Your generosity is critical to helping Freestore Foodbank serve hungry children and families in the tristate area. 94% of cash and in-kind donations go directly to programs and services. We have grown as an organization, expanding our impact and serving more families in crisis. With support from the community we have become a vital resource for our neighbors in need.

Thank you for your interest in getting involved in our efforts. There are a variety of ways that you can support our work in the community. Together, we can solve hunger.

Other Ways to Donate
Donate By Phone Or Mail

Donate by phone: (513) 482-3663

Donate by mail:
Freestore Foodbank
1141 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Please make checks payable to Freestore Foodbank.

Donate Stock or Through your IRA Instructions

Thank you for considering a gift of stock to support the Freestore Foodbank. Your contribution can have many benefits, for the community, the Freestore Foodbank, and for you. You may be able to reduce your tax burden through gifts of stock. Call Mindy Hammer at (513) 482-7099 to let us know that you are planning a stock gift to benefit the Freestore Foodbank.

Be sure to please consult your financial advisor when transferring stock to a charity like the Freestore Foodbank. Your financial advisor will want to know that the Freestore Foodbank is a not-for-profit corporation qualified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our mission is to provide food and services, create stability and further self-reliance for people in crisis.

The Freestore Foodbank has an established brokerage account to accept transfers of securities to us which is managed by UBS – Anning Group.

Our Federal Tax Identification Number (EIN) is 23-7122205.
The securities transfer account number is: DTC #0221

The Freestore Foodbank UBS account number to be to be referenced is: WL61947

Contact Representatives at UBS:
Vicki Schaaf: 513-786-7913
Liz Misheff: 513-786-7913

If you’d rather send a stock certificate, please send it to:

Freestore Foodbank
Attention: Tim Weidner
1141 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

IRA Charitable Rollover

For individuals age 70 ½ or older, the IRA Charitable Rollover is a tax-wise way to support Freestore Foodbank. If you are required to make annual withdrawals from an IRA account, these otherwise taxable distributions can satisfy your annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) and exclude these funds from your taxable income.

Each year, you (and your spouse) can transfer as much as $100,000 to Freestore Foodbank for a purpose that you choose.

What are the benefits?

  • Transfer tax-free gifts from your IRA directly to Freestore Foodbank
  • Can be applied toward your annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)
  • Beneficial for individuals who do not itemize deductions on their income tax
  • Withdrawals not subject to annual charitable deduction limitations

How an IRA charitable rollover gift works

  1. Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to us. For a sample transfer request form click here.
  2. Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to the Freestore Foodbank to help continue our important work.
  3. Please note that IRA charitable rollover gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction.
  4. Please contact Mindy Hammer,  if you wish for your gift to be used for a specific purpose.

Contact us
If you have any questions about an IRA charitable rollover gift, please contact Mindy Hammer, We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.

Donate through your Donor Advised Fund

If you have a Donor Advised Fund through Fidelity, Schwab or BNY Mellon, you can give directly to Freestore Foodbank through this link without any additional processing or transaction fees.

Double Your Impact with a Corporate Matching Gift

Corporate Matching Gift Programs Can Double Your Impact

Thousands of companies locally and nationally match their employee’s contributions to tax-exempt organizations, usually at a one-to-one match but sometimes as high as three-to-one. Some companies also have volunteer matches, providing a donation for each hour their employees volunteer with a charitable organization.

These programs offer individuals a wonderful opportunity to double, or even quadruple, the impact of their contribution. Unfortunately, many individuals are unaware their employer matches gifts or volunteer hours; each year 90% of donations eligible for these programs go unmatched.

To see if your donation to Freestore Foodbank is eligible for a matching gift from your employer, contact your human resources department or contact Freestore Foodbank’s Grants Officer, Julie Carpenter at 513-482-7097.

In our 2016-2017 fiscal year, Freestore Foodbank received $170,000 in matching gifts from over 70 companies, including Ameriprise, Duke Energy, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Liberty Mutual, Macy’s, The Standard and Von Lehman. We are so grateful to all the companies offering this generous benefit, and for their employees and retirees who choose to donate to Freestore Foodbank and request corporate matching gifts.