The Volunteer Connection June 2016

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Thank You! Hunger Walk & 5k Run Cincinnati

A Huge Hunger Walk Thank You!

With the support of over 100 volunteers and staff, our Hunger Walk event was a HUGE success! We wouldn’t be able to do what we do and be successful at it without the continued support and dedication of our remarkable volunteers….THANK YOU!!

Fun in the Sun: Upcoming Events and Opportunities

June through OctoberGiving Fields (Melbourne, KY)Are you looking for a family or group activity during the summer months? Come and join us at our Giving Fields! Check out available dates here:  I Want to Volunteer at the Giving Fields!

Hogs vs Hunger - Rally Against Hunger - Belterra Park and Harley-Davidson - Saturday, July 9 at 1pmSaturday, July 9– Sixth Annual Hogs vs. Hunger (Florence, KY).  We’re revving up our engines for the best motorcycle ride that will begin at the Thoroughbred Harley-Davidson store in Florence, KY, cover a 100 mile stretch through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio and end at Belterra Park Casino in Anderson Township. Hogs vs. Hunger is presented by Belterra Casino Resort, Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center and the Pinnacle Foundation. This event is an excellent fundraising opportunity for those who love to ride the open roads and help those in need at the same time.  Volunteers are needed to assist with pre-registration, registration, raffle ticket sales, t-shirt sales and a host of other tasks. Click Here to register or for more information.

vc_volunteersJune 1 through the month of AugustInnovative Summer Meal Program. Are you looking for a group activity during the summer? How about helping us to assemble food boxes at our Mayerson Distribution Center located at 1250 Tennessee Avenue? These food boxes will ensure that children will have meals during the summer months until school resumes. Complete your Group Requests form today!  Groups are needed Tuesday through Saturday with shifts starting at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.  Call now and help us feed children!

Rubber Duck RegattaJuly 13 through September 3 – Check-Out Duck (At select Kroger stores in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana).  We are gearing up for “Duck Season” at the Freestore Foodbank in preparation of the 22nd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta!  Volunteers will help maintain duck placards (coupon holders) with tear off coupons at the checkout counters and UScan stations at the stores. This campaign is a convenient way for people to buy ducks as they pay for their groceries. Last year, this campaign yielded over $250,000 in duck sales with the help of our partners at Kroger and our dedicated volunteers who maintained their stores throughout the campaign. Click Here to adopt your store today!

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

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 around, not just at the holidays! If you
would like to organize a canned food 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 May 2016!
We sincerely appreciate their continued support and contribution of their time.

Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Avenue)

  • A Children’s Home
  • Brodwill, LLC
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Crossroads Church (Go Cincinnati)
  • Duke Energy
  • Fifth Third
  • General Electric
  • Green Hills/Forest Park Kiwanis
  • Great American
  • Greater Cincinnati SMPS
  • Kroger
  • P&G
  • Pinnacle Foods
  • St. Columban School
  • The Gathering
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Western and Southern
  • Wyoming Middle School

Giving Fields & Small Farms

  • 84.51
  • ASAP Event Advertising
  • Celanese
  • Cincinnati Bell
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Crossroads Church (Go Cincinnati)
  • Executive Jet Management
  • Fifth Third
  • Four EG
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Gorman 4H Club
  • Kenwood Fellowship
  • MMC
  • Neighborhood Group
  • New Thought Unity Center
  • P&G
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Woodfill Elementary

Liberty Street Market (Liberty Street)

  • Children’s Hospital
  • Coca-Cola
  • Franciscan for the Poor
  • Gawking Bible Study Group
  • General Electric
  • Huron Consulting Group
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Target
  • US Bank

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