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:


Feb 2018

Thu 22Feb2018

National Chili Day with Gold Star Chili

Fight your hunger. Fight child hunger. Buy a Regular 3-Way on National Chili Day and Gold Star will make a donation to Freestore Foodbank.

At All Gold Star Chili Locations

Sat 24Feb2018

8 East Mehring Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States

5th annual Kid’s Kuisine 2018

A fundraiser for the Freestore Foodbank, Kid’s Kuisine is a food event for children, parents & grandparents. Guests will enjoy family-friendly food & drink, “play with your food” stations, cooking demos for young chefs and a ride on Carol Ann’s Carousel. Tickets for both children and adults are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. All ticket proceeds support the Freestore Foodbank. Ticket price includes all food & drink plus one token for Carol Ann’s Carousel.

From 10:00 am until 12:00 pm

At Smale Riverfront Park, Anderson Pavilion

Mar 2018

Fri 09Mar2018
Sat 10Mar2018

525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cincinnati International Wine Festival

More than 700 wines from over one hundred wineries are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction. The Grand Tastings are truly the centerpiece of the Cincinnati International Wine Festival. New, rare, and exciting wines from around the world are available for tasting. Whether you're a seasoned expert or an intrigued beginner, winemakers and winery representatives welcome you as they mix useful knowledge with exquisite samples of their art.

At Duke Energy Convention Center - Grand Ballrooms, 3rd Floor

Apr 2018

Tue 10Apr2018
Sun 29Apr2018

Cincinnati Canstruction

The 21st Annual Cincinnati Canstruction exhibit is on display Tuesday, April 10 – Sunday, April 29 at various downtown locations. Teams of architects, engineers and construction firms put their skills and creativity to the test, swiftly turning stacks of canned goods into marvelous pieces of art. At the close of the exhibit, all canned goods are donated to the Freestore Foodbank.

At Coming Soon

May 2018

Sat 12May2018

Stamp Out Hunger

Be a part of the country’s largest single-day food drive and help us Stamp Out Hunger. It’s a simple way to give back. Simply leave a sturdy bag of food donations next to your mailbox prior to regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 12. Your letter carrier will do the rest, picking up your donations and delivering them to the Freestore Foodbank and some of its community partner agencies.

Mon 28May2018

15th Annual Hunger Walk & 5K Run

Walk, run, join the fun. The 15th Annual Hunger Walk & 5K Run takes place at 9:00 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday May 28. Your registration or donation will help support the Freestore Foodbank’s network of 400 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and agencies located in 20 counties throughout Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky.

Jun 2018

Wed 13Jun2018

16th Annual Taste of the NFL

Join the Cincinnati Bengals for the 16th Annual Taste of the NFL on Wednesday, June 13 at Paul Brown Stadium. The annual dinner-by-the-bite event pairs chefs from more than 40 of the Tri-State’s favorite restaurants with the Cincinnati Bengals football team and coaches. The evening will include a silent auction and a live auction of dinners and other experiences with players and coaches.

At Paul Brown Stadium

Sep 2018

Sun 02Sep2018

24th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta

On Sunday, September 3, as many as 200,000 rubber ducks will swim in the Ohio River along the Serpentine Wall. The first prize winner will receive a Honda HR-V 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.