Month: August 2021

The Piggest Raffle Ever!

Interested in supporting NEEDS…and winning cash? The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon’s Piggest Raffle Ever is the perfect opportunity!

Now through October 30, you can purchase raffle tickets for $5 each – with 100% of your donation going directly to NEEDS! On October 31, the Flying Pig will draw a winner of $5000 cash. The winner’s charity will also receive $5000! While everyone is welcome to celebrate Flying Pig race weekend, you do not need to be present in order to win.

Entering the raffle is easy! Just visit and select NEEDS from the drop-down list of charities. Then choose your number of tickets and click “Adopt.”

NEEDS is so excited to participate in the Piggest Raffle Ever. Thank you for your support!

July Impact

July saw the kickoff of the Student Assistance Drive (more details here: Meanwhile, requests for food and financial assistance both increased. Here are this month’s numbers:

During the month of July, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 76 families – for a total of 277 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 11 families, distributing a total of $4298.65 to cover rent and utilities.

Current Pantry Needs

Happy August! Here is a list of this month’s most-needed pantry items.

Donations can be dropped off during NEEDS’ open hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-1:00). If you would like to contribute but can’t drop off your donation during these hours, please contact Maureen Flanagan at 513-378-8767. Thank you!

Canned pineapple
Canned greens
Canned carrots
Canned mixed vegetables
Canned baked beans
Canned beef soup
Boxed potato mixes (scalloped, au gratin, etc)
Pasta sauce
Instant oatmeal packs

Home and Personal Care:
Body wash
Feminine hygiene pads
Pump hand soap
Laundry detergent
Dish soap
Paper towels