The Volunteer Connection November 2014

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The Volunteer Connection

November 2014

Upcoming Events:

Double Your Dollars Day
Sign up to join us kick off the holiday season at our phone bank at our Mayerson Distribution Center for Double Your Dollars Day on Thursday, November 13th. Two hour shifts run from 6AM to 6PM!

Check-Out Hunger
Kroger and the Freestore Foodbank are partnering again for the Check-Out Hunger. The campaign gives Kroger customer the opportunity to make a donation at the cash register.

Volunteers are still needed to maintain and uninstall the placards at Kroger stores throughout the Tri-State.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Food Distributions
There is still time to sign up to volunteer at our Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Food Distributions. Nearly 1,800 help to make this possible. Dates and shift times are below:

Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25
(1st shift: 7:15a-10:30a; 2nd shift: 10a-1p; 3rd shift: 12:30p-3:30p; Last Shift: 3p-6p)

Wednesday, November 26 (1st shift: 7:15a-10:30a; 2nd shift: 10a-12:30p)

Monday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 23
(1st shift: 7:15a-10:30a; 2nd shift: 10a-1p; 3rd shift: 12:30p-3:30p; Last Shift: 3p-6p).


We are looking for volunteers to help wrap gifts for Adopt-A-Family recipients at our Customer Connection Center. This activity will take place the 2nd and 3rd week of December. To help with Adopt-A-Family, please contact

 To register to volunteer or for more information on any of the above upcoming events, please contact Tawanda Rollins at .

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Mayerson Distribution Center (1250 Tennessee Avenue, 45229)
Groups of 10-30 can schedule to volunteer Tuesday-Saturday; shift times (9am-noon or 1pm-4pm) we also offer a 5pm-8pm shift Tuesday- Thursday provided a morning shift isn’t already scheduled that day. Projects include food sorting/scanning, assembly of food boxes such as senior boxes (additional groceries given to our older adult customers ages 60+), holiday boxes (distributed at the Customer Connection Center during the Holiday Food Distribution events) or special event projects such as Duck Tagging/Plucking (usually completed 2-3 weeks before the Rubber Duck Regatta event). Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age with parental consent. For more information and/or to schedule, please contact Tawanda Rollins at or (513)482-7557.

Food Room (112 East Liberty, 45202)
Individuals or groups of six or less can schedule a time to volunteer; the hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm. Volunteers are required to commit to at least two or more hours at this location during the hours of operation. Projects include food sorting, restocking shelves with groceries and assisting customers with their groceries outside of the building and loading groceries in their vehicle in front of the building. Volunteers must be at least 16-years-old (with parental consent). Please contact April Moorman at 513-357-4643 or to schedule.

Professional Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Distribution Center Volunteer Team Leader
  2. Receptionist/Greeter- All Locations
  3. Reclamation Assistant
  4. Training Facilitator
  5. Spanish Translator – Task Description



A New Initiative: FeedingWorks-Transformational Teambuilding
The Freestore Foodbank has launched a social enterprise. FeedingWorks is geared towards work groups that need to strengthen their teams.

Highlights of the program:

  • 3-4 hour high energy session
  • Teams work together to make an immediate difference on hunger in Greater Cincinnati
  • The session will help to provide insight on how the team is working together more effectively;
    including strengths and blind spots
  • Improve communication, encouragement and conflict management skills
  • Customized to meet your team’s specific needs
  • Combines leadership and team development
  • Furthers the mission of Freestore Foodbank by feeding hungry children in the community

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


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Donations of canned goods are needed all year around, not just at the holidays! If you
would like to organize a canned food drive, please contact Bob Barnes at 513-482-4517.

Do you need a speaker for your event? Members of FSFB Speakers’ Bureau are
available for team meetings, staff retreats, conferences, etc. For more information
contact Jill Cooper at 513-482-4511 or

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Freestore Foodbank team? Please click here for our current employment opportunities.


We are conducting a short, 10-question survey for individuals who have volunteered with us before. Our goal is to enhance your volunteer experience and we need your help in reaching this goal! Completing the survey will give us an idea on how we’re doing and what areas are in need of improvement. Please click here to complete the survey. Thank you in advance for assisting us in this effort!


Distribution Center

Food Room

Giving Fields

Auto Trader

Defender Direct

Brighton Center

Barnes Dennig

DePaul Cristo Rey

Duke Energy

Calvary Christian School

General Mills

Legacy Financial

Cincinnati Children’s YP Group

Legacy Financial


Cincinnati Public Library

Peaslee Center


Clark Montessori

Turner Construction



Xavier University


Fifth Third


Fund Evaluation Group


General Electric


Greater Cincinnati Health Council


Hillman Group




Knights of Columbus


LaSalle High School




Montgomery Food Share


New Life Temple














St. Columban School


St. Xavier High School


The Gathering


Tri-State Freethinkers


UC-Chinese Mutual Assoc.




Withrow High School