The Volunteer Connection August 2017

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Corporate Volunteer Groups: 84.51


Corporate Volunteer Groups: 84.51

All across the agency, staff and volunteers are preparing for the Rubber Duck Regatta. On Sunday, September 3, 2017 over 170,000 rubber ducks will be dumped into the Ohio River, hopefully raising over a million dollars to help provide food and services to our neighbors in need. Preparations for the regatta begin weeks in advance. Before the race, ducks are shipped in from all over the country. Each duck comes with a tag which is removed and replaced with another tag, before getting loaded into a huge truck that will carry it to the river. This is one of the most important steps in getting the ducks ready to race and will take place two weeks prior to the event at the Mayerson Distribution Center. As you can imagine, it takes many, many volunteers to accomplish this in a short period of time.

For the past many years, 84.51 has taken on the challenge to help the Freestore pluck and tag ducks prior to the Rubber Duck Regatta. This year, 84.51 has committed to volunteering in 6 out of the 10 shifts needed to get our ducks ready for the big day. Thanks to their commitment and to others in our community, we know this huge task will be accomplished!



It’s Duck Season at the Freestore Foodbank! We Have a Variety of Volunteer Opportunities Just for YOU!!

Check Out Duck Store Monitors: Adopt a Kroger Store
Get Ready to Have a Quacktabulous Good Time: Quacky, the Rubber Duck Regatta Mascot
Help Sell the Winning Duck: Kroger Weekend Duck Sales
Duck Central Volunteers: Take Duck Sales Calls
Get our Ducks Ready for the Big Race: Duck Plucking and Tagging Volunteers
The Grand Finale: Rubber Duck Regatta


It’s Time to Harvest at the Giving Fields
Sign up to pack Power Packs at the Distribution Center this fall!

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 Food Room, and Giving Fields.

Food Drives
Employment Opportunities


Thank you to the following groups for your support July 2017!
We sincerely appreciate their continued support and contribution of their time.

Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Avenue)
Giving Fields (Melbourne, KY)