Greg Peters has been a Full Plate Partner monthly supporter of the Freestore Foodbank for the last few years. “The mission of the Freestore Foodbank is important to me. I don’t think that anyone should go hungry. The fact that they help the poor and less fortunate pulls at my heartstrings,” Greg remarks. He first saw the Freestore Foodbank’s outreach efforts on the news during the holidays and decided to get involved. “Life is tough. I am happiest when I am able to help others,” Greg states.

Born and raised in Ohio, Greg owns a deck restoration business in Cincinnati. As a business owner, Greg appreciates the value of donating to the Freestore Foodbank, where each dollar secures three meals for hungry neighbors. Every month Greg makes a donation through his company that benefits Freestore Foodbank. “The credibility of the organization is very important,” he says. “With the Freestore Foodbank, I don’t have to worry about where my money is going. I know it’s being put to very good use.”

Greg and our other Full Plate Partners are making a difference in the lives of others every month. Their year-round support allows us to offer assistance to families in need and provide the tools to build self-sufficiency and stability. Full Plate Partners may join us for monthly Cincinnati COOKS! “Lunch and Learns”, as well as our annual volunteer day. In addition, monthly donors no longer receive solicitation letters, just semi-annual updates and quarterly newsletters about how your donations are being put to work. We also will not use paper and postage to send you a thank you letter every month; instead, we will send you one thank you letter each January, listing all the gifts you made the previous year.

You can become a Full Plate Partner at any level, and have the flexibility to change your donation amount at any time. To become a Full Plate Partner, click the Monthly Gift button on Freestore Foodbank’s website or contact Rachel Lampkin, our Donor Relations Officer, at 513.482.7090 or