September Newsletter

Dishin’ for Hunger!

Tickets to event:

The need is great, but so are our supporters. Every year, we host Dishin' For Hunger, an evening of food, fun, and fellowship in the Instructional Kitchen at The Ohio State University, this year it will be on Saturday, September 29th starting at 6 p.m. Parking is free. At this event, with your help, we will raise enough to feed 2,445 people. This year, we have Chefs from across the community, including one that worked in the kitchen of a Michelin 3 star restaurant. It's an opportunity to see Chefs prepare their signature dish LIVE and get to taste it too. We hope you are able to join us for this engaging event, while also ensuring we continue to provide an emergency 5-day supply for our neighbors in need.

Coming Up!

September is Hunger Action Month!

Produce Market

September 18th

Giving Tuesday

November 27th

#GivingTuesday is a day for giving back – where Black Friday and Cyber Monday are days for deals #GivingTuesday is a day to give back to the community! Help us get the word out about this day, November 27th, to as many people as possible!

Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Drives

Contact Molly if you or your church is interested in participating.

Pumpkin Patch for NSI

            October 13th at COVA

Email or call 614-297-0592 to volunteer or coordinate a donation drop-off!


Other ways to help:

Adopt a child this Christmas – contact Molly for more information.

Pick-up donations from Target M, T, TH, or F

We need help getting donations from different stores, including Target on different days of the week. Please contact Molly if you are interested in being on our call list.

We need someone to help us with little projects around the pantry. Please contact Molly if you are willing to be on our call list!


Molly’s contact information:


Meet Ms. Andrea, our first neighbor in our new series “Humans of the Neighborhood”. Inspired by the photography project Humans of New York, NSI has started to collect stories and pictures of neighbors. Here is her story…
“My family and I had a real bad carbon monoxide leak, I ended up losing my dog. We were going house to house to house, I was spending all my money on hotels and the pantry helped us a lot. The food pantry provides food for me and my children to eat and keep us healthy.”