The Volunteer Connection November 2015

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Volunteering with the Freestore Foodbank is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

Introducing Volunteer Hub
In order to serve our volunteers and the organization better, we are excited to announce we have just launched our new volunteer registration system, Volunteer Hub, which will make registering for events even easier than ever before!  Pre-registration is vital for helping us plan appropriate activities for the number of confirmed participants while meeting the needs of the organization, too.  When volunteers use our new system, they will gain important information about the activity, complete sign ups online before arrival, complete waivers and other policies needed to volunteer and then have a quick and easy check-in process on the day of your service.

We are giving our new system a test run for volunteers signing up for our Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Distributions. We anticipate having the system fully operable for all volunteer assignments in January 2016. The steps to signing up are relatively easy as indicated in the instructions below.

If you are planning to volunteer during the holiday season, please visit the website to sign up now! Spaces are limited. Click here to register now.

‘Tis the Season of Giving Back: Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Food Box Distribution
Adopt-a-Family: Gift Wrapping and Distribution
Help Check-Out Hunger
Update Regarding our Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for help in the following areas:

  • Back on Track Assistants
  • Data Entry Volunteers
  • Receptionist/Greeters
  • Distribution Center Volunteer Team Leaders

hostfooddriveCanned good donations are always needed! If you would like to organize a canned food drive, please contact Bob Barnes at 513-482-4517.

The following groups volunteered with us in October 2015. We sincerely appreciate their continued support and contribution of their time.


Food Room (Liberty Street)

Clark Montessori
Fifth Third
LaSalle High School


Giving Fields (Melbourne, KY)

American Insurance
Cincinnati Business Courier
Ethicon Endo-Surgery
Fifth Third Bank
Health Care Friends
Legacy Financial
Prince of Peace (Lutheran Church)
St. Vivian School


Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Ave)

Alpha Kappa Alpha
Children’s Hospital
Church of the Redeemer
Cincinnati Kiwanis
City of Cincinnati
Duke Energy
Ethicon Endo-Surgery
Fifth Third Bank
General Electric
Green Hills/Forest Park Kiwanis
Great American Annuity Group
Kappa Psi Beta Phi
Lambda Chi Alpha
Mercy Health
Messer Construction
Miami University
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
Phi Psi Omega
PNC Bank
St. Xavier High School
The Gathering
Tri-State Freethinkers
University of Cincinnati
UC Track & Field
Western and Southern
WhiteWave Foods
Withrow University High School
Woodward Career Technical High School


FeedingWorks: Transformational Teambuilding

Looking for a new way to strengthen your team’s ability to communicate, problem-solve and manage conflict while improving your opportunities to provide successful outcomes? Looking for an opportunity to not only grow stronger as a team internally, but to make an external impact on the community? Consider FeedingWorks, the Freestore Foodbank’s social enterprise.

FeedingWorks is a unique combination of professional leadership development and the transformational experience of a team working together to make a tangible difference in the lives of others. Teams form genuine bonds through this experience which is based on the principle of giving back while developing yourself and your team.

For more information about how your company can benefit from FeedingWorks, please visit