The Volunteer Connection May 2017

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Join Us for the 14th Annual Hunger Walk

Join Us for the 14th Annual Hunger Walk!

Lace up your gym shoes and help us put on the 14th Annual Hunger Walk & 5K Run on Monday, May 29 at the Sing the Queen City sign at The Banks! Volunteers are needed to help out with a variety of tasks. Signing up is easy! First create your profile and then register for an activity. There are volunteer activities during the entire holiday weekend. We hope to see you there

Volunteering at the Giving Fields

Volunteering at the Giving Fields

Preparations for the upcoming season are underway at the Giving Fields.  Don’t miss the opportunity to join us at the farm to plant or harvest fresh produce and help our hungry neighbors in Kentucky. The farm is located in Melbourne, KY, just 15 minutes from NKU.  This family friendly volunteer event has something for all ages. What a great way to learn how to grow fruits and veggies while helping to give back to the community.  Come on out and play in the dirt and make a difference at the same time!

Click here to register and to learn more.

Feeding Children during the Summer Months

Feeding Children during the Summer MonthsWe provide food boxes to children in rural communities to ensure they have meals during the summer months. We still have shifts available May through August at our Mayerson Distribution Center for groups of up to 40 members to help assemble these boxes. Check out Dates Here for availability then complete a Group Request Form to secure the date.


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-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 April 2017!
We sincerely appreciate their continued support and contribution of their time.

Mayerson Distribution Center (Tennessee Avenue)

A Children’s Home
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Catalina Marketing
Crossroads Church Service Saturdays
Jack and Jill
Kerry Automotive
Mayerson Foundation
Miami University
Phi Kappa Tau (University of Cincinnati)
PNC Bank
Proctor and Gamble
Sam’s Club
St. Xavier School
Tri-State Freethinkers
University of Cincinnati (Student Nights)
Xavier University

Liberty Street Market (Liberty Street)

Fifth Third

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