Help Us Turn Hunger
Into Hope in 2019
16th Annual Hunger Walk 5K Walk and Run
Hunger Walk is a 5K Run/Walk hosted by the Freestore Foodbank to benefit our network of over 540 community partners: soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and community centers. Each step made at the event directly impacts the lives of our hungry neighbors in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Indiana.
Volunteers are needed to help “run” the event. Strap up your shoe laces and assist us with running the actual event on Monday, May 27th at the Sing the Queen City sign at the Banks downtown Cincinnati! Check out the opportunities at Hunger Walk Volunteer. Signing up is easy! First create your profile and then sign up for a task. There are volunteer activities during the entire holiday weekend on Saturday and Sunday too. We hope to see you there!!
If you would like to actually walk or run the 5K, we’d love for you to join the Freestore Volunteer Team. Just follow this link to register today! Freestore Volunteer Team Registration
If you aren’t available to join us in person, you can always join us in spirit by making a donation to this cause via Freestore Volunteer Team Registration. Your contribution will help neighbors who receive food from the Customer Connection Center’s Liberty Street Market.
Please join us in being a champion in this fight by registering to volunteer, walk or run and/or by supporting our efforts with a tax-deductible donation. Our goal is to raise at least $5,000 just from our volunteer team alone to help our Liberty Street Market. Won’t you join us?
A NEW PILOT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!
Location: 6555 Nicholas Street, Florence, KY 41042.
We are partnering with the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission (NKCAC) to ensure our neighbors in Boone County have an easier access to food! Pop Up Pantry allows volunteers to work directly with the people in Boone County and to see the face of hunger. Our Pop Up Pantry typically serves up to 100 households each time it’s open – be prepared to work hard and smile a lot!
Volunteers are needed to assist with the setup and cleanup of the Pop Up Pantry, organize and stock tables with food and other non-food items and provide excellent customer service. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer for this activity. First date is May 17the from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call today to register: 513-482-7550.
Ongoing Volunteer Activities + A few new twists!
Mayerson Distribution Center
Located at 1250 Tennessee Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.
If summer is calling and you are beginning to make your summer vacation plans, remember to include a day or two at the Mayerson Distribution Center! We will be packing summer meals for kiddos, preparing ducks for the Regatta and everyone is invited! Make your reservations today!
If you helped with our Power Pack assembly you will love the summer food boxes! These boxes provide children in our rural communities nutritious meals for an entire week during the summer months. We need at least 40 people each shift in June and July!
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.
Don’t forget about two Special Volunteer Events for Special Groups!
Thursday Evenings in June: June 6th, 13th, and 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Looking for a new way to connect with your special someone? Whether you just met or are looking for a new way to connect with your favorite person, Date Nights at the DC could be perfect for you. Couples are invited to volunteer with us as we work together to build summer feeding boxes for children. Get to know that special someone while lending a hand. No experience necessary! Sign up today!
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