Look at Us GROW

We are growing–again! NNEMAP Food Pantry will soon expand its service territory AND offer afternoon hours for the first time.

Starting March 1, 2020, we will add the 43219 ZIP Code to our service area. We will now serve households at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level in ZIP Codes 43201, 43211, 43215, 43224 and 43219. We are looking forward to welcoming new neighbors to our pantry.

To accommodate the anticipated increase in traffic and make shopping more convenient, NNEMAP Food Pantry will be OPEN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS FROM 3:00-6:00pm. Our first afternoon date will be Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

Starting the week of March 1, 2020, our hours will be as follows:

Monday: 9am-12pm

Tuesday: 9am-12pm

Wednesday: 9am-12pm AND 3pm-6pm

Thursday: CLOSED

Friday: 9am-12pm

Saturday: 11am-1pm (Fresh produce and bread only)

HELP WANTED: If you would like to volunteer for any of our shifts, please contact Executive Director Roy Clark at director@nnemappantry.org to find out how you can help. As always, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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Paint for a Cause–Ours!

The irascible Oscar Wilde once opined that, “All art is quite useless.” While we understand the importance of being earnest (see what I did there?), we respectfully disagree with Wilde on this point. In fact, we’re going in the complete opposite direction. In the bleak midwinter, you can put some color back into the world by joining us at Brush Crazy to “Paint for a Cause.”

The team at Brush Crazy has made it as easy as 1-2-3 (think of it as paint and donate by numbers!):

1. Visit Brush Crazy on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020, show them this post or just tell them you’re painting for NNEMAP. Drop in anytime (and bring the family–it’s kid-friendly!).

2. Paint whatever item you choose (staff is there to help get you started and give you pointers along the way)

3. NNEMAP Food Pantry gets a generous portion of the proceeds as a cash donation.

You make art, NNEMAP Food Pantry gets money. THAT is useful art! Come join us on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020 anytime between 11am and 6pm. Chase the winter blues (and Dorian Grays?) away and support NNEMAP Food Pantry. Win-win!!!

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We welcome your support any time. We won’t even make you paint for it. You can always make a secure online donation here. Thank you for your support. Every donation makes a difference in someone’s life!

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There’s Still Time to Give a Gift!

It is always a great time to give a gift to NNEMAP Food Pantry! If you can spare…

$5–you can provide a family of 4 with food for about 1 week of meals. You read that correctly–groceries for a week for $5!

$50–you can cover the food costs for about 700 meals. That’s a little less than 7 cents per meal. Try doing that at the grocery store!

If you can spare…

$500–you can cover our food costs for about one week. We can stretch your dollar pretty far. That $500 will account for THOUSANDS OF MEALS!!!

If you can spare…

$1,000–you can cover all of our costs to operate the pantry for a full day. What a GREAT GIFT IDEA for that person who has it all: Dedicate a NNEMAP Food Pantry Day of Service in their honor!

Whether you can spare a little or can give a lot, we are grateful for your generosity.

WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU–THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

Please CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

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Catholic Foundation Grant is Early Holiday Gift

We are blessed to receive a $1,000 grant from The Catholic Foundation through the Foundation’s responsive grant cycle. This grant will help us continue to grow our service area and distribute more fresh and healthy food to more customers. We are proud that our pantry is being acknowledged and supported for all the good work we do.

We are grateful for all the donors who made this grant possible through The Catholic Foundation. Individuals who care deeply about helping others and want to do more in their community can set up endowments and other funds through The Catholic Foundation for the benefit of organizations like NNEMAP Food Pantry.

To learn more about how you can set up funds to help NNEMAP Food Pantry, please reach out to The Catholic Foundation’s Director of Development, Scott Hartman, at shartman@catholic-foundation.org or 614-443-8893.

To make a secure, online donation to NNEMAP Food Pantry right now, CLICK HERE.

To learn how your planned gift can leave a lasting legacy at NNEMAP Food Pantry, contact Sean Becker, Director of Development + Marketing, at 405-850-1688 or sean@nnemappantry.org.

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Welcome to Grateful Wednesday!

#GivingTuesday has given way to Grateful Wednesday. Why are we so grateful? Because of YOU! Thanks to a generous matching funds opportunity, NNEMAP Food Pantry donors raised $3,600 to help fuel our mission!

 

Think your donation doesn’t make a difference? Think again!

 

NNEMAP Food Pantry can do a lot with a little. That $3,600 can buy about 2 months worth of food for our customers AND pay the electricity bill to keep it fresh.

 

Trigger warning: Math lesson!

 

So what does “2 months worth of food” even mean?!? Good question–let us explain. We see about 1,500 pantry visits each month, and each household averages about 3 members. We provide enough food for about 3 days worth of meals per pantry visit (so about 9 meals per person per visit).

So that $3,600 will account for about 40,000 meals (1,500 pantry visits x 3 persons per household x 9 meals per person)…

…AND enough cash leftover to keep the lights on and the freezers and coolers running. We’re pretty thrifty!

 

We are all about second chances. If you missed out on Giving Tuesday, don’t despair. You can always DONATE NOW!!! We promise to get some bang for your bucks!

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR MISSION!!!

 

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677 E. 11th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW HOURS BEGINNING MARCH 1, 2020!!!

STARTING MARCH 1, 2020

Monday: 9am-12 noon

Tuesday: 9am-12 noon

Wednesday: 9am-12 noon AND 3pm-6pm

Thursday: CLOSED

Friday: 9am-12 noon

Saturday Produce Mart: 11am-1pm

NNEMAP Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.

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