Story in Pictures – July 2017

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July was a very busy month at the Freestore Foodbank.  Among other things, we launched a new workforce development program, opened a new mobile pantry at the VA Medical Center and packed our first Power Packs for the upcoming school year.

Lift the TriState Launch

On July 13, 2017 we officially launched LIFT THE TRISTATE our new, 12-week workforce development program which will be based out of our Distribution Center in Wilder, Kentucky. We appreciate support from our partners Belflex Staffing Network, Life Learning Center and Gateway Community and Technical College. LIFT the TriState will offer FREE job training in logistics, inventory management, facilities management and transportation. Thanks to Secretary Hal Heiner for joining us for the ceremony.

Senator Cecil Thomas visits and Class 161 of Cincinnati COOKS! graduates!

CONGRATULATIONS to Class 161 of Cincinnati COOKS! We are very proud of you. And special thanks to Ohio State Senator Cecil Thomas who joined us for the graduation ceremony.

LIFT the TriState classes begin

On July 24, 2017 classes officially started for LIFT THE TRISTATE, our new Workforce Development Program. LIFT THE TRISTATE is a FREE 12-week program that offers under and unemployed adults job training for employment in the warehousing and transportation industry. LIFT stands for Logistics, Inventory Management, Facilities Management and Transportation.

VA Pantry Opens

As a result of a new partnership between Feeding America and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, we launched a new mobile pantry this afternoon at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. It gives us immense satisfaction to be able to distribute fresh fruits, vegetables and shelf-stable items to our veterans. Thank you to the Cincinnati VA Medical Center for working with us to make this possible. The mobile pantry is scheduled for August 24, September 22, October 26, November 22 and December 28 of this year from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

First Power Packs get Packed

Summer is almost over! We just packed our first Power Packs for the upcoming school year. Power Packs are packs of food that the Freestore Foodbank sends home with kids on Fridays during the school year to ensure that they have something to eat over the weekend. We are especially thankful to Ohio National Financial Services for their help. Let us continue our fight to end childhood hunger!