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The Cheesecake Factory is relaunching their Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake for National Cheesecake Day 2019. The Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake is The Cheesecake Factory’s twist on a classic: creamy pineapple cheesecake with maraschino cherry swirl between two layers of moist buttery pineapple upside-down cake. For every slice sold from July 30, 2019 – February 29, 2020, The Cheesecake Factory will donate $0.25 to Feeding America. The program will generate a minimum donation of $100,000 which will be split 50/50 between the national office and the food bank where the qualifying purchase was made.
This year, Wells Fargo is donating up to $5 million to the Feeding America network of food banks, and matching every dollar donated (with a match cap of $25,000 per food bank and $5,000 per donor) up to $1 million from November 1 – December 31, 2019. 100% of consumer donations will benefit their local food banks and can be made at Wells Fargo ATMs, through Text to Give and via the Feeding America online donation page: www.feedingamerica.org/wellsfargo.
Empty Bowls is an international movement to involve the pottery community in helping the hungry. The proceeds from the Cincinnati Clay Alliance Empty Bowls events benefit Kids Cafe of the Freestore Foodbank. There are over 15 Kids Cafe locations in greater Cincinnati where children receive a nourishing meal, help with homework and personal hygiene, and can participate in fun activities.
This is the 20th annual Empty Bowls event put on by the Cincinnati Clay Alliance! The Clay Alliance serves up handmade bowls made by our members and Arnold’s Bar and Grill serves up some delicious soup. This year, desserts and breads will be donated by Clay Alliance members too. Music will be provided by Pandini Brothers (Italian Street Music).
Arnold’s is Cincinnati’s oldest continuing operational bar (minus the alcohol part during probation), since 1861. Thank you for helping the Cincinnati Clay Alliance raise over $338,000 for hungry children! Please help us continue our mission. Meal tickets include a handmade bowl. More donated handmade items will be available for purchase the day of the event. Additional donations can be made below with or without a meal ticket purchase.
Freestore Foodbank is happy to partner with Meijer this holiday season to provide hunger relief to local families through its #SimplyGive hunger relief program. Donate at the register. Your donations are DOUBLED on December 3 and December 13! Visit www.meijercommunity.com to learn more.
Shop for everyone on your “nice list” as you browse some of the best local businesses, boutiques and makers. Bring the kiddos for crafts and princess/superhero photo opps! Bring a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank for free entry, swag bag and complimentary gift wrapping. $2 parking available at Garfield Garage located next door on 9th St.
Learn more and RSVP at: www.cincy.live/events/2019SCS
Double Your Dollars Day is on! For 24 hours every dollar goes twice as far to fill empty pantries and plates this holiday season. All donations will be matched by our presenting sponsors Meshewa Farm Foundation and Sycamore Capital, our benefactor sponsor American Mortgage, and our wonderful Second Helping donors.
Donate at http://bit.ly/19DYDD or call us at 513-482-3663.
Freestore Foodbank’s Thanksgiving Food distribution sponsored by Delta and Sycamore Capital will take place on November 25-26 at 112 E. Liberty Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. We will be open from 8AM-6PM both days.
Our Front Bay will be open for receiving donations November 25-26 from 8AM-6PM and November 27 from 8AM-11:30AM at 112 E. Liberty Street.
For a holiday package of food, you must bring photo identification or Vesta ID Card and proof of current address.
Since 2002, more than 57,700 guests have visited the Village and enjoyed complimentary cocoa and cookies, photos with St. Nick (one per family, please) and more. The Village is open:
- Friday, Dec. 6, 6-8:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 7, 5-8:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 12, 6-8:30 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 13, 6-8:30 p.m.
Visitors will take a delightful stroll among enchanting miniature Victorian houses decorated with holiday scenes and thousands of lights at Ohio National’s headquarters at the intersection of I-71 and Pfeiffer Rd.
While the event is free, all guests are asked to bring a nonperishable food item (no glass containers, please) to donate to the Freestore Foodbank. Since 2002, Ohio National associates and Village guests have donated more than 33,000 pounds of food to the Freestore Foodbank. In addition, Ohio National will make its 18th consecutive monetary donation to the Freestore Foodbank to mark the opening of the Victorian Holiday Village.
See a show… Feed a child!
$5 of every ticket for Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” benefits The Freestore Foodbank!
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Length: 60 minutes
Public Performances: December 7-8, 13-15
Back by popular demand, bring your family and celebrate the season with our live rendition of your favorite holiday TV special! Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays get you down. Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang are here to remind us about what’s most important during the Yuletide season. 2019 marks the 54th anniversary of the animated TV special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the CBS program debuted on December 9, 1965.
For every Ultimate Car Wash purchased on Saturday, December 7 at Mike’s Car Wash, $1 will be donated to Freestore Foodbank! See list of participating locations below!
Beechmont Ave: 507 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45255
Fields Ertel: 4898 Fields Ertel Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249
Kemper Rd: 1170 Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Fairfield: 4025 Acme Dr, Fairfield, OH 45014
Colerain: 9046 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45251
Cincinnati-Dayton Rd: 8281 Highland Pointe, West Chester, OH 45069
Florence: 8036 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042
Glenway Ave: 6289 Glenway Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211
West Chester: 8651 N Pavilion Dr, West Chester, OH 45069
Eastgate: 814 Eastgate North Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45245
Oakley: 4605 Marburg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209
Milford: 5800 Montclair Blvd, Milford, OH 45150
Belterra Park Cincinnati, a Boyd Gaming destination, will host local charities during their first annual tree-decorating contest. Guests will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite tree as organizations vie for the top prize.
This holiday season, Belterra Park Cincinnati will award $8,000. The top performing charity will be awarded a grand prize, with a guaranteed minimum cash prize of $500 for all participating organizations.
Be sure to vote for Freestore Foodbank! You can vote every day until December 15th! https://ngx.me/3npdGby
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati will host its 8th annual Meals 4 Monologues open audition on December 9, 10, & 11, from 10:00 am-4:30 pm. Actors from throughout the Midwest are invited, on behalf of the Casting Society of America (CSA), for an open general audition call to perform for D. Lynn Meyers, C.S.A. in exchange for a suggested donation of AT LEAST THREE non-perishable food items to benefit Cincinnati’s Freestore Foodbank.
This call is open to all interested without regard for previous experience, with a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Our facility is fully ADA compliant; please note any assistance needed when signing up.
The event, which is part of a nationwide Casting Society of America effort to support local food banks while auditioning local talent, will be held at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (1127 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202) on December 9, 10, & 11, from 10:00 am-6:00 pm. This is a casting call to all Equity union and non-union actors for future theatre, film, TV, and/or commercial projects cast by D. Lynn Meyers, CSA.
Actors must bring:
• A current HEADSHOT and RÉSUMÉ to the audition; DO NOT EMAIL HEADSHOTS OR RÉSUMÉS
• AT LEAST 3 non-perishable food (pasta, canned goods, etc…) or toiletry items (soap, toothpaste, etc…)
• A short, prepared monologue and song (must be performed a cappella) OR two prepared monologues.
Time slots are 3 MINUTES maximum, first-come, first-serve basis; BY APPOINTMENT ONLY; and must be scheduled online.