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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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Don’t Worry, Baby!

Sean Becker, Director of Development & Marketing, and Executive Director Roy Clark accept a check from Kiwanis Club Secretary Kathleen Rogers.

Studies show that adults can recall memories from when they were 3 or 4 years old. Any memories before that would be pretty boring. Most of them would revolve around being dependent on other people to meet your basic needs. I’m hungry–somebody feed me! Oops–now my diaper needs changed. Little help?!?

Diapers and wipes can get pricey. And formula? That can break the bank. It’s easy enough to mash up some fruits and veggies and call it baby food. But toddler foods–stuff that’s made for kiddos to pick up as they learn how to feed themselves? Not cheap. Economic reality might mean parents have to put off a change to stretch the life of your diaper (warning: diaper rash ahead!). No finger foods can delay the development of those crucial small-motor skills. When you’re that little, you don’t have much control over what goes on.

Sometimes parents are forced into making sacrifices without even realizing it. But should you really have to make sacrifices when you’re bringing up baby?

We asked the Kiwanis Club of Columbus, and the response was a resounding–NO!

The Kiwanis Club of Columbus delivered a generous $6,250 grant to help launch ‘Full Bellies-Clean Bottoms’–an initiative to help NNEMAP Food Pantry keep baby supplies stocked for our youngest customers. Our amazing church partners and two fantastic diaper-drive organizations do their best to help us keep these products on our shelves. Despite their efforts, we still run short at certain times of the month. 

Thanks to our Kiwanis Club friends, those days are over. Straight ahead: happy babies!

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To join the Kiwanis Club of Columbus and support our Full Bellies-Clean Bottoms program, please click below to make a secure online donation!

DONATE NOW!!!

 

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A Gifting Tuesday

It’s not everyday that a major international celebration coincides with a global giving event. But here we are–Cinco de Mayo and #GivingTuesday, joined together in a unifying day of hope and, hopefully, change. Spare change, that is. 

For the price of a marguerita at a major chain restaurant, we can provide a family with three days’ worth of groceries. That’s not bad. Why not have one for the road? We’ll serve two families!

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To get you in that #GivingTuesday mood, here are some fun and completely factually inaccurate statements about Cinco de Mayo:

-Actor Robert De Niro considered changing his name to Roberto Dinero before auditioning for the title role in ‘Scarface.’ He reconsidered after reading the script.

-American author John dos Passos did change his original name. He was named John dos Pesos at birth. (That is entirely untrue. He was actually christened ‘John Hey It Would Be Amazing if You Donated Six Bucks to NNEMAP Today.’

-Cinco de Mayo was not celebrated for decades. After France’s dismal showing in the two World Wars, Mexico did not want to sound like a bully for routing the French Empire in 1862.

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-For real facts about Cinco de Mayo, maybe try a Google search. To donate to NNEMAP Food Pantry, CLICK HERE!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!

 

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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

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