The late Fred Rogers’s direction to “look for people who are helping” in times of crisis has come up a lot lately. And with good reason. This is certainly an unusual time, and certainly a crisis. We have found the helpers–and in some cases, the helpers found us.
We cannot tell you how grateful we are to have so many incredible people helping us.
We have lost jobs. We have lost hours. We have lost. A lot. Despite all that, the helpers are present.
*There’s Zaftig Brewers, who donated 200 pounds of fresh produce after having to close their (awesome) Italian Village location.
*Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers gave 250 free kids combo coupons to distribute to our customers.
A dedicated cast of volunteers has stepped up–Victoria, Richard, Judy, Valerie, Madonna, Cathy, Sharon–all working tirelessly to make sure customers get served. Because we can’t do this without volunteers.
Pantry Manager Jim Hamberg, Pantry Services Coordinator Ali Dojki, and Executive Director Roy Clark have continuously refined the operation to ensure volunteers have a safe work environment and customers get plenty of healthy and safe food choices.
If you are reading this, I know YOU are a helper, too. If you can’t get out to help, you can help from the safety and comfort of your own home. Please consider donating money or materials to help us continue to serve customers. There are many ways to help–click below to find out more.
We are blessed to receive a $1,000 grant from The Catholic Foundation through the Foundation’s responsive grant cycle. This grant will help us continue to grow our service area and distribute more fresh and healthy food to more customers. We are proud that our pantry is being acknowledged and supported for all the good work we do.
We are grateful for all the donors who made this grant possible through The Catholic Foundation. Individuals who care deeply about helping others and want to do more in their community can set up endowments and other funds through The Catholic Foundation for the benefit of organizations like NNEMAP Food Pantry.
To learn more about how you can set up funds to help NNEMAP Food Pantry, please reach out to The Catholic Foundation’s Director of Development, Scott Hartman, at email@example.com or 614-443-8893.
To make a secure, online donation to NNEMAP Food Pantry right now, CLICK HERE.
To learn how your planned gift can leave a lasting legacy at NNEMAP Food Pantry, contact Sean Becker, Director of Development + Marketing, at 405-850-1688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
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!
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.
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!
We’ve joined the fight against poverty with @United Way of Central Ohio, and we need you on our team! 1 in 3 people in central Ohio lack the income to meet their basic needs. But you can be part of the solution. Join us and @United Way of Central Ohio in the fight against poverty by supporting NNEMAP Food Pantry in a fun and exciting “March Madness”-style fundraising tournament.
NOW through March 10, your donation gives NNEMAP Food Pantry a strong start in this year’s Knock Out Poverty bracket challenge as we compete for a $200,000 prize pool!
Get in the game and help us #KnockOutPoverty in our city. All you need to do is CLICK HERE TO DONATE! 100% of your donation goes to NNEMAP Food Pantry.
Bracket standings go LIVE on March 11. More donors + more donations = more prize money for NNEMAP Food Pantry! The best part? No matter who wins, we ALL win!
THANK YOU for supporting our quest to win the #KOPChallenge!