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Freestore Foodbank distributing food for the holidays

OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) - The Freestore Foodbank is distributing food to needy families this week.

Wednesday is the last day for families to pick up food. The Customer Connection Center is open Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each family receives a box of food containing canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned cranberry or pumpkin, stuffing or rice, onions, potatoes, apples, macaroni and cheese and brownie mix or other dessert, a bag of produce and either a chicken or turkey.

The Customer Connection Center is on East Liberty Street. Call 513-241-1064 for more information.

On Monday, the Freestore distributed 70,802 pounds of food, enough to feed more than 4,600 individuals, nearly 1,800 families and nearly 2,300 children. On Tuesday, 95,944 pounds of food was distributed, enough to feed 2,414 families, or 6,734 individuals, including 3,252 children.

So far this season, Freestore Foodbank has distributed over 400,000 pounds of food. So far, this holiday distribution has been the largest in the 40 year history of the Freestore Foodbank. The Foodbank hope to distribute more than 700,000 pounds of food by the end of the holiday season.

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