Story in Pictures August 2017

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23rd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta

Thank you for supporting our biggest fundraising event of the year – the Rubber Duck Regatta.   September 3, 2017 turned out to be a gorgeous day in Cincinnati and it was joyful to watch more than 173,000 duckies swimming down the Ohio River.  The campaign lasted for several weeks and there were many memorable moments. Here are a few pics that hopefully capture the essence of the event.

Cincinnati State Farmers Market

We are proud to partner with Cincinnati State Technical and Community College to host a Farmer’s Market on campus every third Thursday of the month at 11:30 am. The Freestore Foodbank delivers 1,200 lbs. of fresh produce to the college, offering a rich variety of fruits and veggies for students to pick from. The market is open to all registered students and has become an extremely popular feature. Thank you to the faculty and staff of Cincinnati State for supporting the fight against hunger on college campuses.

LIFT the TriState Update

Participants of Lift the TriState have completed six weeks of training and they have done phenomenally well. Most of them have completed Forklift Certification. Amazon’s recruitment officer, Jason Jones visited them a few weeks ago and spoke to them on the ins and outs of recruitment.  Graduation is scheduled for October 13, 2017 and we are eagerly looking forward to it.

Freezer Delivery

Thank you to the Kentucky Association of Food Banks, Farm Credit Mid-America, Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles for delivering 15 freezers to our warehouse in Wilder, Kentucky this week. The freezers will be distributed to our partner agencies in Kentucky. We are thankful for the enhanced cold storage capacity these freezers will provide to our partner-agencies.