Host A Canned Food Drive

Canned Food Drive

Thank you for your interest in hosting a canned food drive. We truly appreciate your support as we work to provide more than 20 million meals annually to our hungry neighbors in the Tri-State area. Please click here for information on hosting a canned food drive.

Some of the most-needed donations include:

  • Canned meat products (tuna, chicken, ham, spaghetti with meatballs, chili with meat and beans, beef stew, etc.)
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned vegetables and fruits
  • Canned soups
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Personal care items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste/brush, feminine hygiene products, disposable diapers)
    Please, no glass items

Due to an increased volume in food drives, we can only accommodate delivery and pickups for food drives that require three or more 50-gallon barrels at any one location. Please contact us at least two weeks prior to the start of the event.

All other donations can be delivered to the following locations:

  • The Freestore Foodbank’s Customer Connection Center
    112 East Liberty Street, Over-the-Rhine
    Donation hours
    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday
  • The Freestore Foodbank’s Mayerson Distribution Center
    1250 Tennessee Avenue, Bond Hill
    Donation hours
    7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday