About Us

While our basic service concept was born a few decades ago, our active service programs were launched in 1998. It was at this point when we started establishing our e-mail contact base and began to match needs and solutions.

Right from the inception, it was amazing how well The Needs Network e-mail process worked. Members would send us a need. We, in turn, would post the need through our base, and a solution would shortly follow. It was obvious that we had found the missing link for service... Communications!

As time passed, folks told folks, and our base and influence grew. Thousands of interested individuals joined the ranks and individual needs are now being met daily.

In the normal growth of such a good thing, company offerings started reaching our ears. As we nurtured these opportunities, donations began trickling, then flowing in. By the end of 2007, thousands of food products reach our doors weekly and an equal number of clients benefit through relief. Like a well-crafted clock, we just keep ticking solidly onward.

At the start of 2008, it was definite that we have reached the point of moving to the next level of service. This means the beginning of a substantial warehouse/service center facility. Such a facility will enable us to operate six days a week and at hours that are convenient for our clients.

Such an energetic endeavor will require the formation of community partnerships. Through financial pledging, we will all be able to offer greater depth of community service.

The Needs network is organized exclusively for:

  • Charitable and humanitarian purposes and will assist communities wishing to develop community-based networks that provide programs and services for the homeless, battered, sick, illiterate, disabled, unemployed, disaster victims, abused, displaced, and the elderly.
  • The prevention of cruelty to children and any person deserving of charitable assistance.
  • Visit hospitals and provide gifts, activities, and comfort to the ill and their families.
  • Assist in the development and operations of homeless shelters. Assisting women and homeless shelters with products for their residence.
  • Assist those in need of finding jobs, house wares, furniture, appliances, and actual living quarters.
  • Any and all products and services shall be of the highest possible quality. "Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (Matt. 25:40)

All funds, whether income or principal, and whether acquired by gift, contribution or otherwise, shall be devoted to said purposes. The Needs Network is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and/or scientific purposes as found under Section 501 C (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

TNN Center Access Procedures


All customers must present one form of ID prior to receiving any service.


  • Bread is available to all visitors in reasonable quantities.
  • Large quantities are filled by referral only.
  • All customers must sign the Bread Registration and include the quantity of individuals being served.


  • Individual clothing needs are available without an official referral.
  • Multiple quantities of clothing are serviced only by referral.


  • All Canned goods are distributed by referral only.
  • The order is packed by a volunteer and delivered to the customer in the service area.


  • All furniture and appliances are distributed by referral only.
  • All furniture and appliances must be picked up at the TNN Warehouse on Tyler Avenue. PICK UPS MUST BE SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE. NO DELIVERY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE!

There will be occasions when service should be made without an official referral. In these cases, the On Duty Authority must consent to the service order and indicate that the service is a one-time event.


  • All referrals should be retained and attached to the completed packing slip and deposited in the special folder at the front desk.
  • The packing slip lists the items taken and is signed by the recipient.



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