Month: April 2023

Freestore Foodbank Hunger Walk

Each year, the Freestore Foodbank hosts a Memorial Day Hunger Walk fundraiser to benefit its partners – including NEEDS. Registration fees and all other donations are given back to each partner to help feed people in their neighborhoods.

This year’s Hunger Walk will take place downtown on May 29, but you don’t have to walk in the live event in order to sign up and earn money for NEEDS! Simply visit and join team NEEDS!

You can also register as an individual or create your own team. Just be sure to choose NEEDS as your community agency – and remember that 100% of money raised in our name will go directly to NEEDS!

The Piggest Raffle Ever!

Want to support NEEDS – and win cash? The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon’s Piggest Raffle Ever is the perfect opportunity!

Simply visit, choose NEEDS as your charity to support, and select the number of tickets (or “pigs”) you’d like to purchase. Each ticket is $5, and 100% of proceeds go directly to NEEDS!

On May 7, the grand prize winner will receive $5000 – with an additional $5000 awarded to their charity!

March Impact

March was another busy month for the NEEDS pantry, as SNAP emergency benefits for many families came to an end. Requests for emergency financial assistance also remained high. Here are the latest numbers:

During the month of March, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 137 families – for a total of 465 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 12 families, distributing $5600.00 to cover rent and utilities.