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 the following: 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.
Helping During the Holidays
During the 2014 Thanksgiving and December Holiday Food Distributions, we provided food for a holiday meal to help more than 14,000 households, enough to feed more than 38,000 individuals in our hometown this holiday.
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 throughout the year.
Please check back for 2015 Holiday Food Distribution dates and times.