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:


Mar 2018

Thu 15Mar2018
Sat 31Mar2018

Macy's Bag Hunger & "Make Good Cents"

From March 15 to March 31, Macy's Northgate, Florence and Tri-County will offer customers the opportunity to Make Good Cents and to voluntarily round their purchase up to the nearest dollar (up to $.99) and donate the difference to the Freestore Foodbank.

At Macy's Northgate, Florence and Tri-County

Sat 24Mar2018
Sun 25Mar2018

Macaron Day Weekend

Our friends at Macaron Bar realize that the imminent Saturday snowstorm might make travel difficult, so they are extending the opportunity to pick up your free macarons. Visit their Over-the-Rhine and Hyde Park stores anytime Saturday, March 24 or Sunday, March 25 to receive a free macaron—just make sure to mention Macaron Day. The bakeries will donate a portion of their sales Saturday and Sunday to the Freestore Foodbank.

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

Apr 2018

Tue 10Apr2018
Sun 29Apr2018

Cincinnati Canstruction

The 21st Annual Cincinnati Canstruction exhibit is on display Tuesday, April 10 – Sunday, April 29 at the following downtown locations: The Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts, The front lobby of Aronoff Center for the Arts, The Scripps Center at 312 Walnut Street, The Downtown Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, The Center at 600 Vine, The Hyatt Regency at 151 West Fifth Street, The PNC Center at 250 East Fifth Street. 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.

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 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.