Events

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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.

May 2017

Mon 29May2017

14th Annual Hunger Walk and 5K Run

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.

Jun 2017

Wed 14Jun2017

15th Annual Cincinnati Bengals' Taste of the NFL

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.

Aug 2017

Sun 06Aug2017

3201 E. Galbraith Road Cincinnati, OH 45236

Adath Kansas City Competition BBQ Cook-Off & Festival

For the first time ever, the Queen City will have a national, officially sanctioned, Kansas City BBQ Kosher Cook-Off competition and festival. Competitive teams from the Tri-State and across the country will take part. Teams will cook Kosher Beef Ribs, Brisket, Chicken and Turkey. The event will feature entertainment, food booths, and hot dog and pickle eating competitions. 10% of net profits will go to the Freestore Foodbank.

From 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm

At Adath-Israel Congregation

Sep 2017

Sun 03Sep2017

23rd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta

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.

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