Month: July 2022

Now Through August 15: Student Assistance Drive

NEEDS is holding our annual Student Assistance Drive!

Each year, NEEDS collects donations of gift cards from Target, Walmart, Kroger, and Meijer. These gift cards enable staff at 17 local schools to purchase school supplies for needy students, as well as personal items such as underwear, socks, and hygiene products that are urgently needed.

Please consider donating a gift card from one of these stores. You can also write a check, and our volunteers will purchase a gift card on your behalf.

Please mail your gift card or check to:
c/o Kenwood Baptist Church
8341 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati OH 45236

You can also donate through PayPal on our website (remember to mark your donation for the Student Assistance Drive):

Please donate by August 15. Thank you!

June Impact

Last month saw a dramatic increase in requests for food and emergency financial assistance. Here are the latest numbers:

During the month of June, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 137 families – for a total of 493 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 15 families, distributing $6700.00 to cover rent and utilities.

Current Pantry Needs

Pantry donations slow drastically each summer. Help stock our shelves with these much-needed items!

Donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church during our open hours (Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-1:00). Thank you!

Canned Food:
Collard greens
Mandarin oranges
Beef ravioli
Bean with bacon soup
Clam chowder
Beef soups

Other Nonperishable Food:
Pasta side dishes (Pasta Roni, Knorr mixes, etc)
Rice mixes
Snack and dessert items

Home and Personal Care:
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Tissues (Kleenex)
Sanitary pads
Liquid dish soap
Laundry detergent