The Volunteer Connection February 2017

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Event Thank You: MLK Day Power Pack -a-Thon

Event Thank You: MLK Day Power Pack-a-Thon

We hosted two shifts for this year’s Power Pack-a-Thon which took place at our Mayerson Distribution Center located on Tennessee Avenue. We had a great time assembling over 5,000 Power Packs with the support of over 100 volunteers and a generous donation from Panera Bread. Thanks to all of you that came out to support the Power Pack program!

On the Horizon:  Mark Your Calendars

Giving Fields Giving Fields
Come one, come all, bring your family, friends, school or work group to volunteer at our Giving Fields! Volunteers of all ages and group sizes are welcome! Stay tuned for the season’s opening date sometime in late spring and volunteer needs.

Check Out Power Pack KrogerCheck Out Power Pack
Can you spare 15-20 minutes per week to support the Power Pack program? Do you shop at a local Kroger store? Volunteers are needed to assist with maintaining placards and tear coupons at 60 local Kroger stores. This is an ideal volunteer opportunity for students looking for community service hours, families with little ones, and those who work full time but want to get involved and volunteer. More information to come very soon!

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Event: Stamp Out Hunger
When: Saturday, May 13
Time: Tuesday – Saturday; 9am – 11:30am or 1pm – 3:30pm.
Where: Mayerson Distribution Center, 1250 Tennessee Ave; 45229
Task: Sorting donations collected by mail carriers
Who:  Individuals or groups

Hunger Walk

Event: Hunger Walk
When: May 27 – May 29
Time: various shifts available
Where: TBD
Task: Various
Who:  Individuals or groups

Power Pack and Summer Food Service Programs

Event: Power Pack and Summer Food Service Programs
When: January – August
Time: three shifts available; 9am – 11:30am, 1pm – 3:30pm, or 5pm – 7:30pm (evening shift offered Wednesdays and Thursdays only)
Where: Mayerson Distribution Center; 1250 Tennessee Ave; 45229
Task: Assembling Power Packs or food boxes for children.
Who:  Groups (up to 25 volunteers per shift)
Group Requests: DC Group Requests


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 January 2017!
We sincerely appreciate their continued support and contribution of their time.

Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Avenue)

A Children’s Home
Clifton Market
Colerain High School
Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati
Elevation Volleyball
Emmanual UMC
General Electric (GE)
Iota Sigma Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
Local 12 News
Love Must Win
Madeira Middle School
Mayerson Foundation
Ohio Valley Institute of Food Technologies
Panera Bread
Pep Promotions
Redeemer Church
St. Margaret Knights of Columbus
St. Xavier School-Gloeckler
Tata Consultancy Services Limited
The Gathering
The Matrix Companies
Tri-State Freethinkers
University of Cincinnati
Western Southern Financial
Wise Temple
Xavier University

Liberty Street Market (Liberty Street)

Easter Seals Tristate
Gang of Thieves
Sundry and Vice

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