Category: Events

Join NEEDS at MPH Brewing on July 18!

Support NEEDS by enjoying an evening of food and drinks at MPH Brewing! MPH will donate a portion of all proceeds to NEEDS.

When: Thursday, July 18 from 4:00-10:00
Where: 7880 Remington Rd, Cincinnati OH 45242

Click HERE for more details about MPH. See you there on July 18!

Learning and Sharing at the Earth Care Festival

On June 15, Evergreen Presbyterian Church hosted a festival to celebrate the earth and share information about how we can all be better stewards of our planet — and NEEDS was invited to participate! We shared a booth with the Society of St. Andrew, a national group that “gleans” or gathers donated food and produce from farmers’ markets or fields and provides it to food pantries and agencies that work with those in need. The NEEDS pantry receives gleaned items from the Montgomery Farmers’ Market every Saturday from May through October, enabling us to offer fresh fruit, vegetables, and bakery items to those seeking our help. The Earth Care Festival was a great opportunity to show our community how food that would otherwise go to waste can be used to feed our neighbors.

Festival attendees offered food and financial donations to NEEDS, and several provided their contact information in order to volunteer at the pantry. Thank you to Evergreen for including us!

Freestore Hunger Walk: Donate Today!

Today is the Freestore Foodbank Hunger Walk! Freestore Foodbank helps more than 600 organizations in the tristate area — including NEEDS — provide food to our neighbors. The Hunger Walk is a great opportunity to support their mission of improving lives by eliminating hunger in our community.

Even if you’re not walking today, you can still make a difference! Donate HERE to help Freestore Foodbank and NEEDS fight hunger this Memorial Day!

May 27: Walk With NEEDS to End Hunger!

Freestore Foodbank supports over 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, and other organizations in the tristate area — including NEEDS! You can join their fight against hunger by participating in the Hunger Walk and 5K this Memorial Day.

Register as part of the NEEDS team HERE, or form your own team! Funds raised will help NEEDS and other organizations provide food to our neighbors in need.

For full Hunger Walk details, visit

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

Fill the Truck 2023

NEEDS’ pantry coordinators shared their excitement for Fill The Truck 2023:

“Once again, NEEDS will be a beneficiary of Frame USA’s annual Fill The Truck charitable initiative — its largest charitable effort and one of the biggest drives for NEEDS each year.

What is Fill The Truck? In December 2010, Frame USA’s CEO, Dan Regenold, had a vision: to fill an entire 53-foot semi for a local charity. He knew this would be his biggest charitable project and he would need a team to assist him. He built a team of packers, donation collectors, marketing professionals, and more to help coordinate this massive event in under 30 days. By the end of December that year, Frame USA ended up needing a second truck because they over-filled their semi by 7%.

The truck didn’t stop there. To Dan, the truck represented hope, life, and a second chance for people within his community who were down on their luck. In the last 13 years, Fill The Truck has grown to collect over 50,000 items at multiple locations throughout greater Cincinnati. It also accepts cash donations. This year, it has partnered with 12 different businesses and corporate partners to benefit seven local charities — AND NEEDS IS ONE OF THEM!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Frame USA, for your Fill The Truck initiative. Your efforts support ours in meeting the emergency needs of our neighbors.”

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