National Volunteer Week, April 10 – 16
Together, We Can Solve Hunger!
In April, the Freestore Foodbank along with other agencies across the nation will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2016. During this week, we will honor those who inspire, recognize and encourage others to seek out imaginative ways to engage in our community. National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and demonstrating their collective power to make a difference. We want to take this opportunity to thank all of 9,500 volunteers who are making a difference in our 20 counties that we serve and in the lives of our hungry neighbors. Thank you!
Join Us for the 13th Annual Hunger Walk & 5K Run
We are now recruiting volunteers for the Hunger Walk & 5K Run taking place on Monday, May 30 at The Banks. Volunteer opportunities are available all Memorial Day Weekend long, in addition to the day of the event. Click here to view Hunger Walk & 5K Run volunteer opportunities. This is your chance to view tasks that will help us “run the 5K,” as well as an opportunity to sign up online to volunteer. Want to walk or run in the Hunger Walk & 5K Run or donate to a team? Click here for more information.
All proceeds support the Freestore Foodbank’s network of 250 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and community centers. Through this network, we are able to provide over 20 million meals each year to hungry children and families in 20 counties in Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky. One step at a time, one dollar at a time, together we can solve hunger.
It’s time to plant produce!
Now that the snow has melted and temperatures are rising, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting the work of the Giving Fields in 2015 and invite everyone to join us for the 2016 growing season. Last year, with the support of our volunteers, we were able to provide enough produce to complete 117,000 meals to some of our Northern Kentucky community partner agencies. On the farm, you’re never too young or too old to work in the dirt and help make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. Your hands and hearts make this farm possible and we are grateful for all that you do. Click Here for more information and available scheduling dates.
Ride and Help Solve Hunger – Hogs vs. Hunger
Get ready to rev up your engines for the Sixth Annual Hogs vs. Hunger ride presented by Belterra Casino Resort, Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center and the Pinnacle Foundation. Kickstands up at noon on Saturday, July 9 at the Thoroughbred Harley-Davidson in Florence. Stay tuned for more information. We are also looking for volunteers to help sale raffle tickets for a really cool prize that we will announce soon. I want to volunteer to check out the locations, dates and times. All proceeds from Hogs vs. Hunger will support the services provided at our Customer Connection Center.
Feeding Children during the Summer Months
Are you looking for a group volunteer activity for your team during the summer? Come spend time with us at our Mayerson Distribution Center to assemble food boxes for children in our rural communities. These food boxes will ensure they have nutritious meals during the summer months when they are away from school. Complete a Group Request form today to schedule your group.
Thank you to the following groups for your support March 2016!
We sincerely appreciate their continued support and contribution of their time.
Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Avenue)
Alpha Phi Omega
Church of the Redeemer
DEW Rockdale Baptist Church
Fort Washington Investment Advisors
Green Hills/Forest Park Kiwanis
Great American Annuity Group
Greater Cincinnati Dietetic Association
Junior League of Cincinnati
Knights of Columbus
Presbyterian Church of Wyoming
St. Xavier High School
University of Cincinnati
Western Southern Financial
Wyoming Middle School
Giving Fields & Small Farms
Federal Reserve Bank
Glen Este Kid Care Program
Mariemont Junior High
Food Room (Liberty Street)
St. Vincent DePaul
University of Cincinnati
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 www.feedingworks.com.