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Loving Food Resources (LFR) Pantry Coordinator Job Description 

The LFR Pantry Coordinator oversees the Tuesday operations of the Pantry.

Pantry Duties

  • Provide oversight to the Tuesday volunteer team
  • Oversee unloading of MANNA pickup on Tuesday mornings
  • Provide guidance on food to be ordered 
  • Provide guidance to the Personal Care volunteer, ensuring enough personal care items are in stock before distribution days
  • Responsible for order and cleanliness of the pantry
  • Responsible for making sure there is plenty of stock for boxes to be packed
  • Oversee food drives, deliver and pick up food barrels, weigh in food collected and fill out donation forms for the office team to track
  • Ensure there are enough banana boxes in the cart room
  • Defrost freezers as needed and inform Executive Director if there is a problem with any refrigerators or freezers

Other Details:

  • Reports to Executive Director
  • Average work week 7-8 hours
  • Compensation $16.00 per hour


  • Must have a valid Drivers License, proof of Insurance, and a clean driving record 
  • Must have a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Works well with others and promotes teamwork

Please send Resume and Cover letter to: [email protected]

Deadline is Friday, February 10,2023

No phone calls please

Local bowling league donates $3,500 to food pantry for most vulnerable during holidays

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A local bowling league is donating thousands to a local food bank.

The Asheville Pride Bowling League has given Loving Food Resources $3,500 to help stock up its pantry for the holidays.

Loving Food Resources provides Asheville’s most vulnerable community members — those living with HIV/AIDS or who are in Home Hospice care regardless of diagnosis — with meals, which are in high demand across the mountains.

One organizer shared with News 13 how this donation will be used by the food bank.

“$3,500 will go a long way. That would be 35 food boxes that go out the door to help any of our clients in need,” said Brent Hyatt, executive director of Loving Food Resources. “It will also go to purchase food. Right now, there’s a shortage of frozen protein, so that will go a long way to help us.”

Anyone who wants to donate to help Loving Food Resources during the holiday season can click HERE for more information.

Small food bank in Asheville aims to make big impact on those fighting hard battles

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A small food bank is making a large impact helping some fight a lengthy health battle.

Behind Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, in a small white building is Loving Food Resources food bank, focusing on helping folks with HIV/AIDS. There are three longtime volunteers who have been there about thirty years.

For 29 years, Barbara Bell, a retired nurse, has made it her mission to help people live the life her friend could not.

“I had a friend who died of AIDS, back in the day when everybody was afraid,” Bell recalls. “He died in an ICU alone because he wouldn’t let my then-boyfriend in to be with him.”

“I always felt I wanted to do something for Bill, and, to me, this is the perfect fit,” she adds.


Bell says friend and fellow volunteer Betty Sharpless got her involved with Loving Food Resources.

In addition to serving HIV/AIDS patients, the food bank also helps people in home hospice, regardless of the diagnosis.

Bell is there every Wednesday, Saturday and other days as needed to help serve the food bank’s 225 clients.

“We make sure people are not stigmatized,” Bell explains. “They don’t have to make a choice between buying food and buying medicine and paying rent.”

Loving Food Resources Executive Director Brent Wyatt says having longtime volunteers like Bell, her friend Sharpless and another woman, Kay Butt, has been essential to surviving the pandemic.

“People like Barbara, Betty, Kay, our longer term volunteers who have seen the agency grow, who know the history, and are very much a part of the fabric of who we are,” explains Wyatt.

He says as more people move to Asheville, their number of clients continues to grow.


“Even though HIV is no longer a death sentence, there is still a rise in cases,” he explains. “We see new referrals every month of newly diagnosed.”

“Whether they know it or not, they know someone who is HIV positive; one in 10 people” adds Bell, when asked why people should help out the food bank,

Wyatt says Bell has been vital with grant writing and helping train new volunteers.

But, Bell says her true love is the hands on hard work, packing the perfect fit of food and personal care items to give her clients the best quality of life possible

“One of the joys for me is seeing clients who have been with us for 25, 26 years who are still living, relatively healthy, considering their disease, and we believe that’s because we’ve been able to help them,” she says.

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