Let’s Tackle Hunger Together This Holiday Season
289,940 people living in the 20 counties served by the Freestore Foodbank and its community partners aren’t sure from where their next meal is coming. 92,600 are kids.
You Can Help
Join the Cincinnati Bengals in supporting the Freestore Foodbank’s efforts to help children and families in need this holiday season through the annual Bengals Canned Food Drive.
Bring a canned good or non-perishable food item with you on your way to the Bengals/Browns game on Sunday, November 17. We will have volunteers available at each entrance to Paul Brown Stadium to accept your donation.
“Too many families are struggling every day to put food on the table due to the downfall in our economy,” says Bengals Defensive Tackle Geno Atkins. “What the Freestore Foodbank is doing for the community is inspiring. Being involved with such an amazing organization gives me the chance to give back to a community that has embraced me with open arms since I became a Bengal.”
What to Bring With You
Some of the most needed food items are likely already in your cupboard. We could really use donations of canned fruits and vegetables, cereals, tuna, canned chicken and soups.
“You never know how much the smallest thing you do can impact or change someone’s life,” says Bengals Defensive End Carlos Dunlap.
No Food Donation? No problem!
Our volunteers will also accept your monetary donations at the entrances to Paul Brown Stadium on November 17. With every dollar donated, the Freestore Foodbank is able to provide three meals.
“We hear each year from fans that they left their canned goods on the kitchen counter in a rush to get to the game,” says Freestore Foodbank President and CEO, Kurt Reiber. “We want Bengals Nation to know that a $5 donation is just as powerful and will help us provide 15 meals to families in need.”
Bengals Nation Making a Difference
The Bengals have hosted the canned food drive for the Freestore Foodbank for the past 27 years. Last year, Bengals fans made enough food and monetary donations to provide nearly 73,000 meals to help feed children and families in our hometown.
“Being able to help means a whole lot,” says Bengals Linebacker Vincent Rey. “My heart is all about giving back.”
Please join the Cincinnati Bengals in making a difference on Sunday, November 17.