Category: Updates

October Impact

Last month, the number of families served by the pantry remained steady, while requests for emergency financial assistance went up. Here are the latest numbers:

During the month of October, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 124 families – for a total of 396 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 17 families, distributing $7125.00 to cover rent and utilities.

Current Pantry Needs

We’re in need at NEEDS! The pantry shelves are getting bare. You can help by donating some of these much-needed items.

Please be assured that the NEEDS pantry will make good use of ANYTHING you are able to donate!

Donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church during our open hours (Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-1:00). Thank you!

Canned Food:
Corn
Collard greens
Carrots
Pineapple
Chili
Refried beans
Tomato sauce
Cream of mushroom and chicken soups
Bean with bacon soup
Clam chowder
Vegetable soup

Other Nonperishable Food:
Boxed cereal (This is our GREATEST need right now!)
Oatmeal and instant flavored oatmeal packs
Peanut butter
Pasta
Packaged pasta side dishes (Knorr, Pasta Roni, Lipton)
Dessert and snack items

Home and Personal Care:
Shampoo and conditioner
Deodorant
Sanitary pads and tampons
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Laundry detergent

NEEDS Is Seeking Volunteer Treasurer

NEEDS is searching for 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 513-290-4730 or CarolToppCPA@zoomtown.com.

September Impact

Last month saw another steep rise in the number of individuals served by the pantry. Here are the latest numbers:

During the month of September, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 133 families – for a total of 455 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 12 families, distributing $5486.00 to cover rent and utilities.

August Impact

Last month, requests for food and emergency financial aid both increased sharply. In fact, the NEEDS pantry served over 60 more people than in the previous month! Here are the latest numbers:

During the month of August, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 126 families – for a total of 415 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 20 families, distributing $6784.53 to cover rent and utilities.

Current Pantry Needs

The NEEDS pantry serves hundreds of clients each month. You can help keep our shelves stocked by donating these much-needed items!

Donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church during our open hours (Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-1:00). Thank you!

Canned Food:
Cream soups
Vegetable soups
Clam chowder
Mixed vegetables
Collard greens
Sweet potatoes / yams
Baked beans
Refried beans

Other Nonperishable Food:
Peanut butter
Hamburger and Tuna Helper
Boxed cereal
Instant flavored oatmeal packs

Home and Personal Care:
Shampoo
Body wash
Shaving cream and disposable razors
Sanitary pads and tampons
Laundry detergent

July Impact

July was another busy month for NEEDS! Here are the latest numbers:

During the month of July, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 105 families – for a total of 351 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 13 families, distributing $5850.00 to cover rent and utilities.

Current Pantry Needs

We’re in need at NEEDS! You can help us restock the pantry by donating these crucial items.

Donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church during our open hours (Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-1:00). Thank you!

Canned Food:
Black beans
Diced tomatoes
Tomato sauce
Sweet potatoes / yams
Collard greens
Beef stew
Clam chowder

Other Nonperishable Food:
Pasta
Pasta sauce
Boxed cereal

Home and Personal Care:
Sanitary pads
Tampons
Shampoo
Laundry detergent

Now Through August 15: Student Assistance Drive

NEEDS is holding our annual Student Assistance Drive!

Each year, NEEDS collects donations of gift cards from Target, Walmart, Kroger, and Meijer. These gift cards enable staff at 17 local schools to purchase school supplies for needy students, as well as personal items such as underwear, socks, and hygiene products that are urgently needed.

Please consider donating a gift card from one of these stores. You can also write a check, and our volunteers will purchase a gift card on your behalf.

Please mail your gift card or check to:
NEEDS
c/o Kenwood Baptist Church
8341 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati OH 45236

You can also donate through PayPal on our website (remember to mark your donation for the Student Assistance Drive): https://cincyneeds.org/donate-volunteer

Please donate by August 15. Thank you!

June Impact

Last month saw a dramatic increase in requests for food and emergency financial assistance. Here are the latest numbers:

During the month of June, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 137 families – for a total of 493 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 15 families, distributing $6700.00 to cover rent and utilities.

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