Category: Pantry Needs

Now Through August 15: Student Assistance Drive

In just a few weeks, students all over Cincinnati will begin a new school year. Unfortunately, many families can’t afford to purchase expensive supplies or provide their growing children with new, warm clothes for the coming winter. You can help by participating in the NEEDS Student Assistance Drive!

This year’s drive combines two NEEDS traditions: the annual fall school supply drive, and the HUGSS (Hats, Underwear, Gloves, Socks, Sweats) event that usually takes place in the winter. By combining these two drives, NEEDS hopes to get students started with everything they need for the new school year – from crayons to coats.

For the Student Assistance Drive, NEEDS is requesting financial donations (gift cards and checks) rather than physical items. Not only is this convenient for givers – it also helps to ensure that students receive the most crucial items. Donations will be distributed to over a dozen schools, and school staff will purchase the classroom supplies and warm winter clothing their students need most.

If you would like to help, please send your gift card or check (with “Student Assistance Drive” in the memo) to the address below by August 15. Gift cards from Target, Walmart, Meijer, Kroger, and Kohl’s are all welcome.

NEEDS
c/o Kenwood Baptist Church
8341 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati OH 45236


Thank you!

Current Pantry Needs

It’s time to stock the pantry again! Below is a list of most-needed items.

Donations can be dropped off during NEEDS’ open hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-1:00).

Food:
Baked beans
Canned pineapple
Canned greens
Dinner mixes such as Hamburger and Tuna Helper
Boxed potato mixes
Pasta sauce
Canned salmon
Clam chowder
Granola/snack bars

Home and Personal Care:
Shampoo
Conditioner
Shaving cream and disposable razors
Feminine hygiene pads
Laundry detergent
Liquid hand soap

Current Pantry Needs

The NEEDS pantry served a record number of clients in 2020, and the need in our community remains high. If you would like to help us stock up, please see the following list of most-needed items.

Food:
Stuffing mix
Pasta sides (Pasta Roni, Knorr, etc)
Canned pineapple
Hamburger and Tuna Helper

Personal / Home:
Tissues (Kleenex)
Body wash
Sanitary pads
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Shampoo and conditioner
Shaving cream and disposable razors

Donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. NEEDS volunteers are at the church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Thank you!

Current Pantry Needs

Serving hundreds of people each month, the NEEDS pantry always welcomes donations of food and personal care items. If you would like to help us stock up, please check out this list of currently needed supplies.

Food:
Pasta sauce
Bean soup
Clam chowder
Canned salmon
Black beans
Dessert items (cookies, cake mix, pudding cups, etc)

Personal / Home:
Dish and laundry soap
Toothpaste
Paper towels
Toilet paper

Donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. NEEDS volunteers are at the church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Thank you!

Current Pantry Needs

Thanks to several recent food drives, the NEEDS pantry shelves are mostly full. However, the pantry is still in need of some crucial (and more expensive) items.

Toiletries:
Body wash
Deodorant (men’s and women’s)
Shaving cream and razors
Feminine hygiene products (pads and tampons)
Laundry and dish soap
Baby wipes
Hand soap / sanitizer
Home cleaning products

Food:
Canned clam chowder
Pasta sauce

Donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. NEEDS volunteers are at the church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Thank you!

Current Pantry Needs

Thanksgiving is next week! If you’re shopping for a special meal, please consider picking up something extra for those in need.

Here is a list of our pantry’s most-needed items.

Food:
Canned vegetables, especially greens and sweet potatoes/yams
Canned pineapple
Pasta sauce
Boxed dishes, including rice and potato mixes, stuffing, and Hamburger/Tuna Helper
Canned chicken and salmon
Canned meals, especially ravioli
Canned beans
Pancake mix and syrup

Cleaning and personal care items (these are the most difficult items for the pantry to keep in stock!):
Dish and laundry soap
Feminine hygiene products (tampons and pads)
Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Body wash
Shampoo and conditioner
Hand soap and sanitizer
Shaving cream and razors
Deodorant
Toilet paper and paper towels

Donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. NEEDS volunteers are at the church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Thank you!

Current Pantry Needs

As the weather gets colder, the NEEDS pantry becomes busier. If you would like to help restock the pantry, please check out this list of most-needed items.

Canned vegetables, including:
– Peas
– Carrots
– Diced tomatoes
– Sweet potatoes / yams
– Greens

Canned fruit, especially:
– Pineapple
– Mandarin oranges

Canned meals, especially:
– Beef ravioli (this is our most needed item of all!)

Canned meats, including:
– Chicken
– Salmon

All canned beans, including:
– Black
– Pinto
– Red (kidney)
– White (Great Northern, navy, cannellini)
– Refried
– Baked

Canned soup, including:
– Broths
– Chicken and cream of chicken
– Beef

Packaged side dishes and snacks, including:
– Stuffing
– Potatoes (mashed, au gratin)
– Rice mixes
– Fruit/granola bars
– Chips

Personal care items, including:
– Tampons
– Toothpaste
– Body wash
– Shaving cream
– Hand soap

Household supplies, including:
– Dish and laundry soap
– Paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, tissues)
– Diapers (especially sizes 4-5) and diaper wipes

Donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. NEEDS volunteers are at the church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Thank you!


Current Pantry Needs

The NEEDS pantry is currently running low on nonperishable food and other dry goods. The following items would be especially welcome!

Food:
Canned vegetables (except green beans – we have plenty of these!)
Canned fruit
Canned soup
Macaroni and cheese
Peanut butter
Packaged side dishes (rice/pasta mixes, potato dishes, stuffing, etc.)
Pasta
Pasta sauce
Boxed cereal

Toiletries and Household Supplies:
Dish soap
Laundry soap
Shaving cream
Body lotion
Disposable razors

Donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. NEEDS volunteers are at the church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Thank you!

COVID-19 Crisis

Our shelves are empty! Please watch this 2 minute video to learn how NEEDS is helping during the COVID-19 Crisis.

Donate to NEEDs in three ways:

  1. Mail a check payable to NEEDS to:

NEEDS
c/o Kenwood Baptist Church
8341 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

2. Pay online via Paypal:

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.


End of Year donations

NEEDS appreciates all donations to our mission to assist families in northeast Cincinnati with emergency financial needs.

We receive a large part of our funding in the last two months of the year.
If you’d like to make an end-of-year financial donation your can do it either:

Electronically via Paypal here.


Or mail a check to:

NEEDS
c/o Kenwood Baptist Church
8341 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

Thank you! We appreciate your generosity.

NEEDS is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

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