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  • Helping Families in Cincinnati

Helping Families in Cincinnati

One of every seven residents in the Cincinnati tristate area lives in poverty, meaning that more than 80,000 families in our community lack access to basic necessities, such as adequate food, shelter, transportation and clothing. This lack of basic necessities perpetuates a cycle...

Helping Families in Cincinnati
  • WCPO 9/Scripps Howard Foundation Virtual Food Drive

2021 Annual Meeting Video

We hope you’ll join us virtually to celebrate our work together. We’re so grateful for your generous support to bring food, connection and hope to our tristate neighbors. Your support has already made such a difference, but we know there is so much more to do.

2021 Annual Meeting Video

Best of Quacky

MORE BEST OF QUACKY VIDEOS DONATE MONTHLY Quacky the Duck is Freestore Foodbank's loveable mascot, and always up to something fun when out out helping the community! Yes, there’s a day for everything... and January 13 is Rubber Duckie Day! Even though today is all about [...]

Best of Quacky
  • LIFT the Tristate Graduate

I can’t begin to explain how much this means to me

Many people know that Freestore Foodbank partners with 500+ partner agencies like food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens. We also have two job training programs to help people address the main reason for hunger -- poverty. These workforce development programs help unemployed and underemployed people gain the skills they [...]

I can’t begin to explain how much this means to me
  • weekly drive-up food distribution

Freestore Foodbank to introduce new weekly drive-up food distribution to help families through winter months of pandemic.

Since March, at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Freestore Foodbank has coordinated and produced emergency food distributions in neighborhoods throughout Greater Cincinnati. Beginning Wednesday, December 9 Freestore Foodbank will offer drive-up food distribution with a varying menu from week to week at our Freestore Foodbank Mayerson Distribution [...]

Freestore Foodbank to introduce new weekly drive-up food distribution to help families through winter months of pandemic.
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How Food Insecurity Impacts Children

SIGN UP How Food Insecurity Impacts Children Food insecurity is a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Food insecurity can stem from many factors, including the affordability of food items, the location of places to purchase food and the availability of quality, [...]

How Food Insecurity Impacts Children
  • Growing Beyond Hunger

Food Insecurity in Cincinnati

Food insecurity is defined as the lack of access to enough quality, nutritious food necessary for a healthy, active life. Food insecurity can be impacted by many factors, including the affordability of food items, distribution and location of places to purchase food, and availability of healthy food options. Across the Cincinnati region, more than 270,000 households experience food insecurity.

Food Insecurity in Cincinnati

The COVID-19 Hunger Crisis

The COVID-19 Hunger Crisis As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe and throughout the United States one unanticipated consequence is becoming abundantly clear: the COVID-19 hunger crisis. Since the pandemic took root in March of 2020, the number of households experiencing food insecurity and hunger has [...]

The COVID-19 Hunger Crisis

What is Food Insecurity?

What is Food Insecurity? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Put simply, food insecurity is a measure of the availability of food and a person’s ability to access it. Food insecurity can [...]

What is Food Insecurity?