Events

WHAT’S HAPPENING

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:


Mar 2017

Wed 01Mar2017
Wed 31Jan2018

General Mills Outnumber Hunger

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.

Aug 2017

Thu 31Aug2017
Tue 31Oct2017

The Great American Milk Drive at Fresh Encounter/Remke

More than 90,000 children in the Tri-State area struggle with hunger and may be missing the nutrients they need to play, learn and grow. That’s because, milk – including the essential nutrients it provides – is rarely donated to food banks. You can help feed a childhood today at checkout of your Fresh Encounter/Remke store August 31-October 1. Your small donation can bring more fresh, nutritious milk to children in need right here in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.

At Fresh Encounter/Remke

Sep 2017

Sun 10Sep2017
Sun 04Feb2018

Join The Bengals and Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel In The Kick Hunger Challenge

Team up with the Kick Hunger Challenge, Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel and thousands of other football fans across the country to defeat hunger! It’s a great way to show support for the Cincinnati Bengals and become champions for hunger relief.

Oct 2017

Sun 01Oct2017
Tue 31Oct2017

Red Gold’s 2017 Crush Hunger Campaign

Red Gold is harnessing the power of families helping families, making it easy to “crush hunger” and give back to others simply by enjoying a family meal. For any Red Gold canned tomato product purchased throughout the month of October, Red Gold will donate one meal to help families facing hunger, with a goal of 2 million meals* donated to Feeding America’s network of food banks. A purchase of one can = one meal that is donated. Whether it’s labeled Red Gold, Redpack, Tuttorosso, or Huy Fong, simply buy a can, and feed a family. *$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. Red Gold guarantees a minimum of 2 million meals ($181,818.18) from 10/01/2017 – 10/31/2017.

Mon 16Oct2017
Sun 31Dec2017

Bank of America Give A Meal Campaign

For the 6th consecutive year, the Feeding America network and Bank of America are joining forces to support the Give A Meal program, which helps reduce food insecurity in local communities around the country—and people right here in our community. You can help support Feeding America member food bank, the Freestore Foodbank, as it works to fight hunger in our community. For every $1 you donate, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will give $2 more up to $1.5 million in online donations nationwide. Donations can be made at www.bankofamerica.com/give.

Mon 16Oct2017
Fri 27Oct2017

Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl

The office of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts and the Kentucky Association of Foodbanks have joined forces to create a friendly food and fund drive competition among Kentucky’s Area Development Districts (ADDs) to support hunger relief efforts in Kentucky. The campaign will run from October 16, 2017 to October 27, 2017. The goal is to raise the equivalent of 400,000 pounds of food for Kentucky’s seven regional food banks ($50,000). Organizations within each of Kentucky’s 15 ADD’s can sign up to compete by clicking on kafb.org/CommonwealthBowl. Sign up period: September 1 – October 16, 2017.

Sat 28Oct2017

241 E. Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202

First Annual OTR Community Health Fair

The Freestore Foodbank in partnership with The Christ Hospital, CincySmiles Foundation and Rothenberg Preparatory Academy is organizing our first OTR Community Health Fair on Saturday October 28, 2017. A team of doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses will be offering important services including flu shots, echocradiography, EKG, blood pressure, pulse, BMI as well as education on how to quit smoking, diabetes prevention, healthy eating and nutrition.

From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

At Rothenberg Preparatory Academy

Nov 2017

Fri 03Nov2017

Subway - The Good Deed Feed

Join Subway in Celebrating National Sandwich Day! Guests who purchase a sub + drink on Friday, November 3 will receive a free sub and trigger a meal donation to the Feeding America® network of food banks.

Sat 04Nov2017

812 Race St. Cincinnati OH 45202

2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase

Shop for everyone on your nice list with the best local boutiques and vendors - all under one roof! Bring a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank to get free entry, a swag bag, and complimentary gift wrapping! Also enjoy refreshments, free 10-minute back massages, an interactive ornament decorating area for kids, and a freeze modeling fashion show showcasing the latest winter trends! Plus, more than $3,000 in prizes randomly awarded to attendees!

From 10am until 2pm

At The Phoenix

Sun 05Nov2017

210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Empty Bowls Cincinnati Pop-Up Event

Arnold's Owner Ronda Breeden will host the first POP-UP Empty Bowls event at Arnold’s Bar and Grill from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm. on Sunday, November 5. Ronda will fire up some delicious soup and you can choose from 100 bowls made by 10 different potters. This is the first of several smaller “pop-up” Empty Bowls events in the coming months. Here’s how it works: You purchase tickets, show up at Arnold’s from 11-1 on Nov. 5, choose your favorite bowl (from more than 100 bowls), choose one of the wonderful soup options, then, top it off with some good bread, a drink and dessert. Have a fun time, a great meal – all while helping others in our community. Proceeds benefit the Freestore Foodbank's Kids Cafe program.

From 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

At Arnold’s Bar and Grill

Sun 26Nov2017

1 Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Annual Cincinnati Bengals Canned Food Drive

Join the Cincinnati Bengals in supporting the Freestore Foodbank’s efforts to help hungry children and families 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 26. We will have volunteers available at each entrance to Paul Brown Stadium to accept your donation. Just look for the portable storage units provided by U-Haul of Southwest Ohio.

From 11:00 am until 1:00 pm

At Paul Brown Stadium

Mar 2018

Fri 09Mar2018
Sat 10Mar2018

525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cincinnati International Wine Festival

More than 700 wines from over one hundred wineries are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction. The Grand Tastings are truly the centerpiece of the Cincinnati International Wine Festival. New, rare, and exciting wines from around the world are available for tasting. Whether you're a seasoned expert or an intrigued beginner, winemakers and winery representatives welcome you as they mix useful knowledge with exquisite samples of their art.

At Duke Energy Convention Center - Grand Ballrooms, 3rd Floor


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.

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