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Food Banks Feeding Tens Of Thousands More During Pandemic

freestore foodbank distribution
Courtesy of Kurt Reiber, CEO Freestore Foodbank

Tens of thousands of hungry families feeling the strain of unemployment due to the coronavirus are turning to food banks for help. The Freestore Foodbank, one of the largest emergency food providers in the Tri-State area, says their organization is working hard to keep up with the demand. The organization says it is spending five times what it normally spends on food distribution.

Cincinnati Edition speaks with Freestore Foodbank President and CEO Kurt Reiber and First Lieutenant Zachary Cook, with the Ohio Army Reserve National Guard, about the increased need, the role of the Ohio National Guard and a new program that brings surplus food from Ohio farms to hungry families. 

Freestore Foodbank lists the following dates and locations for emergency box food distribution for the week of April 27-May 2:

April 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Elder High School
3900 Vincent Avenue, Cincinnati OH, 45205

April 30, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Switzerland Middle School
1004 W. Main Street, Vevay IN, 47043

April 30, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Switzerland County Elementary School
12862 IN-250, East Enterprise IN, 47040

April 30, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Old Pleasant School Building
1160 IN-129, Pleasant Township IN, 47011

April 30, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Patriot Launching Boat Ramp
Goose Creek Rd, Patriot IN, 47038

May 2, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Highland Avenue Baptist Church
6110 Highland Avenue, Cincinnati OH, 45216

May 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Corinthian Baptist Church
1920 Tennessee Avenue, Cincinnati OH, 45229

May 2, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Generations Church
4161 Richardson Road, Independence KY, 41051

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