Thank you for helping us "Strike Out Hunger" with the Cincinnati Reds!
St. Vincent de Paul food pantries are now able to provide more than 5,300 additional meals to struggling families in Cincinnati this summer thanks to Cincinnati Reds fans. The Cincinnati Reds and St. Vincent de Paul’s annual “Strike Out Hunger” food drive on Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, brought in 6,650 pounds—more than three tons!—of non-perishable food. Fans contributed to the drive outside Great American Ball Park on Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, and received a free ticket to a future Reds game in return.
“We are extremely grateful for our continued community partnership with the Cincinnati Reds and all of the thoughtful donations from fans,” said Mike Dunn, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati. “As a result, our pantries will remain stocked through the critical summer months to help struggling families across Cincinnati. We would also like to thank WLWT and 700WLW for their help promoting this important initiative.”
St. Vincent de Paul operates many food pantries throughout Cincinnati, including the Edyth and Carl Lindner Choice Food Pantry in the West End, and eight neighborhood-based pantries. More than 1,000 parish-based volunteers visit their neighbors in need to provide basic necessities like food.
These donations help meet the increased need for food donations in the summer. If you would like to hold a drive of your own, visit this page to get started.