Volunteer Connection – March 2018

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Good People bring out the Good in People!

The Freestore Foodbank Volunteer team is filled with good people who give their time, talents and effort on a regular basis.  Read about the Riley family who brings three generations together to make a difference in our community through their volunteering.


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.

The Giving Fields

The Giving Fields
Located at 101 Anderson Lane, Melbourne, KY 41059

Registration is now open for the spring and summer! The Giving Fields is our community farm located in Melbourne, Kentucky – approximately five minutes from NKU. We plant, maintain and harvest fresh produce for our partner food pantries and soup kitchens in Northern Kentucky. This is a great volunteer opportunity for people of all ages. Families with children five years of age and older, high school and college students, as well as individuals and groups are welcome. The farm will open in late March – weather permitting.

Food Room

Food Room
Located at 112 E. Liberty, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Individuals or groups of 10 or less can schedule a time to volunteer in the Food Room, Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Friday from 8am-4pm. Volunteers are required to commit to at least two or more hours at a time. 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. Please email Brandon Thomas at bthomas@freestorefoodbank.org or call 513-482-7547 to schedule.

Mayerson Distribution Center

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

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.  Projects include food sorting/scanning, assembling food boxes such as senior boxes (additional groceries given to our older adult customers ages 55+) and packing Power Packs for area school children.  Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age to volunteer. Student 13-18 must have parental consent and students 13-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.  We are now scheduling for the summer months!

Both individuals and groups are welcome at the Distribution Center.

Individuals may self-register on the website.

Groups of 10-25 people can schedule to volunteer by completing a request form on the website.

Special Event - Coming Soon

Special Event –  Coming Soon:

Volunteer or Walk for Hunger
A Memorial Day Event – 15th Annual Hunger Walk

Lace up your shoes and volunteer for a tremendous cause. Over the last 14 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 along the Ohio River. More information to come in the upcoming weeks!

Other Ways to Help

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 in February 2018!
We sincerely appreciate their continued support and contribution of their time.

Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Avenue)

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Aiken High School
Allstate
Ameritas
Bobbie B. Fairfax School
Campbell’s and Bengals Tackle Hunger
Cengage
Cincinnati Gator Club
Cincinnati Kiwanis
Dinsmore & Shohl
Fifth Third Bank
General Electric
GFP Kiwanis
Hillman Group
Ikron
Keurig Green Mountain
Kroger
Lambda Chi
Losant
Macy’s
Madeira Middle School
Margaret B. Rost School
Mars Wrigley
Mount Notre Dame High School
Northern Kentucky Social Group
Northern Kentucky University
Northwestern Mutual
Optum
Pep Promotions
Pepsi Beverage Co.
Protiviti
Redeemer Church
Riley Family
St. Margaret Knights of Columbus
St. Xavier School-Gloeckler
Tata Consultancy Services Limited
The Children’s Home
The Gathering
Toyota Boshoku America
Tri-State Freethinkers
Turner Construction
Unaffiliated Users
University of Cincinnati
US Bank
West Clermont High School
Western Southern Financial
Xavier University
Young Professional Choral Collective
Youngblood/Boylan Family

Food Room (Customer Connection Center - Liberty Street)

Accenture
AMIG Billing Buds – Cooper
Angel Walker, Friends and Family Group
Atricure Finance
Bayer
Chatfield College
Cintas
De Paul Cristo Rey High School
Easter Seals Tristate
Fifth Third Bank
First Group
Gap
General Electric
Hospice of Cincinnati
Image Solutions
Johnson & Johnson
Kind Snacks
Kroger
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Millennium Hotel
Procter and Gamble
Seton High School
University of Cincinnati