Category: Updates

October Impact


The NEEDS pantry served almost 100 more people in October than in the previous month, including 30 new families. Requests for emergency financial assistance also remained high.

Here are the latest numbers:

During the month of October, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 207 families – for a total of 709 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 17 families, distributing $5778.00 to cover rent and utilities.

Current Pantry Needs


As we move into November, many families plan to donate to food pantries at Thanksgiving. But there’s no need to wait! You can help now by donating some of our most-needed items from the list below.

Donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church during our open hours (Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-1:00). If you would like to arrange a drop-off on another day, please call (513) 378-8767. Thank you!

Canned Food:
Peanut butter
Pineapple
Corn
Mixed vegetables
Tomato sauce
Black beans
Beef soups
Chicken soups
Clam chowder
Collard greens

Other Nonperishable Food:
Instant oatmeal packets
Packaged pasta and potato side dishes

Home and Personal Care Items:
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Shampoo
Sanitary pads and tampons
Pump hand soap
Laundry detergent

Current Pantry Needs


As the NEEDS pantry continues to serve record numbers of families, our shelves are quickly depleted. You can help by donating some of our most-needed items from the list below.

Our current greatest need is laundry detergent, but anything you can give will be appreciated!

Donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church during our open hours (Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-1:00). If you would like to arrange a drop-off on another day, please call (513) 378-8767. Thank you!

Canned Food:
Pineapple
Green beans
Mixed vegetables
Tomato sauce
Black beans
Beef soups

Other Nonperishable Food:
Instant oatmeal packets

Home and Personal Care Items:
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Shampoo
Deodorant
Sanitary pads and tampons

September Impact


Recently, the NEEDS pantry has been seeing a large number of new families each month. Over 20 families (new and returning) were served on each open day in September.

Here are the latest numbers:

During the month of September, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 181 families – for a total of 617 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 17 families, distributing $6310.00 to cover rent and utilities.

Current Pantry Needs


Summer is always a busy time for the NEEDS pantry. Families in need do not have access to free school breakfasts and lunches for their children, so they turn to the pantry for help. By September, our shelves are looking emptier than usual!

You can help by donating some of our most-needed items! Please check out our top needs below, but know that anything you choose to donate will be put to good use.

Donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church during our open hours (Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-1:00). If you would like to arrange a drop-off on another day, please call (513) 378-8767. Thank you!

Canned Food:
Beef soups / beef stew
Bean with bacon soup
Chicken and beef broth
Clam chowder
Chili
Salmon
Sweet potatoes / yams
Collard greens
Pineapple
Tomato sauce

Other Nonperishable Food:
Instant oatmeal packets
Packaged cereal
Packaged rice and pasta side dishes

Home and Personal Care Items:
Laundry detergent
Sanitary pads and tampons
Toothpaste
Pump hand soap
Deodorant

August Impact


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.

Shop at Kroger and Support NEEDS!


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!

To participate, simply visit https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards to create a digital account and select NEEDS as your Community Rewards organization.

On the Kroger Community Rewards page, click “Link Shopper’s Card”:

Search for “North East Emergency Distribution Services” in the list of participating organizations:

Once you click the “enroll” button, you will see a confirmation screen. That’s it!

July Impact


In July, NEEDS kicked off our annual Student Assistance Drive. Meanwhile, volunteers stayed busy responding to requests for food and emergency financial assistance.

Here are the past month’s totals:

During the month of July, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 168 families – for a total of 587 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 18 families, distributing $7455.00 to cover rent and utilities.

June Impact


The NEEDS pantry is having an exceptionally busy summer, serving hundreds of people each month. Requests for emergency financial assistance increased in June.

Here are the latest totals:

During the month of June, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 171 families – for a total of 565 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 15 families, distributing $6099.00 to cover rent and utilities.

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