Churches Active In Northside

Rating: 4.99 stars   141 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Food, Human Services, Religion, Economic Development

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 2011, CAIN provided over 1359 unduplicated households of 2011 adults and 1573 children with emergency assistance. We provided food and hygiene items to over 4200 households. Over 2800 – nearly 65% - received special assistance like diapers, bus tokens, rent or utility help, fans, air conditioners, birthday gifts, birth certificates, state ids and prescriptions and vegetable container gardens. Over 900 households were referred for furniture, baby items, or other services.

Geographic areas served:

45223 zipcode of Cincinnati, OH

Programs:

CAIN's Rainbow Choice Food Pantry provides low-income individuals and families with basic necessities like food; emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities; household and hygiene items; diapers; transportation assistance and referrals for furniture and baby items. CAIN meets with each person individually to assess situation and offer support, encouragement and guidance.

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513.591.2246
www.cainministry.org

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Reviews for Churches Active In Northside

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Working at CAIN for the last year has been a blessing to me because I'm able to reach out with the love of Christ within a well-run structure that is ever evolving and improving. The pantry provides healthy food, and goes out of its way to provide lots of fresh produce. The volunteers and staff go the second mile to listen and to learn from our guests. Some of our guests have told me that they came for the joyful interaction they experience as well as for the food. And I believe the volunteers feel the same way about our guests. CAIN is really a community in Christ.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Always loved volunteering here. Getting the one-on-one interaction with each guest that came through, learning about their lives and stories, and being a part of their lives and helping them out has really broadened perspectives for me. My time at CAIN always brought me life and joy in being able to help feed families in the Cincinnati area.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

As a board member and a volunteer at CAIN, I am very glad to be a part of their work. Everyone takes their commitment to the guests and the mission very seriously. The pantry staff and volunteers do an excellent job of providing healthy choices for families and singles in the Northside community.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

In our neighborhood- Northside- CAIN is everywhere the community gathers. They are an immersive presence with their programs, services and accessibility. We love and honor CAIN.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

When I walk down the street in Northside with my CAIN T-shirt on, I get so many people coming up to me to praise CAIN and to tell me what good work CAIN does. When I mention CAIN to anyone even outside of Northside, I am told that CAIN is a fantastic organization. Its reputation for serving guests without judgment or prejudice is a blessing in a world where people often go to social service agencies and are faced with a long line and strict regulations, and an "us vs. them" perception between those serving and those being served. I'm so proud to be associated with CAIN!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I've been volunteering since 2010 and there is no better place to experience the love of God. The staff and volunteers exudes God's love as they minister to the needs of the community. It is wonderful seeing the smiles on the face of those that walk through our doors as they leave and hear their grateful feedback. In addition to taking care of the needs of those who come to CAIN, they also minister to those who are shut-in with no decrease in service. I love it here!!!!!!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Why is CAIN wonderful??? Because they treat their guests with respect, compassion and love. And they are careful and prudent stewards of any donations they receive, whether monetary or in kind. It is a place of warmth, safety, dignity and hope

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Cain is the best. I love Cain. Cain is rhe best place to Volunteer and i love helping the people that works there and the people that goes to shop. Cain has helped me a lot. I've been blessed by Cain.

 
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After interning at CAIN for the summer, I have a great respect for everyone who volunteers and works here. I learned much about CAIN’s central role in the community and all of their programs. They’re helping to promote proper nutrition and food access in a community in which many people lack easy access to conventional grocery stores. Every person in the organization is truly compassionate towards everyone who walks through the door. I have seen many instances of the staff helping people outside of operating hours. They desire to selfishly serve others, even if it comes at an inconvenience. The people here are as a whole respectful, compassionate, and have a deep love for the community and anyone who walks in and I have been blessed with the experience of working with them.

 
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CAIN is a warm and wonderful place to get assistance and a smile from volunteers who love what they do. I have had the pleasure of being involved with this agency for more than 25 years. I have seen the needs of the guests grow from serving about 50 households monthly to over 350. They do what they can and give a hand up to those in need. I am blessed more by giving my time to this agency than I could ever have wished!!

 
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I have been a guest served by CAIN as well as a volunteer and a general member of the public. I now have the privilege to be a donor and give back to an agency that has helped me in the past.

CAIN makes a difference in the life of the community with each guest that is served.
Serving the guests with a choice pantry gives the guest the best experience and allows each person choices available to them according to their medical and dietary needs.

It is my pleasure to give to an agency who gives dignity to each person who they serve. You can tell that the volunteer love giving of their time and serving the people who come to get needed food, diapers and other baby items as well as household and hygiene products. Many of these things may not be purchased with their food stamps.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I pray that more people would give more finances. They would be able to do more than their resources allow now. More help with rent and utility and resources for children's basic needs.

Was your donation impactful?

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

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How likely are you to donate to this group again?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I have been on both sides of this agencies help. I have been served by this agency when my family was in need of assisitance. Now I am able to help those who come to CAIN feel a little of the love and grace that was shown to me. One of my favorite things to do is to recycle old tee shirts into bags to let the guest carry home some of their food in a recycled tee shirt bag. They seem to appreciate the bag and many have said oh I can do that (and a few do bring in a few tfor me to give away.) They have been glad to give back. I also like it when the guest asks when can they come to volunteer and I can tell them someone will call you on the next voluntter day.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being helped years ago when we my family were in need of help. Have seen how this agency goes the distance when the rescources are low but the needs of the community keep increasing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to find donations to offset the expences of serving so many households and running out of much needed items. I wish we could find connections to large companies who have damaged or overflow products to share. Especially in the household and hygiene area of our choice pantry. It's hard to say to someone we don't have what they need to keep yourself clean or do your laundry.

 
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