February was a busy month filled with activity and excitement. We were thrilled to be involved in advocacy efforts both at home and in Washington DC. We are also very grateful for the support from generous donors. It was a huge honor to be visited by US Congressman Brad Wenstrup and his staff. It was exciting to attend the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington DC. Below are a few pictures that capture the highlights.

Cincinnati COOKS! Graduation
CONGRATULATIONS Class 167 of Cincinnati COOKS! We are so proud of you!!!

Taste of the NFL and Kick Hunger Challenge
We were delighted to be a part of the National Taste of the NFL and Kick Hunger Challenge!

Tackle Hunger
Thanks to our friends with Campbell’s, the Cincinnati Bengals and Kroger for their support through “Tackle Hunger.” For every Bengals’ defense tackle during the regular season, Campbell donated 30 cans of soup. They presented us with 24,500 cans through this initiative. Thanks also to former Bengals player/national Taste of the NFL player representative David Fulcher for joining us!

US Congressman Brad Wenstrup
We were honored to have US Congressman Brad Wenstrup for visiting our Cincinnati COOKS! program and Customer Connection Center today. We greatly appreciate his support!

Advocacy Hall of Fame
The Freestore Foodbank was inducted into the 2017 Advocacy Hall of Fame and recognized as a top tier advocacy program by Feeding America. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to legislators and their staff at the federal, state and local levels who have partnered with us and supported us throughout this past year. And as always, thank you Feeding America for this great honor!

National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference
Thank you Food Research and Action Center and Feeding America for hosting an outstanding National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference 2018. It was inspiring to spend two days with advocates from all over the country and especially exciting to spend time with our colleagues from the tristate region we serve. Thank you also to legislators and their staff from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana who met with us on Capitol Hill.