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CYP Contest Makes a Splash

The Columbus Young Professionals Club invited NNEMAP Food Pantry to participate in the M.A.D. Splash Challenge, a three-round fundraising event–with eliminations. Yikes!

Don’t worry, though–we got this. We are seasoned competitors in the fundraising contest arena. We stunned the competition by nearly taking the top prize in the United Way’s “Knock Out Poverty” event in 2019 and racked up lots of extra prize money for our troubles.

We were leading in the final days of the Aetna “Voices of Health” voting game in 2019 before getting swamped at the last minute and finishing just out of the money. Aetna generously awarded us $5,000 for being such an inspiration.

So…we can do this! How, you ask? Simple.

From APRIL 5-19, we need to make donations through the NNEMAP Food Pantry page through The Columbus Foundation’s Giving Store site. Don’t worry–we’ll send a link to make it easy.

If we don’t finish in the top 8, that’s where the splash comes in–a member of our fundraising team will be taking a plunge in the pool at Taylor House Apartments. Brrrr!!!!

If…I mean WHEN we advance to ROUND 2, we’ll need social media support–like our posts, comment on them and share them with your friends.

ROUND 3 ends with a limited budget ($100) creative challenge–the top 4 teams advancing out of round 2 compete for the top prize, a $500 bonus donation, and a lifetime of fame and notoriety for winning the first ever M.A.D. Splash!

WHAT WE NEED:

*Donors! Any amount will help us get there. We’ll send links when the contest goes live on Monday, April 5.

*Social Media Support–like, comment, and share NNEMAP Food Pantry’s posts to get us to the final round.

*Creative Thinkers/Insect Architects–in case we need to build a beehive!

SOUND LIKE FUN? We thought so! Please join our M.A.D. Splash Fundraising Team today! E-mail Sean Becker, Director of Development & Marketing at sean@nnemappantry.org or call 614-297-9935 to find out how you can help!

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Feel the Love: Why Our Donors Donate

 

People donate to all kinds of charitable causes for all kinds of reasons.
Pause.
From everyone in the nonprofit community, thank you for your kindness and your generosity.
We don’t go around asking “why” a whole lot–we probably should. Luckily, we have some donors who recently shared their motivation with us.
One donor sent their entire government stimulus payment to us, explaining that “I do not need the money, so I am giving it to you so you can help people in need.” We are at the front end of what is going to be a long and fitful recovery for a lot of our customers. I can guarantee we will put that money to good use.

“I do not need [government stimulus] money, so I am giving it to you…”

Another donor celebrated a milestone birthday: “I just turned 90 years old. To celebrate, I am donating $90 to NNEMAP Food Pantry” How cool is that? Turning 90 is terrific–celebrating with that giving spirit is even more awe-inspiring. I can’t stop smiling!
Finally, that kid in the photo couldn’t wait to spend the money he got for Christmas. After buying a few new books and toys, there was about $15 in his pocket. “Daddy, I got the things I wanted and have money left,” he told me. “I want to donate $5 to NNEMAP Food Pantry.” Even our youngest donors know there is no such thing as a small donation.
We hope you join these donors and support NNEMAP Food Pantry or another charity of your choice. Tell us what motivates you!

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What a Year–2020 in Review

Say what you will about 2020, but you have to admit it was not uneventful. For a year of pandemic-induced lockdowns and travel restrictions, it was not without its excitement.

NNEMAP Food Pantry experienced a year of accelerated growth and explosive expansion in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In case you missed it, we….

*Expanded our service territory to include the whole City of Columbus and Franklin County,

*Allowed shoppers to come once a week instead of twice a month,

*Added Thursday afternoon/evening hours so we are now open 6 days a week,

*Introduced a popular grocery delivery service for customers who can’t get out.

As expected given the economic fallout of the pandemic, we were busier than ever distributing food to our friends in the community. By the end of the year we…

*Served 5,137 unique households (up from 3,736 in 2019)

*Served 17,480 unique individuals (11,904 in 2019)

*Fulfilled 18,546 requests for groceries (17,338 in 2019)

*Distributed the equivalent of 605,250 meals (526,731 in 2019).

Thank you to our supporters, including our incredible church network; United Way of Central Ohio; The City of Columbus Department of Development; The Columbus Foundation; and hundreds of individual donors who gave what they could for those who had nothing to spare.

Thank you for helping us navigate a most unusual year. 2021 is off and running already. We are looking forward to running this race with you again!

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We are always welcoming new partners to our community. Click a link below to learn how you can get involved today!

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Food Pantry Plus

What can you get at NNEMAP Food Pantry? Well, food of course. But you can also get a whole lot more. As a neighborhood hub of food-related activity, we are in position to help in more ways than just one. So we work hard to connect customers to other useful resources when they are here. 

For customers who need help with….

-Housing issues or homelessness

-Healthcare or health insurance

-Unemployment or low-wage jobs

-Childcare

-Legal issues

-Food stamps/SNAP benefits

-Rent assistance or utility payments

….we can refer you to a partner who can help. Right now a lot of people do not know where to turn. You can turn to NNEMAP Food Pantry for free groceries–and we can point you in the right direction for all your other needs. Just let us know how we can help!

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How can YOU help? Any of these three easy ways:

VOLUNTEER: Click the link at left to learn how!

DONATE: There are many ways to give–and every dollar makes a difference!

ADVOCATE: Follow us on Facebook. Share our story with friends–together we can make change happen!

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

 

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NNEMAP + CJO Combine to Jazz Up Your Holidays

For the past 10 years, November has been a big fundraising month for NNEMAP Food Pantry. Our annual “Harmony for Hunger” concert brings together hundreds of volunteers, donors, church partners and patrons for a night of great music. The concert raises between $10-$15,000 for NNEMAP.

This year’s event was cancelled–but you can still get the gift of music this Thanksgiving season. NNEMAP Food Pantry and Jazz Arts Group are teaming up to make it happen. We’re just asking for a little help.

OFFER EXTENDED! Donate Now Through December 4!!!

DONATE $50 and we will send you a copy of “Come Together”–a compilation of classics from all eras performed by the incomparable Columbus Jazz Orchestra. As an extra bonus, the first 10 donors will get a copy signed by CJO Conductor Byron Stripling! 

DONATE $250 and you get to participate in a special virtual conversation with Byron (first 10 donors at this level only). Got a question about the band? One of the songs on the CD? Curious about the recording session? Ask Byron in this intimate forum!

Don’t Delay–Jazz Up Your Day!!!

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Columbus, OH 43211

HOLIDAY HOURS-NNEMAP Food Pantry will be closed Saturday, September 4th and Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day

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

NNEMAP Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.

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