Month: October 2021

September Impact

NEEDS has continued to be busy during the past several weeks, with requests for food and emergency assistance both remaining steady. Here are this month’s numbers:

During the month of September, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 100 families – for a total of 324 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 11 families, distributing a total of $3923.49 to cover rent and utilities.

Current Pantry Needs

The NEEDS pantry continues to be busy. It’s not unusual for us to have cars waiting in our drive-through when we open, and we often serve as many as 16 families in a day. However, the early fall is one of the most difficult times to keep the pantry stocked, as schools and businesses often don’t plan food drives until closer to Thanksgiving.

Would you like to help stock the pantry for the fall and winter? Please check out the list of most-needed items below.

Donations can be dropped off during NEEDS’ open hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-1:00). Thank you!

Canned Food:
Tomato sauce
Clam chowder
Beef soups / beef broth
Bean with bacon soup
White beans (cannellini, navy, etc)

Other Food:
Stuffing mix
Pasta side dishes (Pasta Roni, Knorr, etc)
Potato side dishes (au gratin and scalloped mixes, etc)
Hamburger and Tuna Helper

Home and Personal Care:
Body wash
Hand soap
Shaving cream and disposable razors
Diapers (sizes 6 and 7)
Toilet paper
Paper towels