NEEDS – NorthEast Emergency Distribution Services – is a local food pantry that provides both emergency food and financial assistance to families in need in the North East Hamilton County area. NEEDS is a vibrant, compassionate, faith-based coalition with a vision to responsibly share resources with families in need in our community.
The coalition of support is made up of about 25 area churches and civic organizations.
NEEDS is operated entirely by volunteers. Our pantry space and office space is generously donated by Kenwood Baptist Church. NEEDS receives no government assistance, and all of our food donations and funding comes directly from the coalition of member churches and supporting organizations.
NEEDS was established in 1982 and is registered with the State of Ohio as a 501(c)3 corporation.