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:
Kentucky residents can feel good while doing their taxes! Donate a portion of your tax refund to the Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund was established to award grants to nonprofit organizations for purchasing surplus agricultural commodities and distributing it to hungry Kentuckians.
For each participating product purchased at Sam's Club that is redeemed online at www.SamsClub.com/GiveMeals between February 28, 2017 and March 31, 2017, 12 meals ($1.08) will be donated to Feeding America. 100% of funds will be distributed to local food banks based on zip code.
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.
The Indiana State Bar Association is teaming up with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General and Feeding Indiana's Hungry for its ninth consecutive year to sponsor March Against Hunger, a food drive competition for lawyers to raise money for Indiana’s 11 regional food banks March 1-31. The competition is an opportunity for lawyers statewide to help put food on the tables of those struggling in Indiana. Since 2009, the March Against Hunger food drive has generated 70,019 pounds of food and $341,435.91 in monetary donations for Indiana food banks.
Social workers stand up for millions of people every day. These include people who are experiencing devastating illnesses and mental health crises, our veterans, children, families and communities. Yet many people still misunderstand who social workers are and the invaluable contributions they bring to society.
From March 26 through April 15, local Kroger customers can support our Power Pack program by grabbing a $1, $5 or $10 "coupon" at the register or UScan. The cashier adds the donation amount to their grocery bill.
The Legal Food Frenzy is a collaborative effort between the office of Attorney General Andy Beshear, the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the office Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, and the Kentucky Association of Food Banks. Law firms, legal offices and law schools across the state will engage in a friendly competition to raise funds for hunger relief. The 2017 campaign will run from March 27th through April 7th and is timed to provide an increase in the supply of food available to meet the increased demand for food assistance during the summer months. The goal is 600,000 pounds, or $150,000.
Each year, teams of architects, engineers and designers from firms and universities across Cincinnati get together to compete in Canstruction, all while raising awareness of hunger in our community. Teams design unique structures, raise money to purchase food, and then have five hours on Tuesday, April 4 to build their structures entirely out of canned goods. The large-scale art exhibit will remain on display through Sunday, April 23. At the close of the exhibit, all of the canned goods are donated to the Freestore Foodbank. In fact, it's among the top three largest food drives to support our efforts. Since the local competition began in 1997, Cincinnati’s “architects of food” have donated more than 736,000 pounds of food to the Freestore Foodbank, enough to provide over 613,000 meals to our hungry neighbors in the Tri-State area.
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.