Thank you to everyone who supported our Thanksgiving efforts. The Freestore Foodbank is now closed in observation of the holiday and will reopen on Monday, November 30. From our family to yours – Happy Thanksgiving!


Please note the adjusted donation hours at our Customer Connection Center’s Drive-Thru Bay, located at 112 East Liberty Street, the week of Thanksgiving: Mon. Nov. 23 – 8am – 6pm, Tues. Nov. 24 – 8am – 6pm, Wed. Nov. 25 – 8am – Noon, Thurs. Nov. 26 – Closed, Fri. Nov. 27 – Closed, Sat. Nov. 28 – Closed

Host A Food Drive

Host A Food DriveInterested in hosting a food drive? We appreciate your support and have the information you are seeking – from most-needed food items to when and where to deliver the donations. Please note that for planning purposes, we greatly appreciate you contacting our team at least two weeks prior to your food drive. To get the details…Click here.

Keeping Our Neighbors Warm This Winter

Keeping Our Neighbors Warm This WinterNiki, who was homeless for two years, was one of hundreds of people who benefited from the 2015 Winter Coat Distribution. We received more than 700 donated coats and 500 handmade scarves and hats to help keep our neighbors, like Niki, warm during the cooler months. To learn more about her story and how the Freestore is helping…Click here.

Thank You For Doubling Your Impact

Thank You For Doubling Your Impact November 5, 2015On Thursday, November 5, 2015 you helped us kick-off the holiday season with the Fourth Annual Double Your Dollars. Every dollar you donated was matched by our Second Helping donors. We appreciate your generosity. To find out how much was raised…Click here.

Get Involved In Our Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Freestore FoodbankThe holidays are quickly approaching; a time of family, food and generosity. What better time to be able to give back to the community? We want to connect you to volunteer opportunities available this holiday season. From helping our neighbors during our Holiday Food Distribution to collecting canned good donations at Paul Brown Stadium, we have a variety of ways for you to get involved.


Before there can be a conversation on possibilities and potential, we must provide food. It is the single most important foundational element linking all people.


Addressing hunger allows us to have conversations on other issues affecting individuals, families and communities to help create stability and self-reliance for those in need.


By connecting those in need to services that create stability, we work to determine the root causes of hunger and poverty and build hope in our community.