"Huge" donation from Blue Ash employees to NEEDS Food Pantry


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Alan Brown and Brad Phillips.  Photo credit: Lisa Garrett

Blue Ash employees donated hundreds of dollars’ worth of items to the NorthEast Emergency Distribution Services (NEEDS) Food Pantry.

The donations of canned goods and other items were collected over the last several week in various city departments and were distributed to NEEDS yesterday by Alan Brown and Brad Phillips from Facilities Maintenance.

Cooper Creek employees, alone, donated a full shopping cart of food worth $80.  

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Photo credit: Lisa Garrett

NEEDS is based at Kenwood Baptist Church and serves needy families of northeast Hamilton County throughout the year.  

“Thank you again for your HUGE donation to the NEEDS Food Pantry,” said Janie McCormick and Maureen Flanagan, the NEEDS pantry operation team, in an email. 

If you wish to donate, here is a list of the items NEEDS is seeking right now:

  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Side dishes:
    • Rice mixes
    • Mashed potato mixes
    • Stuffing
    • Sloppy Joe mix
    • Hamburger & tuna helper
  • Canned vegetables (all kinds)
  • Pork & beans
  • Hand soap
  • Personal care items (Shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, Shave cream)
  • Cleaning items (Fabric, dish care items)

More information on donating to NEEDS can be found by clicking here