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:
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.
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
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
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
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
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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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.