Holiday Food Distribution


Giving the Gift of Hope
Holidays are a time of family, food and generosity. We believe that every family deserves to share a holiday meal together.

Nourishing Families
Each year, the Freestore Foodbank provides boxes of food to local families to ensure they have a meal for the Thanksgiving and December holidays.

What’s in a Holiday Box?
Each household receives a box containing: either a chicken or turkey (depending on family size), canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned cranberry or pumpkin, stuffing or rice, macaroni and cheese, and brownie mix or another dessert.  Each household also receives a bag of produce.

Giving the Gift of Hope
From Monday, November 23, 2015 to Wednesday, November 25, 2015, we provided boxes of food for a Thanksgiving meal to help nearly 22,000 people.

Next, comes the 2015 Christmas Food Distribution. Boxes of food for a holiday meal will be available at our Customer Connection Center, located at 112 East Liberty Street, from:

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday, December 21, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015
**The Freestore Foobank will be closed Thursday, December 24, Friday, December 25, Saturday, December 26 and Sunday, December 27 in observance of the holiday

Helping Our Friends in Need
The holiday meals have been a tremendous support to Betty, who used to donate to the Freestore Foodbank. She found herself struggling with financial hardships after going through a divorce.

“If it wasn’t for the Freestore Foodbank, I don’t know what I would do,” she tells us.



We Sure Can’t Do It Alone!
Volunteers play a big part in the work that we do. 1,300 people generously donated their time and energy to our 2015 Thanksgiving Food Distribution. From distributing holiday boxes to directing the neighbors we serve, volunteers are a vital part in spreading the gift of hope.

Giving Back Throughout the Year
The faces we meet and the stories we hear serve as a great reminder of the importance of sharing the gift of hope year-round. Please consider making a donation or volunteering your time to our efforts.