Donate Food

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Freestore Foodbank. Some of the most needed food donations include:

  • Canned meat products
    (tuna, chicken, ham, spaghetti with meatballs, chili with meat & beans, beef stew, etc.)
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned vegetables and fruits
  • Other non-perishables such as canned soups and macaroni and cheese**
  • Baby formula

**The Freestore Foodbank is unable to accept prepared food, due to federal guidelines that requires all donated items to include an explicit label of ingredients.

Please drop-off your food donations at the following locations:

The Freestore Foodbank’s Customer Connection Center Drive-Thru BayThe Freestore Foodbank’s
Customer Connection Center
Drive-Thru Bay
112 East Liberty Street, Over-the-Rhine
Donation hours
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday


donate-food-003The Freestore Foodbank’s
Mayerson Distribution Center

1250 Tennessee Avenue, Bond Hill
Donation hours
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
*Please go to the loading dock area


Please review the Feeding America’s food keeper guide, for all information regarding expiration date requirements on donated goods. These are the guidelines the Freestore Foodbank uses when sorting food. You may also visit with questions about expiration dates. This website provides the same information with an easy search format.

Learn about donating clothing and/or personal care items.