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St. Xavier High School brings 3,000 pounds of food to NEEDS!

For the last four years, the students at St. Xavier High School compete with each other to see who can bring in the most non-perishable food items for NEEDS! 

The students go in their neighborhoods and request non-perishable donations and then bring them to school where they are weighted to see who brought in the most!

This year on November 3, St X alumni) Tom Young and Dean Backscheider (in photo above) brought the donations of canned fruit, vegetables, cereal and other much needed supplies.

Over 3,700 pounds of food were donated!

NEEDS volunteers came in to sort and stock the generous donation. With the holidays coming up, this will help many families have a good holiday.

Thank you St. Xavier High School!!!


You can drop off a donation of nonperishable food, household supplies (laundry and dish soap), or personal hygiene items to:

Kenwod Baptist Church
8341 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45241

Our volunteers are there Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am-1:00 pm.
You can drop off donations at the church office Monday-Thursday 9:00 amd-4:00 pm.

Please send us an email cincyneedspresident@gmail.com or phone (513) 891-0850 to tell us you are dropping off a donation, so we can be prepared.

Thank you!



2019 School Supply Drive another success

Faithful volunteers line up to sort, pack and distribute school items to at least 16 schools

August 12, 2019 found more than 20 faithful NEEDS volunteers gathered at 8 a.m. to unpack, sort, repack and deliver school supplies to the Deer Park, Sycamore, Princeton and Madeira school districts. 

The annual event provides basic school supplies i.e. binders, backpacks, pencils, pens and crayons to students in those districts.  Approximately 16 schools are reached. 

The items are collected from the participating churches in the NEEDS (North East Distribution  Services) organization  which is housed in Kenwood Baptist Church.

Loyal Deer Park  school district residents came out to help with the drive. Chris Huster (left) worked for 32 years in the Deer Park District and is now on the school board.  Masha Huster (10 years old) and Jeff Pfohl (right), also on the school board, came out to lend a hand.
NEEDS Board President Ann Barfels sorts piles of donated school supplies.

Pantry Needs July 11, 2019

Our current needs in our food pantry include:

Canned chicken
Canned vegetables of all kinds other than corn and beans (of any kind)
Packaged side dishes (stuffing, rice and noodle mixes; mashed and au gratin potatoes, etc.)
Canned meals (hash, ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, spaghettios, beef stew, etc.)
Packaged dinner mixed (Hamburger Helper, add-meat baked dishes, etc.) Individual toothbrushes
Laundry detergent

Please drop off these donations at NEEDS during business hours:
Monday-Thursday 9 am – 4 pm
and Friday 9 am -12 noon
at Kenwood Baptist Church 8241 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241

NEEDS has volunteers at the church on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9 am -1 pm.

Call 513-891-0850 to let us know you are dropping off a donation.

New Logo for NEEDS

Like our new logo? The NEEDS board really did!

It reflects the helping hand that NEEDS gives to our neighbors with food, personal care items and emergency financial assistance.

It also reflects our support by many churches in the shape of the dove, the universal symbol of God’s Holy Spirit.

It represents God’s love being shown though the caring hands of our volunteers and donors.

North East Emergency Distribution Services (NEEDS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to do God’s work of caring for our neighbors in northeast Cincinnati by providing basic emergency assistance.

NEEDS is located in the lower level of Kenwood Baptist Church
8341 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

Phone: (513) 891-0850



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