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OUR MISSION: We help our neighbors enhance their lives, health and self-sufficiency through access to nutritious food and other resources. OUR VISION: NNEMAP will be a leader in food access to create a hunger-free community.

  • VOLUNTEER WITH NNEMAP
    VOLUNTEER WITH NNEMAP

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

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    Paint for a Cause–Ours!

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  • IMMEDIATE NEEDS
    IMMEDIATE NEEDS

    To find out how you can help today, contact us for ideas and information. Thank you for your support!

GET TO KNOW US!

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 on SATURDAY, January 18, and MONDAY, January 20, 2020, in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. We will be open for business as usual on TUESDAY, January 21.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:

9 am-12 noon

Thursday: CLOSED

Saturday Produce Mart: 11 am-1 pm

NNEMAP Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.

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