Holiday Food Distribution

Giving the Gift of Hope

Holidays are a special time. They are also one of the most challenging times of the year for children and families that we serve. We believe that every family deserves to share a holiday meal together. Each year, the Freestore Foodbank provides boxes of food for our neighbors who are facing hard times to ensure they have a meal for Thanksgiving and the December holiday.



Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Between Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20, the Freestore Foodbank provided food for a Thanksgiving meal to help 6,500 households, enough to feed 18,400 individuals in our hometown this holiday. An additional 12,000 pounds of food was given to three community partners for their local holiday distribution to serve over 500 families. This year the amount of food distributed increased by 33%.

Cincinnati Bengals Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn, Director Eric Ball, and players Matt Lengel, Jordan Willis, Kent Perkins, Josh Topou, Brad Lundblade, and Bengals staff were among the many volunteers as well as companies GE, US Bank, Duke Energy, Fifth Third, First Financial, and more.

Christmas Food Distribution
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Freestore Foodbank Customer Connection Center, 112 East Liberty Street

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2018
Freestore Foodbank Customer Connection Center, 112 East Liberty Street

Holiday boxes will be available at select Freestore Foodbank partner agencies…

  • Community Care Center, Dec 4
    212 E. Main Street, 45144, Manchester
  • Gallatin County Food Pantry, Dec 15 @ 8:30-2:30 pm
    205 W. Pearl Street, 41095, Warsaw
  • The Potter’s House, Dec 17 @ 9-2 pm
    5409 Winchester Ave., 45662, Sciotoville
What’s in a Holiday Box?

Each household receives a turkey or chicken, two cans of green beans, one can of carrots, two cans of corn, one box of stuffing, one box of macaroni & cheese and one packet of gravy.  Each household also receives a bag of produce.

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