Month: September 2023

Current Pantry Needs

Summer is always a busy time for the NEEDS pantry. Families in need do not have access to free school breakfasts and lunches for their children, so they turn to the pantry for help. By September, our shelves are looking emptier than usual!

You can help by donating some of our most-needed items! Please check out our top needs below, but know that anything you choose to donate will be put to good use.

Donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church during our open hours (Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-1:00). If you would like to arrange a drop-off on another day, please call (513) 378-8767. Thank you!

Canned Food:
Beef soups / beef stew
Bean with bacon soup
Chicken and beef broth
Clam chowder
Sweet potatoes / yams
Collard greens
Tomato sauce

Other Nonperishable Food:
Instant oatmeal packets
Packaged cereal
Packaged rice and pasta side dishes

Home and Personal Care Items:
Laundry detergent
Sanitary pads and tampons
Pump hand soap

August Impact

July was a short month with a holiday closure – but in August, the pantry was open for the maximum number of Tuesdays and Thursdays. This gave NEEDS the opportunity to serve 100 more people than in the previous month!

Here are the latest numbers:

During the month of August, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 197 families – for a total of 698 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 16 families, distributing $6095.00 to cover rent and utilities.