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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Giving Tuesday is Here!

Today’s the day–Giving Tuesday has arrived! Today, the world unites in a global giving event to assist nonprofit organizations like NNEMAP Food Pantry. Thanks to a pair of generous donors, MATCHING FUNDS are available. A generous donor has offered to match the first $1,000 donated dollar-for-dollar. Let’s meet that goal!

But wait, oh yes, there’s more!

A second generous donor has agreed to MATCH THE NEXT $500. That’s right–MATCHING FUNDS are available FOR THE FIRST $1,500 RAISED on Giving Tuesday!

 

This amazing matching funds offer expires at midnight. Don’t delay….

DONATE NOW!!!

THANK YOU to our generous matching funds donors and everyone who contributes to our mission. We are grateful for your dedication and support. We can’t do it without you!!!

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Help Wanted Stocking the NNEMAP Holiday Gift Shop

That holiday shopping season is lurking. Right there, at the end of the week, Black Friday is ready to welcome you into its frenzied arms.

What? Not a Black Friday fan? Not a problem. Let’s try that again…

That holiday shopping season is lurking. Just when you thought it was safe to re-enter the world after a long holiday weekend, ZAP! Cyber Monday grabs you by the mouse cord and reels you into its online lair.

Wherever or however you do your gift shopping, can we ask a favor? Can you please include an extra gift or two for NNEMAP Food Pantry’s Holiday Gift Shop? We’ve got over 800 kiddos up to age 16 counting on us to give their HGC (Holiday Gift Count) a little boost.

Gift Suggestions (Because we like to be helpful!)

• Footballs, Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Other Sports Equipment  • Dolls and Stuffed Animals  • Board Games
• Kitchen Toys   • Art Supplies   • Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Socks
• Watches, Jewelry, Nail Polish   • OSU / Team Apparel   • Ear Buds / Headphones
• Fragrances / Cologne / Perfume  • Remote control toys

Please DELIVER GIFTS to 677 E. 11th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211 / December 2-7, 2019 / 9:00am-1:00pm

Volunteer Information (Because you like to be helpful, too!)

E-mail Roy Clark at director@nnemappantry.org or call 614-297-0533

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Thanks for your help making the holidays merrier and brighter for the kids in our community!

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Kroger Community Rewards are Always in Season!

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. Here’s how to do it:

1. Go to the Kroger Community Rewards site

2. Click on “I’m a Customer” and log in. If you haven’t created an account before, you’ll need to sign up here.

3. After completing the required fields, you will come to a page with an “Enroll” button. Click here!

4. You should now see a “Find Your Organization” prompt. Type “NNEMAP” in the box or just enter our organization’s ID number: HV073.

5. Click on the magnifying glass next to that field.

6. Click on the “Enroll” button when the NNEMAP search results come up.

And…that’s it! You’re enrolled! You shop for groceries, NNEMAP Food Pantry gets a steady drip of needed financial support. What’s not to love?

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Not a Kroger shopper? Don’t let that stop you from supporting NNEMAP Food Pantry’s mission! Click here to find out how you can help today! As always, THANK YOU for your generous support!

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Harmony for Hunger Tickets Available!

WHAT?!? Believe it or not, the holiday season is bearing down upon us. NNEMAP Food Pantry invites you to kick off the festivities by joining us for the 1oth Annual Harmony for Hunger benefit concert. This event showcases talent from our supporting network of churches and also features a spectacular silent auction for browsing (and bidding!) before the show and during intermission.

This year we will be treated to an audible feast presented by the New World Singers. This premier performance and touring ensemble of the Columbus Children’s Choir regularly performs with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to the delight of patrons far and wide.

WHEN?!? The Big Show will be Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:30pm, but you’ll want to arrive early to get your silent auction bids in and visit with other NNEMAP Food Pantry friends and supporters.

WHERE?!? This year’s host is Stonybrook Church, located at 485 Cherry Bottom Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230. 

HOW DO I GET THERE?!? Not to worry–use this map and directions.

NEW THIS YEAR–KID TICKET PRICES!!!

For a mere $25 per ticket, you get a solid two hours of entertainment. Kids 10 and under admitted for the discounted ticket price of $15. We’re cheaper than a sitter and way more entertaining. Win-win! If you are a savvy holiday shopper, you recognize that this is the best deal in town!

Tickets are available at the door, at one of our supporting churches or in advance. To order your tickets, call 614-297-0533 or e-mail director@nnemappantry.org today.

Thanks in advance for your support–enjoy the show!!!

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677 E. 11th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

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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