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 2016 holiday season. Boxes of food for a holiday meal will be available at our Customer Connection Center, located at 112 East Liberty Street:
Thanksgiving Food Distribution Powered by: Delta Airlines
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2016
8:00 a..m. – 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2016
**The Freestore Foodbank will be closed Thursday, November 24, Friday November 25, Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27 in observance of the holiday
Christmas Food Distribution
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 22, 2016
**The Freestore Foobank will be closed Saturday, December 24, Sunday, December 25, and Monday, December 26 in observance of the holiday
Giving the Gift of Hope
Thanks to your generosity and support, we were able to help nearly 36,000 people with a Thanksgiving and Christmas meal during the 2015 holiday season.
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. Nearly 2,500 people generously donated their time and energy to our 2015 Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Distributions. 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 that 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.