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Rating: 4.99 stars   159 reviews 9,489

Address:

4230 Hamilton Ave Cincinnati OH 45223 USA

Mission:

CAIN is a neighborhood ministry that transforms lives and inspires hope by providing nutritious food, crisis assistance, resources, and compassion in a way that respects human dignity and builds a more vibrant community.

Results:

In 2015, CAIN provided critical necessities to 1,176 households – over 23% of all the 12,147 people who live in the 45223 area. Our Choice Pantry provided food and hygiene items over 4,600 times. Households visited an average of 4.43 times a year to choose food, including fresh produce; household, hygiene and baby items. There were a total of 5,204 visits which touched 13,378 people. Seven women were housed at Grace Place shelter. Phil’s Place volunteers and staff organized free meals on 51 Mondays serving an average of 80 people weekly. Through it all, we prayed with hundreds of guests, dried thousands of tears, and served countless cups of coffee.

Target demographics:

low-income and under-resourced households at or below 200% of the poverty level

Direct beneficiaries per year:

500 families each month with food, shelter and/or other essentials.

Geographic areas served:

45223 zipcode of Cincinnati, OH

Programs:

Rainbow Choice Food Pantry; Phil's Place weekly community meal and Grace Place Shelter for women and children.

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513.591.2246
www.cainministry.org

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

CAIN plays an important role serving the community, especially those in need. I see them every week t the farmers market, collecting produce donations and providing fresh food to clients at the pantry. Thanks for all you do.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

CAIN helps people through their services. They smile, talk to people, and give good advice. CAIN helped me with food, my energy bill, furniture, and with my needs.

Being around good people in a good environment has a positive effect in my life.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

CAIN helps out. The people here are good, friendly people. When I came here, CAIN gave me food, and gave me a microwave at Christmas-time.

If you need help and you live in Northside, you should come to CAIN because they will help you in any way they can.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

CAIN has helped us so much. I have six kids and I'm a single mom. My kids' dad died last year, so it's just me and the kids. CAIN has helped by giving us plenty of food. It's way different than other pantries.

CAIN cares. It's not just a service; they care. They are friends of whoever they help. They learn about you, ask questions, and talk to you.

When I come to CAIN, I feel like I'm going to my mom's house to shop in her fridge. CAIN made a huge difference in my life. Even though I come here once a month, it lasts. I don't have to worry about feeding my kids.

Come to CAIN!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

CAIN is a great place. I would refer a friend or family member. It's a great environment for kids and family. They go the extreme to meet all your family's needs.

CAIN helped me with food when I didn't have it. They also help me with furniture vouchers, clothing, and gas and electric bills.

At CAIN, I feel at home. I feel welcomed with open arms.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

CAIN is a good resource for help and food. CAIN helped feed me and my son. People at CAIN are really kind and helpful.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The staff and people here are very nice. Everyone is warm and wonderful. The cook -- kiss her and bless her hands! I learned how to cook zucchini and squash at CAIN. I never thought that I would like it, but when I tasted the ingredients at CAIN, I had to go home and make it. Now I know how to cook it. So CAIN taught me a healthy, quick dish!

If this place wasn't here, it would be horrible. Since we don't have a grocery store, CAIN provides the services that the community needs. And it's free, so it really helps out a lot. The products are always fresh. CAIN meets our needs from hygiene to food -- everything. And we leave here with a warm stomach, so if someone comes here hungry, they won't leave hungry.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

CAIN always keeps their guests as the main focus and volunteers and staff treat guests with compassion, respect and affection.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

CAIN treats each guest with dignity and affection and the focus on healthy food helps to improve the lives of the guests CAIN serves.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

CAIN, above all, respects and honors the guests who need their services. Everyone is treated with dignity and friendliness and every effort is made to meet the needs of the people who ask for assistance. "Lucy" came into the food pantry quietly, shyly and obviously embarrassed that she "had to ask for help". By the time she left she was showing pictures of her 2 grandkids and smiling. The mission of CAIN embraces the concept of loving our neighbor and that is demonstrated everyday at CAIN.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Clients are treated with great respect and every effort is made to help with needs - not only the "basics" but individual needs that we all take for granted - a pair of warm slippers, an umbrella or a knit hat for winter.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

CAIN is a wonderful service for people that live in Northside in Cincinnati, which is a food desert. As manager of the Northside Farmers Market, we partner with CAIN on many of our efforts to increase food access in our area. They have been instrumental in making sure our vendors do not have waste food or their efforts by allowing them to donate unsold food for distribution at the food pantry the next morning. CAIN continues to support the farmers market with special projects, such as cooking on a budget. We have collaboratively developed a recipe brochure with five recipes that feeds a family of 4 for $50, all with items found at the market. Additionally, we offer cooking classes to learn how to make the recipes. CAIN is truly a wonderful organization that helps a lot of people.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

They are helping in the neighborhood in a large variety of ways and have continued to change their role at the needs change.

 
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