Feb
14
Sun
Meijer Simply Give
Feb 14 – Apr 10 all-day
Meijer Simply Give

Freestore Foodbank is happy to partner with Meijer this spring to provide hunger relief to local families through its #SimplyGive hunger relief program. Donate at the register. Your donations are DOUBLED on March 13 and April 3! Visit www.meijercommunity.com to learn more.

Feb
25
Thu
National Chili Day 2021 with Gold Star
Feb 25 – Mar 9 all-day
National Chili Day 2021 with Gold Star
National Chili Day is about celebrating flavor, so Gold Star and the Freestore Foodbank are honoring our city’s flavor in a big way. So this year, we’re crowning 13 “Flavor Makers” – people who bring flavor to this city every day. We’re featuring one Flavor Maker each day for 13 days – and a special combo meal, the #13, that will benefit the Freestore Foodbank in his or her honor.
So grab a #13 – a 3-Way & Drink starting February 25 through March 9 to honor the city’s finest and celebrate real flavor for a very worthy cause.
Check out our honorees below:
2/25 | Jill P. Meyer, president and CEO, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
2/26 | Means Cameron, owner and creative director, BlaCkOWned™ Outwear; owner, blaCk Coffee Lounge
2/27 | Molly Wellmann, mixologist, owner of Japp’s
2/28 | Alicia Reece, Hamilton County Commissioner
3/1 | Kathrine Nero, Cincinnati Enquirer “Coffee Break with Kathrine” host
3/2 | Dan McCabe, co-owner MOTR Pub and Woodward Theater
3/3 | Kick Lee, president and creative director, Cincinnati Music Accelerator
3/4 | Alfonso Cornejo, president, Hispanic Chamber of Cincinnati
3/5 | Jean-Robert de Cavel, founder and owner, Jean-Robert French Restaurant Group
3/6 | Polly Campbell, retired Cincinnati Enquirer food critic
3/7 | Lynn Meyers, producing artistic director, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
3/8 | Crystal Kendrick, president and CEO, The Voice of Your Consumer; publisher, The Voice of Black Cincinnati
3/9 | Charmaine McGuffey, Hamilton County Sheriff
Learn more about our honorees at
https://www.goldstarchili.com/national-chili-day
Mar
18
Thu
Cincy Wine Festival @ Home
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cincy Wine Festival @ Home

We have a fun opportunity for you to have a great time and support us while you’re at it! You can support Freestore Foodbank while at home tasting wine.

The Cincinnati International Wine Festival is proud supporter of Freestore Foodbank and with your help they can provide even more grants to help us further our impact in the community! The festical has already given more than $6 million in total over the last 30 years to 30+ local charitable organizations, including ours. With every ticket you purchase, you are supporting our cause!

With the help of the wine festival, we were able to help feed the children in our community through programs such as our Power Pack program and our school pantries. Will you help us continue this positive impact this year?

Purchase tickets to Cincy Wine Fest @ Home, and you’ll be giving back one glass at a time. This virtual event takes place on March 18, 2021 from 7-9PM. Get your tickets at www.winefestival.com/cincywinefesthome for an unforgettable night for a great cause!

Cheers!

Mar
29
Mon
Honey Baked Ham
Mar 29 – Apr 30 all-day
Honey Baked Ham

A delicious way to support

Freestore Foodbank’s mission is to improve lives by eliminating hunger in partnership with our community, and our vision is to create a hunger-free, healthy, and thriving community. Last year, the Freestore Foodbank provided over 37.7 million meals with 540 community partners, trained over 152 in job training programs, and served 165,000 individuals monthly in the 20-county service area of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. For more information, please visit www.freestorefoodbank.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

WHAT CAN YOU GET WITH A HONEYBAKED GIFT CARD?

There are so many ways to enjoy HoneyBaked. Every Honey Baked Ham is fully cooked & ready to serve, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family. Underneath that sweet, crunchy glaze is the leanest, most flavorful, moist & tender ham you’ll find anywhere. Whether it’s our signature ham, tender turkey, delicious desserts or our tasty Heat & Serve sides, you know you’ll be serving the best.. And your favorite home-made sandwich of the year on December 26th can be enjoyed all year long when you come in to HoneyBaked for lunch!

You can use your HoneyBaked Gift Card to shop online or in-store at any HoneyBaked location nationwide. And the most satisfying part? 20% of your purchase goes directly to support the fundraiser.

https://honeybakedfundraising.com/fundraisers/freestore_foodbank

Mar
30
Tue
Cincinnati CANstruction 2021
Mar 30 – Apr 19 all-day
Cincinnati CANstruction 2021

Through the generosity of volunteers, celebrity jurors and members of our local community, Cincinnati Canstruction has contributed 817,000 pounds of food to the Freestore Foodbank, enough to provide over 681,000 meals to our hungry neighbors in the Tri-State area. ‘One Man Can’ be a catalyst for change.

Please support 2021 Cincinnati Canstruction Virtual Food Drive. Instead of counting cans, we will be counting donations. Join our team by making a donation today.

cincinnaticanstruction.org

Apr
11
Sun
Meijer Simply Give
Apr 11 – Jul 3 all-day
Meijer Simply Give

Freestore Foodbank is happy to partner with Meijer this spring to provide hunger relief to local families through its #SimplyGive hunger relief program. Donate at the register. Your donations are DOUBLED on June 19! Visit www.meijercommunity.com to learn more.

Apr
12
Mon
LaRosa’s Buddy Card campaign helps School Pantries
Apr 12 – Jun 9 all-day
LaRosa's Buddy Card campaign helps School Pantries

With nearly 90,000 local kids experiencing food insecurity, LaRosa’s has teamed up with long-time community partner Freestore Foodbank on a ten-week effort specifically to stock 60 school pantries in 20 counties throughout the Tri-State. A significant percentage of food-insecure children rely on free and reduced school meals, and for their families, most of whom are considered ‘working poor’, the Freestore Foodbank’s school pantries provide a respite to access of shelf-stable and frozen food in a trusted and familiar place – at school. Through Buddy Card sales at all Greater Cincinnati LaRosa’s Family Pizzerias, LaRosa’s will contribute $ 5 to Freestore Foodbank from all $ 10 Buddy Cards purchased by Guests now through June 20, 2021.

Apr
21
Wed
Double Your Dollars Day
Apr 21 all-day
Double Your Dollars Day

Double Your Dollars Day is on! For 24 hours every dollar goes twice as far to fill empty pantries and plates this holiday season. All donations will be matched by our presenting sponsor American Mortgage, and our wonderful Second Helping donors.

Donate at freestorefoodbank.org or call us at 513-482-3663.

May
31
Mon
Freestore Foodbank VIRTUAL Hunger Walk presented by pep promotions
May 31 all-day
Freestore Foodbank VIRTUAL Hunger Walk presented by pep promotions

Spend your (Virtual) Memorial Day with us!

Join us on Monday, May 31st for the 18th Annual (Virtual) Hunger Walk! This year’s race will be virtual and more information coming soon.

Since its inception in 2004, the Hunger Walk and 5K Run has raised more than $2,000,000.00, the equivalent of 6,000,000 meals, for Freestore Foodbank community partners serving 20 counties in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. With each step you are taking you are directly impacting lives of those in our community.

Your virtual registration or virtual donation will help support the Freestore Foodbank’s network of 540 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and community centers. Through this network, we are able to provide 37.7 million meals each year to hungry children and families in 20 counties in Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky. One step a time, one dollar at a time, together we can solve hunger.

Support your community agency!

Visit us at CincinnatiHungerWalk.org

Call 513-482-4501 with any questions.

Jun
13
Sun
Blessing of the Bikes + Bikers Against Hunger Poker Run
Jun 13 all-day
Hosted by Tri-State Two Wheelers
Indian Motorcycle of Northern Kentucky
10AM – Gates Open
11AM – Live Music by Weapons of God
(https://www.weaponsofgodmusic.com)
NOON – Blessing of the Bikes by Brian Smith Lead Pastor at FHMCC
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1qEY0iiWac&t=6s)
1PM – Bikers Against Hunger Poker Run Departs
~benefiting Freestore Foodbank ♥
(https://freestorefoodbank.org/)
Poker Run Stops:
♦ Smokin’ This & That
♣ Quaker Steak & Lube
♠ Janes Saddle Bag
♥ Knot Marina & Restaurant
♦ Chef Hip E’s (formerly the Scalded Hog at Rabbit Hash)
2 – 6PM – Beer Truck, Refreshments, Smokin’ This & That BBQ, Kona Coffee Truck (all proceeds go to Freestore Foodbank)
2 – 6PM – 50/50 $plit the Pot Raffle Ticket Sales:
(50% to one lucky winner / 50% to the Freestore Foodbank)
2 – 6PM – Silent Auction ~ all proceeds go to Freestore Foodbank
4 – 6PM – Live Music by Downtime
4 – 6PM – Poker Run Riders Return
6PM – Silent auction winners. Three Best Poker Hands Cash Awarded – Split 50% of Pot by 30%, 20%, 10% (Ist, 2nd, 3rd)
50/50 $plit the Pot Cash Awarded
All proceeds donated to Freestore Foodbank President/CEO – Kurt Reiber
https://fb.me/e/2fX6tQ8jb
Jul
1
Thu
27th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta
Jul 1 – Sep 5 all-day
27th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta

On Sunday, September 5, more than 200,000 rubber ducks will swim to solve hunger in the 27th annual Rubber Duck Regatta presented by Dawn. The first prize winner will receive a new Honda courtesy of Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers, and possibly $1 million, if their duck is the “KEMBA Million Dollar Duck.” The second prize winner will receive $100 in gift cards from Kroger every week for a year ($5,200 total), and five additional winners will receive $500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union. Ducks are available now! The Rubber Duck Regatta is the Freestore Foodbank’s largest fundraising event, raising over a million dollars a year for the last seven years.

RubberDuckRegatta.org

Jul
8
Thu
Fowling Tournament benefitting Freestore Foodbank and Sam Hubbard Foundation
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fowling Tournament benefitting Freestore Foodbank and Sam Hubbard Foundation

🚨@Sam_Hubbard_ Foundation Bengals ticket giveaway🚨

 

Join the Sam Hubbard Foundation on July 8th at the @FowlingCincy Warehouse for a night of fun and impact benefiting the Freestore Foodbank.

 

Be one of the next 25 teams to sign-up, and be entered to win tickets to any Bengals home game this year courtesy of Sam.

 

🎟: https://www.samhubbardfoundation.com/foundation-1

Sep
1
Wed
Help End Hunger Here Campaign
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day
Help End Hunger Here Campaign

Round up at your nearest Kroger during the month of September to support your local food bank! All proceeds donated to the Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation in our region during the entire month are granted directly to Freestore Foodbank to help end hunger in our communities.

Sep
2
Thu
Newport on the Levee supports Freestore Foodbank
Sep 2 – Sep 5 all-day

Join Newport on the Levee as we collect donations in an effort to end hunger in our communities! Donations will be collected September 2-September 5.

Oct
1
Fri
ROCKTOBERFEST 2021
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
ROCKTOBERFEST 2021

Join Rocktoberfest on Friday, October 1 at Bellevue Park! A charity event for Freestore Foodbank, featuring music by Saving Escape, TasteFull, Fat Sal and Fruit of the Island, with art and clothing sold! Organized in partnership with Monigold Studios, the Cincinnati Parks, and Freestore Foodbank.