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.
Do you shop for groceries at Kroger? If so, there’s an easy way to support NEEDS with each purchase! With the Kroger Community Rewards program, you can link your Kroger shopper’s card to NEEDS. Kroger makes annual donations to participating organizations – and the more you spend, the more NEEDS will benefit!
Last month, the NEEDS pantry served over 100 more people than in April – including 19 families seeking help from NEEDS for the first time. As we move into the summer, it’s clear that need in our community doesn’t take a vacation!
Here are the latest totals:
During the month of May, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 172 families – for a total of 608 people!
NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 9 families, distributing $3914.00 to cover rent and utilities.
NEEDS is seeking a new volunteer treasurer and/or volunteer bookkeeper. This is a challenging, fulfilling, and vital role in helping NEEDS to feed and assist our neighbors in northeast Cincinnati – all done at home and on your schedule!
Duties include working with other assistant treasurer volunteers to record donations, pay expenses, and prepare and present financial reports at our monthly board meeting. Accounting or bookkeeping experience highly desired. QuickBooks experience very helpful.
For information on this volunteer position, contact Carol Topp (current treasurer) at 513-777-8342 or CarolToppCPA@zoomtown.com.
March was another busy month for the NEEDS pantry, as SNAP emergency benefits for many families came to an end. Requests for emergency financial assistance also remained high. Here are the latest numbers:
During the month of March, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 137 families – for a total of 465 people!
NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 12 families, distributing $5600.00 to cover rent and utilities.