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Welcome to the New Albany Food Pantry

  • Intro

    The New Albany Food Pantry is a welcoming community devoted to eliminating food insecurity within the New Albany-Plain Local School District by connecting our neighbors in need with food and other critical resources. Whether that be food, social resources, or financial support, the Pantry makes sure to treat all with the dignity, privacy, and respect they deserve. If you are employed by or live within the NAPLS district, or reside in the 43054 zip code, you are eligible to receive help whenever you need. For any further information, please visit our website at www.newalbanyfoodpantry.org. 

    Especially in the past year, food insecurity has drastically increased across the nation. More families than ever are struggling to know when their next meal is coming from, or are scared to reach out for support. At the New Albany Food Pantry, increasing awareness and eliminating stigma around food insecurity is amongst our top priority so that no child or family has to go hungry.

Mission

  • The mission of the New Albany Food Pantry is to eliminate food insecurity within the New Albany-Plain Local School District by connecting our neighbors in need with food and other critical resources.

    Two main initiatives fall under the NAFP umbrella:

    • Providing access to food through grocery delivery and open pantry hours; as well as assistance for those facing emergency food crisis.
    • Serving the needs of the community by providing access to a network of resources for those in need.
       

    GOALS


    • Collect food items and monetary donations to support NAFP food operations.
    • Maintain New Albany School Snack Program.
    • Raise awareness of the needs in our community.
    • Provide a venue for community members to share their time and talents.
    • Develop and implement a summer meals/weekend meals program.
    • Expand operations to include consumer science programs for students.
    • Grow our network of partners and donors.

New Albany Food Pantry Contacts

  • New Albany Food Pantry
    c/o Healthy New Albany
    150 W. Main St., Suite B                                   
    New Albany, OH 43054
    614-413-7907

    HOURS
    Pantry Open Shop                         
    Second and fourth weeks of the month

    Thursdays
    1:00 - 6:30 p.m.          

    Fridays
    4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

    Saturdays
    9:30 AM - 12:30 p.m.

    By appointment only.

    SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW
    Let’s stay in touch! Subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter and e-mail updates here.

    Website - www.newalbanyfoodpantry.org 

    Instagram -  @newalbanyfoodpantry

    Facebook - @newalbanyfoodpantry

Hosting a Food Drive

  • THINKING ABOUT HOSTING A FOOD DRIVE?
    Grab our quick and easy guide to hosting a successful food drive.  In our NAFP Food Drive Toolkit, you will find tips on how to get started, how to promote your food drive, as well as how to collect donations.

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      COVID-19 Updates

      • NAFP will still be serving clients during our regular pantry weeks out of our regular pantry location. We are currently open Thursday 1:00-3:00 pm (60 and over only)  and 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (anyone), Friday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (60 and over only) and 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (anyone), and Saturday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (anyone) on every other week.

        Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for the most up-to-date information. Please email Pantry Manager Natalie Swartz at nafp.natalie@gmail.com if you are experiencing a food emergency or have any questions. 

        We are able to deliver food only to clients who are unable to visit our pantry due to age or health concerns. Please let us know if this applies to you, and we are happy to deliver your food to your home.
        We continue to serve only the NAPLS school district, 43054, and NAPLS school employees. If you are outside of our service area and cannot locate a pantry in your area, let us know and we will be happy to direct you to a pantry closer to you.

      Resources

      • New Albany Food Pantry is proud to be a link to services beyond food. Resources we are able to provide or direct clients to include but are not limited to: healthcare, legal services, employment, state benefits, housing and utilities, ESL, Bundle Bags, healthy recipe videos, Rosetta Stone English Language Learning Program, our Resource Library, Conversation Partners, School Snack Program, Weekend Back-Pack program, Break-Boxes, and more. Visit this page for more details.

        The NAFP Team 


        Jennifer Wilcoxon

        Director

        nafp.jennifer@gmail.com

        Regina Valentini

        Treasurer and Donor Stewardship

        nafp.regina@gmail.com

        Natalie Swartz

        Pantry Manager

        nafp.natalie@gmail.com

        Moriah Garnett

        Marketing and Communications Coordinator

        nafp.moriah@gmail.com

        Eileen Pewitt

        Cooking Education Coordinator

        nafp.eileen@gmail.com

        Angie Ojeda-Kreimann

        ELL Program Coordinator

        nafp.angie@gmail.com

        Rachel Jaffy

        Volunteer Coordinator

        nafp.rachel@gmail.com

      Monetary Donations

      • For every dollar donated, NAFP is able to purchase $9 worth of food and groceries. The need is constant. It is an honor to stretch your donor dollars on behalf of local families in need. Click here to make a monetary donation to NAFP.

      Volunteering

      • Getting involved with NAFP is a great way to bond with the community, earn service hours, and make friends! Please visit our VolunteerHub page to view and register for available volunteer opportunities. You will need to create an account if you haven’t done so already. We look forward to working together to support our neighbors in need.

        Please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Rachel, with questions at nafp.rachel@gmail.com.

        Volunteer options include but are not limited to:

        Open Pantry - Assist and interact with families as they shop the pantry. Spanish-speaking volunteers are also needed on a regular basis. 

        Pantry Stocking and Sorting - Help us get the Pantry ready for clients by sorting and organizing food and personal care items.

        Food Pick Ups - Pick up food and other items donated from local businesses and deliver them to the Pantry. We rely on the generosity of many local companies including Target, Whole Foods, Fox in the Snow, Kroger and more. 

        Mid-Ohio Foodbank Pick Ups - MOFB receives and stores large donations of food from the food industry and distributes it to member organizations, such as the NAFP. Volunteers are needed to pick up bread, milk and produce.

        Conversation Partners - The New Albany Food Pantry is initiating a new program called Conversation Partners.  Conversation Partners is a program that matches English speaking volunteers with English Language Learners (ELL) from our pantry community. The ELL partners have sufficient basic English to converse. In addition to assisting new residents to become linguistically self-sufficient, the program provides a potential friend with whom all manners of topics can be discussed. Both partners have the opportunity to learn about each other’s culture & life experiences, and there is no fee to participate. Click to read more.

      Donating Food

      • WAYS TO DONATE FOOD
        ***In an effort to keep our community members safe and healthy, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended in-person donations at the Philip Heit Center. Please do not bring donations to the Heit Center, as we will not be able to accept them. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we welcome you to:

        1.  Donate via the NAFP website

        2. Mail grocery gift cards to Healthy New Albany, 150 W. Main St., Suite B, New Albany, 43054.

        3. Click here to view a wish list of items for which we always have a need.   In-person donations are now being accepted at the pantry on Mondays & Tuesdays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  **Hours may vary.  Please call (614) 413-7907 to confirm drop-off times.  See below for more info.

        4. Donate items from our Amazon Wish List

        DONATE IN-PERSON
        When: Mondays & Tuesdays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

        **Hours may vary.  Please call (614) 413-7907 to confirm drop-off times.

        Where: 79 N. High St. New Albany, OH 43054

        NAFP is unable to accept donations of clothing or household goods. Please contact the Methodist Free Store if you would like to donate these items.