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NECM Programs and Services


CLIENT CHOICE FOOD PANTRIES

 

Emergency Food Pantry (3-4 day supply)

Grocery Store setting

Empowers clients to pick and choose a variety of foods they need and want for their families

Serves more than 750 families per month with food

Pantry Locations and Operating Days and Times:

NECM’s main office, 214 Spencer NE (Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday*,Thursday 9AM-12:30PM)

*Due to our Holiday Baskets program sign-ups, the main pantry is closed on Wednesdays October through December. We will return to normal Wednesday hours in January.

Leonard Terrace, 1315 Leonard NE (Last Monday of the month 9AM-12N)

Spectrum Health Healthier Communites NOW
(Nutritional Optpartnership with Access of West Michigan and NECM)

 

Special Food is provided each week for 15-20 clients for 6 months at a time for clients with illnesses, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease requiring a high protein diet, with low salt and sugar through Spectrum Health ‘NOW’ (Nutritional Options for Wellness)

Exercise classes offered in the fall/winter and winter/spring.

HOLIDAY GIVING NETWORK

 

NECM screens over 900 families per month for holiday food baskets, makes referrals to the Salvation Army and coordinates with area churches, organizations and individuals to provide food baskets

Links names with "Toys for Tots" and Salvation Army Angel Tree

 

NE SUPPER HOUSE

 

A hot supper is served at NE Supper House for over 300 people each week, every week every Tuesday and Thursday evening.


St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, 228 Carrier NE
in the School Cafeteria

NECM INFANT AND TOYS CLOSET

 

Provides infant layettes for newborns, complete with sleepers, new baby outfits, booties, diapers, receiving blankets.

EDUCATIONAL/INCENTIVE CLASSES

Single Parenting

Equips single parents with education and resources on how to effectively parent

Two (6-week) class session per year

$15.00 fee for each series of classes

CELEBRATE BACK TO SCHOOL

 

Good self-esteem promotes a positive approach to learning, therefore NECM provides for over 500 children:
  brand new school clothing
  underwear and socks
  school supplies
  shoes
  backpacks

NECM ALSO OFFERS:

  A food stamp outreach worker 2 days per month to assist clients in a user-friendly way to sign up easily for food stamps.

NECM MAKES REFERRALS

FOR MANY SERVICES IN THE COMMUNITY


North End Community Ministry (NECM)

is located in

Plainfield United Methodist Church

214 Spencer NE

Grand Rapids, MI  49505

Phone: (616) 454-1097

Fax: (616) 454-3241

Email: NECM77@aol.com