CINCINNATI -- Oprah Winfrey helped volunteers pack meals for school children on Tuesday.
Winfrey surprised 100 volunteers just before noon at Freestore Foodbank as part of Kroger’s Zero Hunger, Zero Waste month.
Volunteers at the @FreestoreFB are packing snack packs for 2,000 local kids today! What these awesome volunteers don’t know...there’s a special guest hiding in the wings! Check out @WCPO on Instagram for a behind the scenes look! #ZeroHungerZeroWaste pic.twitter.com/m6MHaSkbUA
— Ally Kraemer (@AllyKraemer) September 11, 2018
One in six Tri-State residents are at risk of hunger, according to Freestore Foodbank. More than over 80,000 are kids.
More than one in 10 families in Greater Cincinnati have worried about running out of food for their kids before they could get money to buy more.
That’s according to the 2017 Child Well Being Survey. The University of Cincinnati polled 2,700 adult caregivers across the region for the survey on behalf of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Interact for Health and United Way of Greater Cincinnati, which sponsor the survey to gauge the health of local children every five years.
Volunteers joined Winfrey for an “O, That’s Good!” pizza party after they assemble meals.