The Volunteer Connection March 2016

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Feeding Hungry Children:
Check Out Power Pack (March 16 – April 16)

Can you spare 15 – 20 minutes a week to volunteer? Have you always wanted to get involved at the Freestore, but never had the time due to a busy schedule? Well, here is your chance! There are still a few Kroger stores available for adoption through Check-Out Power Pack. This is a convenient way for Kroger customers to support the Power Pack program as they check out their groceries. Volunteers are needed to help ensure the tear coupons and coupon holders are available at each check-out counter of the store they’ve adopted. Click here to see if a Kroger store near you is up for adoption.

Spring into Action: The Giving Fields

givingfields-150x150The Giving Fields is scheduled to open for planting on Tuesday, March 15. There are opportunities to join in on the fun. Lots of hands are needed to start the planting process. Families, schools, groups, and individuals are all welcome to volunteer at the Giving Fields. Pre-season scheduling is limited. We are scheduling groups on Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays in March thru mid-May. Full scheduling will begin the week of May 17. Click here for more information and to register online.

Volunteer or Walk for Hunger:
A Memorial Day Event – 13th Annual Hunger Walk

hw16Lace up your shoes and volunteer for a tremendous cause. Over the last 12 years, Hunger Walk has raised more than $1 million for our partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and community centers. Each step made at the event directly impacts the lives of our hungry neighbors. Spend your Memorial Day with us and volunteer or form a team and walk, run, skip, or stroll by the Ohio River.

To Volunteer: Click here to find various volunteer activities scheduled for the entire Memorial Day weekend.

To Walk/Run the 5K: Click here to participate in the 5K as a walker or runner.

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

Distribution Center (Tennessee Avenue)

A Children’s Home
Buffalo Wings and Rings
Clark Montessori
Church of the Redeemer
Crossroads Health Center
Executive Jet Management
Fifth Third
General Electric
Great American Annuity Group
Hillman Group
Holy Family Parish
Kerry Automotive
Knights of Columbus
Lambda Chi
Scripps Howard
St. Ursula Academy
St. Xavier High School
Students of Student Nights
Tata Consultancy Services Limited
The Gathering
Tri-State Freethinkers
Turner Construction
University of Cincinnati
US Bank
Western and Southern
Willis Towers Watson

Liberty Street Market (Liberty Street)

Mother of Mercy
Seton High School

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