GET HELP at CAIN's Rainbow Choice Food Pantry

At each visit, we ask that you:

· be a Northside resident (To receive help you must live
  in the 45223 zip code)
· show a current PHOTO I.D.
· show CURRENT proof of address for ALL household members
  18 & UP (utility bill/other business mail — from the past 30 days)
· Verify ALL household members (social security card,
  birth certificate, medical card, school records
, etc.)

CAIN’s Choice Pantry can provide:

~ Food
~ Household and hygiene items
~ Diapers
~ Birthday gifts for children ages 3 - 10
~ Utilities/ Rent/Mortgage assistance
~ Kate's Cupboard Baby Items
~ “Angel Shop” Christmas Help
~ “Harvest Shop” Thanksgiving Help

[NOTE: subject to availability]

Choice Pantry Hours:
Mondays: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:00am – 1:00pm
In case of bad weather, we follow Cincinnati Public schools.

CAIN offers FREE income tax and public benefit assistance through the OHIO BENEFIT BANK. There is an online tool to check to see if you may be eligible:


For 24 HOUR Assistance call 211 for the United Way

If you need shelter:

Call the Central Access Point (CAP) number at: (513) 381-7233 (SAFE). You can also text CAP at: (513) 970-1515 during normal business hours to get information. Calling this number is the best way to get into shelter in Cincinnati.

Due to the volume of calls, there is often a wait time. A CAP worker will ask you some questions and then direct you to the family shelter in Cincinnati that is best for you.
Due to high demand, shelters are often full. The CAP worker will work with you to find an alternative if shelter isn’t available.

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