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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Oct 2018

Wed 10Oct2018
Mon 31Dec2018

Bank of America Give a Meal

​The Give A Meal proposition is simple: For every $1 donated to Give A Meal, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will give $2 ​​more to help Feeding America and its network of food banks provide meals to individuals and families who are food insecure. During the Give A Meal timeframe, Bank of America employees are also encouraged to volunteer with hunger-related nonprofits and Feeding America local food banks to help these organizations deliver programs and services to communities facing extraordinary barriers to economic success and vulnerable populations like youth, working families, and senior citizens who are most at risk for hunger. This nationwide program has been highly successful, helping to provide over 250 million meals over the seven years of this program – over 55 million meals contributed in 2017 alone – and localizing support for over 80% of the Feeding America network members.

Sat 27Oct2018

112 E Liberty St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Coat Day - Customer Connection Center

We need coats! New and gently used. Infant, toddler, childrens, teen and adult coats - plus, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves by Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

At Freestore Foodbank - Customer Connection Center

Sat 27Oct2018

241 E. Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, Oh 45202

OTR Community - Make A Difference In Your Health Day

Join us for the OTR Community - Make A Difference In Your Health Day! Products and services include flu shots, blood pressure/pulse, fresh produce, podiatrist, vision screenings, dental screenings, SNAP enrollment, education, coat distribution and personal heygiene.

From 10:00 am until 2:00 pm

At Rothenberg Preparatory Academy

Nov 2018

Sun 04Nov2018

210 East 8th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is an international movement to involve the pottery community in helping the hungry. The proceeds from the Cincinnati Clay Alliance Empty Bowls events benefit Kids Cafe of the Freestore Foodbank. There are over 15 Kids Cafe locations in greater Cincinnati where children receive a nourishing meal, help with homework and personal hygiene, and can participate in fun activities. This is the 19th annual Empty Bowls event put on by the Cincinnati Clay Alliance! The Clay Alliance serves up handmade bowls made by our members and Arnold’s Bar and Grill serves up some delicious soup. This year, desserts and breads will be donated by Clay Alliance members too. Music will be provided by Pandini Brothers (Italian Street Music).

From 11:00 am until 1:00 pm

At Arnold's Bar and Grill

Wed 21Nov2018
Sun 30Dec2018

LaRosa's Feed Our Neighbors In Need

Craving pizza for lunch or dinner? LaRosa's will donate $5 to the Freestore Foodbank for every Buddy Card purchased from November 21 - December 30.

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.