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.
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.
Preparing for the Holidays
We’re already busy preparing for the 2015 holiday season. 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, November 23, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015
**The Freestore Foodbank will be closed Thursday, November 26, Friday November 27, Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29 in observance of the holiday
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
With your tremendous support, we were able to provide food for a holiday meal to help more than 38,000 neighbors during the 2014 holiday season.
We Sure Can’t Do It Alone!
Volunteers play a big part in the work that we do. Approximately 1,700 people generously donated their time and energy to our 2014 Thanksgiving and December Holiday Food Distributions, including Bengals players Wallace Gilberry, Chris Lewis-Harris, David King, Taylor Mays and Brandon Thompson. 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.