Want to help solve hunger in the Tri-State area? Participating in our annual events is a great way to get involved. In fact, the Freestore Foodbank raises over a quarter of our annual operating budget through fundraising events like:


If you are hosting a third party event, please contact Laura Altenau at 513-482-3732 and fill out the form below.

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If you would like to sponsor one of our signature events, please contact Mick Clay at 513-482-7534 and fill out the form below.

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Mar 2018

Sat 24Mar2018
Sat 25Aug2018

112 E Liberty St, Cincinnati, OH 45202


Beginning on Saturday, March 24, the Freestore Foodbank will open its Food Room the last two Saturdays of every month to make its services even more accessible to customers. The Food Room is located inside the Customer Connection Center at 112 East Liberty Street in Over-the-Rhine. This is a pilot program launching prior to the summer months, when kids are away from school and not receiving free and reduced lunches. The Food Room, which serves up to 300 families daily and more than 88,000 individuals annually, is a choice pantry that allows customers to choose items from the selection available, much like a regular grocery store. Currently, the Customer Connection Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

From 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

At Freestore Foodbank - Customer Connection Center

Jul 2018

Sun 29Jul2018
Sat 08Sep2018

Always is on a mission to #ChangeTheCycle

Always, the leader in global feminine care, is on a mission to ensure no girl in the US misses school and loses confidence because she doesn’t have access to proper period protection. By sparking conversation and taking action, Always is on a mission to #ChangeTheCycle. Every consumer purchase of Always from July 29-September 8 will trigger a donation of product to girls in need. Join the conversation – help end the stigma arounds periods and lack of access – so that girls who need products are confident enough to speak up and we can work together to find a solution. Engage on social media – using the hashtag #ChangeTheCycle

Sep 2018

Sun 02Sep2018

24th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta

On Sunday, September 2, as many as 200,000 rubber ducks will swim in the Ohio River along the Serpentine Wall. The first prize winner will receive a 2018 North American Car of the Year: Honda Accord 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 go on sale in mid-late July. The Rubber Duck Regatta is the Freestore Foodbank’s largest fundraising event, raising over a million dollars a year for the last three years.

From 3:00 pm until 3:30 pm

At Serpentine Wall/Purple People Bridge

We need volunteers and participants, like you, to make our events a success! You can lead a team in the annual Hunger Walk or watch your rubber duck swim its way to victory in the Ohio River. Please check back regularly for details of our upcoming events.