Annual holiday meal distribution continues Tuesday

Annual holiday meal distribution continues Tuesday
FOX19 NOW/file
Freestore Foodbank website
Freestore Foodbank website

OVER-THE-RHINE (FOX19) - Needy families will continue to receive free holiday meals Tuesday.

St. Vincent de Paul's annual Thanksgiving meal distribution will begin at 10 a..m.

A long line began forming early this morning outside St. Vincent's Liz Carter Outreach Center, 1125 Bank St., West End.

Volunteers and staff will provide over 1,200 full Thanksgiving meals including turkeys and all of the fixings to families in need.

The food distribution is open to anyone in need of a Thanksgiving meal.

A photo I.D. is required; limit one meal basket per family.

Each basket contains everything needed to make a complete meal including a turkey, roasting pan, fresh produce, and all the fixings.

Local high schools including Moeller and St. Xavier conducted food drives on behalf of St. Vincent de Paul or volunteered to help prepare for the distribution.

Crossroads Church, EverDry Waterproofing, the Farrell family, Kroger, SC Ministry Foundation, and other local organizations and individuals have made donations to make the distribution possible.

More than 130 community volunteers will give their time to help neighbors in need including students from La Salle and Roger Bacon High Schools.

Groups from DMR/Interactive, LPK, Nationwide, and Protective Life will also be part of the distribution.

Freestore Foodbank's annual Holiday Food Distribution also will continue Tuesday.

It began Monday morning.

Needy families can receive complete Thanksgiving meals 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Freestore Foodbank's Customer Connection Center, 112 E. Liberty St.

Food distribution will be 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday.

Each household will receive a bag of produce, a turkey or chicken, canned vegetables, cranberry or pumpkin, and stuffing or macaroni and cheese.

Those seeking meals will need to provide a valid driver's license or ID, proof of current address, and some form of identification for each member of the family.

Last year, Freestore Foodbank distributed food for more than 32,000 people between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

You can help by dropping by Freestore Foodbank's Customer Connection Center and volunteering to assist with meal distribution this week.

Or, you can make a monetary donation on their website.

Every $1 you give helps provide three meals.

Copyright 2017 WXIX. All rights reserved.