In 2015, NNEMAP Food Pantry distributed the equivalent of about 230,000 meals to local families. In just 2 1/2 short months this year, we have already helped our shoppers with over 50,000 meals. Told you we were busy!
So where does all of that food come from? A variety of places–our supporting church network provides about a quarter of the food supply. Most of our fresh produce and shelf-stable product is sourced through the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. A large portion of the remainder comes from our three Giant Eagle partner stores at Neil Ave. and Buttles; Grandview Yard; and Britton Parkway. Here is one day’s delivery of frozen meat–over 800 pounds!
The supermarket chain also donates bread and bakery goods, snack items and assorted canned goods and goodies. NNEMAP typically takes in over a ton of donated food from the stores each week.
If you ever wondered how we do it–there is your answer. We can only do it with the help of the amazing Columbus community. Churches, businesses, partners–we are all in it together, working hard to eliminate hunger in our city.