NEEDS-Header3The NEEDS food pantry serves to help neighbors in Northeast Hamilton County who face family food shortages. Have you considered organizing a food drive in your neighborhood?  Having a block party – why not place a barrel on your street for neighbors to drop a can or two for NEEDS? Consider making a request of your summer swim club or camp to organize drives and, if your church hosts a festival, consider asking your congregation to place a container to collect for NEEDS.

It is the mission of the Northeast Emergency Distribution Service (NEEDS) to provide emergency assistance to the neediest families in the Northeast Cincinnati community.  In addition to canned goods and non-perishables, community members can also support NEEDS monetarily by sending checks to:  NEEDS, 8341 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45236.

NEEDS is a community of 25 churches and civic organizations whose mission is to do good work through caring for their neighbors by providing basic emergency assistance.  NEEDS is an all-volunteer cooperative located in the Kenwood Baptist Church. NEEDS does not receive government support.  The NEEDS board oversees an active foodbank, as well as provides neighbors-in-need with housing and utility payment assistance.  During the year NEEDS supports local schools through school supply and clothing drives. NEEDS serves more than 2,500 people in northeastern Hamilton County.

The NEEDS food pantry is located at the Kenwood Baptist Church, 8341 Kenwood Road, 45236 and is open Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 am – 1 pm.  Donations of canned goods and other items are always accepted at the NEEDS food pantry. For pick-up of donated items or to ask questions please call (513) 891-0850 (NEEDS) or checkout NEEDS website at


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