converted into Meijers food-only gift cards and given to the local food pantry selected by the store.

Lucas Area Food Pantry will benefit from donation cards purchased at the Ontario Meijers store through Sept.12th.

I want to encourage you to help fulfill our mission of helping feed the hungry in Lucas and the surrounding community by purchasing a food donation card during your next shopping trip. Tell your friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers because every dollar makes a difference.

And when we give, Meijers gives.  For the fourth consecutive year, Meijers will contribute at least $1 million to the 2015 Simply Give program.

We are very encouraged about this opportunity to serve the hungry in Lucas and the surrounding community.

Attention Farmers & Deer Hunters:  Please click here to be directed to our Donations page for important information about how you can help!

Pantry Schedule

The Pantry is open on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 9am to 11am. Deviations are noted.  The distribution schedule through December 2015 is as follows:

August 22
September 12
September 26
October 10
October 24
November 21
December 19

Through our partnership with the Cleveland Food Bank, the Lucas Area Food Pantry will be able to to provide 3 meals for 3 days for your family 2 times a month, on the second and fourth Saturdays. We serve the residents of Monroe, Mifflin, and Washington Townships in Richland County, Ohio, who meet certain income requirements. Click here to see if you qualify. The Food Pantry is located at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church at 4065 Mt. Zion Rd. Lucas Ohio 44843. Please click here for directions.

The Lucas Area Food Pantry is a ministry of LAMA, the Lucas Area Ministerial Association. LAMA is made up of several of the churches and ministries in and around Lucas Ohio including Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church, Grace Bible Church, Little Washington Congregational Church, St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Lucas Foursquare Church.

You might be eligible for programs like food stamps, free or reduced price lunch for your kids, heating or medical assistance. Find out using Quick Check! This tool will tell you if you might be eligible. Our site finder will direct you to an agency in your neighborhood that will help you fill out forms for these benefits. This service is provided through the Ohio Benefit Bank and only takes less than 2 minutes to complete!
Click here or on the words “Quick Check” above to try it!


Do you live in the Bellville/Butler Area? Click here for the Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center.

Do you live in Mansfield? Click here more information on services in your area.

For more information please contact us at info@lucasareafoodpantry.com