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
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September 26, 2020

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Announcement

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Update

Service Statistics

September 22, Tuesday: 58
September 23, Pop-Up: ?
September 24, Thursday: ?

Pop- UP date

Please read this update from volunteer leaders Janice Rook and Melody Smiley.

September pop-up pantry update

News

Volunteer Training

As part of our agreement with Mid-Ohio Food Collective, we must maintain certain standards. One of these is Civil Rights training for all of our volunteers. All volunteers are required to complete this online training. There are three steps to this process.

  1. Take the free online training course available here.
  2. Complete the quiz at the end of the slideshow.
  3. Use this online form to let us at Heart to Heart know you have completed your training, so we can verify with Mid-Ohio Food Collective. Please note you are not required to login as a First Community member to complete this step.

Are you interested in being a shift leader? Please let us know.

Volunteers interested in being shift leaders will need to complete the online Food Safety course. The cost to complete the course and receive certification is $15. Training is available on the ServSafe website. Follow the instructions on their site to purchase the course and take the assessment online. If you’re interested in the training, but the cost of the course is burdensome, please send us an email so we can purchase the course online and send you the information to access it.

Are you a volunteer interested in learning how to use PantryTrak from a representative at Mid-Ohio Food Collective?

Click one of the links below to sign up for one of three virtual training sessions:

For more info on volunteer opportunities, click here.

Work in Progress

Progress is being made in Lincoln Road Chapel to accommodate our plans to move operations into the building as the weather turns colder.

  • Mold inspection is scheduled for this Thursday.
  • Dumpster removal is scheduled for this Friday.
  • Proposal and estimate requested to replace the flooring.
  • Meeting with a contractor this Thursday to gather information to prepare a proposal for interior work including replacing drywall, plasterwork, stonework, windows, etc.
  • Waiting on a proposal for a handicap ramp outside and/or at least concrete work to support a commercial purchased unit.

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

In accordance with Federal law and U.S.D.A. policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.

Community Partners 2019

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Every gift we receive is a blessing to our ministry and those we serve- families we see in our community every day. We wish to thank these generous organizations for their contributions to our success in service to our community in 2019.  We, in turn, encourage you to patronize and support these community businesses and organizations as they have supported us.

Al Becker Insurance

Aldi #6

Alpha Phi Omega

Anthem

Aramark Refreshment Services

Barrington Elementary School

Big Lots #5356

Byers Auto

CareSource

CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence

Christ N Us

Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith

CityScene Media Group

Colin’s Coffee

Columbus Arts Festival

Columbus Foundation

Columbus Souper Heroes

Community Employment Assistance Network

CROP Hunger Walk

DeMary Truck

DK Diner

Edison Intermediate and Larry Larson Middle School

Food Soldier

Friends of the Homeless

Giant Eagle at Kingsdale Center

Giant Eagle Market District

Gordon Food Services (GFS) at Hilliard-Rome

Hilliard Food Pantry- Hilliard Community Assistance Council FP

Homeless Families Foundation

Huffman’s Market

IMPACT

Jones Middle School

Kroger Co.

Little Caesar’s

Marc’s

Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Penzey’s Spices

Pets without Parents

Prayers and Squares

Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church

Seeds of Hope Garden

Star House

Starbucks Coffee

Stevenson Elementary School

Target at Hilliard-Rome

The Church Triumphant

Tri-Village Rotary Club

United Healthcare

Upper Arlington High School & PTO

Watkins Elementary

Wickliffe Elementary School

YWCA Columbus

 

We are also grateful for our partnerships within First Community Church:

  • Camp Akita
  • First Community Church Foundation
  • First Community Church Preschool
  • First Community Church Women’s Guilds
  • Monday Night Meals
  • Mary Evans Child Development Center
  • Mats for the Homeless
  • Prayers and Squares
  • Refugee Task Force
  • Share and Learn Gardens
  • Tri-Village Trading Post
  • Warm Welcome Knitters

 

Holidays 2020

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Holiday Closings

The church building will be closed in observance of these holidays, but the pantry will be open for volunteer shifts only. These are not regular service days for clients.

  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (1/20/20)
  • President’s Day (2/17/19)
  • Good Friday (4/10/19)
  • Easter Monday (4/23/19)
  • Memorial Day (5/25/19)
  • Labor Day (9/7/19)

We will be closed for all client service hours and volunteer shifts on the following dates to observe holidays. Please plan accordingly.

Independence Day

  • Friday, July 3

Thanksgiving

  • Wednesday November 25 through Friday November 27

Christmas

  • Closed Saturday December 19 through Sunday January 3
    • Friday December 18 will be the last volunteer day of 2020
    • Monday January 4 is first volunteer day of 2021

Thanksgiving

Heart to Heart does not distribute Thanksgiving Baskets in the pantry.

 

Christmas

Applications for our program, Christmas Presence, open on October 1.

 

Additional Resources

Please refer to HandsOn CentralOhio’s online guide for additional holiday assistance programs.


Inclement Weather Policy

Heart to Heart will make every attempt to remain open during regular business hours unless there is a Level 3 Snow Emergency in Franklin County. In the event we are closed, we will make note on our voicemail, on our Facebook page and here on our webpage. Volunteers for the day will be notified via email as soon as a decision to close has been made.

Holidays 2019

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Holiday Closings

The church building will be closed in observance of these holidays, but the pantry will be open for volunteer shifts only. These are not regular service days for clients.

  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (1/21/19)
  • President’s Day (2/18/19)
  • Good Friday (4/18/19)
  • Easter Monday (4/22/19)
  • Memorial Day (5/27/19)
  • Labor Day (9/2/19)

We will be closed for all client service hours and volunteer shifts on the following dates to observe holidays. Please plan accordingly.

Independence Day

  • Thursday, July 4

Thanksgiving

  • Wednesday November 27 through Friday November 29

Christmas

  • Closed Monday December 23 through Friday January 3
    • Friday December 20 will be the last volunteer day of 2019
    • Monday January 6 is first volunteer day of 2020

Thanksgiving

Heart to Heart does not distribute Thanksgiving Baskets in the pantry.

 

Christmas

Applications for our program, Christmas Presence, are now closed.

 

Additional Resources

Please refer to HandsOn CentralOhio’s online guide for additional holiday assistance programs.


Inclement Weather Policy

Heart to Heart will make every attempt to remain open during regular business hours unless there is a Level 3 Snow Emergency in Franklin County. In the event we are closed, we will make note on our voicemail, on our Facebook page and here on our webpage. Volunteers for the day will be notified via email as soon as a decision to close has been made.

Holidays 2018

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Holiday Hours

We will be closed on these dates to observe holidays. Please plan accordingly.

Thanksgiving
  • Thursday, November 22
Christmas
  • Tuesday, December 25
  • Thursday, December 27
New Year
  • Tuesday, January 1
  • Thursday, January 3

We will resume our regular pantry hours and volunteer shifts the week of January 7, 2019.

Thanksgiving

Heart to Heart does not distribute Thanksgiving Baskets in the pantry.

 

Christmas

Applications for our program, Christmas Presence, are now closed.

 

Additional Resources

Please refer to HandsOn CentralOhio’s online guide for additional holiday assistance programs.