Cincinnati Food Bank Barely Misses Out on $15,000 Worth of Beef in National Contest

In the Beefitarian City Showdown, the Freestore Foodbank went toe-to-toe with four other community food resources throughout the country.

click to enlarge The Freestore Foodbank is "the largest emergency food and services provider to children and families in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana." - Photo: facebook.com/FreestoreFoodbank
Photo: facebook.com/FreestoreFoodbank
The Freestore Foodbank is "the largest emergency food and services provider to children and families in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana."

A national beef donation contest wasn't the cash cow that a local foodbank had hoped it would be, but they still walked away with something.

The Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati barely missed winning $15,000 worth of beef in a recent contest from JBS Holdings, an American food processing company. In the Beefitarian City Showdown, the Freestore went toe-to-toe with four other community food resources throughout the country, but lost to the Hope for Hunger Foodbank in Phoenix, a July press release says.

During the contest, beef fans voted May 28-June 18 for the foodbank that they felt deserved the meat, which would be used to create meals for lower-income people within a given region. The $15,000 prize was equal to 5,769 pounds of lean ground beef, the release says.

Despite losing to Phoenix, the Freestore still earned $1,000 for its mission.

Freestore bills itself as "the largest emergency food and services provider to children and families in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana." It is one of 200 food providers within the Feeding America network.

Learn more about the Freestore Foodbank and its programs.

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