Volunteer Connection – December 2018

Mediaon December 4th, 2018Comments Off on Volunteer Connection – December 2018

Mayerson Distribution Center
Located at 1250 Tennessee Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Group and Individual Activities
Calling those who want to make a difference in a child’s life!  While our Holiday boxes are almost completed, volunteers will be busy as elves packing Power Packs for children and Senior Boxes for the elderly in our community.  Power Packs are bags of food that are given to some area children who usually receive a free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school during the week.  The Power Pack is intended to provide supplemental food to get them through the weekend.  The Senior Box is a box of food to assist many of the elderly on a monthly basis supplement their regular monthly needs.  Both of these programs happen not only during the holidays.  Days leading up to the holidays are always a popular time to volunteer but we are also registering volunteers to help us kick off 2019 when we return to our regular everyday events.  Consider giving the gift that helps others BEFORE and AFTER the holidays and register yourself or group today!

Coming in 2019:  First Saturdays are Family Saturdays!
Looking for a fun family experience?  Have a couple of hours to give service?  Bring your entire family and help us feed our neighbors.  The warehouse usually has an age restriction of 13 years, but on the first Saturdays of the month, children 8 and older are invited to come with their families to volunteer!  What a great way to serve our community and grow as a family at the same time.  Activities include packing Power Packs for children and Senior Boxes for the elderly as well as food sorting from all of the holiday donations given this season.

Regular Warehouse Shifts: Shifts are held Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Both individuals and groups are welcome at the Distribution Center. Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age to volunteer. Student 13-18 years old must have parental consent and students 13-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 


Liberty Street Market (formerly Liberty Street Market)
Located at 112 E. Liberty, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

The Liberty Street Market (formerly known as the Liberty Street Market) has a new and improved look and name!  Consider volunteering in our updated space and help us serve up to 300 people daily.

Liberty Street Market Shifts:  Individuals or groups of 10 or less can schedule a time to volunteer in the Liberty Street Market, Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Friday from 8am-4pm.  Projects include food sorting, restocking shelves with groceries, assisting customers with their groceries outside of the building and loading groceries in their vehicle in front of the building. Volunteers must be at least 16-years-old (with parental consent) to volunteer at this site.


SPECIAL EVENTS

December Events:

The Holidays Operations
December 19th & 20th

Over 1.000 volunteers are needed to assist with our December holiday food distribution.  Registration is open now for individuals.  If you would like to register a group, contact us at volunteer@freestorefoodbank.org.  Reserve your spots now as we are filling up quickly.  Please note the change in dates and times.  Groups and individuals are welcome.  Volunteers must be at least 10 years old to volunteer (with parents).


Healthy Harvest Mobile Market
At various locations throughout the community
Want to help bring healthy nutritious produce into the community?  Volunteer on a regular basis with the Healthy Harvest Mobile Market!  We are also in need volunteers once a month for the HHMM Clean Up Crew as well.

All volunteers are welcome to join our team as TOGETHER, WE CAN SOLVE HUNGER! Individuals may self-register and groups may request special dates by visiting our website: freestorefoodbank.volunteerhub.com.  Email our Volunteer Engagement Specialist, Carolyn Frank at volunteer@freestorefoodbank.org or call 513-482-7550 for further assistance.

Join our Facebook Freestore Foodbank Volunteer Page to view all of our pictures of our exciting volunteers in action in the past few months!


Other Ways to Help

Food Drive with the Cincinnati Symphony OrchestraFood and Fund Drives

Donations of canned goods are needed all year around, not just at the holidays! If you
would like to organize a canned food OR fund 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 in November 2018!
We sincerely appreciate their continued support and contribution of their time.

Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Avenue)

AAA Allied Group, Inc.
ADVICS North America, Inc.
Ameriprise Financial
Ameriprise Further Financial Group
Lions Club
Bayer
Besse Medical
Bobbie B. Fairfax School
Bunge Friends
CIMx Software
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati Reds
Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care of Cinti
Danone North America
F + W Media
Fidelity Investments
Fifth Third Bank
General Electric
Harrison High School
Harvard Club of Cincinnati
Illumination Research
Johnson Investment Council
KAO
Kiwanis – Cincinnati
Kiwanis – Greenhills Forest Park
Kroger
Lambda Chi – University of Cincinnati
Marcus & Millichap
McGohan Brabender
Meredith’s Birthday Group
Motz Engineering
MUC Holdings
Office Furniture Source
Paycor
Pep Promotions
PLS Financial Serices
PNC Bank
Procter and Gamble
Redeemer Church
Riley Family
School Outfitters
Slavey/Faulkners Family Group
St. Ursula Academy
St. Xavier High School
The Children’s Home
Toyota Boshoku America
Tri-State Freethinkers
Turner Construction
University of Cincinnati
Voyage
Western Southern Financial
Wise Temple
Wood Herron and Evans LLP
Xavier University

Liberty Street Market (formerly Liberty Street Market)

Belflex Staffing Network
Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Collective Visions, LLC
Crate & Barrel
Easter Seals Tristate
Fidant Wealth Partners
Fifth Third Bank
First Group America
Hughes High School
Kroger
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Security National Automotive Acceptance Co.- SNAAC

Holiday Box Distribution – Group Homes

Duke Energy

Holiday Operations – Thanksgiving

3CDC
AA Allied Group, Inc.
American Modern Insurance Group
Ameritas
Astellas Pharmaceutical
Barron, Peck, Bennie & Schlemmer
Besse Medical
Cincinnati Bengals and Staff
Cincinnati Business Courier
Delta
Duke Energy
Dynegy
Fidelity Investments
Fifth Third Bank
First Financial Bank
Floor Coverings International
Fund Evaluation Group
General Electric
George Beddie and Assoc./Ameriprise
Go Dutch
Hormel Foods
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
KLH Engineers
Kroger
Mike Albert
Nestle
New Riff Distilling
News America
Pep Promotions
Pinnacle Technology Partners
PL Marketing
Procter and Gamble
Rhinegeist Brewery
Rogers/Fullen/Palmore Family
RSW/US
Standard Retirement Services
Star One Realtors
Sun Trust Bank
The Gap
The Westin Cincinnati
Tri-State Freethinkers
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Unilever Cincinnati
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
US Bank
Walgreens District 548
World Pay