The Freestore Foodbank truly appreciates the generosity of the community. We take every dollar donated seriously.
The Freestore Foodbank has been a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity since 2005. The BBB has determined that in addition to meeting BBB’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability, the Freestore Foodbank adheres to the BBB Code of Business Practices.
Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most respected independent evaluator of charities for financial stability, accountability and transparency, has rated the Freestore Foodbank as a 4-star charity.
We were honored to be recognized as Nonprofit of the year (35 to 250 employees) at the 2016 Cincinnati USA Business Awards.
Donations Making a Difference
94% of donations, including both in-kind and monetary, go directly to programs and services. One in seven neighbors in the tristate area is at risk of hunger. More than 80,000 are kids. With every dollar donated, the Freestore Foodbank is able to provide three meals.
“Your donation is very important to us and we are constantly looking at ways we can save money and still deliver a great product or service to our hungry neighbors,” said Freestore Foodbank CFO Tim Weidner. “The way I look at it, every dollar saved can be reinvested into our programs to help the community.”
Learn More As a non-profit, the Freestore Foodbank prides itself in being open and transparent about where our donors’ dollars are going. It is important for us to let the community know how their investments are being used at the Freestore Foodbank. You can find more detailed information about our finances by browsing through the downloadable documents below.
“My goal is to ensure the Freestore Foodbank is sustainable and that we can be around for as long as the community needs our services,” says Weidner. “I love talking about our company so feel free to give me a call should you have any questions.” For additional information about the Freestore Foodbank’s finances, please email Tim Weidner or call (513) 482-7530.
Strategic Plan The Freestore Foodbank is committed to serving our hungry neighbors to the best of our ability.
The Problem at Hand One in six neighbors in our tristate area is at risk of hunger. More than 80,000 are kids.
Addressing the Need in Our Community The Freestore Foodbank has a goal to eliminate a 30 million meal gap by distributing 50 million meals by our 50th anniversary in 2021.
A Plan of Action We’ve got a plan of action to get there. It involves a variety of approaches that include engaging our customers with enhanced and holistic emergency services to help them become stable and secure, expanding access to healthy and nutritious food, improving long-term stability for customers through Freestore and other workforce development programs, and instilling a culture of operational excellence throughout our organization.
A Message from Our President & CEO “The Freestore Foodbank’s Leadership Team and I have worked together to develop a new Strategic Plan that we hope will show how each of our efforts will move our organization towards our ultimate goal of moving our customers towards self-sufficiency,” said Kurt Reiber, Freestore Foodbank President and CEO.
Our Blueprint Our Strategic Plan shows how we plan to reach our goal of fighting hunger and bringing hope to those who need it most.
“The 50 by 50 strategic plan was initiated to ensure that we continue to move towards a future without hunger,” said Reiber. “We are working with you and so many great partners to help make this possible. We know that the need is real and we will keep on working with your help to meet that need.”
One Goal Please join us in reaching our goal by making a donation to support our efforts. We consider it of high importance to let you know how your investments are being used at the Freestore Foodbank. 94% of donations, including both in-kind and monetary, go directly to programs and services.
Working together to reach one goal, we can make a difference.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.