The Volunteer Connection August 2016

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It’s Duck Season at the Freestore Foodbank!

Check-Out Duck Store Monitors: Adopt a Kroger Store Today Check-Out Duck Store Monitors:
Adopt a Kroger Store Today
Are you in need of community service hours but there aren’t enough hours in the day to make get them done? Have you always wanted to volunteer with the Freestore but can’t find the time to volunteer? Well, we have the perfect activity for YOU!! There are still stores up for adoption for our Check-Out Duck Campaign. Find Your Kroger Store Here

Western & Southern WEBN Fireworks Countdown PartyWestern & Southern WEBN Fireworks:
Countdown Party
Selling ducks can’t be more fun than at a WEBN Party! It’s going down on Saturday, August 6th at Fountain Square. Volunteers will help sell ducks during the party. Find out more and sign up for this fun event by Clicking Here.

I'm Quacky the RDR Mascot Get Ready to Have a “Quacktabulous” Good Time:
Quacky the Rubber Duck Regatta Mascot
We’re still looking for volunteers to play Quacky – our Rubber Duck Regatta mascot. This activity is a great way to hon in on your acting abilities; appear on all the local media and social media outlets; and get community service hours while giving back to a great cause! There are a variety of opportunities available! I’m Quacky the RDR Mascot

Help Sell the Winning Duck: Kroger Weekend Duck SalesHelp Sell the Winning Duck:
Kroger Weekend Duck Sales
Are you looking for something to do on the weekends in August? We have the perfect activity for you! We’re selling ducks at select Kroger stores on Saturdays and Sundays beginning the weekend of August 13th. Come out and have fun selling ducks and you just might be the lucky one to sell the million dollar duck!!!  I Want to Sell Ducks

Duck Central Volunteers: Take Duck Sales CallsDuck Central Volunteers:
Take Duck Sales Calls
Volunteers are needed to help answer duck sales calls at our Central Parkway office beginning in August. It’s a great way to stay cool and help out! I’m a Duck Central Volunteer

Get the Ducks Ready for the Big Race: Duck Plucking and Tagging Volunteers Get the Ducks Ready for the Big Race:
Duck Plucking and Tagging Volunteers
Come on over to our Mayerson Distribution Center to help pluck or tag ducks and get them ready for the big race on September 4th. There are shifts still available but they are filling up fast! Local12 Weather will be with us on Wednesday, August 31 or Thursday, September 1 to spotlight the groups tagging ducks. This activity is a “quacktacular” and fun team building experience! Come on out and join us! View Available Dates and Shifts Here then complete a Group Requests form to get your team scheduled.

The Grand Finale: Rubber Duck RegattaThe Grand Finale:
Rubber Duck Regatta
Don’t miss out on all the fun on Sunday, September 4th at Serpentine Wall! Come down and help sell ducks, watch the ducks drop from the Purple People Bridge, or retrieve ducks from the Ohio River! Rubber Duck Regatta Volunteer

Thank you Hogs vs. Hunger Volunteers! Thank you Hogs vs. Hunger Volunteers!
We’d like to thank all the staff and volunteers who assisted with making the Hogs vs. Hunger event a huge success. The event took place on a beautiful Saturday on July 9th. We wouldn’t have been able to pull it off without you! THANK YOU!

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Check out the volunteer registration and information page to learn how to sign up to volunteer for our ongoing group and individual volunteer opportunities at the Mayerson Distribution Center, Customer Connection Center’s Liberty Street Market, and Giving Fields.


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.

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


Thank you to the following groups for your support July 2016!
We sincerely appreciate their continued support and contribution of their time.

Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Avenue)

Bank of America
Bosch Automotive
Central Church of Christ Youth Group
Church of the Redeemer
CMS Insurance
Dinsmore and Shohl
Fifth Third
Frost Brown Todd LLC
General Electric
Knights of Columbus
Ladies and Pearls
North Carolina A&T Alum
Otis Elevator
Pappas Restaurants
Paul Crosley YMCA
Phillips Edison
PNC Bank
Republic Services
Schneider Electric
South West Indiana District Church of the Nazaren Youth Camp
St. Paul Lutheran Church Youth Group
The Gathering
Trinity UCC
University of Cincinnati

Giving Fields (Melbourne, KY)

Campbell County Schools
Cincinnati Bell
Fifth Third
General Electric
Girl Scouts
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Heritage Presbyterian Church
NKU – Governor’s Scholars Program
Paul Crosley YMCA
St. Paul Lutheran Church Youth Group
Summer Enrichment Program
Tier 1 Performance
Tri-State Freethinkers
Tyson Foods
Ulster Project
VPC Youth and Life Spring Church Youth Group
Youth on a Mission

Liberty Street Market (Liberty Street)

Easter Seals
General Electric
Holmes High School Home Bound Summer Program
St. Paul Lutheran Youth Camp

FeedingWorks: Transformational Teambuilding

Looking for a new way to strengthen your team’s ability to communicate, problem-solve and manage conflict while improving your opportunities to provide successful outcomes? Looking for an opportunity to not only grow stronger as a team internally, but to make an external impact on the community? Consider FeedingWorks, the Freestore Foodbank’s social enterprise.

FeedingWorks is a unique combination of professional leadership development and the transformational experience of a team working together to make a tangible difference in the lives of others. Teams form genuine bonds through this experience which is based on the principle of giving back while developing yourself and your team.

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