NNEMAP is a cooperative ministry of over 30 churches (includingWUMC) distributing food and material assistance to needy residents of Columbus. Their service area includes the Short North, Downtown, Weinland Park, University District, & Linden zip codes (43201, 43211 and 43215). See www.nnemappantry.org
Established in 1969, NNEMAP has become one of the largest food pantries in Franklin County. Their clientele consists of families living in or near poverty. About 10% of their clients are homeless. In 2014 they served over 1,000 families per month.
The pantry recently moved to a former VFW hall at the corner of Essex and 11th Avenue, just a block west of I-71. They are open for food distribution Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 9:00 am to noon plus Tuesday & Thursday from the 20th of the month on.
In addition to the Bags of Blessings Ministry, our weekly bin collections and Second Mile Giving, WUMC also supports NNEMAP with volunteers to work in the pantry. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the church office
We invite you to join us in helping NNEMAP’s homeless clients by donating the food items listed. As always, feel free to donate or purchase any or all of the items on the list. Thank you for supporting this important outreach ministry.