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Look at Us GROW

We are growing–again! NNEMAP Food Pantry will soon expand its service territory AND offer afternoon hours for the first time.

Starting March 1, 2020, we will add the 43219 ZIP Code to our service area. We will now serve households at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level in ZIP Codes 43201, 43211, 43215, 43224 and 43219. We are looking forward to welcoming new neighbors to our pantry.

To accommodate the anticipated increase in traffic and make shopping more convenient, NNEMAP Food Pantry will be OPEN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS FROM 3:00-6:00pm. Our first afternoon date will be Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

Starting the week of March 1, 2020, our hours will be as follows:

Monday: 9am-12pm

Tuesday: 9am-12pm

Wednesday: 9am-12pm AND 3pm-6pm

Thursday: CLOSED

Friday: 9am-12pm

Saturday: 11am-1pm (Fresh produce and bread only)

HELP WANTED: If you would like to volunteer for any of our shifts, please contact Executive Director Roy Clark at director@nnemappantry.org to find out how you can help. As always, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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Come See the NNEMAP Dance Craze!

Hazel Black, NNEMAP Food Pantry volunteer and Ohio State dance major, has focused her senior project around her experience at NNEMAP Food Pantry. We’re not going to lie here–we’re pretty flattered by all the attention!
Hazel’s artistic interpretation of that experience, “Food and Shelter,” will be making its world debut this Saturday, December 1, at 5:00pm at Sullivant Hall (1813 N. High St. / 43210) on the OSU Campus (best parking spot: Ohio Union garage on High Street).
Come support Hazel’s work as she celebrates our work in the community. Hope to see you there!
 PS: The performance is scheduled to conclude by 6:00pm. The football team doesn’t play until 8:00pm, so you can’t use that as an excuse!
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Busy January Follows Record-Setting 2016

We keep telling you we’re busy here at NNEMAP. And then we get busier. Maybe we should stop mentioning it! But since our mission is possible thanks especially to you, our faithful friends, volunteers and supporters, you have the right to know what’s going on here. Well, here’s what’s going on: we’re busy. How busy? Check this out:

MEALS DISTRIBUTED, ANNUALLY

2015: 223,811          2016: 323,814

Increase: 100,003–we gave away 45 percent more meals in 2016. Of course, we surpassed our 2016 total by the end of September, so this comes as no surprise. For a peek at what this year may have in store, look here:

MEALS DISTRIBUTED, LAST 3 JANUARYS

2015: 17,643          2016: 22,842          2017: 29,194         

Increase: 6,352 or 28 percent more meals than 2016; 11,551 or 65 percent more than in 2015. That’s a busy January! If past performance is any indication, 2017 will be another record-setting year at NNEMAP.

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To keep pace with this kind of inflation, we need your help! If you have some time, talent or treasure to donate to NNEMAP’s cause, contact us today. And tell a friend–because we’re busy!

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Reminder! NNEMAP Winter Weather Policy

The weather outside was pretty accommodating over the holiday travel season. But we can’t expect winter to stay away all season. With the worst of winter surely yet to come, it’s a good time to refresh your memory about NNEMAP Food Pantry’s winter weather/snow day policy. It’s pretty simple:

***NNEMAP Food Pantry will be closed when Columbus City Schools are closed for weather***

There you have it! Please check your local television news stations or websites for up-to-the minute school closing information. Thank you!!!

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New SATURDAY Volunteer Hours Available!

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Have you been lying awake nights, wondering how you could ever find a way to volunteer at NNEMAP? Working full time and managing the household is a handful–and then some. Who can find the time to volunteer during the week? With limited pantry service hours, it’s not easy to make your busy work week schedule match up with ours.

But we heard your cry in the night. It sounded like this: “Can we volunteer on Saturdays?!?”

We are here to answer YES! Yes, you can volunteer on Saturdays!

Every Saturday, NNEMAP opens its doors to provide fresh produce and bread to clients who live within our service area ZIP codes. Just like a normal pantry weekday, volunteers are needed to help clients check in, shop for their food, load up and head out. Other volunteers keep food stocked up or work on other projects as needed and as time permits.

The pantry is open for produce mart shoppers from 11am until 1pm. Volunteer shifts begin at 10:00am and end around 1pm. To find out how you can volunteer on Saturday mornings, click here or e-mail info@nnemappantry.org today.

Thanks–and you’re welcome. We’re glad we could find a way for you to volunteer with us at a time convenient for you!

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677 E. 11th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW HOURS BEGINNING MARCH 1, 2020!!!

STARTING MARCH 1, 2020

Monday: 9am-12 noon

Tuesday: 9am-12 noon

Wednesday: 9am-12 noon AND 3pm-6pm

Thursday: CLOSED

Friday: 9am-12 noon

Saturday Produce Mart: 11am-1pm

NNEMAP Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.

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