On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate Freestore Foodbank on attaining the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.
Changes coming to SNAP benefits beginning in October 2021. SNAP households will receive an increased monthly benefit beginning in October 2021. Why the change? USDA recently increased SNAP benefit levels. Benefits are also updated each year based on the current cost of living.
Learn more about how we continued our mission to improve lives by eliminating hunger in partnership with our community. Using food to create positive solutions for stability. Connecting people to programs and services. Providing hope with hands-on job training. Together we can solve hunger.
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 [...]
Through our Customer Connection Center’s 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.