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[Cincinnati] Fun at the Freestore

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Mayerson Distribution Center

1250 Tennessee Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45229

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Please join Alumni Association Board Member Jenny Mendelson (CWR ‘98) and the Cincinnati Alumni Chapter for a fun day at the Freestore Foodbank!

We’ll start off by making a difference in lives of our neighbors by volunteering at the Mayerson Distribution Center. Following our shift, we'll be treated to an onsigte dinner, during which we will learn more about Freestore and their Cincinnati Cooks! Program from the organizations's president and CEO.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

  • 12:45 p.m. Volunteer Briefing (please arrive promptly)
  • 1 - 3:30 p.m. Volunteering at distribution center
  • 4 p.m. Dinner prepared by Cincinnati Cooks!

Each year, Freestore distributes 27 million meals to low-income individuals and families, across 20 counties. As part of the CWRU Community, you can become part of this solution.

Register by January 16, 2019. IMPORTANT: In addition to registering for the event here, all volunteers must also use this link to create an online volunteer account with Freestore Foodbank. This must be completed by January 16.


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What should I wear?
Please review the clothing guidelines provided by Freestore Foodbank:
  • Comfortable, closed toe and heel shoes are required; tennis shoes are ok.
  • No flip-flops or sandals may be worn due to safety regulations. You will not be able to volunteer in the warehouse if you are not wearing closed toe and heel shoes.
  • Well fitted clothes are required to ensure safe movement.
  • Shirts must have sleeves; t-shirts and short sleeved shirts are acceptable.
  • Jeans or shorts may be worn.
  • Dress for comfort.

Is there an age requirement?
All volunteers at the Mayerson Distribution Center must be at least 13 years of age. All volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that both youth and adult volunteers are required to complete the online registration prior to volunteering.

High School and College Students needing community service hours for school may volunteer at the Mayerson Distribution Center. Students should bring any service documentation forms required by their school to the volunteer shift.

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How do I get there and where should I park?

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Volunteers should park in the parking lot to the left of the building or on the street across from the warehouse. Parking is available on both sides of the street, in front of the warehouse. Also, please do not park in one of the many loading docks. Carpooling is encouraged.

How do I register?
In addition to completing registration through Eventbrite, all volunteers must sign up though Freestore Foodbank online. Please follow this simple steps:
  1. Click this link
  2. Click the “sign up” button next to the event for your group at the bottom of the webpage.
  3. Create an account. The system will prompt you to log in or create a new account profile. You will receive a "Freestore Foodbank Account Created" confirmation email once sucessfully completed. (If you have previously volunteered at Freestore Foodbank, you can sign into your existing account instead of creating a new account.)
  4. The system will direct you to sign up for the event after creating your profile.
Is my registration transferrable?
Registrations are not transferrable to another individual. Name tags will be available upon check-in.


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What if the event is sold out?
If the event is sold out, please join the waiting list. You will be contacted if additional space becomes available.


How do I check in?
Please arrive promptly and enter the building through the volunteer entrance. Follow the signs to the Community Development Center where the Volunteer Coordinator will greet you and sign you in.

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Mayerson Distribution Center

1250 Tennessee Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45229

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