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Zaftig Round Up to Benefit NNEMAP!

Zaftig Brewing Company is teaming up with NNEMAP Food Pantry! The local craft beer artisans are donating ALL of the “round-up” cash collected at their locations now through the end of the year! Big beers…small change…HUGE impact!!!

And now…MATH! 

NNEMAP Food Pantry distributed the equivalent of about 526,000 meals in 2019 (total through October 15 of this year: 447,000)

NNEMAP’s total cost per meal in 2019 was about 44 cents.

A cash-register round-up, on average, comes out to about 50 cents.

Approximate number of cash-register round ups needed to fund NNEMAP Food Pantry for 1 year: a lot!

Our work is clear: Go to Zaftig Brewing Company and round up at the register!

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Huge thanks to Zaftig Brewing Company for this opportunity!

VISIT ZAFTIG AT EITHER ONE OF ITS TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS:

Worthington: 7020-A Huntley Road / Columbus, OH 43229

Italian Village: 119 East 5th Avenue / Columbus, OH 43201

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Bucks for Charity Benefits NNEMAP

 

Are you and Ohio State employee? Do you participate in the Bucks for Charity program? So do we! NNEMAP Food Pantry would be honored if you designated us as the recipient of your charitable donation. Our Bucks for Charity code number is 19043.

Do you work for another city, county, state or federal government entity? Do you participate in the “Combined Charitable Campaign” as well? Then don’t feel left out–you can also use NNEMAP Food Pantry’s code number 19043 to direct your payroll contributions to our cause.

Thank you for your support!

If you are looking for other ways to help support our mission, please CLICK HERE!

 

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Changing Times Demand…Change!

Necessity is the mother of invention, or so said Plato in his Republic. Who are we to argue with ancient Greek philosophers? In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been forced to reimagine the way we do a lot of things. For NNEMAP Food Pantry (and others), this has meant that customers no longer have the freedom to enter the building and choose their groceries. It’s not ideal, but we are continuing to get food to customers.

As the lockdown settled in, NNEMAP Food Pantry introduced a grocery delivery service, available on a limited basis. Also, we are now serving customers from any ZIP Code. We have eliminated a huge barrier to pantry access by expanding our service area.

As jobs and incomes have disappeared, so have the thin financial cushions that separated our customers from disaster. To help people preserve scarce financial resources, we have been permitting weekly visits to the pantry, up from 2 visits per month. Weekly visits will become permanent policy starting on Monday, August 3.

For our many working customers, we are expanding our hours to offer more convenient shopping times. Starting August 6, afternoon/evening hours will be available every Thursday from 3pm-7pm. The first hour of every Thursday will be reserved for customers who are over 60; immunocompromised; or differently abled.

Beginning August 8, Saturday shopping hours will be available. From 10am to 1pm, customers will be full-service pantry shopping–food distribution will not be restricted to produce and bread.

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We are looking forward to these permanent service enhancements that will better serve our customers. Our expansion efforts have been made possible through generous funding from the City of Columbus; United Way of Central Ohio; The Columbus Foundation; the Ohio CDC Association Community Recovery Fund; and our many dedicated individual and church sponsors. 

 

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Thank You, Donors!

Dear NNEMAP Food Pantry Donors,

Wow. There are no words to describe your generosity, so “Wow,” is going to have to do. The “Big Give” ended yesterday afternoon at 6:00pm. In just 32 hours, you donated $52,513.89 to NNEMAP Food Pantry. And that’s BEFORE our share of matching funds from the prize pool.

Wow. 

In a year when we have lost so much, you reminded us of just how much we have. We have your support. We have your encouragement. We have…you.

On behalf of the thousands of area households we serve, thank you for being there for us.

From the entire staff and Board of Directors, thank you for walking beside us as we strive to eliminate hunger in our city.

From all of us to all of you–THANK YOU for your support.

 

Gratefully,

NNEMAP Food Pantry

 

 

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NNEMAP Now Delivers!

Having trouble with transportation? Compromised health condition keeping you confined to your home? We will bring the goods to your doorstep! NNEMAP Food Pantry has partnered with local janitorial and environmental services contractor Gimme the Dirt, Ltd. to offer free grocery delivery service for our customers.

Here’s how it works:

  1. CALL 614-297-0533 or E-MAIL info@nnemappantry.org
  2.  NNEMAP Food Pantry will collect the necessary information to register you for service
  3.  We will package up your groceries for delivery
  4.  We will call you when your order is on the way!

Delivery is available on TUESDAY and THURSDAY throughout Columbus.

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Want to help pack provisions for our patrons? Fill bags and boxes of food for our favorite folks? Get in here! Call 614-297-0533 or e-mail info@nnemappantry.org and tell us you are ready for action!

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Special thanks to @gimmethedirtohio for making this service possible. If you need residential or commercial cleaning services, we know who can help!

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677 E. 11th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

PLEASE NOTE our NEW HOURS effective August 3, 2020!

Monday: 9am-12 noon  Tuesday: 9am-12 noon

Wednesday: 9am-12 noon Thursday: 3pm-7pm*

Friday: 9am-12 noon  Saturday: 10am-1pm

*3-4pm Thursday reserved for seniors and clients who are immunocompromised or differently abled

CLOSED EVERY SUNDAY

NNEMAP Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.

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