The Volunteer Connection March 2015

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Spring into Action:

givingfieldsThe Giving Fields
The Giving Fields will be opening shortly and lots of hands are needed to start the planting process. Families, schools, groups, and individuals are welcome to volunteer at the Giving Fields. Openings are available May through October but are filling up quickly.

Flexible Volunteer Opportunity:

coppCheck Out Power Pack (March 14-April 20)
Can you spare 20 minutes a week to volunteer? Have you always wanted to get involved at the Freestore, but never had the time due to a busy schedule? Well, here is your chance! There are still a few Kroger stores to be adopted.

Memorial Day Volunteer Opportunity:

hungerwalkHunger Walk
Don’t have weekend or Memorial Day plans yet? Now you do! Join us! We are looking for individuals to help “run” the behind the scenes of the Hunger Walk. Volunteers are needed in many areas and there are a host of positions and tasks from which to choose. It’s a festive and fun event for all ages and a great cause.


To find out more information on the above upcoming events or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Tawanda Rollins at or 513-482-7557.



Long Term Individual Opportunities:


• Back on Track Assistant
• Receptionist/Greeter (Liberty Street location)
• Distribution Center Volunteer Team Leaders
(flexible: Tuesdays – Saturdays)


For more information or to register to volunteer for any of the above volunteer opportunities, please contact Stephanie Togneri at or 513-482-4520.

Please check our website for more information about our ongoing group and individual volunteer opportunities. (Mayerson Distribution Center, Customer Connection Center’s Liberty Street Market, and Giving Fields).


A New Initiative: FeedingWorks – Transformational Teambuilding
The Freestore Foodbank has launched a new social enterprise. FeedingWorks is geared towards work groups that need to strengthen their teams.

Highlights of the program:

  • 3-4 hour high energy session
  • Teams work together to make an immediate difference on hunger in Greater Cincinnati
  • The session will help to provide insight on how the team is working together more effectively; including strengths and blind spots
  • Improve communication, encouragement and conflict management skills
  • Customized to meet your team’s specific needs
  • Combines leadership and team development
  • Furthers the mission of Freestore Foodbank by feeding hungry children in the community

For more information about how your company can benefit from FeedingWorks, please visit


More ways to get involved 1.2015Donations of canned goods are needed all year around, not just at the holidays! If you would like to organize a canned food drive, please contact Bob Barnes at 513-482-4517.

Do you need a speaker for your event? Members of FSFB Speakers’ Bureau are available for team meetings, staff retreats, conferences, etc. For more information contact Jill Cooper at 513-482-4511 or

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Freestore Foodbank team? Please click here for our current employment opportunities.


The following groups volunteered with us in February 2015. We sincerely appreciate their continued support and contribution of their time.

Liberty Street Market (Liberty Street)

Mother of Mercy High School
Turner Construction


Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Ave)

Alpha Lambda Delta
Cincinnati Bell
Cincinnati Hill Christian Academy
Cincinnati Kiwanis
Drayer Physical Therapy Institute
DTZ (formerly Cassidy Turley)
General Electric
Green Hills/Forest Park Kiwanis
Hillman Group
Messer Construction
St. Xavier High School
Student Nights
The Children’s Home of Cincinnati
Tri Health YP Group
Turner Construction
UC Chinese Mutual-Aid Association
UC Student Body of Christ
Western and Southern