Hello! This is the Needy Basket report for August 2019. In July, the Needy Basket distributed over 30,000 lbs of food and related household items to 131 families including 131 children, 64 senior citizens, and 210 adults; that's 405 people and an increase of 35% over June! Also during July, we received over 5,400 lbs of donated food. Individuals donated about 240 lbs, schools and churches over 400 lbs, and businesses about 4,800 lbs of food. Overall, only one business donated over 100 lbs of food at a time, but the many individual weekly donations we received really added up. Thanks to the Flying J Travel Center, Tip Top Canning Co., and our many other donors for their generous support!


Overall, August has been relatively busy. So far we've received a lot of donated fresh vegetables, helped 79 families, and supported the Tipp Monroe Community Services' “Lunch on Us” Program (until school started). Also, thanks to the youth at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for helping label thousands of cans of donated tomato product! Finally, don't forget that the Tipp City Mum Festival and Friday Cruise-in will begin on September 27th. The Needy Basket will again be selling water and soft drinks to quench your thirst and raise funds to buy food. Be prepared for lots of fun too! As always, thanks to our many volunteers and supporters for their time and resources! We and the clients we serve certainly appreciate it. Thank you!