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Freestore Foodbank launches virtual food drive, e-cards

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Freestore Foodbank has launched a technology-filled way to stay in tough with clients, volunteers and donors.

The virtual food drive organizes friends, families and neighborhoods to raise money to buy meals. Through the Foodbank's agreements with local grocers, they can buy more with a dollar than a typical donor can at a store.

The Holiday e-card allows you to send an e-card from the Foodbank's website, acknowledging a donation in someone's honor. The Foodbank will adapt the e-cards in 2011 so that they can be sent for not only holidays, but birthdays and other special occasions.

In addition, donors can now access a mobile app. The iPhone version now available in Apple's App Store; Android marketplace. With the mobile app, users can donate, and can also keep track of the latest volunteer and advocacy opportunities. Stakeholders can also locate each of the 325 member agencies, in case they know someone who needs help, are looking for help themselves, or need a place to volunteer/donate directly in their neighborhood.

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