NEEDS, volunteers, churches

N.E.E.D.S. & Trinity Community Church

Trinity Community Church is part of a group of local churches that works with and supports N.E.E.D.S.  We provide volunteer staff to the program each November, as well as collecting school supplies each August, food items for Thanksgiving and clothes for local school children at Christmas time.

What is N.E.E.D.S.?

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.  

 It is School Supply Time again. Trinity is responsible for #2 Pencils (prefer Ticonderoga is possible), Soft pencil bags with 3 holes to fit note book. Hand Sanitizer. Ear Buds and Back Packs (no pictures or writing) All school items are most welcome, this is what our responsibility is this year. Please deposit in our NEEDS box in the Narthex. If you prefer you are welcome to give a monetary gift and we will shop for you

We have a lot of client requests.

We are really running low and are in need of :


·  Peanut butter, jelly, canned meat /fish (tuna, chicken, etc), canned fruit,  canned peas, (spaghetti/meatballs), packaged side dishes and snacks (stuffing mix, mashed potatoes, rice blends, crackers, etc),  beef stew, corned beef hash spaghetti-O’s, canned ravioli.


-  Laundry detergent

-Dish detergent 


-Shaving Cream


Mission Statement

NorthEast Emergency Distribution Services (NEEDS) is a cooperative group of concerned community churches and civic organizations.  It is our mission to do God’s work of caring for our neighbors by providing basic emergency assistance.  

Their Program

The Pantry is located in Kenwood Baptist Church.  Hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Messages left on the answering machine are monitored during non-service hours.  Individuals and families, who live within our service area, seeking assistance can visit the Pantry during business hours to receive food and to request financial assistance with rent and mortgage payments, utility bills, and medical expenses.  

Link to N.E.E.D.S. website

Click below to find out more about the program.


The N.E.E.D.S. program office is open on the Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am - 1:00pm.


Kenwood Baptist Church 8341 Kenwood Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

(513) 891-0850