The Volunteer Connection May 2015

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“Step Up” in the Name of Hunger: Join the Hunger Walk

Volunteers are needed to help us “run” the walk the weekend of Saturday, May 23rd through the event itself on Monday, May 25th. Contact Tawanda Rollins at or 513-482-7557 to sign up to volunteer. There are still spots available to volunteer. Please take special note of the locations.


Weekend Activities:

Weekend Packet Pick-Up: Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24 from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mayerson Distribution Center at 1250 Tennessee Ave. 12 Volunteers are needed each day to distribute racing number and other materials to participants.

Event Set-Up: Sunday, May 24 (10:30a.m- 3 p.m.) at Yeatman’s Cove. 15 Volunteers needed. This position requires the ability to lift, pull and move heavy objects, hang banners, help move set tents; overall prepare the location for the event.

Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) at Yeatman’s Cove. We need 140 volunteers total throughout the event. Tasks and times vary:

  • 6:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Volunteer Registration, Runners, Panera Table, or T-shirt Distribution
  • 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Parking Directors/Awards Distributors, People Directors, or Registration Attendants
  • 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Pre-Registration Breakdown/Food Area or Registration Breakdown/Food Area
  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m – Race Course Directors or Water Station Attendants
  • 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Race Day Recycling Team
  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m – Food Assistant
  • 9:00 a. m – 11:00 a.m. – T-Shirt Sales



Summer Volunteer Opportunities: Giving Fields

Do you like gardening or interested in learning more about growing produce? Need something to do with the family over the summer? How about scheduling time to volunteer at our Giving Fields! Spots are available Tuesdays through Saturdays from June – October . Please call our volunteer hotline at 513-482-7550 or email at for more information.


Stamp Out Hunger: Volunteers Needed

There will be over 100,000 pounds of food to sort from the Stamp Out Hunger food drive at our Mayerson Distribution Center located on Tennessee Ave. Groups and individuals can help us get the food sorted and on the way to the shelves of hungry families. To learn how you can get involved, please contact our volunteer hotline at 513-482-7550 or



“Quacky” Rubber Duck Regatta Mascot: It’s a “Quackin” Good Time

Here’s a chance to be “quacky” and whacky and not embarrass yourself doing so! We’re looking for 8-10 volunteers to be our mascot, Quacky, during “Duck Season” June-September. Quacky is a local celebrity and is invited to all sorts of events and photo ops. Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age to be considered. For more information or to be added to the “Quacky” list, please contact Tawanda Rollins at or 513-482-7557. Check out Quacky’s Facebook page!.

We have ongoing volunteer opportunities and a variety of activities to choose from that will make a huge difference in someone’s life. Click the link to view the Volunteer Opportunities at



We are looking for people in the following areas:

  • Back on Track Assistant
  • Clerical Assistants
  • Data Entry Volunteers
  • Receptionist/Greeter (Liberty Street location)
  • Distribution Center Volunteer Team Leaders


Other Opportunties

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Donations 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.


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


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


Liberty Street Market (Liberty Street)

UC Public Health


Giving Fields

Dunnhumby USA
General Electric
Junior League Cincinnati
Mercy High School
Miami Valley Christian Academy
Michigan State University Alumni Club of Cincinnati
Plum Creek Youth Ministry
St. Joseph Service Stars(Cold Springs)
United Way LINC (Lead, Impact, Network, Change)


Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Ave)

Acclarent, Inc (formerly Ethicon)
Beckfield College
City of Cincinnati
Clark Montessori
Colerain High School
Covington Latin School’s National Honors Society
Gamble Montessori
General Electric
Grant Thorton
Green Hills Forest Park Kiwanis
Hyatt Regency
Knights of Columbus
People to People – European Odyssey Group
PNC Bank
PNC Bank Leadership Team
Red Lobster
St. Xavier High School
Student Nights
The Kenwood Retirement Community
Tri-State Freethinkers
UC Chinese Mutual – Aid Association
Western and Southern
Woodward Career Technical High School
Wyoming Middle School