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NNEMAP Food Pantry

We support the mission of the Near Northside Emergency Material Assistance Program (NNEMAP) who serves residents in need in Columbus by providing food and other resources. Congregational breakdown of supplies for NNEMAP occurs on the 4th Sunday of each month in Hazelton Hall at 11am.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
  • Please deposit any contributions into the wooden NNEMAP bin in Hazelton Hall. We urgently need sugar, coffee and salt.  Additional pantry needs include personal care products (laundry detergent tablets, adult diapers, razors, toothpaste, etc.), baby items, diapers (sizes 3-6 especially needed), and wipes, pet food, and non-perishable food.
  • Sign up to be volunteer to help with the breakdown and packing of supplies. Families welcome. Contact Lisa Abrams (Abrams.34@osu.edu or 614-406-1297) with questions. 
PURPOSE:
To serve Christ by serving others.  Feeding the hungry and supporting those in need by providing food and material assistance to NNEMAP.

BACKGROUND:
NNEMAP Food Pantry is a cooperative ministry of over 30 churches distributing food and material assistance to residents of the near north side of Columbus. NNEMAP’s clientele consists of families living at or near the poverty level.  As a member agency of the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, NNEMAP’s primary focus is to provide individuals and families with a three-day supply of food up to two times each month.  WPC has supported this mission for over the last 30 years by donating food pantry items and breaking down bulk goods (sugar, salt, coffee, dog/cat food, detergent). WPC is currently the only church that consistently breaks down and donates staples twice monthly.

SEPTEMBER: NNEMAP GROOMING SUPPLIES COLLECTION

Presbyterian Women United is again leading our con­gregation's participation in the annual family grooming collection. We will be receiving five items throughout September:

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel or bar soap (3.75 oz. or larger)
  • Deodorant (1.8 oz. or larger)

All items need to be family size. Look for marked con­tainers in the Narthex and Hazelton Hall. Financial contributions are also welcome. Please make checks payable to Worthington Presbyterian Church with "NNEMAP Grooming" in the memo line. PW will use the money to purchase addition­al items.

BRIEF PRAYER:

Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.
(Isaiah 58:7)