The Volunteer Connection October 2015

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Wrapping Up A Fantastic Season At The Giving Fields

givingfieldsThanks to our outstanding volunteers!
As the Giving Fields enters the final days of the 2015 season, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of the volunteers who have helped make this growing season a success. Over 120 different community groups and dozens of individuals came out to the farm to prepare, plant, harvest, prune, and weed. With the help of over 1,800 volunteers, we were able to complete numerous special projects and maintain the farm throughout the entire growing season. We were able to harvest over 30,000 pounds of food and supported our Northern Kentucky community partners with fresh, delicious, healthy options for our hungry neighbors. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made it happen and thank you to Molly Jordan, our terrific Farm Manager, for leading our team!

The holidays are a time to be thankful and for giving back. We have several opportunities for you to donate your time this Thanksgiving and Christmas season:

Double Your Dollar$ Day
Annual Coat Drive
Rumble in the Jungle & Monday Night Football
Check-Out Hunger
Holiday Food Box Distribution

We are looking for help in the following areas:

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


hostfooddriveDonations of canned goods 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 September 2015. We sincerely appreciate their continued support and contribution of their time.


Food Room (Liberty Street)

NKU Education Abroad
Ohio Valley Beer
Wonderful Sales


Giving Fields (Melbourne, KY)

AAA – Allied Group
Anderson High School
Belterra Park Casino
Bishop Brossert School
Cincinnati Business Courier
Design Topic
Great American Insurance
Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Guardian Angels
Junior League – Cincinnati
Lakeside Christian Church
Perfetti Van Melle
Prince of Peace
Schwan’s Global Supply Chain, Inc.
Tri-State Freethinkers


Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Ave)

Advantage Sales and Marketing
Catalina Marketing
Church of the Redeemer
Dr. Pepper/Snapple
Fifth Third Bank
General Electric
Greenhills/Forest Park Kiwanis
Graydon Head
Great American Annuity Group
Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Guardian Angels
Knights of Columbus
Lambda Chi Alpha
Linder Diversity and Inclusion
Messer Construction
North America Planning Service Center
PNC Bank
Prince of Peace
Southern Baptist Church
St. Margaret of York Knights
The Motorists Insurance Group
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati
US Bank
Western and Southern
Westfield Insurance
White Oak Christian Church
Wise Temple


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