Located in the Milo-Grogan neighborhood, NNEMAP has expanded its reach and hours due to the growing need brought on by the pandemic. The pantry currently serves people six days a week from any ZIP code in central Ohio. Roy Clark, the Executive Director of NNEMAP, says that like most nonprofits, the pantry has experienced declining revenues and rising costs during this crisis.
NNEMAP is also serving many first-time families like Melkisha’s. Melkisha was unable to continue working as a home health care aide when COVID-19 struck and shut down her children’s schools and child care. Visits to NNEMAP’s food pantry, where she can get produce and healthy food for her family, are critical during weeks when she has more bills than income.