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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

188 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at CAIN for four years. The staff and other volunteers are pleasant and always ready to assist the guests. CAIN Choice Pantry fills a great need in Northside. I am proud to be associated with an organization with such a sincere mission and wonderful people to carry it out.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5


I am very proud to be a Rainbow Pantry volunteer at CAIN. The guests are always treated warmly and with respect Helping them to choose canned goods, personal and cleaning items, meat and fresh produce in that atmosphere is very rewarding to the volunteers. As a donor, a volunteer and a former board member, I can state that CAIN is definitely a nonprofit with hospitality, integrity and a huge heart for the residents of Northside.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm always amazed by the commitment & devotion of the staff while serving the public during the food pantry hours each week. As a volunteer to pick up donations each week, I truly enjoy doing my part.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I feel very fortunate to have found the CAIN pantry as a place to volunteer. It is a very welcoming place that is dedicated to helping people in need and treating them with respect and dignity. And I've been very blessed to be able to get to know and work with all the people here, both our guests and my fellow volunteers.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been coming to CAIN for 5 yrs. The program supplements putting food on my family's table! Without my coming to CAIN, it would really be hard to feed my family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been coming to CAIN for over 10 yrs and in coming here, I've been helped tremendously with services, i.e., medical, food assistance and rental assistance. Another good thing about CAIN is that they help feed & clothe people in need and also offer church services. People are friendly, nice & professional.

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Client Served

Rating: 3

I know CAIN has been a blessing to me and my 5 children as a single parent. They even gave us 2 months' rent on 2 occasions. They help us with food and supplies & needed household items.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience at CAIN has been amazing as a volunteer! I felt immediately welcomed by all staff and saw how the "attitude" of giving and support was threaded throughout the organization. I truly enjoy being a shopper and helping customers through the experience. I also enjoy the flexible volunteer hours which allow me to volunteer outside of work. I'm thankful for CAIN and I want to see it continue to thrive. It is truly making an impact in the community!!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I've been a client of CAIN for over 15 yrs. CAIN has helped my entire immensely with food, food that we normally would not be able to buy, like fresh produce, and we totally enjoy it now. Plus quality meat! They even help with medications. And they helped me get back into college with book expenses. My granddaughter looks forward to my coming to CAIN for the neat little treats! They rarely say No to any request. One thing I enjoy it their allowing me to volunteer myself and thus, lets me Give Back to their Mission. I believe all clients should volunteer!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I retired after 42 yrs of teaching and still volunteer teach and also enjoy volunteering here at CAIN to Make a Difference. I attend the North Presbyterian Church who introduced me to CAIN and enjoy the experience of intake. They get to know us and we, them. It's been enlightening and fun to meet other people. We are part of a team to make a difference.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been coming for 11 yrs. I adopted a baby and my children were grown & out. CAIN helped get a baby bed and clothing from the Love Share program nearby. My baby has grown up with CAIN.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been coming since 2008 to CAIN and it's been a great experience! When I get my SSI disability, this is good place to come and get supplies.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I like CAIN because they are very nice and help anyone who needs help. I've been coming here about 4 yrs.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been coming to CAIN for 4 yrs. I am a grandmother with custody of 3 grandkids and it has provided food & other supplies to help. The people here are very caring & so nice.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for CAIN and have been active in CAIN for almost two years. CAIN has enriched my life in so many ways. I have found that I get as much from our guests as I give to them. Being involved in the CAIN CAFE, I get to help them find nutritious options in their daily eating.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer I have enjoyed assisting the guests when they come to shop at the Food Pantry. I've also enjoyed getting to know the other volunteers who show care and compassion for everyone. If you want to volunteer for a nonprofit that appreciates its volunteers and strives to continue to improve services for the less fortunate CAIN is the place.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CAIN goes beyond giving food because of how we treat guests. We work to treat all guests with dignity. It's not just food. It is emotional, spiritual, financial support. I had a guest tell me that she woke up depressed, but she came to CAIN because it made her feel better. We pay attention. We are a community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been coming here for years. I see people from the neighborhood -great people! They have really helped a lot. I am thankful for the help.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Today is my first day. It has been good so far. I am here to use the food pantry. It is a great place with nice people.

Client Served

Rating: 5

love it! on time for business. respecful. fast and never run out of items i needed

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Client Served

Rating: 5

this is a good place for people that are struggling with things in life this place gives the community opportunity with not just food support in every day life