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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Christianity, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Emergency Assistance, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Human Services, Religion

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.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Northsidefarmersmarket N.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

If I could rate this organization with more than 5 starts I certainly would. Having worked in the nonprofit world and been a board member of several organizations I can unambiguously celebrate the mission driven, client focused work that CAIN does in the community. Top to bottom they are true servants to their clients and welcome those they serve with respect and compassion while remaining centered around assisting with basic needs. As a volunteer I look forward to making my small contribution every week.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful and collaborative ministry that serves its community with passion, compassion and generosity. Every dollar given to this ministry is used wisely, not only to assist with needs, but to help those in need address the root causes of that need.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked with the children and the christmas program this is a program that knows what they are doing it is so organized and kind. There is no paternalism it is all about sharing Gods bounty for others. They are so creative getting so many other programs to gether to witness and support the nieghbor hood I still send all my clients from the neighborhood there and they always feel loved and appreciated and in turn love Cain back

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I like how CAIN sends out one-time requests. For example, there was a woman in need of an undergarment, I happened to have some Kohl's Coupons/cash and was able to make the purchase. Sometimes it's the small steps that make giant leaps.