Freestore Foodbank, Inc
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Freestore Foodbank has served our neighbors in need for 47 years, starting in Cincinnati, Ohio and expanding to a 20-county tristate region. Thanks to the generosity of a caring community, we have been able to initiate programs and add services that address the pressing issues related to poverty—issues that ultimately affect us all. We operate five locations in the Greater Cincinnati area, including the Customer Connection Center on Liberty Street in Over-the-Rhine, the Mayerson Distribution Center on Tennessee Avenue in Bond Hill, the Jeff and Darlene Anderson Family Building on Central Parkway in the West End, our Distribution Center in Wilder, Kentucky and the Giving Fields community farm in Melbourne, Kentucky. Freestore Foodbank is one of the 200 food bank members of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. As a food bank, we purchase, collect and distribute food to our community partners, including soup kitchens, schools, emergency food pantries and social service centers, supplying 27.3 million meals annually.
Through our Bond Hill and Wilder distribution centers, Freestore Foodbank supplies food assistance to our 450 community partner agencies, helping to serve the 273,060 food insecure individuals in our region.
Our Customer Connection Center houses a choice pantry, which supports the emergency food needs of up to 300 individuals each weekday with two weekend distribution days each month. This center also provides essential services, including clothing, housing/rent assistance, financial management, public benefits and healthcare enrollment, transportation assistance, as well as referrals for mental and physical health care.
Freestore Foodbank’s signature programs include: offering free workforce development training (LIFT the TriState and Cincinnati COOKS!); providing food assistance to address childhood hunger (Kids Cafe, Power Pack, School Pantry and KIND: Keeping Infants Nourished and Developing); bringing fresh produce to food deserts (Healthy Harvest Mobile Market and Giving Fields); distributing supplemental food to our low-income, elderly neighbors (Senior Boxes); and providing wrap-around services that help families in need build stability and self-sufficiency (Stabilization Program and Customer Connection Center).
We offer holistic wrap-around services for the diverse needs of the families we serve and support 450 partner agencies across a 20 county region to support our neighbors in need.