NNEMAP Food Pantry, Inc., is one of the largest food pantries in Columbus. In 2016 we will distribute over 250,000 meals to area residents. The shoppers that visit our pantry live at or near the federally designated poverty level and reside within the 43201, 43211 and 43215 ZIP codes.


    Numerous volunteer opportunities are available every day at NNEMAP. Follow the “Learn More” link below for volunteer position descriptions or e-mail info@nnemappantry.org for additional information.

  • Another Broken Record--1,102 Food Shoppers in June!
    Another Broken Record–1,102 Food Shoppers in June!

    Happy Bastille Day, everyone! On this date in 1789, a band of angry French commoners, fearful of being excluded from the reconstituted government by the more powerful factions of church and state, stormed the infamous Parisian […]


    Due to the high volume of visitors to our pantry, our donation needs change frequently. To find out how you can help, contact us for ideas and information. Thank you for your support!


NNEMAP’s history goes back to 1958. The construction of Interstate 670 disrupted the area’s “flytown” neighborhoods so drastically that home values plummeted. Within three months of the highway’s construction, a new population of disadvantaged persons needed emergency services. Fourth Avenue Christian Church opened a food pantry, with several auxiliary services, and maintained it at their facility for 10 years. By 1968 about a dozen churches known as the Near Northside Cooperative Ministry were working with the Godman Guild Association to serve a population that had moved toward High Street. In April 1969, the pantry incorporated as Near Northside Emergency Material Assistance Program. The pantry operated for 17 years out of a house on Dennison Avenue, a former parsonage donated for the purpose by St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

677 E. 11th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211
Please Note: We will be closed 7/27/16 through 8/7/16
1st thru 19th of the month:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:45am - 11:45am
20th to the end of the month:
Monday thru Friday 8:45am - 11:45am

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