It’s time to get your ducks in a row! Duck Season is now open for the Freestore Foodbank’s 23rd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta. The event, presented by Dawn, takes place on Sunday, September 3 prior to the Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks. That afternoon, as many as 200,000 ducks will swim in the Ohio River near the Serpentine Wall. The first prize winner will receive a 2017 Honda HR-V LX, courtesy Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers and possibly $1 million if their duck is the “KEMBA Million Dollar Duck.” The second prize winner will receive $100 from Kroger every week for a year ($5,200 total), and five additional winners will receive $500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union.
Helping Our Hungry Neighbors
100% of duck purchases go directly to providing meals for hungry children in our community.
Get your ducks in a row during your next trip to the grocery store. Look for the $5, $10 and $25 tear-off coupons at the check-out of your Kroger from Wednesday, July 26- Saturday, September 2. Be sure to register your ducks here. Second prize winner will receive a year worth of groceries from Kroger.
Hallie and Riley's lives took a drastic turn when their dad died unexpectedly of a heart attack. Their mother could have never imagined needing help putting food on the table for her children. Generous support from people like you helped them in their time of need.
NEIGHBORHOOD KROGER SALES
How do I get a “Duck” t-shirt?Our staff and volunteers will sell ducks from:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13 at the Harper’s Point, Anderson and Harrison Kroger stores
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on **Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 at the Delhi, Hyde Park and Newport Kroger stores
2:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27 at the Oakley, Corryville and Western Hills Kroger stores
“Duck” t-shirts will be available to anyone who buys $25 worth of ducks from our team during this time (Check-Out Duck does not apply). We hope to see you there!
**The Freestore Foodbank will host the East Side vs. West Side vs. Northern Kentucky Duck Sales Challenge from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19. Volunteers will compete in the friendly challenge to see who can sell the most ducks for the 23rd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta. The duck sales will take place at the Delhi Kroger store, the Hyde Park store and the Newport Kroger store. Volunteers who sell the most ducks earn bragging rights for their community.
Together, we can solve hunger and ensure that children have the fuel they need to grow healthy and strong. Every duck that you purchase helps to provide meals to hungry children and families right here in our community:
$5 = One duck and equates to 15 meals
$25 = “Big Quack” – Five ducks, plus one free and equates to 75 meals
$50 = “Bob’s Quack Pack” – Ten ducks, plus two free and equates to 150 meals
$100 – “Flock of Ducks” – Twenty ducks, plus four free and equates to 300 meals
The Great American Quacky Games
At 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25, teams from Local 12, 9 On Your Side, WLWT News 5 and The Cincinnati Enquirer will compete in the Quacky Games on Fountain Square, while helping to raise awareness for the Freestore Foodbank’s 23rd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta.
During that time, Freestore Foodbank volunteers will sell ducks on Fountain Square for $5 each or six for $25.