Thanks To Our Great Volunteers

nations-volunteer-weekIt’s National Volunteer Week and we truly appreciate the 8,100 volunteers who donate their time to our efforts each year. Every day, we are working together to reduce hunger in the Tri-State area. If you are interested in volunteering, you can help in many ways. Together, we can solve hunger.

Stamp Out Hunger Saturday, May 9

Stamp Out Hunger Saturday, May 9Be a part of the country’s largest single-day food drive and help us Stamp Out Hunger. It’s a simple way to give back. Simply leave a sturdy bag of food donations next to your mailbox prior to regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 9. Your letter carrier will do the rest, picking up your donations and delivering them to the Freestore Foodbank and some of its community partner agencies. To learn more…Click Here.

Ensuring Kids Don’t Go Hungry After School

Kids CafeEvery day, nearly 100,000 kids in our Tri-State area may not know from where their next meal is coming. Hungry children come to school at a disadvantage to learn, perform and focus in class. Together, we’re providing free, nutritious meals to children at the end of the school day so that they aren’t going hungry in the evenings. To learn more about our Kids Cafe program…Click here.

Check-Out Power Pack At Your Neighborhood Kroger

Check-Out Power Pack At Your Neighborhood KrogerJoin the Freestore Foodbank in the fight against childhood hunger. Check-Out Power Pack at your neighborhood Kroger through April 19 and help ensure kids are receiving the proper nutrition they need to succeed. Just look for the donation coupons at the cash register or U-Scan. $5 will feed a child for the weekend.

Power Packs Get A Makeover

Power Pack Make OverThanks to the Dater Foundation’s support this past school year, we partnered with 94 schools in Ohio and Kentucky, providing 4,100 Power Packs to students each week in grades K-8. We deliver Power Packs to schools that have 60% or more of their students on free and reduced lunch programs. Learn more about the Power Pack make-over.


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.