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Fiscal Year 2020 – FSFB Annual Report

At the Freestore Foodbank we are often fortunate to see hope become tangibly realized. We get to be at the connection point where the generosity of donors, the sweat, effort and time of volunteers, meets the child that may not have enough food at home to thrive. We get to see the shy smile of a child receiving a gift of food. We get to see a child hug a teacher...

Fiscal Year 2020 – FSFB Annual Report
  • Helping Families in Cincinnati

Helping Families in Cincinnati

One of every seven residents in the Cincinnati tristate area lives in poverty, meaning that more than 80,000 families in our community lack access to basic necessities, such as adequate food, shelter, transportation and clothing. This lack of basic necessities perpetuates a cycle...

Helping Families in Cincinnati

Power Pack Continues During Pandemic

The Power Pack program continues to work with schools to provide weekend food assistance to children who are low-income. Since the beginning of FY21, this program has provided 98 school sites with a total of 84,204 packs, an equivalent of 319,953 pounds of food. The economic consequences of the [...]

Power Pack Continues During Pandemic
  • Liberty Street Market

Liberty Street Market

Need Food? We Are Open for You! For the month of February 2021 only, shoppers will be able to shop twice. Liberty Street Market located at 112 E. Liberty Street in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Freestore Foodbank offers a choice pantry, much like a regular grocery store, to those in need. This means that families struggling to find vital nutrition can select the items that fit the needs of their family, giving them one less thing to worry about as they work to make ends meet.

Liberty Street Market
  • WCPO 9/Scripps Howard Foundation Virtual Food Drive

2021 Annual Meeting Video

We hope you’ll join us virtually to celebrate our work together. We’re so grateful for your generous support to bring food, connection and hope to our tristate neighbors. Your support has already made such a difference, but we know there is so much more to do.

2021 Annual Meeting Video
  • LIFT the Tristate Graduate

I can’t begin to explain how much this means to me

Many people know that Freestore Foodbank partners with 500+ partner agencies like food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens. We also have two job training programs to help people address the main reason for hunger -- poverty. These workforce development programs help unemployed and underemployed people gain the skills they [...]

I can’t begin to explain how much this means to me
  • Give hope to hungry neighbors this season.

And so it began…

And so it began. Locally, in greater Cincinnati, our mild winter was trying to transition to Spring and we were aware of coronavirus outbreaks around the country. Sporting events began cancelling and governors began asking people to work from home. Businesses began closing,...

And so it began…
  • Your support is a lifeline to tristate families

Your support is a lifeline to tristate families

This year, with people losing income or facing unexpected medical bills due to COVID-19, the number of neighbors struggling to make ends meet has increased significantly. In fact, we’ve distributed more than 18 million meals in our community since the crisis began.

Your support is a lifeline to tristate families
  • Fiscal Year 2020 Impact Report- Factsheet

Fiscal Year 2020 Impact Report (Factsheet)

Freestore Foodbank Fiscal Year 2020 Impact Report (Factsheet) is here! You will find the new and updated information we use throughout the year to best describe our work helping solve hunger for our hungry neighbors in the Greater Cincinnati tristate area. Together we can solve hunger.

Fiscal Year 2020 Impact Report (Factsheet)
  • Give hope to hungry neighbors this season.

Help Provide Boxes of Food for Hungry Neighbors

Give hope to hungry neighbors this season. When there’s not enough food to feed your family, heartbreak makes hope feel impossible. “It’s scary,” one anxious mother said. “You get stuck at the end of the month, and you feel like there’s nowhere to go for help.” Too many of our neighbors...

Help Provide Boxes of Food for Hungry Neighbors