Category: Updates

January Impact

After a year of meeting greater needs in our community than ever before, our volunteers hit the ground running in 2023!

Gift cards from the Student Assistance Drive were recently distributed to several local schools to provide warm winter clothing and supplies for needy students. January was also a very busy month for the pantry. Here are the latest numbers:

During the month of January, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 145 families – for a total of 512 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 16 families, distributing $6950.00 to cover rent and utilities.

Current Pantry Needs

Would you like to help a neighbor in need? Donating to the pantry is always a great way to make a difference! Please check out this list of most-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:
Collard greens
Carrots
Pineapple
Sweet potatoes / yams
Tomato sauce (This is our GREATEST need right now!)
Chicken and beef broth
Spaghettios with meatballs
Macaroni and beef

Other Nonperishable Food:
Packaged pasta side dishes (Knorr, Pasta Roni, Lipton)
Hamburger and Tuna Helper (name brand or store brand)
Dessert and snack items

Home and Personal Care:
Shampoo and conditioner
Deodorant
Sanitary pads and tampons
Baby diapers (size 5 and 6)
Laundry detergent
Cat food and litter

December Impact

Happy New Year from NEEDS! It has been an exceptionally busy year for us, and we are excited to continue serving our neighbors in need in 2023. Here are our pantry and financial aid numbers for December, as well as totals for 2022.

During the month of December, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 129 families – for a total of 429 people. This brings our total for the year to 1430 families and 4869 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 18 families, distributing $9165.48 to cover rent and utilities. Over the course of 2022, NEEDS provided $64,096.48 in emergency aid to 158 families!


November Impact

Last month, the number of people served by the pantry increased by almost 20%! There were also many requests for emergency financial assistance. Here are the latest numbers:

During the month of November, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 145 families – for a total of 469 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 13 families, distributing $5900.00 to cover rent and utilities.

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

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