Freestore Foodbank Christmas food distribution begins Monday

Posted by Christi Reynard email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) The Freestore Foodbank Christmas food distribution begins Monday.

During the three days prior to Christmas, the Freestore Foodbank will distribute food to an estimated 18,000 needy Tri-State families.

Volunteers will pack and hand out more than 630,000 pounds of food, enough to feed about 49,000 individuals, half of whom will be children.

Already this holiday season, the Freestore Foodbank has given out boxes of food to 9,924 households, enough to feed 24,929 people in what's turned out to be the largest food distributed in the charity's history.

Each household gets a box of food, a bag of produce, and either a chicken or turkey.  While larger families receive larger boxes, every family receives canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned cranberry or pumpkin, stuffing or rice, onions, potatoes, apples, macaroni and cheese, and brownie mix or other dessert.

Here are the dates and times for the Christmas food distribution:

Monday, December 21 from 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 22 from 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December from 23 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Freestore Foodbank is located at 112 East Liberty St. in Over-the-Rhine.

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