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:


Oct 2015

Sat 03Oct2015
Fri 30Oct2015

FastPark Fights Hunger

For the 8th consecutive year, our Fast Park Family of Brands will be hosting a food drive during the month of October and we’d like your food pantry to benefit! We have 16 facilities across the nation that will be participating, each donating to their local foodbank. In addition to donating non-perishable food items, Fast Park will also match a $1 donation for each pound of food collected in an effort to fight hunger.

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Mon 05Oct2015
Sun 11Oct2015

Join Pappas Restaurants Bite to End Hunger!

Life is short, eat dessert first! Visit your nearest participating Pappas Restaurant from Oct 5 to Oct 11 and purchase an irresistible dessert to help end hunger. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Freestore Foodbank!

At Pappadeaux

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Sun 11Oct2015

Cincinnati Chocolate Festival

The 2015 Cincinnati Chocolate Festival will be Sunday, October 11th at the Cintas Center at Xavier University, where we will take over the concourse and banquet room with our delicious vendors and chef demonstrations. Make sure to bring a canned good to donate to the Freestore Foodbank! You'll even receive an additional tasting ticket for the first three canned goods you donate.

From 12PM until 5PM

At Cintas Center

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Sun 18Oct2015

12th Annual Friends & Family SIDS Brunch

Join The de Cavel Family SIDS Foundation for their biggest event of the year, the Friends & Family SIDS Brunch, and enjoy savory treats and scrumptious sweets prepared by some the best chefs, restaurateurs and foodies the Queen City has to offer. Each ticket purchased helps fund our outreach programs and research to eradicate SIDS. In addition to food and drink, guests can enjoy on-site music, and kid-friendly activities. Compete against your friends in our silent auction to raise money for a great cause and bring home your favorite arts or entertainment package.

From 11:30AM until 2:30PM

At Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College

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Nov 2015

Sun 01Nov2015

Empty Bowls presented by Clay Alliance & the American Culinary Federation of Greater Cincinnati

Empty Bowls is an annual collaboration between the Clay Alliance and the Freestore Foodbank to raise funds for the Kids Cafe. Join us for a day of art, food, music and fun! You will receive a handmade bowl donated by a Clay Alliance member and the cost of your ticket goes towards the fight against childhood hunger. Past Empty Bowls events have raised over $223,000 for the Kids Cafe.

From 11:00AM until 3:00PM

At Bell Event Centre

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Sat 07Nov2015

2015 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 and a swag bag! Also enjoy complimentary gift wrapping, refreshments, mini massages and a freeze modeling fashion show showcasing the latest trends! Plus, more than $3,000 in prizes randomly awarded to attendees! Attend the free

From 10AM until 2PM

At The Phoenix

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Mon 16Nov2015

Bengals Canned Food Drive

Bring canned goods or cash donations to the Bengals vs. Texas home game on Monday, November 16th. This year marks the 29th year that our Cincinnati Bengals have hosted the event to help end hunger in our neighborhoods.

At Paul Brown Stadium

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Fri 27Nov2015
Thu 31Dec2015

Help LaRosa's Feed Our Neighbors in Need

This holiday season help LaRosa's feed our neighbors in need. Buy a buddy card for $10 and our generous friends at LaRosa's will donate $5 to the Freestore Foodbank.

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Dec 2015

Thu 31Dec2015

Cincinnati is a Foodie City

For $40, buy this deck of coupons for some of our favorites restaurants in Cincinnati! Each coupon get you $10 off a bill of $30 to some of the top restaurants in the city including A Tavola, Tano Bistro & Catering, and The Palace Restaurant. A portion of sales will be donated back to the Freestore Foodbank.

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Thu 31Dec2015


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We need volunteers and participants, like you, to make our events a success! You can lead a team in the annual Hunger Walk, watch your rubber duck swim its way to victory in the Ohio River, or hang out with your favorite Cincinnati Bengals players at the Taste of the NFL. Please check back regularly for details of our upcoming events.