About Us

Needy Basket offers an Emergency Food Program and a Christmas Basket Program

The Emergency Food Program is a year-around effort to provide food and personal items to families needing emergency assistance due to layoff, illness, disability, or insufficient family income. During the summer when school lunches are not available, extra food items are provided to families with school-age children and support is provided to Tipp-Monroe Community Services for the "Lunch On Us" food program.

The Christmas Basket program provides a complete family Christmas dinner and also includes new toys for pre-teens, (with support from the Toys for Tots Program), gift vouchers for teens, and clothing vouchers graciously donated by The Clothesline.

Needy Basket is operated entirely with volunteer labor, staff, and management. Members receive and sort food donations, stock shelves, provide maintenance, and distribute food. Organization Policies are established by a General Membership Committee and a Committee of Trustees. Most food purchases and operations are supervised by an elected Pantry Manager. Administrative matters are taken care of by elected officers (Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary). 
Volunteers and other community supporters help maintain the food pantry and deliver Christmas Baskets.