Month: August 2023

Shop at Kroger and Support NEEDS!

Do you shop for groceries at Kroger? If so, there’s an easy way to support NEEDS with each purchase! With the Kroger Community Rewards program, you can link your Kroger shopper’s card to NEEDS. Kroger makes annual donations to participating organizations – and the more you spend, the more NEEDS will benefit!

To participate, simply visit to create a digital account and select NEEDS as your Community Rewards organization.

On the Kroger Community Rewards page, click “Link Shopper’s Card”:

Search for “North East Emergency Distribution Services” in the list of participating organizations:

Once you click the “enroll” button, you will see a confirmation screen. That’s it!

July Impact

In July, NEEDS kicked off our annual Student Assistance Drive. Meanwhile, volunteers stayed busy responding to requests for food and emergency financial assistance.

Here are the past month’s totals:

During the month of July, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 168 families – for a total of 587 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 18 families, distributing $7455.00 to cover rent and utilities.