The holidays are a special time for families to gather, enjoy a meal and make lasting memories, but for our neighbors who are struggling to feed their families, the season adds additional stress and challenges. If you are in need of food, we have made it easy for you to find our Upcoming Food Distributions.
WE ARE OPEN! A choice pantry, much like a regular grocery store, to those in need. This means that families struggling to find vital nutrition can select the items that fit the needs of their family.
According to the USDA, half of every meal you eat should be made up of fruits and vegetables. However, many families have a difficult time easily accessing fresh fruits and vegetables. Freestore Foodbank is working to change this. Produce Pop Ups in partnership with Anthem® bring a variety of [...]
The Summer Meals Summer Food Service Program gives Freestore Foodbank the opportunity to serve children in need during the summer months when they are away from school. Kids ages 2-18 receive nutritious lunches prepared by Cincinnati COOKS! Childhood hunger is a reality and it exists in our own neighborhoods. [...]
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The Healthy Harvest Mobile Market is a mobile grocery store bringing fresh, healthy, affordable food to Greater Cincinnati communities. The Healthy Harvest Mobile Market is a mobile grocery store bringing fresh, healthy, affordable food to Greater Cincinnati communities. The Healthy Harvest Mobile Market is a community collaboration between Freestore [...]
The Rubber Duck FAMILY (Food as Medicine in Low-Income Youth) Market is a pilot initiative of Freestore Foodbank and Hopple Street Neighborhood Health Center of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with support from the Bob Edwards Fund. As part of their visit, each patient is screened for food insecurity. If [...]
SIGN UP Throughout its first year, the mobile pantry was organized in the hospital auditorium once a month. Patients who were identified as needing help by the medical staff were invited to visit the pantry. The goal was to reach as many individuals as possible, provide nutrition to [...]
In January 2011, Freestore Foodbank and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Primary Care Clinic launched Keeping Infants Nourished and Developing – also known as the KIND program. Since then, the program has expanded to 10 clinics within 4 health care systems. The program is in response to alarming [...]
In many tristate communities, a large percentage of students rely on free and reduced breakfast and lunch at school, and the absence of these meals, at night, over the weekend, and during holiday breaks and summer, puts enormous strain on local families. School Pantries were designed to provide [...]