The Freestore Foodbank truly appreciates the generosity of the community. We take every dollar donated seriously.
The Freestore Foodbank has been a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity since 2005. The BBB has determined that in addition to meeting BBB’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability, the Freestore Foodbank adheres to the BBB Code of Business Practices.
Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most respected independent evaluator of charities for financial stability, accountability and transparency, has rated the Freestore Foodbank as a 4-star charity.
We were honored to be recognized as Nonprofit of the year (35 to 250 employees) at the 2016 Cincinnati USA Business Awards.
Donations Making a Difference
94% of donations, including both in-kind and monetary, go directly to programs and services. One in six neighbors in the Tri-State area is at risk of hunger. More than 80,000 are kids. With every dollar donated, the Freestore Foodbank is able to provide three meals.
“Your donation is very important to us and we are constantly looking at ways we can save money and still deliver a great product or service to our hungry neighbors,” said Freestore Foodbank CFO Tim Weidner. “The way I look at it, every dollar saved can be reinvested into our programs to help the community.”
As a non-profit, the Freestore Foodbank prides itself in being open and transparent about where our donors’ dollars are going. It is important for us to let the community know how their investments are being used at the Freestore Foodbank. You can find more detailed information about our finances by browsing through the downloadable documents below.
“My goal is to ensure the Freestore Foodbank is sustainable and that we can be around for as long as the community needs our services,” says Weidner. “I love talking about our company so feel free to give me a call should you have any questions.” For additional information about the Freestore Foodbank’s finances, please email Tim Weidner or call (513) 482-7530.
The Freestore Foodbank is committed to serving our hungry neighbors to the best of our ability.
The Problem at Hand
One in six neighbors in our Tri-State area is at risk of hunger. More than 80,000 are kids.
Addressing the Need in Our Community
The Freestore Foodbank has a goal to eliminate a 30 million meal gap by distributing 50 million meals by our 50th anniversary in 2021.
A Plan of Action
We’ve got a plan of action to get there. It involves a variety of approaches that include engaging our customers with enhanced and holistic emergency services to help them become stable and secure, expanding access to healthy and nutritious food, improving long-term stability for customers through Freestore and other workforce development programs, and instilling a culture of operational excellence throughout our organization.
A Message from Our President & CEO
“The Freestore Foodbank’s Leadership Team and I have worked together to develop a new Strategic Plan that we hope will show how each of our efforts will move our organization towards our ultimate goal of moving our customers towards self-sufficiency,” said Kurt Reiber, Freestore Foodbank President and CEO.
Our Strategic Plan shows how we plan to reach our goal of fighting hunger and bringing hope to those who need it most.
“The 50 by 50 strategic plan was initiated to ensure that we continue to move towards a future without hunger,” said Reiber. “We are working with you and so many great partners to help make this possible. We know that the need is real and we will keep on working with your help to meet that need.”
Please join us in reaching our goal by making a donation to support our efforts. We consider it of high importance to let you know how your investments are being used at the Freestore Foodbank. 94% of donations, including both in-kind and monetary, go directly to programs and services.
Working together to reach one goal, we can make a difference.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
PRIVACY & SECURITY:
Freestore Foodbank (FSFB) respects the privacy of our constituents and is serious about protecting your privacy. This policy will explain how we gather and use personal information submitted to us. Therefore, by being in communication with us, you are agreeing and accepting this policy.
Freestore Foodbank only collects information that is volunteered during the registration process or in any responses to specific information requests. We do need this information in order to provide services that you request and respect your preferred channels of communication. Examples of the information collected includes: information knowingly provided by you through online forms, surveys, email addresses, personal financial and/or demographic information, charitable contributions, telephone numbers, and addresses. We may also collect your IP address and information through the use of electronic ‘cookies.’ However, we limit the use and collection of information about you to that extent which is necessary to administer our operations.
How We Use That Information:
FSFB does not sell, rent or share donor information with third parties. Except as otherwise indicated, FSFB uses the personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”): (a) to respond to any donor inquiries or questions about our services; (b) for internal marketing purposes and as part of FSFB’s donor database; (c) to provide donors additional and updated information, materials and other advertisements regarding FSFB services; (d) to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation under process of law, or as otherwise required by law; (e) to protect the security or integrity of the Site; (f) to protect against a threat of safety or destruction of property; and/or (g) to protect against legal liability.
In an effort to encourage philanthropy and promote giving opportunities at corporations, FSFB staff work closely with corporate philanthropy managers on fundraising campaigns. When philanthropy managers are actively fundraising by soliciting donations from their constituents, FSFB may provide donor names and gift amounts to corporate philanthropy managers on a discretionary basis unless otherwise instructed by the donor. Before providing donor gift information, the corporate philanthropy manager must sign a confidentiality agreement. A confidentiality agreement must be on record at FSFB in order for donor names and gift amounts to be released to philanthropy managers. Philanthropy managers will not be provided with personal donor information such as telephone numbers, spouse names or personal addresses.
Anti-Spam Policy and Your Opt-Out Rights:
Freestore Foodbank has a no tolerance spam policy and is committed to 100% permission-based communication. Spam is unsolicited email also known as junk mail or UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email). If you have received an email in error, you may remove your information from our database by responding to any of our email communications with “remove” in the subject line or clicking the available “unsubscribe” link.
Change in Policy: