Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
Director: (614) 488-0681 ext. 203
Administrator: (614) 488-0681 ext. 106
hearttoheart@FCchurch.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Annex
First Community South
1944 W. First Avenue Columbus, OH 43212
Monthly Archives

June 2020

June 27, 2020

By | Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Prayer Requests

  • Our condolences to Lynn Gutches Snowden on the passing of her husband, Hank, on June 19.
  • Click here to be added to First Community prayer chain.

Service Statistics

June 13, Tuesday: 23 households served
June 25, Thursday: 31 households served

News

Announcing New Pop-Up Pantry

by Janice Rook

With food insecurity continuing to grow in Central Ohio during the recent widespread pandemic, Heart to Heart is expanding its mission by reaching out to serve clients and their families directly in their local communities while continuing to provide our current drive-through service.

Pop Up Pantry sites will be established working in partnership with local community agencies, such as supportive housing complexes, senior centers and neighborhood community centers and other community-based organizations.  Food from our pantry will be bagged and delivered to an agency’s site location for distribution to clients and their families.

The Pop Up Pantry will operate once a week with a small team of volunteers.  All Pop Up Pantry volunteers will follow current COVID-19 guidelines, including social distancing, face covering and hand hygiene, to ensure a safe environment.

Through the Pop Up Pantry, Heart to Heart continues to further the mission of First Community in serving others as God calls us to do and in meeting the needs of our local community during a time of a serious and widespread pandemic and increased food insecurity.

If you are interested in volunteering for this new opportunity, please contact Janice Rook or Melody Smiley

Closed Next Friday

As Independence Day falls on a Saturday, we will be closed the preceding Friday, July 3, for volunteer shifts. We wish you all a fun and safe holiday.

This Week in Photos

And what does the Lord
require of you
But to do justice,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly
with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJ

Our mission at Heart to Heart is to respond to God’s commandment to love one another.
Our vision of Heart to Heart is to model God’s love by:
Cultivating a loving community
Honoring individual gifts
Feeding bodies and souls
…and seeing everyone as a child of God

June 23, 2020

By | Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Prayer Requests

  • Click here to be added to First Community prayer chain.

Service Statistics

June 16, Tuesday: 33 households served
June 18, Thursday: 38 households served

News

Reflection: Look at God

This picture seen here was put in the Whole Foods Markert on Dublin Rd. It was a paint by number that was open for the community to come in to paint. The image was created by Jeremy Arts Studio. The canvas we first had installed on the side of the building of the annex dry rotted and is now replaced by the canvas you now see. This partnership was created by the Harmony Project. Whole Foods Market on Lane Ave also donated enough food that lasted us at least 3 months or more at that time back in 2013.

Week in Photos

Volunteer

The Sign Up Genius has been posted for July and August. As Independence Day falls on a Saturday, we will be closed the preceding Friday, July 3, for volunteer shifts. We wish you all a fun and safe holiday.

And what does the Lord
require of you
But to do justice,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly
with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJ

Our mission at Heart to Heart is to respond to God’s commandment to love one another.
Our vision of Heart to Heart is to model God’s love by:
Cultivating a loving community
Honoring individual gifts
Feeding bodies and souls
…and seeing everyone as a child of God

June 12, 2020

By | Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Prayer Requests

  • Click here to be added to First Community prayer chain.

Service Statistics

June 9, Tuesday: 45 households served
June 11, Thursday: 43 households served

News

Connor McCormick

Last week you read about Connor’s history with First Community. We shared that Connor volunteered to do his final Eagle Scout project to benefit Heart to Heart and the Trading Post. This week we share photos from the beginning to the end!

Week in Photos

Black Lives Matter

“If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” -Lilla Watson

If you are looking to join in the fight against racism in this country and want to play a role with us at Heart to Heart, follow the link  below to learn more.

Click here for article at Medium.com

And what does the Lord
require of you
But to do justice,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly
with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJ

Our mission at Heart to Heart is to respond to God’s commandment to love one another.
Our vision of Heart to Heart is to model God’s love by:
Cultivating a loving community
Honoring individual gifts
Feeding bodies and souls
…and seeing everyone as a child of God

June 5, 2020

By | Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Prayer Requests

  • Click here to be added to First Community prayer chain.

Service Statistics

June 2, Tuesday: 30 households served
June 4, Thursday: 43 households served

News

Connor McCormick

We needed shelving in the basement of Lincoln Road Chapel to store excess food for the pantry! No worries, Connor McCormick comes to the rescue. Connor is the neighbor of Kitty and Dick Rohrer. Some time ago, I asked my volunteers what they needed to do their jobs more effectively.

Melody Smiley stepped up to the plate and said we needed shelving! We then put shelving on our big wish list. Well, the shelving request became a reality today, and Connor McCormick made it happen.

Connor is a Boys Scout and is working to complete his Eagle Scout rank. For his service project, he chose Heart to Heart and completed some much-needed shelving units. These shelving units will provide better organization and prevent damage to the pantry inventory if flooding occurs in the basement of Lincoln Road Chapel.

The best part about working with Connor on this project is that he attended preschool in the very building in which he built the shelves. This Eagle Scout project is befitting for Connor, one of First Community Church’s own.

Week in Photos

A lot of prep work goes into the drive-thru system we have been running since March. Here are some photos of our volunteers at work, bagging groceries for our clients.

Black Lives Matter

“If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” -Lilla Watson

If you are looking to join in the fight against racism in this country and want to play a role with us at Heart to Heart, follow the link  below to learn more.

Click here for article at Medium.com

And what does the Lord
require of you
But to do justice,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly
with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJ

Our mission at Heart to Heart is to respond to God’s commandment to love one another.
Our vision of Heart to Heart is to model God’s love by:
Cultivating a loving community
Honoring individual gifts
Feeding bodies and souls
…and seeing everyone as a child of God

May 2020 Stats

By | Statistics

Unique Volunteers: 67

 

Service Statistics

Households: 334

Seniors Served (age 60+): 164

Adults Served (18 – 59): 659

Children Served (birth – 17): 469

Individuals Served: 1,292

Meals Provided: 11,628

 

Food Received

First Community: 1100 pounds

GFS:  284 pounds

GiantEagle: 1812 pounds

Huffman’s Market: 339 pounds

Marc’s: 400 pounds

Meijer: 543 pounds

Starbucks: 706 pounds

Target: 4516 pounds

MOFB Total: 1263 pounds

Purchased: 411 pounds

Donated: 852 pounds