CenturyLink Matching Funds Help You Give 175 Percent

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Communications giant CenturyLink and the Clarke M. Williams Foundation have generously supported NNEMAP’s operations over the years. This year, CenturyLink is hosting an online virtual food drive. One website is set up to process all monetary donations.

If you’re not a details person, you can click here to skip right to that page and make your donation (please and thank you!).

If you are a details person, we’re pretty sure you’re going to be glad you stuck around for the fine print. In past years, CenturyLink has solicited for food and cash donations. While food donations are still welcome, you can get the most bang–or ‘bank’–for your buck by donating cash.

Why?

Because the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation will match all financial donations made between now and June 17th. For every dollar you donate, the foundation will kick in 3 quarters. If you donate $100, NNEMAP gets $175. If you donate $500, NNEMAP gets $875, etc.

You can see how this works–it’s a great way for you to get the most out of your donation to NNEMAP! All you have to do is click here and have your credit card handy. It’s that easy!

Thank you to the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation for this generous program–and thank you for helping NNEMAP take advantage of this tremendous fundraising opportunity!

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State Fair Parking Sign-Up!

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There’s no parking on the dance floor, as the post-disco pop sensation Midnight Star reminded us back in 1983. But there IS parking in NNEMAP’s lot during the Ohio State Fair. In fact, it’s a tremendous fundraising opportunity for the pantry–we earned over $7,000 in 2015!

You can help us park cars and feed families this year by helping out during one of three shifts: 8am-Noon; Noon-4pm; or 4-8pm on any of the State Fair days from Wednesday, July 27 through Sunday, August 7.

To sign up, simply follow this link.

Questions, comments, concerns? Contact Roy Clark at 614-297-0533 or e-mail director@nnemappantry.org.

 

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The Doctor is in…the Parking Lot!

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In addition to providing healthy food for our shoppers, NNEMAP strives to connect our patrons with other helpful services. Utility assistance, SNAP benefits, Medicaid insurance…for the sake of convenience, we like to be a one-stop shop for our customers.

This month, the good folks at Mt. Carmel joined forces with us in our effort to keep our neighborhood healthy. Their Mobile Medical Coach will now take up a few of our many parking spots on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

The Mobile Medical Coach is an urgent care center on wheels. The traveling medical staff provides on-site care and referrals at no cost to the uninsured and underserved in the Columbus area.

Mt. Carmel’s legacy in Columbus healthcare dates back to the 1880s. NNEMAP is excited to help continue that proud tradition of offering the most care to the most in need. With a big parking lot to share, we couldn’t imagine a better way to use up those extra spaces!

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Wexner Med Center Chef Sharpens Our Skills

NNEMAP recently welcomed Chef Jim Warner to the pantry for an afternoon of kitchen fun and instruction. Warner, who is Program Director, Food and Nutrition at the nearby Wexner Medical Center, spent a couple of hours teaching a knife skills training course to NNEMAP customers and staff.

Warner demonstrated how to chop, slice and prepare mushrooms, green peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, yellow squash, onions, cilantro and more for a sumptuous and super-quick stir-fry recipe. We weren’t getting a few tips from a local prep cook here. Warner received his training at New York’s prestigious Culinary Institute of America, the premiere culinary school in the country. Among professionals, this guy is a professional!

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After furiously chopping a pile of produce, Chef Warner demonstrated his take on the classic stir-fry. He fired up a couple of propane burners and quickly seared off the fruits (and vegetables) of the class’s labor. We plated up samples of the dish as a light afternoon snack and sent students home with their own chopped goodies to make for dinner that night.

The NNEMAP class enjoyed Warner’s hands-on approach and thorough instruction. The feeling was mutual. “This is a great group,” Warner said. “Everyone is really engaged!” Some students in the class had experience in the foodservice industry, others just cook at home. Regardless of experience or skill level, everyone in attendance (including this staff member!) gained an abundance of practical knowledge about knife skills and safety.

“I really enjoyed myself,” said one student as she made her way out after class. “We have to do this more often.” We couldn’t agree more!

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NNEMAP Food Pantry extends a special thanks to Chef Jim Warner for sharing his time and talent with us!

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Columbus, OH 43211

HOLIDAY HOURS - NNEMAP Food Pantry will be closed Thursday, November 25th, Friday, November 26th, and Saturday, November 27th in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen regular hours Monday, November 29th.

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

Wednesday: 9am-12 noon Thursday: 3pm-6pm

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

CLOSED EVERY SUNDAY

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