North End Community Ministry
North End Community Ministry (NECM) provides 8 quality programs and services for people in need on the NE Side of Grand Rapids, MI. The largest program is our 'Client Choice food Pantry,' that serves over 800 families per month through its 3 pantries. In addition to our regular pantry, NECM operates a special dietary pantry ('NOW,' Nutritional Options for Wellness) providing special foods for people to encourage healthy eating, while providing classes on cooking and nutrition. NE Supper House provides a delicious hot meal weekly for over 300 people, and holiday food baskets are coordinated for over 850 families during the holiday season. NECM also provides brand new clothing/school uniforms, underwear, socks, school supplies and backpacks before the start of the school year. A Christmas Store, 'NE Pole' provides brand new toys for families with children to shop, buying gifts at 10% of the retail value of the toys in December. Baby layettes and referrals for other services are provided, as well.