The Volunteer Connection December 2016

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Thank You!

Wishing All of Our Awesome Volunteers a Very Happy Holiday Season!

We have so much to be grateful for! We couldn’t fight hunger without your continued support, enthusiastic spirit and time! We had a whirlwind of events in November and because of our magnificent volunteers each event was a HUGE success!

November Volunteers

Fantastic News: Christmas Holiday Food Box Distribution
Thanks to everyone who has signed up or wanted to sign up to volunteer at our Christmas Food Box Distribution. The amount of interest to help out was astronomical to the point we had more than enough volunteers to make it happen! Thank you to our fantastic volunteers in 2016!

Check out these other amazing opportunities coming in 2017!

MLK Day Power Pack-A-ThonMLK Day Power Pack-A-Thon
What can be better than spending three hours of your day helping us feed hungry children by assembling Power Packs at our Power Pack-A-Thon on Monday, January 16th. This is the best service day assignment ever and you would not want to miss out on all the fun. Sign Up Today! Spaces are limited.

studentsStudent Nights: Helping Students Achieve Their Community Service Hours
Are you a student 16 years of age or older and in need of community service hours? Then we have an opportunity just for you!! Every Thursday beginning on January 12, 2017 until the end of the school year,  we’ll host a Student Night at the Distribution Center on Tennessee Avenue to give students the opportunity to earn those required community service hours! Tell your friends, bring them along and let’s have some fun while providing a great service to someone in need! Sign Up Now! Reservations are needed and spaces are limited.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

We Need Your Team! Join Our Ongoing Group Volunteer Opportunities

groupLet’s keep giving the entire year in 2017! We are always looking for groups to help us out throughout the year, not just around the holiday season. Groups small and large can schedule to volunteer with us! For more information please complete a Group Requests form today. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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-round! If you would like to organize a canned food drive, please fill out the online form available here.

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 November 2016!
We sincerely appreciate their continued support and contribution of their time.

Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Avenue)

Blue Mark Capital
Bottom Line Systems
Christ Hospital
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cincinnati Kiwanis
F + W Media
Fidant Wealth Partners
Fifth Third
Four EG
General Electric
Green Hills/Forest Park Kiwanis
Green Ink Press
IGS Energy
Iota Sweetheart Inc.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Northwestern Mutual
P & G
Western Southern Financial
Wyoming Presbyterian Church

Liberty Street Market (Liberty Street)

General Electric
Miami University

Events (Bengals Canned Food Drive and Thanksgiving Holiday Food Box Distribution)

American Modern Young Professionals
Astellas Pharmaceutical
Beechwood High School
Belterra Casino
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chateau at Mountain Crest
Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Duke Energy
EMC Insurance
Fidelity Investments
Fifth Third
First Financial Bank
Fund Evaluation Group
General Electric (GE)
Girl Scouts
Go Dutch
Harrison Pavilion Nursing Center
ILSCO Corporation
Mike Albert
News America
Northern Kentucky University
P & G
Pep Promotions
Rhinegeist Brewery
S.C. Johnson & Son
St. Joseph Catholic School
Standard Retirement Services
Star One Realtors
Talbert House
The United States Playing Card Co
Thomas More College
UFCW Local 75
University of Cincinnati
US Bank
Withrow High School Alum C/O 87

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