Are you interested in helping us serve our hungry neighbors and solve the issue of hunger? The Freestore Foodbank plans numerous Special Events throughout the year and you and your company can help make those events even bigger and better than before! Each event has its own unique audience and makes its own unique impact on our work and our community.

If you are hosting a third party event, please contact Laura Altenau at 513-482-3732 and fill out the form below.

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If you are interested in sponsoring a major event or program to feed and shorten the line, please contact Matthew Gellin at 513-482-7520 and fill out the form below.

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Hosting A Food Drive

Want to help solve hunger in the Tri-State area? Participating in our annual events is a great way to get involved. In fact, the Freestore Foodbank raises over a quarter of our annual operating budget through fundraising events like:

Current Events

Jul
30
Tue
Enjoy Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory and support Freestore Foodbank!
Jul 30 2019 @ 9:02 pm – Feb 29 2020 @ 10:02 pm
Enjoy Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory and support Freestore Foodbank!

The Cheesecake Factory is relaunching their Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake for National Cheesecake Day 2019.  The Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake is The Cheesecake Factory’s twist on a classic: creamy pineapple cheesecake with maraschino cherry swirl between two layers of moist buttery pineapple upside-down cake. ​ For every slice sold from July 30, 2019 – February 29, 2020, The Cheesecake Factory will donate $0.25 to Feeding America.   The program will generate a minimum donation of $100,000 which will be split 50/50 between the national office and the food bank where the qualifying purchase was made.

Nov
1
Fri
Wells Fargo Holiday Campaign 2019
Nov 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Wells Fargo Holiday Campaign 2019

This year, Wells Fargo is donating up to $5 million to the Feeding America network of food banks, and matching every dollar donated (with a match cap of $25,000 per food bank and $5,000 per donor) up to $1 million from November 1 – December 31, 2019. 100% of consumer donations will benefit their local food banks and can be made at Wells Fargo ATMs, through Text to Give and via the Feeding America online donation page:  www.feedingamerica.org/wellsfargo.

Nov
5
Tue
The Audio Shop Drive for Coats @ The Audio Shop
Nov 5 2019 – Jan 3 2020 all-day
The Audio Shop Drive for Coats @ The Audio Shop

This winter The Audio Shop is partnering with Freestore Foodbank in our coats for kids drive.  Starting November 5th 2019 to January 3rd of 2020, any time you bring in a new or gently worn coat you will receive 10% off your remote start or $30 off a two way remote!  Help keep your community warm!

Nov
10
Sun
Meijer Simply Give @ Meijer Locations
Nov 10 – Dec 13 all-day
Meijer Simply Give @ Meijer Locations

Freestore Foodbank is happy to partner with Meijer this holiday season to provide hunger relief to local families through its #SimplyGive hunger relief program.   Donate at the register.  Your donations are DOUBLED on December 3 and December 13! Visit www.meijercommunity.com to learn more.

Dec
1
Sun
Qdoba gives back!
Dec 1 – Dec 12 all-day
Qdoba gives back!

Help Qdoba give back this season: Bring in a canned good from Dec. 1st – 12th and receive a coupon for FREE chips and queso! All donations will be donated to the Freestore Foodbank

Dec
6
Fri
Ohio National Financial Services’ annual Victorian Holiday Village
Dec 6 – Dec 13 all-day
Ohio National Financial Services’ annual Victorian Holiday Village

Since 2002, more than 57,700 guests have visited the Village and enjoyed complimentary cocoa and cookies, photos with St. Nick (one per family, please) and more. The Village is open:

  • Friday, Dec. 6, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 7, 5-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 12, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 13, 6-8:30 p.m.

Visitors will take a delightful stroll among enchanting miniature Victorian houses decorated with holiday scenes and thousands of lights at Ohio National’s headquarters at the intersection of I-71 and Pfeiffer Rd.

While the event is free, all guests are asked to bring a nonperishable food item (no glass containers, please) to donate to the Freestore Foodbank. Since 2002, Ohio National associates and Village guests have donated more than 33,000 pounds of food to the Freestore Foodbank. In addition, Ohio National will make its 18th consecutive monetary donation to the Freestore Foodbank to mark the opening of the Victorian Holiday Village.

Dec
7
Sat
A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Taft Theater
Dec 7 – Dec 15 all-day
A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Taft Theater

See a show… Feed a child!

$5 of every ticket for Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” benefits The Freestore Foodbank!

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Length: 60 minutes

Public Performances: December 7-8, 13-15

Ages 4+

Back by popular demand, bring your family and celebrate the season with our live rendition of your favorite holiday TV special! Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays get you down. Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang are here to remind us about what’s most important during the Yuletide season. 2019 marks the 54th anniversary of the animated TV special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the CBS program debuted on December 9, 1965.

 

Dec
9
Mon
Meals 4 Monologues
Dec 9 @ 7:11 pm – Dec 11 @ 8:11 pm
Meals 4 Monologues

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati will host its 8th annual Meals 4 Monologues open audition on December 9, 10, & 11, from 10:00 am-4:30 pm. Actors from throughout the Midwest are invited, on behalf of the Casting Society of America (CSA), for an open general audition call to perform for D. Lynn Meyers, C.S.A. in exchange for a suggested donation of AT LEAST THREE non-perishable food items to benefit Cincinnati’s Freestore Foodbank.

This call is open to all interested without regard for previous experience, with a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Our facility is fully ADA compliant; please note any assistance needed when signing up.

The event, which is part of a nationwide Casting Society of America effort to support local food banks while auditioning local talent, will be held at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (1127 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202) on December 9, 10, & 11, from 10:00 am-6:00 pm. This is a casting call to all Equity union and non-union actors for future theatre, film, TV, and/or commercial projects cast by D. Lynn Meyers, CSA.

Actors must bring:

• A current HEADSHOT and RÉSUMÉ to the audition; DO NOT EMAIL HEADSHOTS OR RÉSUMÉS
• AT LEAST 3 non-perishable food (pasta, canned goods, etc…) or toiletry items (soap, toothpaste, etc…)
• A short, prepared monologue and song (must be performed a cappella) OR two prepared monologues.

Time slots are 3 MINUTES maximum, first-come, first-serve basis; BY APPOINTMENT ONLY; and must be scheduled online.

Ongoing Events

Jan
1
Tue
Kroger Round Up
Jan 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Kroger Round Up

Round Up to End Hunger by using code 6244

AmazonSmile
Jan 1 – Dec 31 all-day
AmazonSmile

Select Freestore Foodbank, Inc. on AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.