The Volunteer Connection May 2016

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Cincinnati Hunger Walk & 5K Run - Monday, May 30th

13th Annual Hunger Walk & 5K Run

Lace up your sneakers and join us on Monday, May 30 at The Banks for the 13th Annual Hunger Walk & 5K Run. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks. Signing up is easy: First create your profile and then sign up for a task.  There are volunteer activities during the entire holiday weekend.  We hope that you can join us.

Riding for Hunger: Six Annual Hogs vs. Hunger

Get ready to ride for hunger on Saturday, July 9. Kickstands up at 1:00 p.m. at the Thoroughbred Harley-Davidson in Florence, Kentucky.  If riding isn’t your thing, please consider volunteering!  We need help selling raffle tickets at Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center in Anderson Township on Friday and Saturday evenings for a chance to win a 2016 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim S with Screamin’ Eagle 110 Motor.

To Register for the Ride:
I Want to Ride
To Volunteer:  I Want to Volunteer!

Volunteering at the Giving Field

It’s almost harvest time at our community farm.  Don’t miss the opportunity to help us provide fresh fruits and veggies to our hungry neighbors in Northern Kentucky. The farm is located in Melbourne, Kentucky, which is only about 15 minutes from NKU.  This family-friendly volunteer activity is open to all ages and is a great way to learn how to grow produce. Click Here for more information on how to register to volunteer.

Feeding Children during the Summer Months

We provide food boxes to children in rural communities to ensure they have meals during the summer months. Volunteers play a vital role in assembling these boxes. Opportunities to help are available in June – August at our Mayerson Distribution Center for groups of up to 35. Check out Available Dates Here. Please be sure to complete a Group Request Form to secure a volunteer date.

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

Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Avenue)

A Children’s Home
Cincinnati Kiwanis
Clark Montessori
Fifth Third
Gamble Montessori
General Electric
Great American
Greater Cincinnati SMPS
Green Hills/Forest Park Kiwanis
Indian Hills High School
Kerry Automotive
Miami University
PNC Bank
St. Margaret Knights of Columbus
St. Xavier High School
The Den
The Gathering
UC TriDelta
University of Cincinnati
Western Southern Financial

Giving Fields & Small Farms

Bank of America
Federal Reserve Bank
Fifth Third
Girl Scouts
Indian Hills High School
MSU Alumni Association
Northern Kentucky University
Starbucks Regional Office
Wyoming Presbyterian Church

Liberty Street Market (Liberty Street)

Cincinnati Bell
CMS Insurance
Gamble Montessori
General Electric

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