Category: Updates

May Impact

Over the past few weeks, requests for financial assistance have decreased, but requests for food have remained steady. Here are this month’s numbers:

During the month of May, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 74 families – for a total of 261 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 6 families, distributing a total of $2188.54 to cover rent and utilities.

April Impact

Over the past few weeks, requests for food from the pantry have remained steady, while requests for emergency financial assistance have increased.

During the month of April, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 71 families – for a total of 237 people.

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 12 families, distributing a total of $3687.30 to cover rent and utilities.

March Impact

Over the past few weeks, requests for emergency financial assistance have decreased slightly, while requests for food have risen. Here are the latest totals:

During the month of March, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 80 families – for a total of 270 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 4 families, distributing a total of $1336.67 to cover rent and utilities.

February Impact

February may be a short month, but there was no shortage of opportunities for NEEDS to help our clients!

During the month of February, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 67 families – for a total of 247 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 6 families, distributing a total of $2200.00 to cover rent and utilities.

Annual Report: 2020

We can all agree that 2020 was an incredibly challenging year – and that was especially true for NEEDs clients, many of whom suffered job loss and other hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NEEDS volunteers have had an unprecedented opportunity to serve a community in crisis. Here are a few highlights from our annual report.

Pandemic Response:
– In order to keep clients and volunteers safe, NEEDS began operating a drive-through pantry service in the spring. This has been a great success!
– To meet the increasing need of our community, NEEDS also implemented a new policy allowing clients to visit the pantry approximately once per month.

Record Numbers:
– During 2020, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 950 families – for a total of 3,660 individuals. This is our highest number ever!
– NEEDS also provided substantial emergency aid during 2020. A total of over $30,000 was distributed to 82 families to cover housing and utilities during financial emergencies.

NEEDS is so grateful to the donors and volunteers who supported our mission in 2020. Thank you!

January Impact

January was an active month for NEEDS! In addition to distributing the proceeds of our annual winter clothing drive, NEEDS kept busy with pantry services and emergency assistance. Here are our totals for the month:

During January, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 91 families – for a total of 356 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 16 families, distributing a total of $5803.60 to cover rent and utilities.

HUGSS Drive Results

The results of this year’s HUGSS drive are in!

Throughout December and January, NEEDS collected donations to provide warm winter clothing (Hats, Undies, Gloves, Socks, and Sweats) to local schools. Many students who lack winter essentials not only have to face harsh weather, but also suffer bullying due to their inadequate clothes. Fortunately, NEEDS donors really stepped up to help. Financial gifts for the HUGSS drive totaled $1720 – and with donation matching from NEEDS, the final total was $3420!

Last week, NEEDS volunteers distributed gift cards and clothing items to 12 schools in the Princeton, Deer Park, and Sycamore districts. School officials were excited to use the gift cards to purchase their students’ most-needed items. Thank you to everyone who helped to make the HUGSS drive a success!

December Impact

Happy New Year! NEEDS closed out 2020 with another busy month, providing food and emergency assistance to 100 families. Here are our totals for the month:

During December, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 93 families – for a total of 339 people!
NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 7 families, distributing a total of $2550.00 to cover rent, utilities, and medical expenses.

In January, NEEDS will wrap up the annual HUGSS warm winter clothing drive. It’s not too late to contribute – check out this post for details.

https://cincyneeds.org/2020/12/08/this-month-hugss-winter-clothing-drive/

November Impact

As usual, NEEDS stayed busy in November, providing both food and emergency assistance to numerous families. Here are our totals for the month:

During November, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 92 families – for a total of 347 people!
NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 6 families, distributing a total of $2050.00 to cover rent and utilities.

Now that the Christmas season is underway, NEEDS volunteers are preparing for our annual winter clothing drive. Check back for details soon!

October Impact

Happy fall! Here are NEEDS’ service totals for the past month:

During October, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 103 families – for a total of 379 people!
NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 17 families, distributing a total of $5,600.00 to cover rent and utilities.

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Be on the lookout for upcoming holiday events and opportunities at NEEDS!

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