3. Use your bank’s online payment service or Zelle. This costs you and NEEDS nothing, unlike Paypal which charges a fee (2.2% of each donation). Use this email: CincyNeedsTreasurer@gmail.com as the Recipient.
The NEEDS Pantry will be reopening on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to provide emergency food assistance during this difficult time. We will not be providing financial assistance.
As before, we will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, serving each family every 60 days. UPDATE April 15, 2020: NEEDS is now serving clients every 30 days during the COVID-19 crisis, and possibly beyond (to be determined as the situation develops).
We serve residents in the following zip codes: 45236, 45241, 45242, 45243 and 45249.
When you arrive at NEEDS (8341 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati at Kenwood Baptist Church), please remain in your car and follow posted signage.
You will be asked to call our desk at 891-0850 and provide:
whether you have been here before
your family size
car license plate number.
We will serve clients in order of their arrival, providing pre-packed bags with dry goods, meat and limited perishables.
As of today, Friday March 13, 2020, the NEEDS food pantry and emergency financial assistance program are closed.
Our church host, Kenwood Baptist Church, is following the State of Ohio’s direction and it is shut down. Church services and other programs are cancelled and closed until further notice due to the heath concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEEDS and Kenwood Baptist Church deeply regret that we can not assist our neighbors in northeast Cincinnati at this time when we are most needed.
Please check back on the website or Facebook page to see when NEEDS will be partially or fully operational.
1. Donate food and supplies to our pantry.
We are always in need of nonperishable food, as well as personal care
items like shampoo, deodorant, and feminine care products. You can drop
off your donation on Giving Tuesday from 9:00-4:00. (Can’t make it that
day? No problem – donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church
2. Share your time.
NEEDS is open to serve our community every Tuesday and Thursday from
9:00-1:00. We need volunteers to staff our pantry and desk each week,
greeting our clients and fulfilling requests.
3. Make a financial donation. Your contribution on Giving Tuesday will help us to support our community throughout the year.
There are so many ways we can combat poverty and hunger in Cincinnati. Donations of food and finances are wonderful. Time volunteering is another great help.
NEEDS is in need of a volunteer to compose blog posts for our website and Facebook pages. You will provide a very valuable service helping us communicate our services to families in north east Cincinnati.
This position can be done from home and might take 1-2 hours a week. Attending monthly board meetings (fourth Monday of the month in the evening in Kenwood, Ohio) is highly encouraged as well so you are aware of the events and news to share on our website and social media.
Some knowledge of WordPress, our website platform, and Facebook would be helpful, but we can train you.
If you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact NEEDS current website editor Carol Topp at CincyNEEDSTreasurer@gmail.com.
The NEEDS food pantry is in need of the following: Personal care items, especially:
conditioner deodorant shaving cream and razors tampons toilet paper dish washing soap laundry soap
Food items in short supply are:
canned chicken canned soup canned vegetables of all kinds, including tomatoes and tomato sauce cereal and granola bars packaged side dishes such as potato mixes , rice and noodle dishes, stuffing dessert items such as cake mix, brownie mix, cookies, etc.
Please drop off these donations at NEEDS during business hours: Monday-Thursday 9 am – 4 pm at the lower level of Kenwood Baptist Church 8241 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241
NEEDS has volunteers at the church on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9 am -1 pm. to help unload your donation.
Call 513-891-0850 to let us know you are dropping off a donation.