Volunteer Connection – January 2018

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Happy New Year from the Volunteer Engagement Team!

In 2017, more than 10,000 volunteers shared their time and talents with us helping us make a lasting impact on the community.  As one of our greatest resources, volunteers make our work possible. The Freestore Foodbank’s  Volunteer Engagement Team wishes our volunteers a very prosperous and healthy new year and we look forward to seeing you in 2018! Together, We Can Solve Hunger!

Holiday Food Distributions
Our annual Christmas Food Distribution made a huge impact, thanks to the support of our staff and volunteers. We provided food for a Christmas meal to help more than 14,000 individuals over the course of two and half days. 1,055 volunteers donated 3,383 hours of their time – a true gift this holiday season. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Distribution Operations, with the support of 2,100 volunteers, we were able to help nearly 35,000 individuals receive holiday meals.

Adopt –A – Family
Ninety-six families received holiday gifts this year through our Adopt-a-Family program. Thanks to the volunteers and donors who helped to make this possible. Thank you to volunteer, Susan Ede, and her team for bringing a special joy to these families this year.  Especial thanks to the Tata Consultancy Services Limited volunteer team for being Santa’s helpers and distributing gifts.

A Sneak Peek at 2018 Volunteer Opportunities
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.

Special Events
Mayerson Distribution Center
The Giving Fields
Food Room
Group and Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Other Ways to Help

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

Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Avenue)
Food Room (Liberty Street)
Christmas Holiday Operations (Liberty Street)