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Administrator: (614) 488-0681 ext. 106
Volunteer Coordinator: (614) 488-0681 ext. 203
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First Community South
1944 W. First Avenue Columbus, OH 43212
Monthly Archives

April 2021

May 1, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 19 on Tuesday, April 27
  • 10 on Wednesday, April 28
  • 11 on Thursday, April 29

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 18 on Wednesday, April 28

Volunteer of the Month

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.

Sunday, May 2
1:00 pm-4:00 pm Move Heart to Heart Outside
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Move Heart to Heart Outside

Monday, May 3
7:45 am – 8:45 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking Shift (2)

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

Wednesday, May 5
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (3)

Thursday, May 6
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (6)

Friday, May 7
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (6)

Volunteers Needed Tomorrow

Volunteer Procedures

  • All volunteers should check in upon arrival at the Crane Center inside the main church building. Check-in will now be done on the iPad, rather than paper. This check-in process allows volunteers to review and agree to our Photo and Social Media Release, and for parents of minor volunteers to review and agree to our Minor Waiver. We can use the form to better access volunteer contact information in order to keep everyone up-to-date. Lastly, in the event of a positive COVID-19 case among volunteers and/or staff, this will allow for quicker and easier contact tracing.
  • 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, get your PPE, and read any notes for the day on the whiteboard.
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on your outermost layer.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home). Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities
  • All volunteers are required to sign up online using Sign-Up Genius.
  • We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness. Please notify the staff if you have recently volunteered at Heart to Heart and you’re currently being tested for COVID-19 or actively in quarantine. 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 do this by calling 614-488-0681 x203.

Pop UPdate

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

  • April 7:      Commons at Livingston-40 clients
  • April 14:    Hope Recovery Services-35 clients
  • April 21:    Southpoint Village Apartments-35 clients
  • April 28:    Commons at Grant-20 clients

Monthly totals for 2021:

  • January 144
  • February 135
  • March 121
  • April 130

In addition to food, our Pop Up Pantry was able to provide clothing items to clients at Hope Recovery Services.  Produce from the Share and Learn Garden was distributed at one of our sites this month

On April 14, our team met with Amy Caskie to update Heart to Heart leadership on plans for expansion of the Pop Up Pantry.  We anticipate adding one new agency site in May followed by additional sites up to 4 during June and July. With these new sites, the Pop Up Pantry will operate two days a week, Wednesdays and Thursday afternoons.  Training for volunteers who’ve expressed interest in the  Pop Up Pantry will be done prior to the implementation of new agency sites.

We look forward to expanding our Pop Up Pantry to better serve families within their local communities and are grateful for the ongoing support of the Heart to Heart leadership.

Shop to Support

Help provide for a family in need while shopping for yours! Enroll your Kroger Plus Card and a portion of your purchases will be donated to the Heart to Heart food pantry.

Sign up on their website: Kroger.com/communityrewards
The Organization Number is: TB926 FIRST COMMUNITY CHURCH

Training

All volunteers over 18 will be required to take this child sexual abuse prevention training by the end of the year. The suggested donation to cover course materials is $12. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.  Registration will close May 13 for the May 19 class and reopen on May 20 for the September 5 class.

Save the Date

More information coming soon!

Farmer's Market

We have been invited to participate in the Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market this year on the first Wednesday of the month June through October. Volunteers will be invited to join staff members at the booths to collect donations and distribute information about our mission.

PantryTrak Training

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.

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

Click here to register for the May 18th 10am to 11:30am session led by William Howard, Fresh Food Coordinator, Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

Food Safety

Virtual Food Safety is a terrific option especially during this time when we are not hosting in-person training’s through the Agency 360 program due to Stay At Home conditions and Social Distancing. Mid-Ohio Foodbank has teamed up with the OSU Extension office of Belmont County who previously has hosted Food Safety classes for our eastern agencies. With virtual training, all partners who require Food Safety 101, in all counties are able to participate.

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 (Heart to Heart agency #1042).

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

Click here to register for the session on May 11th 1pm to 3pm, hosted by Lorrissa DunfeeOSU Extension Educator.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

April 27 Update from Food Advocacy Network

Announcement from Mid-Ohio Food Collective

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: May 2021

By Volunteer

Orion Wang

Orion has been volunteering with us since early on in the pandemic. He is a student at the Ohio State University. Here’s what Orion had to say:

“Coming to Heart to Heart is my two times a week that I can have my full reset. When I show up, the faces that greet me always share the most warm and refreshing welcome. I have never had a bad day when going to volunteer here because every day I go, they treat me like family and that’s what we do with the people that we see come through the pantry. We love and treat everyone with the love and compassion that come through the pantry. Heart to Heart is amazing!”

April 24, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 25 on Tuesday, April 20
  • 12 on Wednesday, April 21
  • 20 on Thursday, April 22

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 35 on Wednesday, April 21

Happening Today

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.

Saturday, April 24
1:00pm-3:00pm Food Drive Donation Unloading

Monday, April 26
7:45 am – 8:45 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking Shift (3)

Tuesday, April 27
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (2)

Wednesday, April 21
4:00 pm Cardboard Recycling Pickup (1)
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (8)

Thursday, April 22
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (1)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (6)

Friday, April 23
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (6)

Volunteer Procedures

  • All volunteers should check in upon arrival at the Crane Center inside the main church building. Check-in will now be done on the iPad, rather than paper. This check-in process allows volunteers to review and agree to our Photo and Social Media Release, and for parents of minor volunteers to review and agree to our Minor Waiver. We can use the form to better access volunteer contact information in order to keep everyone up-to-date. Lastly, in the event of a positive COVID-19 case among volunteers and/or staff, this will allow for quicker and easier contact tracing.
  • 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, get your PPE, and read any notes for the day on the whiteboard.
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on your outermost layer.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home). Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities
  • All volunteers are required to sign up online using Sign-Up Genius.
  • We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness. Please notify the staff if you have recently volunteered at Heart to Heart and you’re currently being tested for COVID-19 or actively in quarantine. 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 do this by calling 614-488-0681 x203.

Training

All volunteers over 18 will be required to take this child sexual abuse prevention training by the end of the year. The suggested donation to cover course materials is $12. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.  Registration will close May 13 for the May 19 class and reopen on May 20 for the September 5 class.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

Shop to Support

Help provide for a family in need while shopping for yours! Enroll your Kroger Plus Card and a portion of your purchases will be donated to the Heart to Heart food pantry.

Sign up on their website: Kroger.com/communityrewards
The Organization Number is: TB926 FIRST COMMUNITY CHURCH

PantryTrak Training

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.

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

Click here to register for the May 18th 10am to 11:30am session led by William Howard, Fresh Food Coordinator, Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Click here to register for the April 27th 10am to 11:30am session hosted by Bill Nance, Agency Relations Manager, Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

New Community Partner

We are excited to announce our newest partnership with Buckeye Vodka.

During their 10th anniversary, Buckeye Vodka is giving back to local communities in need. For each download of the brand’s special anniversary cocktail book, they will donate $5 to Heart to Heart! Show your support and learn more about our partnership here.

Food Safety

Virtual Food Safety is a terrific option especially during this time when we are not hosting in-person training’s through the Agency 360 program due to Stay At Home conditions and Social Distancing. Mid-Ohio Foodbank has teamed up with the OSU Extension office of Belmont County who previously has hosted Food Safety classes for our eastern agencies. With virtual training, all partners who require Food Safety 101, in all counties are able to participate.

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 (Heart to Heart agency #1042).

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

Click here to register for the session on May 11th 1pm to 3pm, hosted by Lorrissa DunfeeOSU Extension Educator.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

Farmer's Market

We have been invited to participate in the Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market this year on the first Wednesday of the month June through October. Volunteers will be invited to join staff members at the booths to collect donations and distribute information about our mission.

Ohio Benefits Training

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 the Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. You will be able to determine the right outreach strategy for their agency. You will discuss ways to connect clients to social Benefits such as SNAP/Medicaid/ and OWF. Participants will learn how to submit SNAP/ Medicaid/ OWF benefits using Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. You will learn best tips and tricks in navigating common barriers to assisting individuals.

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

Click here to register for June 24th 10am to 12pm, hosted by Demetria Peacher, Customer Outreach Manager, Food Assistance.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

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.

April 17, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 23 on Tuesday, April 13
  • 14 on Wednesday, April 14
  • 11 on Thursday, April 15

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 35 on Wednesday, April 14

New Sign-In Process

All volunteers should check in upon arrival at the Crane Center inside the main church building. Check-in will now be done on the iPad, rather than paper. This check-in process allows volunteers to review and agree to our Photo and Social Media Release, and for parents of minor volunteers to review and agree to our Minor Waiver. We can use the form to better access volunteer contact information in order to keep everyone up-to-date. Lastly, in the event of a positive COVID-19 case among volunteers and/or staff, this will allow for quicker and easier contact tracing.

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, April 19
7:45 am – 8:45 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking Shift (2)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Truck Unload (12)

Tuesday, April 20
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (3)

Wednesday, April 21
4:00 pm Cardboard Recycling Pickup (1)
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (8)

Thursday, April 22
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (4)

Friday, April 23
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (5)

Cancellation Procedure

We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness.

Please notify the staff if you have recently volunteered at Heart to Heart and you’re currently being tested for COVID-19 or actively in quarantine.

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 do this by calling 614-488-0681 x203.

Training

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 $12. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.

Important Notes

  • 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, get your PPE, and read any notes for the day on the whiteboard.
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on your outermost layer.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home). Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities
  • All volunteers are required to sign up online using Sign-Up Genius.

PantryTrak Training

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.

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

Click here to register for the May 18th 10am to 11:30am session led by William Howard, Fresh Food Coordinator, Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Click here to register for the April 27th 10am to 11:30am session hosted by Bill Nance, Agency Relations Manager, Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Upper Arlington High School PTO Shred-It Day

We will need volunteers to help with the donations received at this event. Please click here to sign up to unload, weigh, and sort donations upon returning to the church.

Food Safety

Virtual Food Safety is a terrific option especially during this time when we are not hosting in-person training’s through the Agency 360 program due to Stay At Home conditions and Social Distancing. Mid-Ohio Foodbank has teamed up with the OSU Extension office of Belmont County who previously has hosted Food Safety classes for our eastern agencies. With virtual training, all partners who require Food Safety 101, in all counties are able to participate.

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 (Heart to Heart agency #1042).

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

Click here to register for the session on May 11th 1pm to 3pm, hosted by Lorrissa DunfeeOSU Extension Educator.

Farmer's Market

We have been invited to participate in the Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market this year on the first Wednesday of the month June through October. Volunteers will be invited to join staff members at the booths to collect donations and distribute information about our mission.

Ohio Benefits Training

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 the Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. You will be able to determine the right outreach strategy for their agency. You will discuss ways to connect clients to social Benefits such as SNAP/Medicaid/ and OWF. Participants will learn how to submit SNAP/ Medicaid/ OWF benefits using Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. You will learn best tips and tricks in navigating common barriers to assisting individuals.

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

Click here to register for June 24th 10am to 12pm, hosted by Demetria Peacher, Customer Outreach Manager, Food Assistance.

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 2021 stats

By Statistics

Unique Volunteers: 90

Service Statistics

  • Households Served: 440
  • Seniors Served: 201
  • Adults Served: 724
  • Children Served: 520
  • Individuals Served: 1,445
  • Meals Served: 12,996
  • Families Served by Drive-Thru Pantry: 303
  • Families Served by Pop-Up Pantry: 137

Food Received

  • First Community: 2,628 pounds
  • GiantEagle: 1,883 pounds
  • Marc’s: 544 pounds
  • Penzey’s Spices: 23 pounds
  • Starbucks:  913 pounds*
  • Mid-Ohio Foodbank:
    • Order: 14,875 pounds ($0)
    • Shop Thru: 4788 pounds

 

*last month for Starbucks program

April 10, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 34 on Tuesday, March 30
  • 8 on Wednesday, March 31
  • 19 on Thursday, April 1
  • 23 on Tuesday, April 6
  • 14 on Wednesday, April 7
  • 30 on Thursday, April 8

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 39 on Wednesday, April 7
  • 20 on Friday, April 9

There is no Mid-Ohio Foodbank pickup on April 12. The next pickup will be on April 19. Please adjust your sign-up accordingly

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, April 12
7:45 am – 8:45 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)

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

Wednesday, March 31
3:00 pm-4:30 pm Evening Set-Up (3)
4:00 pm Cardboard Recycling Pickup (1)
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (8)

Thursday, April 1
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (5)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (4)

Friday, April 2
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (4)

News

Announcement Letter from Mid-Ohio Food Collective

Click image to read.

Pop UPdate

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

  • March 3:     Commons at Livingston-36 clients
  • March 10:    Hope Recovery Services-30 clients
  • March 17:    Southpoint Village Apartments-35 clients
  • March 24:   Commons at Grant-20 clients

Monthly totals for 2021:

  • January       144
  • February     135
  • March         121

Our Pop-Up Pantry continued to provide clothing items and sleeping mats provided by Mat Makers for homeless clients at Hope Recovery Services.  We were able to provide onions and carrots from the Share and Learn Garden to one of our sites last week.

We continue to be blessed by the opportunity to serve clients in their local communities and for the ongoing support of the Heart to Heart leadership.

Volunteer Information

Important Notes

  • 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).
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities
  • All volunteers are required to sign up online using Sign-Up Genius.

Cancellation Procedure

We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness.

Please notify the staff if you have recently volunteered at Heart to Heart and you’re currently being tested for COVID-19 or actively in quarantine.

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 do this by calling 614-488-0681 x203.

Upcoming Events

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.