The Freestore Foodbank began in 1971. Its early beginnings come with a story – a man with a heart to help others. Frank Gerson, a worker at Cincinnati’s incinerator, saw useable household items being tossed away. He began collecting those items and distributing them to disadvantaged families. The Cincinnati Ques often volunteer at the Foodbank assembling thousands of foodpacks to feed disadvantaged children in our area.