Freestore Foodbank

Posted July 22, 2019

Name of Non-Profit Organization *

Freestore Foodbank

Today's Date: *

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Organization's website

http://www.freestorefoodbank.org

EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *

23-7122205

What year did your organization receive it's non-profit status? *

1971

Address *

1141 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States

County *

Hamilton

Your Name *

Diana Hahn

Your Title *

Executive Assistant

Your email address *

dhahn@freestorefoodbank.org

Your Phone Number

(513) 482-3734

Executive Director's Name *

Kurt Reiber

Executive Director's email address *

kreiber@freestorefoodbank.org

What is the mission of your organization?

Freestore Foodbank’s mission is to improve lives by eliminating hunger in partnership with our community, and our vision is to create a hunger-free, healthy, and thriving community. To achieve this vision, our objectives are to provide nutritious food, connect to support services and offering a pathway from crisis to stability.

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *

  • (3) Children
  • (9) Hunger
  • (10) Life Skills

Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?

Freestore Foodbank helps provide food and services to a 20 county region in Greater Cincinnati including Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Programs that may be of interest to students include:

Customer Connection Center – provides essential services, including emergency clothing, housing/rent assistance, financial management, benefits enrollment, transportation assistance and more.

Liberty Street Market – Choice food pantry located in our Customer Connection Center for people who are experiencing food insecurity. Customers can choose the food items they need for their families.

Power Pack – Food distributed each Friday to more than 5,000 school children at over 100 sites in the Greater Cincinnati region. Power Packs feed thousands of children over the weekend who might otherwise go hungry.

School Pantry – on-site food pantries located in schools across the tristate. Children and their families can receive emergency food assistance as well as referrals to other stability-building programs.

Cincinnati COOKS! – Free 10 week culinary job training program that gives adults the skills they need to work in the food service industry. This program is designed for adults facing barriers to employment including long-term unemployment, recent incarceration, homelessness and more.

LIFT the TriState – Free 10 week training program that gives adults the skills they need to work in the warehousing and logistics industry. This program is designed for adults facing barriers to employment including long-term unemployment, recent incarceration, homelessness and more.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *

Yes, Grades 9 – 12

List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.

Packing Power Packs during the school year, helping with events such as the Hunger Walk on Memorial Day weekend or the Rubber Duck Regatta on Labor Day Weekend. For more information and opportunities visit https://freestorefoodbank.org/volunteer-opportunities/

Volunteer coordinator

Carolyn Frank

Volunteer coordinator's email address

CFrank@freestorefoodbank.org

Volunteer coordinator's phone number

(513) 482-7550