Churches Active in Northside (CAIN) cares about every aspect of the lives of their neighbors. Food pantry, Grace Place, resources and information to improve your life is just the beginning of all CAIN does for the community. Please continue to support this exceptional organization.
I am honored to be associated with CAIN. Valerie Walker
My name is Valerie Walker and I am a proud board member of CAIN (Churches Active in Northside). I discovered CAIN when my church was located in Northside thirteen years ago. The need to not only feed people, but empower them to feed themselves was why I became personally involved. One visit to Phil's Place, the community meal, or the pantry will change your perspective about how necessary this service is to our neighbors, neighborhood and city.
I am a volunteer intake person at CAIN, and have had the pleasure of checking in an immigrant lady from Central America almost every month for the past year. It has been very gratifying to see her progress from an cautious, unsure, person with language difficulties to an always smiling, confident, much improved English-speaking, happy person over the past year. I'm thankful for organizations like CAIN who are there to give people a hand up and make a difference. Bob M.
This past tax season I volunteered at CAIN to help individuals file their taxes. The work this organization does is absolutely amazing! The residents of Northside (which is considered a food desert) are able to come here to get nutritious food, learn about services available to them, as well as get their taxes filed for free. CAIN is such a great part of the Northside community.
I love volunteering with CAIN and seeing all the great work they do in Northside! Not only do they provide much needed assistance for their neighbors, but they work to build relationships between residents and strengthen the community as a whole.
I started volunteering at CAIN after graduating from university - and 7 years later, with the past 3 of those serving on CAIN's board, I count myself lucky to have come across this organization and to be able to contribute to their wonderful mission in my own small way.
CAIN is a grassroots, nutrition-based, choice food pantry that treats its guests as equals - each week, CAIN provides a free weekly community meal for anyone and everyone - thousands are served each year, and come together over a fresh nutritious meal. CAIN also operates its pantry three times a week, with an emphasis on healthy fresh produce - and there are always samples of fresh fruits and vegetables for guests to try!
But aside from the programs that have such a positive impact on our community, CAIN is rare in that it also CREATES community - treating everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve, and forging bonds between neighbors. CAIN is a very special place, and I feel so fortunate to be a part of it.
CAIN has been helping residents of the 45223 zip code and surrounding communities for over 25 years with emergency food pantry and other services. CAIN staff and volunteers take a humane, hospitality-centered approach when encountering each guest. Love CAIN! Feeds bodies and souls!
CAIN is a fabulous organization that provide food and other emergency assistance to neighbors in need in the Northside community. More than that--its cadre of staff and volunteers provide love, a listening ear, a friendly smile, a warm hug, for hundreds of individuals and families who benefit as much from knowing that someone cares about them as from the actual material support. CAIN Cares!!!
CAIN is an amazing emergency assistance program that serves individuals and families in the community by providing basic needs ( food, personal hygiene items, household products and diapers). Services are provided by a very small but dedicated staff and huge number of equally dedicated volunteers. One on one assistance is also provided for needs like utility assistance, rent, housing, clothing or whatever family needs come up. A free community meal is offered once per week to engage guests in socializing, provide activities for children and offer additional resources to families. I have volunteered with CAIN over the years and proudly serve on their Board of Directors.
CAIN is the heart and soul of our community. Neighbors helping neighbors. From choice food pantry to "choice holday shopping" CAIN treats consumers, donors and volunteers with respect and dignity. They care about leveraging resources and provide Benefit Bank assessment and sceening to extend financial supports beyond their pantry supplies/resources. Staff and compentent and well loved!
CAIN is one of the most loving and effective nonprofits I’ve witnessed in over 25 years as a grant writer and/or foundation officer in Southern Ohio. CAIN welcomes neighbors as family and has always found new ways to help them build stability and health.
Working as a handyman/volunteer with CAIN for about 15yrs has opened my eyes and heart to help another human being. The love and care for others goes to the next level. Food, Fellowship, Fun, For All, is a weekly event. Week after week never missing a beat! Simply Love at it finest! It has been an honor to serve and grow within this community as they do continue to grow. Garden On!❤️
Best neighborhood food pantry I’ve EVER known! I was the Service Coordinator at McAuley High School, and for 20 years, CAIN was one of our girls’ favorite places to volunteer! They do such a great job of engaging all ages of the community! Any project or collection of food and items that our students did for CAIN was above-and-beyond appreciated by CAIN, and that goes a long way with young people getting involved and trying to do good in their communities. Now at Mercy McAuley High School, I continue to keep my students aware of his great treasure in our area. Personally, I have found CAIN so accommodating when I have kitchen items or other donations to donate. I can always trust that what I donate will be put straight to good use. And Mimi, Cathy, Cheryl, or any other volunteer there will be so cheerful and encouraging as I show up. They even helped when my own family was looking to be matched with a family in need for Christmas to help out with presents and much needed items. CAIN really knows how to use their resources well and engage the community in which they live and work. They never turn away a helping hand or a hand in need. I LOVE CAIN!! Gina Keith
CAIN is all about putting the needs of the community first and making sure people feel welcome! As a volunteer and intern, I grew a ton while serving at CAIN!
I've been a volunteer at CAIN for many many years. I am so proud to be part of their mission. They treat their guests with so much respect, concern and love. They are also fabulous stewards of the donations they receive (both in-kind and monetary).
I was a volunteer and helped as a shopper and also doing intake on the computer. The dignity shown to those receiving help is amazing. People are treated as valued and respected customers. The staff is dedicated and caring and always makes time to listen. You can tell they care for each individual.
I had the pleasure of working with the wonderful people at CAIN for two years and I loved every second of being a part of this team! This organization is a beacon of hope to the entire community and has blessed the lives of so many!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!