Robert S. Edwards

Bob Edwards joined the FreestoreFoodbank board of trustees in 1991 and has been one of our most faithful and hard-working volunteers. In addition to fulfilling the regular, ongoing duties of a trustee, Bob launched the FreestoreFoodbank’s annual Rubber Duck Regatta in 1995. This special annual event is held in conjunction with the City of Cincinnati’s Labor Day celebration known as Riverfest and has become a highlight of the annual festivities. Through Bob’s tireless efforts, the FreestoreFoodbank Rubber Duck Regatta has grown to become the second largest such event in the world, netting the organization more than $500,000 in 2008 and a total of over $3 million since its creation fourteen years ago. Not only does Bob Edwards work constantly to build awareness for the Rubber Duck Regatta and the FreestoreFoodbank, attracting generous corporate sponsors and prestigious media attention, he also is an active supporter of the FreestoreFoodbank’s many other events and activities. Bob’s humanitarian work is highly regarded and well-known in Greater Cincinnati, and we are grateful for his dedication and service to our organization and community.