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First Community South
1944 W. First Avenue Columbus, OH 43212
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March 2021

March 26, 2021

By Uncategorized

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 30 on Tuesday, March 23
  • 3 on Wednesday, March 24
  • 25 on Thursday, March 25

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 16 on Friday, March 12
  • 20 on Wednesday, March 24

Next Week

  • The church and Heart to Heart will close at noon on Good Friday, April 2.
  • There will be no Heart to Heart Happenings Blog next Saturday, April 3.
  • While the church is closed Monday, April 5, Heart to Heart will be open for volunteer shifts.

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, March 29
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking (1)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Preshop (1)

Tuesday, March 30
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (3)

Wednesday, March 31
4:30 – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (7)

Thursday, April 1
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (4)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (3)

Friday, April 2
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (5)

Monday, April 5
7:45 am – 8:45 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking (5)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Preshop (3)

Tuesday, April 6
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (6)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (6)

Wednesday, April 7
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Evening Prep (1)
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Recycling Pickup (1)
4:30 – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (8)

Thursday, April 8
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (4)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Friday, April 9
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (5)

News

Nationwide’s Children’s Hospital and Local Matters presents FOOD MATTERS on Tuesday evenings March 9- 30, from 5 pm to 6 pm

Contact: Erica Domrose at erica.domrose@nationwidechildrens.org or call: (614) 722-5184

Upcoming Training Opportunities

All volunteers will be required to take this sexual abuse prevention training by the end of the year. The suggested donation to cover course materials is $10. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.

PantryTrak

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with Pantry Trak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using Pantry Trak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. *For agencies already using Pantry Trak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics. Each session will be led by: Tammy Tucker, Agency Relations Manager – Agency Services, Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

Training will be held virtually via Zoom. Please use the link below to register

Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. Please make sure you register with your name, email address, and phone number as well as your Agency Name and ID Number

At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Food Safety 101

Person In Charge

Our Next Session for Food Safety is Scheduled for May 11, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Click here to register: Virtual Food Safety Person in Charge

If you have any questions please contact Ann Miller-Tobin 

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Procedures

  • All volunteers should report to the Crane Welcome Center in the main church building upon arriving.
  • Due to numerous safety concerns, all doors will remain locked until the assigned work time. A staff member will unlock the doors needed for each particular shift.
  • In the Crane Welcome Center, you will sign in, take your temperature, get your PPE (see note), and read any notes for the day on the whiteboard (see photo).
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on the outside of all your layers.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home).
  • Please sign up online. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can email hearttoheart@fcchurch.com, reply to your sign-up genius reminder, or leave a message at 614-488-0681 x102.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities

Don't Go Viral!

COVID-19 Policy

We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, and please give us as much notice as possible.

You can delete your name from SignUp Genius or email hearttoheart@FCchurch.com to let us know.

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.

Volunteer of the Month: April 2021

By Volunteer

John and Michele McCandless

“We have worked at Heart to Heart over a year and volunteer for food distribution on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We became involved for a few reasons.  We had worked at a food pantry run by Lutheran Social Services for a number of years before joining First Community.  LSS chose another model as an alternative to the traditional food pantry and our work stopped.

We volunteer at Heart to Heart because we want to be part of people’s success story.  Sometimes, all anyone needs is a little help.  So many people have said to us, “I’ve never done this before.”  “I’m ashamed to be here.”  “I didn’t know where else to turn.”  To be there for someone in their time of need helps us to be ‘fully human,’  to maybe begin to realize why we were placed on this earth.

We also joined Heart to Heart for purely selfish reasons.  We are relatively new residents of Columbus and definitely new members of First Community. We wanted to meet people.  We have always belonged to relatively small churches where it was easy to meet people and find your niche.  We thought the more involved we became at First Community, the sooner we would feel a comfortable fit in this large congregation.  We have met many nice people at Heart to Heart, both co-workers and clients and get so much more back than we give in the few hours we volunteer.  In the dark days of Covid-19 over the past year, coming to Heart to Heart was the highlight to our week.  We truly looked forward to being there and treasured the moments.”

March 19, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 26 on Tuesday, March 16
  • 9 on Wednesday, March 17
  • 11 on Thursday, March 18

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 35 on Wednesday, March 17

Important Note

Ohio’s weather awareness week is March 21-27.  Part of the awareness is a state-wide tornado drill Wednesday, March 24 at 9:50 am.  It is important for everyone on-site to participate in this drill.  The city sirens will alarm for three minutes.  Please plan on masking, moving safely into the designated space based on your location, and remain in place until released.

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, March 22
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking (2)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Preshop (1)
11:30 am -1:30 pm Truck Unload (13)

Tuesday, March 23
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Wednesday, March 24
4:00 pm Cardboard Recycling Pickup (1)
4:30 – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (3)

Thursday, March 25
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Friday, March 26
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (6)

News

Nationwide’s Children’s Hospital and Local Matters presents FOOD MATTERS on Tuesday evenings March 9- 30, from 5 pm to 6 pm

Contact: Erica Domrose at erica.domrose@nationwidechildrens.org or call: (614) 722-5184

The Ohio State University’s Extension CFAES program is offering a Lunch n learn Cooking for One or Two virtual session on Thursday March 25, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm. There is no charge to attend but you MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Contact: Lorrissa Dunfee at Dunfee.54@osu.edu or call (740) 695-1455

Upcoming Training Opportunities

All volunteers will be required to take this sexual abuse prevention training by the end of the year. The suggested donation to cover course materials is $10. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.

PantryTrak

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with Pantry Trak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using Pantry Trak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. *For agencies already using Pantry Trak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics. Each session will be led by: Tammy Tucker, Agency Relations Manager – Agency Services, Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

Training will be held virtually via Zoom. Please use the link below to register

Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. Please make sure you register with your name, email address, and phone number as well as your Agency Name and ID Number

At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Food Safety 101

Person In Charge

Our Next Session for Food Safety is Scheduled for May 11, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Click here to register: Virtual Food Safety Person in Charge

Ohio Benefits Training

Hosted by Demetria Peacher
Customer Outreach Manager, Food Assistance.

Participants in this training will gain a better understanding of ways to connect eligible individuals to SNAP Benefits, including the ability to pre-screen and use Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. Participants will be able to determine the right outreach strategy for their agency.

Participants will discuss ways to connect clients to social Benefits such as SNAP/Medicaid/ and OWF. Participants will take away how to submit SNAP/ Medicaid/ OWF benefits using Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. Best tips and tricks in navigating common barriers to assisting individuals.

Register now for Benefits Training March 25, 10 am to 12 pm

This session will be held via ZOOM MEETINGS. You will receive an email with the Zoom link approx.48 hours before the training. At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

If you have any questions please contact Ann Miller-Tobin 

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Procedures

  • All volunteers should report to the Crane Welcome Center in the main church building upon arriving.
  • Due to numerous safety concerns, all doors will remain locked until the assigned work time. A staff member will unlock the doors needed for each particular shift.
  • In the Crane Welcome Center, you will sign in, take your temperature, get your PPE (see note), and read any notes for the day on the whiteboard (see photo).
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on the outside of all your layers.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home).
  • Please sign up online. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can email hearttoheart@fcchurch.com, reply to your sign-up genius reminder, or leave a message at 614-488-0681 x102.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities

Don't Go Viral!

COVID-19 Policy

We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, and please give us as much notice as possible.

You can delete your name from SignUp Genius or email hearttoheart@FCchurch.com to let us know.

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.

March 12, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 30 on Tuesday, March 9
  • 14 on Wednesday, March 10
  • 23 on Thursday, March 11

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 30 on Wednesday, March 10
  • 20 on Friday, March 12

Volunteer of the Month

Click here to read about this month’s winner, Julia Molnar.

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, March 15
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking (1)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Preshop (1)
12:00 pm Donation Pickup at EILM School (1)

Tuesday, March 16
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (1)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Since several school districts return to in-person learning next week, we have adjusted some shifts accordingly. Wednesday stocking from 3-4:30 pm will now be for just 3 people to put away donations we received throughout the day. We have opened the evening hours to more volunteers, so some of them can be doing pre-shop while others are serving the drive-thru.

Wednesday, March 17
4:00 pm Cardboard Recycling Pickup (1)
4:30 – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Thursday, March 18
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (6)
12:00 pm Donation Pickup at EILM School (1)

Friday, March 19
9:00 – 11:00 am Direct Retail Pickups (2)
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (6)

On Saturday, March 20, we could use a couple of extra hands at the food pantry from 1:30-2:30pm. We will be unloading a delivery from the Hangry food drive (see below), sorting and storing it for the Monday crew.

News

The Ohio State University’s Extension CFAES program is offering a Lunch n learn Cooking for One or Two virtual session on Thursday March 25, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm. There is no charge to attend but you MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Contact: Lorrissa Dunfee at Dunfee.54@osu.edu or call (740) 695-1455

Nationwide’s Children’s Hospital and Local Matters presents FOOD MATTERS on Tuesday evenings March 9- 30, from 5 pm to 6 pm

Contact: Erica Domrose at erica.domrose@nationwidechildrens.org or call: (614) 722-5184

Hangry Partnership

Hangry will host a food drive for Heart to Heart food pantry on Saturday, March 20,   

The goal is to have all of you put together your own food collection group with your friends, families, coworkers, etc. Then on March 20th, you make your way down to see us and fill up our box truck with your donations!

Unable to make it on March 20th but still want to support the food drive? You can make a donation for us to purchase food on your behalf. All of the funds raised through that special link will go directly to purchase food for the Heart to Heart food pantry.

Let’s see what kind of impact we can make together for those living with the issue of hunger in our community. Requested items:

  • Canned hearty soups
  • Canned vegetables (not beans)
  • Boxed side dishes

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Procedures

  • All volunteers should report to the Crane Welcome Center in the main church building upon arriving.
  • Due to numerous safety concerns, all doors will remain locked until the assigned work time. A staff member will unlock the doors needed for each particular shift.
  • In the Crane Welcome Center, you will sign in, take your temperature, get your PPE (see note), and read any notes for the day on the whiteboard (see photo).
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on the outside of all your layers.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home).
  • Please sign up online. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can email hearttoheart@fcchurch.com, reply to your sign-up genius reminder, or leave a message at 614-488-0681 x102.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities

New PPE for Volunteers

We have been provided new PPE by Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Volunteers will have access to these materials when working at Heart to Heart.

We are asking all volunteers to double mask as they are able. If you come to volunteer with a cloth face mask, we will provide a disposable mask to wear underneath it while you are here.

Alternatively, volunteers will have access to plastic face shields. These were received unassembled through the FCEMHS program. Directions for assembly and sterilization are available at volunteer check-in, and online here.

Don't Go Viral!

COVID-19 Policy

We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, and please give us as much notice as possible.

You can delete your name from SignUp Genius or email hearttoheart@FCchurch.com to let us know.

All volunteers will be required to take this sexual abuse prevention training by the end of the year. The church has been using this program for a few years at the recommendation of the folks at the Child and Family Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital.

It will cover the impact of sexual abuse – told by abuse survivors, and cover ways to give kids the information and skills they need to not become a victim. It also gives parents information about the importance of boundary setting. Certain groups can get continuing ed credit for taking the course.

The suggested donation to cover course materials is $10. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Pantry Trak

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with Pantry Trak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using Pantry Trak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. *For agencies already using Pantry Trak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics. Each session will be led by: Tammy Tucker, Agency Relations Manager – Agency Services, Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

Training will be held virtually via Zoom. Please use the link below to register for either date. Please choose only one session:

Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. Please make sure you register with your name, email address, and phone number as well as your Agency Name and ID Number

At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Free Virtual Food Safety 101

Person In Charge

Our Next Session for Food Safety is Scheduled for May 11, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Click here to register: Virtual Food Safety Person in Charge

Ohio Benefits Training 

Hosted by Demetria Peacher
Customer Outreach Manager, Food Assistance.

Participants in this training will gain a better understanding of ways to connect eligible individuals to SNAP Benefits, including the ability to pre-screen and use Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. Participants will be able to determine the right outreach strategy for their agency.

Participants will discuss ways to connect clients to social Benefits such as SNAP/Medicaid/ and OWF. Participants will take away how to submit SNAP/ Medicaid/ OWF benefits using Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. Best tips and tricks in navigating common barriers to assisting individuals.

Register now for Benefits Training March 25, 10 am to 12 pm

This session will be held via ZOOM MEETINGS. You will receive an email with the Zoom link approx.48 hours before the training. At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

If you have any questions please contact Ann Miller-Tobin 

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.

Volunteer of the Month: March 2021

By Volunteer

Julia Molnar

“Thank you so much; I’m very honored… I volunteer at Heart to Heart almost every week either doing stocking or helping serve people at the pantry. I’ve been volunteering at Heart to Heart since last summer and it’s been so rewarding! My favorite part of volunteering at Heart to Heart are the interactions, whether it be with the amazing people I volunteer with each week or the amazing people who we serve, I love meeting and talking to everyone, it always makes my day. I look forward to being able to continue volunteering at Heart to Heart however I can!”

March 5, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 35 on Tuesday, March 2
  • 18 on Wednesday, March 3
  • 37 on Thursday, March 4

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 37 Wednesday, March 3

This Week

  • Yohan Kim will be shadowing several volunteer shifts this week as he gets settled into his position as Volunteer Coordinator. Please introduce yourself when you see him.
  • As the sun is shining and spring approaches, you may be tempted to leave your winter gear at home when you come to volunteer. We ask you please check the weather for the day before leaving your home. If you’re volunteering during pantry service hours you will have to be outside at some point. Dress appropriately!

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, March 8
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking (2)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Preshop (1)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Truck Unloading (13)

Tuesday, March 2
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (3)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Wednesday, March 3
3:00 pm -4:30 pm Stocking (2)

Thursday, March 4
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Friday, March 5
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (5)

News

The Ohio State University’s Extension CFAES program is offering a Lunch n learn Cooking for One or Two virtual session on Thursday March 25, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm. There is no charge to attend but you MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Contact: Lorrissa Dunfee at Dunfee.54@osu.edu or call (740) 695-1455

Nationwide’s Children’s Hospital and Local Matters presents FOOD MATTERS on Tuesday evenings March 9- 30, from 5 pm to 6 pm

Contact: Erica Domrose at erica.domrose@nationwidechildrens.org or call: (614) 722-5184

Pop-UP-date

by Janice Rook

The Pop Up Pantry team delivered food directly to clients and their families at the following agency sites during the month of February:

  • February 3: Commons at Livingston-40 clients
  • February 17: Southpoint Village Apartments-35 clients
  • February 24: Commons at Grant-30 clients
  • February 26: Hope Recovery Services-30 clients

Monthly totals for 2021:

  • January       144
  • February     135

Our recent survey of the Pop Up Pantry’s agency sites identified the need for personal care items.  In an attempt to address these needs, diapers were distributed to families at Southpoint Village Apartments.  Masks and hand sanitizer were provided to clients at Hope Recovery Services. Additionally, coats and winter clothes were donated to Hope by the Trading Post and the Mat Makers provided six sleeping mats for some of their clients who are homeless.

Inclement weather required adjustments to our weekly Wednesday schedule in February. However, we were still able to deliver food to all four of our current agency sites. With the exception of one week, the Pop Up Pantry team has continued to bag food outside in spite of the cold and snowy weather this winter.  Our volunteers have become real cold weather warriors!  We’re grateful for their perseverance and dedication to our clients.

We are looking forward to spring and planning for expansion of the Pop Up Pantry when it is safe to do so based on pandemic guidance.  We continue to be blessed by the opportunity to serve clients in their local communities and for the ongoing support of the H2H leadership.

Hangry Partnership

Hangry will host a food drive for Heart to Heart food pantry on Saturday, March 20,   

The goal is to have all of you put together your own food collection group with your friends, families, coworkers, etc. Then on March 20th, you make your way down to see us and fill up our box truck with your donations!

Unable to make it on March 20th but still want to support the food drive? You can make a donation for us to purchase food on your behalf. All of the funds raised through that special link will go directly to purchase food for the Heart to Heart food pantry.

Let’s see what kind of impact we can make together for those living with the issue of hunger in our community.

Requested items:

  • Canned hearty soups
  • Canned vegetables (not beans)
  • Boxed side dishes

Volunteer Information

Note to Volunteers

  • All volunteers should report to the Crane Welcome Center in the main church building upon arriving.
  • While there, you will sign in, take your temperature, get your PPE and read any notes for the day.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (you will NEED a coat, hat, and gloves).
  • Please sign up online. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can email hearttoheart@fcchurch.com, reply to your sign up genius reminder, or leave a message at 614-488-0681 x102.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities

Don't Go Viral!

COVID-19 Policy

We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, and please give us as much notice as possible.

You can delete your name from SignUp Genius or email hearttoheart@FCchurch.com to let us know.

New PPE for Volunteers

We have been provided new PPE by Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Volunteers will have access to these materials when working at Heart to Heart.

We are asking all volunteers to double mask as they are able. If you come to volunteer with a cloth face mask, we will provide a disposable mask to wear underneath it while you are here.

Alternatively, volunteers will have access to plastic face shields. These were received unassembled through the FCEMHS program. Directions for assembly and sterilization are available at volunteer check-in, and online here.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Pantry Trak

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with Pantry Trak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using Pantry Trak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. *For agencies already using Pantry Trak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics. Each session will be led by: Tammy Tucker, Agency Relations Manager – Agency Services, Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

  • Register Now for Thursday, March 18, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Register Now for Monday, March 29, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Training will be held virtually via Zoom. Please use the link below to register for either date. Please choose only one session:

Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. Please make sure you register with your name, email address, and phone number as well as your Agency Name and ID Number

At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Free Virtual Food Safety 101

Person In Charge

Our Next Session for Food Safety is Scheduled for May 11, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Click here to register: Virtual Food Safety Person in Charge

If you have any questions please contact Ann Miller-Tobin 

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.

February 2021 Stats

By Statistics

Unique Volunteers: 80

Service Statistics

  • Households Served: 403
  • Seniors Served: 166
  • Adults Served: 671
  • Children Served: 472
  • Individuals Served: 1,309
  • Meals Served: 11,781
  • Families Served by Drive-Thru Pantry: 278
  • Families Served by Pop-Up Pantry: 125

Food Received

  • First Community: 461 pounds
  • GiantEagle: 2,230 pounds
  • Marc’s: 147 pounds
  • Penzey’s Spices: 72 pounds
  • Starbucks:  844 pounds
  • Target: 372 pounds
  • Mid-Ohio Foodbank:
    • Order: 6,393 pounds ($284.59)
    • Shop Thru: 126 pounds

March 1, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 51 on Tuesday, February 23
  • 12 on Wednesday, February 24
  • 44 on Thursday, February 25

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 30 Wednesday, February 24

This Month

  • The truck unloading period is changed to 11:30 am – 1:30 pm on the second and fourth Monday of each month.
  • Starbucks pickups will be discontinued at some point in March. We will keep small pick-up coordinators and regular volunteers updated on the news as we receive it from Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart in February. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, March 1
9:00 am – 10:00 am Stocking (2)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Preshop (2)

Tuesday, March 2
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (4)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (1)

Wednesday, March 3
3:00 pm -4:30 pm Stocking (4)

Thursday, March 4
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (3)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Friday, March 5
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (6)

Volunteer Information

Note to Volunteers

  • All volunteers should report to the Crane Welcome Center in the main church building upon arriving.
  • While there, you will sign in, take your temperature, get your PPE and read any notes for the day.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (you will NEED a coat, hat, and gloves).
  • Please sign up online. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can email hearttoheart@fcchurch.com, reply to your sign up genius reminder, or leave a message at 614-488-0681 x102.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities

Don't Go Viral!

New PPE for Volunteers

We have been provided new PPE by Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Volunteers will have access to these materials when working at Heart to Heart.

We are asking all volunteers to double mask as they are able. If you come to volunteer with a cloth face mask, we will provide a disposable mask to wear underneath it while you are here.

Alternatively, volunteers will have access to plastic face shields. These were received unassembled through the FCEMHS program. Directions for assembly and sterilization are available at volunteer check-in, and online here.

COVID-19 Policy

We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, and please give us as much notice as possible.

You can delete your name from SignUp Genius or email hearttoheart@FCchurch.com to let us know.

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.