2010 Holiday Food Distribution at the Freestore Foodbank

This article by Jennifer Moore  originally appeared at http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_central_cincinnati/largest-food-distribution-ever-for-freestore-continues

CINCINNATI – The holiday distribution season is set to continue at the Freestore Foodbank Monday, helping out local families with a Christmas dinner.

Starting Monday, the Freestore Foodbank will continue distributing more than 700,000 pounds of food to more than 20,000 local families in need. That breaks down to around 50,000 individuals, most of whom are children.

Each household will receive a box of food containing canned vegetables, canned fruit, potatoes, stuffing, brownie mix, chicken/turkey and much more; just enough for a fulfilling Christmas dinner.

This year’s holiday distribution has been the largest in the almost 40-year history of the Freestore Foodbank.

Tri-Staters can collect the boxes of food starting Monday at 8 a.m. at the Freestore Foodbank Customer Connection Center at 112 East Liberty Street in Over-The-Rhine. It runs until 4 p.m.

Distribution continues Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and then Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Wednesday distribution will include some special guests: Ms. Claus and the Cincinnati Reds mascot. Both will pass out gifts to children waiting in line with their parents. That takes place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, and an ID is required.

It is never too late to help out the Freestore Foodbank. Tri-Staters can donate money, canned goods, clothing, etc. or donate time by volunteering. Go to the Freestore Foodbank’s website at http://www.fsfbmedia.org/beta/for more information.


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  1. Note that normally individuals are allowed only one food visit per month to the freestore foodbank, but that the holiday distribution does NOT count toward this total.

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