Helping low-income families of Northern Kentucky obtain food and other necessities of life.
Be Concerned is deeply committed to honoring the dignity and humanity of all persons. Its purpose is to assist low-income people of Northern Kentucky in obtaining basic necessities for life.
More than 900 families each month ease financial hardship by shopping at Be Concerned. Through our food program, groceries and toiletries are distributed weekly to low-income families at no charge. Customers shop on a rotating basis by scheduled appointments. Individual selection of goods are important aspects of the program.
Customers have the opportunity to shop year-round for gently used clothing and accessories. Special effort is made to provide children with school supplies and winter coats. More than 100,000 items are distributed annually, with most priced at just 50 cents.
Customers have the opportunity to shop year-round for used housewares. Housewares are accepted through donations. The housewares are checked and repaired if need be, before they are offered for sale.
Once the foundation of Be Concerned, the Christmas Store thrives as one of our most rewarding programs for customers, staff, and volunteers. More than 1,200 low-income families participate each year. No charge is required for holiday food, grocery items and health and hygiene products distributed through the Christmas Store.
In addition to the Christmas Food Program, families may participate in receiving New Toys, HUGS (hats, underwear, gloves, socks), Something Special (gift for every family) and Jewelry.
Each year, schools, churches, and businesses donate more than 1000 Easter baskets for children, 0-17 years of age, and cleaning, health, and hygiene products for families who are on our Food Program.
New 20-inch box fans are purchased each year by Fan Club donors and distributed to low-income households in exchange for a small contribution.
Free food pantry, thrift clothing and housewares store, fan and cart programs.