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Freestore Foodbank still providing all the Thanksgiving fixings

Posted at 5:52 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 10:25:58-05

CINCINNATI — While Thanksgiving might look different this year, the Freestore Foodbank is still distributing food to those in need, but they are offering a new way to get the food.

Since Nov. 2, the Freestore Foodbank has been open to people to come down and get their Thanksgiving meal at the Liberty Street Market in Over-the-Rhine. Officials with the Freestore Foodbank expect they will serve about 6,000 families this year.

"(People have) really been excited about being able to shop for their own things as opposed to having a box presented to them," Kurt Reiber, the Freestore Foodbank's CEO, said.

However, for the people who can't make it down to the market, the Freestore Foodbank is hosting a drive-thru meal pickup today at the Reds Youth Academy in Roselawn at 2026 E Seymour Ave. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You don't have to register to take part in the drive-thru. All you have to do is drive up to the site, pop your trunk and volunteers will fill your car with a holiday meal, which includes a turkey, dressing, canned goods and fresh produce.

However, if you can't make the drive-thru today, the Liberty Street Market is open next Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.