The holidays are a special time for families to gather, enjoy a meal and make lasting memories, but for our neighbors who are struggling to feed their families, the season adds additional stress and challenges. We at Freestore Foodbank believe that every family deserves to share a holiday meal together.

For more than 40 years Freestore Foodbank has been providing boxes of food for our neighbors who are facing hard times to ensure they have a meal for Thanksgiving and the December holidays. Freestore Foodbank CEO Kurt Reiber once said, “When we think about providing food for the families in the tri-state, hungry doesn’t take a holiday.”

The Food Bank hopes to distribute over 14,000 Holiday Meal Boxes during the holiday seasons this year, and each family will receive a chicken or ham loaf, box of canned goods, and a large bag of assorted produce.

The distributions will be at Freestore Foodbank’s Liberty Street Market, located at 112 E. Liberty St.

  • When: December 1 – 23, 2020
  • Where: Freestore Foodbank, Customer Connection Center, 112 E. Liberty Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

The public can help Freestore Foodbank by signing up to donate their time or by making a donation to Freestore at

“We talk about food, connection, and hope and the food allows our families to really feel like they’re part of something,” Reiber said. “They’re part of a bigger community.”