Want to help solve hunger in the Tri-State area? Participating in our annual events is a great way to get involved. In fact, the Freestore Foodbank raises over a quarter of our annual operating budget through fundraising events like:
Starting March 1, look for specially-marked General Mills products that feature Thomas Rhett and other Big Machine Label Group artists on the package. For every code entered by January 31, 2018, General Mills will donate 45 cents to Feeding America - enough to secure five meals on behalf of local food banks.
This spring, Walmart is joining forces with its customers and suppliers including Campbell Soup Company, General Mills, Kellogg Company, The Kraft Heinz Company, Pepsico and Discover to raise 100 million meals* for Feeding America® and its nationwide network of member food banks.
America’s #1 cooking magazine is coming to Cincinnati on Tuesday, May 2! Come experience Taste of Home LIVE, our new and improved traveling cooking show and enter to win amazing prizes! Watch their chef prepare the BEST Taste of Home summer recipes live onstage. Learn secret tips & tricks from our Test Kitchen. Sip signature Taste of Home cocktails at the pre-show party. Shop our exclusive Taste of Home merchandise. And sample a delicious dessert made onstage during our exciting after-party. Bring a non-perishable food item to the event to benefit the Freestore Foodbank, and get a chance to sit on stage at the "Chef's Table" during the show. Hurry, limited tickets available.
From 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
At The Phoenix
Stamp Out Hunger is a national food drive effort hosted by the National Association of Letter Carriers. On Saturday, May 13, letter carriers across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will collect canned goods and other non-perishable food items from residents along their routes to benefit the Freestore Foodbank and some of its community partner agencies. Stamp Out Hunger is almost among the top three largest food drives to support our efforts. Local donations to the Freestore Foodbank through the 2016 Stamp Out Hunger food drive were the equivalent of more than 81,000 meals.
The 14th Annual Hunger Walk and 5K Run presented by Kraft Heinz is an event to benefit community partner agencies of the Freestore Foodbank. The event gives our partner food pantries, soup kitchens, elder and childcare facilities, shelters and community centers – with the opportunity to raise money for their efforts. Community partner agencies form teams and raise money through pledges of support from their community. Last year's Hunger Walk and 5K Run raised more than $278,000 for our partner organizations.
The Cincinnati Bengals' 15th Annual Taste of the NFL will take place on Wednesday, June 14 in the West Club Lounge at Paul Brown Stadium. The annual dinner-by-the-bite event pairs chefs from more than 40 of the Tri-State’s favorite restaurants with the Cincinnati Bengals football team, coaches and alumni. The evening will include a silent auction, a live auction of dinners with players, and a raffle featuring gift certificates to some of Cincinnati’s top restaurants. The cost of one ticket is $175.
On Sunday, September 3, as many as 200,000 rubber ducks will swim in the Ohio River along the Serpentine Wall. The first prize winner will receive a Honda HR-V courtesy of Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers, and possibly $1 million, if their duck is the “KEMBA Million Dollar Duck.” The second prize winner will receive $100 in gift cards from Kroger every week for a year ($5,200 total), and five additional winners will receive $500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union. Ducks go on sale in mid-late July. The Rubber Duck Regatta is the Freestore Foodbank’s largest fundraising event, raising over a million dollars a year for the last three years.
We need volunteers and participants, like you, to make our events a success! You can lead a team in the annual Hunger Walk or watch your rubber duck swim its way to victory in the Ohio River. Please check back regularly for details of our upcoming events.