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First Community Church
Community Outreach Building
1944 W. First Avenue Columbus, OH 43212
Monthly Archives

March 2019

Statistics: March 2019

By | Statistics

Unique Volunteers:
Food Donated to other Agencies: 1,217 pounds

Service Statistics

Households served 409
Individuals served 1,327
Seniors served (60+) 431
Adults served (18-59) 674
Children served (0-18) 431
Meals served 11,943

 

Food Received

(in pounds unless listed otherwise)

Mid-Ohio Foodbank
Purchased
Donated 3,409
FCC 596
Aldi 2,556
Fresh Market 1,351
GFS 1,116
Giant Eagle 2,182
Huffman’s Market 380
Marc’s 595
Starbucks 56
Target 4,215

Volunteer of the Month: March 2019

By | Volunteer

Sheila McGrath

“I have volunteered at Heart to Heart every other Thursday for three years, registering clients at the computer or helping to shop if we are short of shopping volunteers. What I love about my Heart to Heart experience is seeing the relationships that have grown between volunteers and clients making pantry visits a positive experience for those in need, and feeling we are truly doing the Lord’s  work when everyone leaves with a smile on their face and a full shopping cart.”

Thank you, Sheila!

Meeting Notes: March 27b

By | Meetings

3/27 Orientation Planning Sub-Committee Notes

Present:  Lamar Graham, Amy Caskie, Kitty Rohrer

Divvy up organization and presentation of information

LAMAR (AND MIKE?)

  • Why have a Food Pantry?
    • Stats & Figures re: Poverty in Central Ohio Area
    • Impact of Food Insecurity or Hunger on Individuals/Families
    • Who Are Our Clients?
    • “Poverty Brain” & impact of Chronic Stress
    • What do our clients need beyond food
      • Buffering Relationships
      • Support
      • Hope
    • Heart-to-Heart Philosophy

LAMAR (AND JILL THOMAS?)

      • Heart-to-Heart History

AMY 

      • Basic Information
        • Add pantry statistics
        • Add information about other resrouces:
          • social workers
          • health insurance
          • cooking class
          • literacy
          • cancer preventiion
          • safe sleeping practices for infants/quilting
        • Days & Times of Pantry for Clients:
          • Tues & Thurs 8:30am to 1:00pm
          • Eligibility Details for Shopping
          • Once every 30 Days
          • No Zip Code Restrictions
          • Define “Choice Pantry” & H2H’s Belief
        • Days & Times of Pantry Stocking:
          • Mondays 9:00am to 10:30am (1st, 3rd, & 4th Mondays)
          • 2nd Monday 9:00 to 10:30 & 1:00pm to 3:00pm (Big Order arrival from Mid-Ohio Food Bank)
          • Wednesdays 3:00pm to 4:30pm
          • Fridays 10:00am to 11:00am

LAMAR

        • Descriptions of the Various Volunteer Jobs

(MELODY W/HELP)

step-by-step pictures of stocking procedures- modeled by Sandra Young? Marcy? Carla?

          • Stocking Responsibilities
            • Lifting so much weight
            • Rotating stock
            • Weighing all donations
            • Documenting Donations
            • Recycling cardboard
            • Work with Students

DOUG GRAHAM AND MARK TUCKER

            • Pickup Responsibilities
              • Stores & Locations
              • Contacts
              • Process
              • Weigh-ins & Documentation

KITTY ROHRER (W/ HELP) Sheila, Nancy, Anne

          • Client Services on Shopping Days
            • Computer Registration (Describe Pantry-Trak & our connection to Mid-Ohio Food Bank)
            • Shopping with Clients
            • Shift Leader
            • Carrying groceries to client’s cars
            • Reading to/Entertaining Children
            • Restocking treats, coffee, food, etc

 

COMPLETION GOALS

  • June 1 Rough Draft
  • July 1 Completion

Meeting Notes: March 27

By | Meetings

3/27 Steering Committee Notes

Submitted by: Amy Caskie
Attendance: Lamar Graham, Amy Caskie,

Volunteer Committee Meeting

March 27, 2019

Jane began with a short prayer.

Lamar let us know there was no agenda. His vision for the future of Heart to Heart is a larger building with quality food and services including services of other organizations (Employment, Social Services, Voter Registration, etc). This would be an expansion of what we’re already doing on a grander scale, in order to impact the larger community.

Lamar asked what our major concerns were as it pertains to Heart to Heart.

  • Amy noted that we could use more employees.
  • Cheryl discussed how she and Loren are talking about the focus of their service going forward in light of their health issues. She updated us a lot on the Share and Learn gardens at MECDC. Also discussed future community garden at North Campus.
  • Kathleen shared her concern regarding volunteer burnout including duties placed on volunteers that maybe should not.
  • Kathleen is concerned that we are getting so much food that sometimes we have to give it to other organizations. Mark and Melody second that concern. Do we have the resources to be a distribution center for all the organizations?
  • What is the strategy for pickups? The locations are too far away, using their own gas, age concerns for retired volunteers, and to do all that work and not keeping some the food.
  • Building access:
    • 1984* Lincoln Road Chapel lock box:
      • Contains key to Lincoln Road
      • Key to Heart to Heart van
      • Contains key to Annex?
    • 1042 Heart to Heart door lock box
      • Key to Pantry
      • Key to Waiting Room
      • Key to Spiritual Searcher room
    • Reception desk has access to the annex key
      • Steve McClarren Friday mornings at 6:30am needs regular access
    • When we have too much of something we should give more out to clients. What we have is what we share.
    • Janice Rook suggested a weekly update from Lamar about the strategy for food distribution.
    • The leak in the roof is still not fixed
      • Can maintenance empty the bucket of water from the leak into the sink and wipe down the walls?
    • Bob from the Rotary has funds he might donate
      • He has used commercial shelving he wants to give us for the basement in Lincoln Road, which is too full to even get the shelves in. Melody needs help to set those up. Kate said we need locking doors to secure things before we invest too much time and energy.
  • Jane April 17-27 vacation
  • Kitty April 9-May 31 vacation

Leaders will have the list:

  • Backup last minute volunteers
  • Update regularly

NEXT MEETING: April 24, 12-1:30pm in the South Campus library

30 minutes next meeting for looking at where to find things

Meeting Notes: March 4

By | Meetings

3/4 Orientation Planning Sub-Committee Notes

Present:  Lamar Graham, Mark Tucker, Kitty Rohrer

Information to Include in an in-person Orientation to Heart-to-Heart:

  • Why have a Food Pantry?
    • Stats & Figures re: Poverty in Central Ohio Area
    • Impact of Food Insecurity or Hunger on Individuals/Families
    • Who Are Our Clients?
    • “Poverty Brain” & impact of Chronic Stress
    • What do our clients need beyond food
      • Buffering Relationships
      • Support
      • Hope
    • Heart-to-Heart Philosophy
    • Heart-to-Heart History
    • Basic Information
      • Days & Times of Pantry for Clients:
        • Tues & Thurs 8:30am to 1:00pm
        • Eligibility Details for Shopping
        • Once every 30 Days
        • No Zip Code Restrictions
        • Define “Choice Pantry” & H2H’s Belief
      • Days & Times of Pantry Stocking:
        • Mondays 9:00am to 10:30am (1st, 3rd, & 4th Mondays)
        • 2nd Monday 9:00 to 10:30 & 1:00pm to 3:00pm (Big Order arrival from Mid-Ohio Food Bank)
        • Wednesdays 3:00pm to 4:30pm
        • Fridays 10:00am to 11:00am
      • Descriptions of the Various Volunteer Jobs
        • Stocking Responsibilities under Melody
          • Lifting so much weight
          • Rotating stock
          • Weighing all donations
          • Documenting Donations
          • Recycling cardboard
          • Work with Students
          • Pickup Responsibilities
            • Stores & Locations
            • Contacts
            • Process
            • Weigh-ins & Documentation
        • Client Services on Shopping Days
          • Computer Registration (Describe Pantry-Trak & our connection to Mid-Ohio Food Bank)
          • Shopping with Clients
          • Shift Leader
          • Carrying groceries to client’s cars
          • Reading to/Entertaining Children
          • Restocking treats, coffee, food, etc