Social Ministries


“To provide short-term emergency assistance of food, clothing and financial support”
NEED strives to assist every client who walks through our doors. However, our focus and efforts are targeted to families living in the 13 Northeast Tarrant County zip codes in our service area.
NEED East is located at 424 W. Bedford-Euless Road, Hurst TX 76053 and serves people residing in zip codes 76021, 76022, 76039, 76040, 76053, and 76054. Their hours are Monday-Friday, 10 3 p.m. Services include food, personal care items, and TXU electric assistance.
NEED West is located at 5028 Broadway, Haltom City TX 76117 and serves people residing in zip codes 76111, 76117, 76118, 76137, 76148, 76180, and 76182. Their hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Their services include food, personal care items, clothing, and TXU electric assistance when funds are available.

You Can Help!
The “NEED grocery cart” has sacks that you can pick up and bring back full of donated items. Items needed at NEED at this time are –

  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Spaghetti
  • Canned tuna
  • Sugar
  • Flour

As always, monetary donations are greatly appreciated (check payable to Calvary Lutheran Church and in the memo line section write N.E.E.D.).


  • Here are a few ways you can help.
  • Send a check made out to Northeast Emergency Distribution. (P.O. Box 1376, Hurst, TX 76053) or give a check to Calvary Lutheran and designate that it is to be for NEED.
  • Link your Grocery Cards to NEED (Kroger and Tom Thumb).
  • Participate in the North Texas Day of Giving in September. Contributions on this day earn bonuses via funds from large donors.
  • Attend the annual Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser in the spring.
  • Shop at Twice Blessed Resale Shop at 424 W. Bedford Euless Road in Hurst. They feature a wide selection of pre-owned and gently used items for sale. Twice Blessed provides financial support to NEED.

Do you have or know of someone that has extra time in order to volunteer at NEED? We are in desperate need of individuals to volunteer at the NEED West location. We need help on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Friday’s of each month from 9:45 am to 2:45 pm. Work would include stocking shelves and filling client orders for food. Please contact Ken Laursen if interested at

Applebee’s Fund Raiser for NEED on Saturday, April 13th, 8AM-10AM
6645 NE Loop 820 in North Richland Hills
Thanks to all that purchased tickets to the Applebee’s breakfast April 13th. NEED benefited over $2000.00 from this fund raiser last year, thanks to the members of Calvary Lutheran Church for your support. If you didn’t get your ticket yet, you can purchase one at the door.