Volunteer Connection – March 2019

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VOLUNTEER

Help Us Turn Hunger
Into Hope in 2019

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.

Liberty Street Market (formerly Liberty Street Market)
Located at 112 E. Liberty, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Up to three hundred people depend on the Liberty Street Market daily to provide emergency food for themselves and their families.  Our volunteers sort food, stock shelves, assist customers with their groceries outside of the building and load groceries into shopper’s vehicle in front of the building. Volunteers must be at least 16-years-old (with parental consent) to volunteer at this site.  Help us help our neighbors help themselves!

Liberty Street Market Shifts:  Individuals or groups of 15 or less can schedule a time to volunteer in the Liberty Street Market, Monday through Friday.

Check out this video about the Liberty Street Market: https://youtu.be/JILRvqojr3M


Campbell’s Soup, Wyoming High School Football, and Cincinnati Bengals packed over 2,100 Power Packs!

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

Group and Individual Activities

Calling those who want to make a difference this spring! Help the young in age and young at heart as we pack Power Packs and Senior Boxes in March.

Regular 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.  Both individuals and groups are welcome at the Distribution Center. Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age to volunteer. Student 13-18 years old must have parental consent and students 13-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 

Check out TWO Special Volunteer Events for Special Groups!

First Saturdays are Family Saturdays!

Looking for a fun family experience?  Have a couple of hours to give service?  Bring your entire family and help us feed our neighbors.  The warehouse usually has an age restriction of 13 years, but on the first Saturdays of the month, children 8 and older are invited to come with their families to volunteer!  What a great way to serve our community and grow as a family at the same time.  January and February family days were a huge success!  Make sure to register your family before spaces fill up!

Thursday Nights are Student Nights!

Calling all Students (16 and over)! Interested in earning some of your student service hours while having some fun? Reserve your spot and come on out to the Freestore Foodbank’s Mayerson Distribution Center on Thursday nights for Student Nights! Bring some friends and we promise you’ll have a great time helping us solve hunger in our community!  Sign up online.  No Walk Ins please.


The Giving Fields  (scheduling begins March 1st)
Located at 101 Anderson Lane, Melbourne, KY 41059
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.  While the farm is drying out from such a wet winter, the staff is busy planning for an exciting spring.  Registration for summer will begin in April. 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 is slated to reopen in early April – weather permitting.

Healthy Harvest Mobile Market
At various locations throughout the community
Want to help bring healthy nutritious produce into the community?  Volunteer on a regular basis with the Healthy Harvest Mobile Market!  We are also in need volunteers once a month for the HHMM Clean Up Crew as well.  Contact Brandon Thomas, Volunteer Engagement Specialist at bthomas@freestorefoodbank.org for more details.

Cincinnati Cooks!/Lift the Tri-State Soft/Life Skills Instructors

Cincinnati Cooks! and Lift the Tri-State, FSFB’s premier workforce development programs, are  looking for a few new facilitators to lead their soft/life skill classes.  Topics of interest include: Interviewing 101, Resume Building/Writing, Customer Service, Diet/Nutrition, Effective Communication/Listening, Time Management, Conflict Resolution, and Anger/Stress Management.  If interested, contact Brandon Thomas, Volunteer Engagement Specialist at bthomas@freestorefoodbank.org for more details.

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.

Join our Facebook Freestore Foodbank Volunteer Page to view all of our pictures of our exciting volunteers in action in the past few months!

Other Ways to Help

Food and Fund Drives
Donations of canned goods are needed all year around, not just at the holidays! If you
would like to organize a canned food OR fund 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 in February 2019!
We sincerely appreciate their continued support and contribution of their time.

Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Avenue)

Assured Partners
Bobbie B. Fairfax School
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincom Systems Inc.
ConstructConnect IT
Cooperative Business Services
Feichtner Garza
Fifth Third Bank
First Commonwealth Bank
Gamble Montessori High School
General Electric
Heidelberg Distributing Company
Hormel Foods
Improv Cincinnati
Ken Anderson Alliance
Kiwanis – Cincinnati
Lakota Kids and Family
Madeira Middle School
Margaret B. Rost School
Messer Construction
P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter EG
Pep Promotions
PepsiCo.
Procter and Gamble
Risk Management Association of Greater Cincinnati
Scarlet Oaks High School
Shipt
St. Margaret Knights of Columbus
St. Xavier High School
The Children’s Home
Toyota Boshoku America
Tri-State Freethinkers
Turner Construction
University of Cincinnati
University Of Cincinnati Medical Center
Western Southern Financial

Liberty Street Market

Ameritas
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
Collective Visions, LLC
Easter Seals Tristate
First Group America
Franciscans for the Poor
Gallagher Insurance Select Cares
Mount St. Joseph University
Ohio Association for Justice
The Camargo Club
US Bank
Viaquest – Cincinnati Public Schools