Author: Ann Barfels

St. Xavier High School brings 3,000 pounds of food to NEEDS!

For the last four years, the students at St. Xavier High School compete with each other to see who can bring in the most non-perishable food items for NEEDS! 

The students go in their neighborhoods and request non-perishable donations and then bring them to school where they are weighted to see who brought in the most!

This year on November 3, St X alumni) Tom Young and Dean Backscheider (in photo above) brought the donations of canned fruit, vegetables, cereal and other much needed supplies.

Over 3,700 pounds of food were donated!

NEEDS volunteers came in to sort and stock the generous donation. With the holidays coming up, this will help many families have a good holiday.

Thank you St. Xavier High School!!!

You can drop off a donation of nonperishable food, household supplies (laundry and dish soap), or personal hygiene items to:

Kenwod Baptist Church
8341 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45241

Our volunteers are there Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am-1:00 pm.
You can drop off donations at the church office Monday-Thursday 9:00 amd-4:00 pm.

Please send us an email or phone (513) 891-0850 to tell us you are dropping off a donation, so we can be prepared.

Thank you!

All Saints Church and School collect over 3000 items for NEEDS

In keeping with the tradition of the last few years, All Saints Church and School held their annual Bob Meyer Memorial Food Drive for NEEDS and collected over 3000 non-perishable food items, personal hygiene and household cleaning supplies. The collection was held October 7-13, 2019 and students who participated earned community service/confirmation hours. The items were delivered to the NEEDS pantry on October 14, 2019.

Seventh grade students, teachers, parents and NEEDS volunteers  helped carry items into the pantry and sort them.

The collection is held each year in memory of Bob Meyer who took a special interest in this project by distributing signs, collecting, organizing and delivering the items collected. He died in 2017.

The shelves at NEEDS run low this time of year and we are all extremely grateful for this wonderful outpouring of love.

If you would like to organize a collection drive for NEEDS, please email us via our Contact Us page. We appreciate it!

Montgomery Community Church donates food to NEEDS

October 5 and 6, 2019 was the WE CAN food collection weekend at Montgomery Community Church on Montgomery road. The church donates non-perishable food to NEEDS 4 times a year!

Thank you to Montgomery Community Church and to Sarah Bowman for heading this up!

If your church would like to organize a food collection for NEEDS, please contact our Food Pantry Director Maureen Flanagan at

Montgomery Community van loaded with donations for NEEDS