The 27th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta will take place on Sunday, September 5th. While some things will be different this year, the need to provide food for hungry children remains unchanged, and is as urgent as ever. Each duck purchased will help provide 15 meals to the community—that’s something to quack about! Buy a Duck and Feed a Child today.
We are proud to celebrate a milestone with the groundbreaking of the Freestore Foodbank Community Resource and Distribution Center made possible by P&G and the Farmer Family Foundation Workforce Training Center.
Being food insecure is challenging enough, but imagine being a parent who needs to dilute your infant’s formula to ensure your child can eat throughout the week. This act of love is necessary for too many families in our region. Through Freestore Foodbank’s Keeping Infants Nourished and Developing (KIND) [...]
Major McNeil III Meet Major McNeil III, one of our 11 graduates in Freestore Foodbank’s LIFT the TriState Class #12. Though he’s had a few detours along the way, Major is now going places, starting to build a career powered by our Logistics, Inventory Management, Facilities Management [...]
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...
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...
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 [...]
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.
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.
LIFT the Tristate Graduate 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 [...]