American Mortgage, Sysco and Coca Cola Consolidated: Supporting the Community

Holiday Food Distribution is just around the corner and we are grateful to our generous sponsors American Mortgage, Sysco and Coca Cola Consolidated. Their support will help us bring holiday cheer to the lives of our neighbors.

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In Search of A Home

What if you are young and homeless? What if you are LGBTQ and homeless? Talid, a beautiful 21-year-old traveled for 30 hours across the country looking for a safe home for herself and her partner. She came to Lighthouse Youth and Family Services because she knew she would be safe there. Talid loves to write poetry and her girl-friend likes to cook. A day after we met she sent me a poem that she wrote. Her story is stark, compelling and hopeful.Read More …

The Freestore Foodbank Partners with Xavier University to Hold Campus Poverty Simulation

In a remarkable effort to give their student population a first-hand experience of challenges faced by thousands of people in our community, Xavier University partnered with us to host a full-fledged Poverty Simulation on campus. The simulation will serve as a bridge between theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom and experiential learning via community projects.

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Free Job Training Program

LIFT the TriState offers an opportunity for unemployed and underemployed adults throughout the TriState region to become trained in a growing field, providing essential job skills. This 10-week free job training program based in Northern Kentucky will supply hands-on training from experienced warehouse personnel at the Freestore Foodbank, specialized coursework designed by Gateway Community and Technical College, as well as links to local employment through BelFlex Staffing Network and other program partners.

Food

Before there can be a conversation on possibilities and potential, we must provide food. It is the single most important foundational element linking all people.

Connection

Addressing hunger allows us to have conversations on other issues affecting individuals, families and communities to help create stability and self-reliance for those in need.

Hope

By connecting those in need to services that create stability, we work to determine the root causes of hunger and poverty and build hope in our community.
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