NNEMAP Food Pantry has been experiencing the “joys of ownership” since moving into our first permanent facility in 2015. Our humble abode at 677 E. 11th Avenue is definitely a step up from our church basement days. Still, after living here for a few years, we noticed a few things could use a little sprucing up.
Thanks to the generous support of the Richard H. and Ann Shafer Fund, NNEMAP was awarded a $50,000 capital grant from The Columbus Foundation. We’ve got a few items that need upgraded and a couple of things that are going to make our service to the community even better.
Like so many other organizations in Central Ohio, we are extremely grateful and appreciative of the assistance from The Columbus Foundation. Thank you for being such a tremendous asset to the community and a great friend of NNEMAP Food Pantry! Nothing like an early Christmas present!
Do you have some end-of-year giving in mind? Don’t hesitate–you can DONATE NOW via our secure PayPal portal on our website. Thank YOU for your generous support!
Attention, Kroger shoppers! Just a little friendly reminder for you from your friends at NNEMAP Food Pantry. Do you participate in Kroger’s Community Rewards program? The leading grocery store chain’s generous program distributes millions of dollars annually to schools, churches and other non-profit organizations. In other words, Kroger Community Rewards help provide crucial funds for organizations just like NNEMAP!
Signing up is fast and easy. Simply go to the Kroger Community Rewards site and log in. If you haven’t created an account before, you’ll need to enter an e-mail address and password.
Complete the remaining required fields, and you will proceed to a “Find Your Organization” prompt. You can type “NNEMAP” in the box or just enter our organization’s ID number: HV073. Then click on the “Search” button. NOTE: our organization ID number changed, but you don’t have to! If you were already enrolled, the system automatically updated to our new info.
When your search results come up, click on the “enroll” button when the NNEMAP search results come up. And…that’s it! It is really that simple. You shop, we get a steady drip of needed financial support. What’s not to love?
Not a Kroger shopper? Don’t let that stop you from supporting NNEMAP’s mission! Click here to find out how you can help today! As always, THANK YOU for your generous support!
In case you haven’t heard, NNEMAP Food Pantry was nominated to participate in Aetna’s “Voices of Health Program,” a voting-based competition with a top prize of $20,000 (runner-up gets $10,000–not too shabby)!
Back in the early 1980s, Nestle was pushing a certain candy bar big time. There were TV commercials and everything (maybe–who can remember all that?). Anyway, they product they were pitching was the 100 Grand bar. Pretty tasty. Chocolate, caramel, crisped rice, maybe some nutty concoction thrown in for good measure. It was a quality product. And 100 Grand? That was a pretty penny. How could it NOT be good?!?
Well 100 grand is still a pretty penny in some places–like NNEMAP Food Pantry. And thanks to ALL of our donors and sponsors, we just pulled in OVER 100 grand through the CenturyLink Campaign to Fight Hunger. This event, featuring generous matching funds from the Clarke M. Williams Foundation, concluded on the night of June 15. We just got our final tally–with donations and matching funds, NNEMAP Food Pantry will soon be getting $102,109.39 to put into our piggy bank. Let me say that again:
That’s a lot of candy bars! Or, actually, that’s a lot of healthier food choices (we like to make sure our neighbors have wholesome selections when they come to shop!). Maybe with that extra 39 cents we can get one of these:
The short-lived Reggie! bar presented an 8-year-old with a relative bargain at 25 cents back in 1980. As one former Reggie Jackson teammate quipped, “When you open a Reggie bar, it tells you how good it is.”
I’m not about to compare our donors to a candy bar–but I will tell you how great you are. Your response to this rare matching funds opportunity exceeded our wildest expectations. We are grateful for your continued generosity. It is truly not possible to thank you enough for your support. I will say, however, that I was always partial to the 100 Grand!
On behalf of the staff, volunteers, board of directors and, most importantly, the thousands of neighbors we serve–THANK YOU!!!!!