A Gift that Smells Good and Does Good!
Dec 1 2020 – Jun 30 2021 all-day
A Gift that Smells Good and Does Good!

Looking for a gift that smells good AND does good? The Mama Llama Company has its roots planted deeply in the community. 50% off the sale of each Freestore Foodbank Llama Cares Candles will be donated to Freestore Foodbank to help provide meals to our community.

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Freestore Foodbank Lavender-Lavender has been used throughout history to help reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and reduce headaches. Studies suggest that being more relaxed, and happy can improve, and extend life. Imagine the amount of stress associated with not being able to feed one’s family.

Freestore Foodbank Fresh Roses-Stop and smell the roses. Relax, it’s important to take time to appreciate the things we have, and the beauty of life. Its also important to consider your neighbors that are less fortunate.

Freestore Foodbank Llama Lemon-Rich in vitamin C, flavonoids, and fiber, citrus has been used for centuries to help maintain proper health. It also may play an important role in preventing diabetes, cancer, and neurological disease. Supplying those in need with fresh fruits, and vegetables is critical.

Freestore Foodbank McIntosh-An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apples are loaded with nutrients including fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In particular vitamin C acts as an antioxidant to neutralize harmful compounds known as free radicals, and protects against disease. Access to healthy food is critical to one’s health.

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 to learn more.

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
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 for an unforgettable night for a great cause!


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.

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