North East Emergency Distribution (NEED) is a Northeast Tarrant County faith-based non-profit organization whose sole mission is to provide short-term emergency assistance of food, clothing and financial support.

North East Emergency Distribution is a community supported non-profit agency. We are blessed by support from area churches, individuals, businesses, grants and proceeds from our Twice Blessed Resale Shop.


Because our guidelines are flexible, we are in a position to give referrals, offer supplemental services for seniors, and display job postings for those out of work. In some cases, we can assist with work-related transportation needs. Since 1986, our community of faith-based volunteers has been able to help nearly 11,000 individuals each year in the 13 Northeast Tarrant County zip codes we serve.

With 99% of our volunteers coming from Northeast Tarrant County churches, funding is provided through grants and donations from churches, individuals and generous community supporters. NEED is focused on keeping our overhead low and we successfully minimize waste, fraud and abuse through a rigorous screening process of all of our applicants.