Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
Director: (614) 488-0681 ext. 102
Administrator: (614) 488-0681 ext. 106
Volunteer Coordinator: (614) 488-0681 ext. 203
hearttoheart@FCchurch.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Tuesdays 9am to 12pm
Wednesdays 5pm to 7pm
Thursdays 9am to 12pm
First Community South
1944 W. First Avenue Columbus, OH 43212
Monthly Archives

June 2021

Volunteer of the Month: July 2021

By | Volunteer

Abby Black

I have volunteered at Heart to Heart for about three years, and during the summer I try to volunteer three to four times a week. I enjoy serving the clients, getting to know the volunteers and behind-the-scenes jobs like Stocking.

June 26, 2021

By | Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 35 on Tuesday, June 22
  • 4 on Wednesday, June 23
  • 36 on Thursday, June 24

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 20 on Wednesday, June 23

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, June 28
6:30 – 7:30 Giant Eagle Pickup (1)
2:00 – 5:00 Truck Driver (1)
3:30 – 4:30 MOFB Order Unloading (6)

Tuesday, June 29
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (1)
10:30 – 12:30 Drive Thru (2)

Wednesday, June 30
3:00 – 4:30 Set Up (4)
4:30-7:30 Drive Thru (6)

Thursday, July 1
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (3)
10:30 – 12:30 Drive Thru (4)

Friday, July 2
6:30 – 7:30 Giant Eagle Pickup (1)
9:00 – 10:30 Marc’s Pickup (1)
11:30 – 1:00 Preshop (1)

Volunteer Training

Food Safety
  • All agencies are required to be certified once every 3 years.
  • This training will take place via Zoom. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training.
  • Please make sure you register with your name,  email address, and phone number.
  • 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 Virtual Food Safety Person in Charge on Thursday July 29th 10:00am to Noon

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.

  • Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. 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 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 Thursday July 8th- 9:30am -11:00am with William Howard

Click Here to Register for Monday August 9th – 9:30am – 11:00am with Bill Nance

Learn about how recent legislation has affected families who receive SNAP benefits. Sign up for emails from Hunger Network in Ohio or follow them on Facebook.

Volunteer Procedures

Click one of the buttons below to read more about our Volunteer Procedures.

Volunteer Procedures
Revised COVID-19 Procedures

Upcoming Events

Come to the live nativity at First Community South on Saturday, July, 10 at 9am or 1pm. We will welcome camels, a donkey and many more from Honeyhill Farm into our Heart to Heart tent-turned-manger. Experience Christmas in July complete with decorations and carols sung by the choir. The Kona Ice truck will be available to purchase refreshments. Admission to the event is just one box of diapers size 5, 6, or 7 (or a box of wipes) for the baby Jesus. All are welcome!

Register Now

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.

June 19, 2021

By | Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 32 on Tuesday, June 15
  • 5 on Wednesday, June 16
  • 26 on Thursday, June 17

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 43 on Wednesday, June 16

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Tuesday, June 22
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (1)

Wednesday, June 23
3:00 – 4:30 Set Up (3)
4:30-7:30 Drive Thru (6)

Thursday, June 24
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (5)

Friday, June 25
10:00 – 11:30 Stocking (1)

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Procedures

  • All volunteers should check-in upon arrival in the kitchen of 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. Please enter through the kitchen door from the alleyway.
  • At the beginning of each new shift, Yohan will greet volunteers and give them each an assignment.
  • If there is an active thunderstorm or Tornado Warning in our area, we cannot safely operate the drive-thru. Should we find it necessary to close, we will notify all scheduled volunteers as soon as possible. We will also make an announcement on social media, a notification on our website, and a recording on our voicemail.

Minor Volunteers

Adults 18 and over may assist anywhere in the pantry. While we welcome all ages of volunteers, this may not be the right opportunity for younger children. With that in mind,

  • Graduated 8th graders and older minors must first volunteer with a parent/guardian to assess their ability to volunteer independently. Should the staff affirm their ability to volunteer independently, they will be given a waiver form at the end of their first shift.  For future shifts, these volunteers will need to bring a signed waiver form which includes emergency contact information for an adult immediately available.
  • School-aged children K-8 grade may volunteer if accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Volunteer opportunities for families will occasionally become available and will be posted on our Sign-Up Genius.

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.

  • Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. 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 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 Thursday, June 24th- 1:00pm – 2:30pm with Tammy Tucker

Click Here to Register for Thursday July 8th- 9:30am -11:00am with William Howard

Click Here to Register for Monday August 9th – 9:30am – 11:00am with Bill Nance

Food Safety
  • All agencies are required to be certified once every 3 years.
  • This training will take place via Zoom. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training.
  • Please make sure you register with your name,  email address, and phone number.
  • 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 Virtual Food Safety Person in Charge on Thursday July 29th 10:00am to Noon

Upcoming Events

Register Now

Summer Worship Schedule

9 am Online Service

Simple online-only service designed for online viewing featuring contemporary music and a message. It will be available on FCchurch.com and the First Community Facebook page.

9 am North Tent Service

Casual outdoor service with Janelle Rogers and her band leading the music. We have rented a tent for summer outdoor activities. It will be fun to provide this new style of service for the summer. If the weather is bad, we can easily move indoors. This service will not be live-streamed.

10 am South Sanctuary

A traditional service featuring musicians from the Cambridge Choir. It will be live-streamed on FCchurch.com and the FC Facebook page.

11 am North Sanctuary

A traditional service featuring musicians from the Chancel Choir. It will be live-streamed on FCchurch.com and the FC Facebook page.

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.

May 2021 stats

By | Statistics

Unique Volunteers: 82

Service Statistics

  • Households Served: 337
  • Seniors Served: 163
  • Adults Served: 559
  • Children Served: 366
  • Individuals Served: 1068
  • Meals Served: 9792
  • Families Served by Drive-Thru Pantry: 229
  • Families Served by Pop-Up Pantry: 108

Food Received

  • First Community: 2,470  pounds
  • GiantEagle: 1,848  pounds
  • Marc’s:  265 pounds
  • Penzey’s Spices:  75 pounds
  • Mid-Ohio Foodbank: 10,627
    • Order: 7674 pounds ($0)
    • Shop Thru: 2953 pounds

 

Volunteer of the Month: June 2021

By | Volunteer

Annie Varatharajah

Everyone say hello to Mr. Nugget! Annie Varatharajah is June’s Volunteer of the Month. She’s crushed it at Heart to Heart and will soon crush grad school. Thanks for your service!

“I volunteer at Heart to Heart every Tuesday and Thursday I am able to. My availability changes but I try to schedule things around H2H because I really enjoy volunteering here. I started coming in August and I have not stopped. I enjoy it and love everyone here as well. I’m moving to Seattle in a couple of months and honestly coming to Heart to Heart will be the thing I miss the most. Everyone is so kind and it makes me happy being around people that are so warm-hearted (which includes our clients too)!”

June 12, 2021

By | Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 20 on Tuesday, June 1
  • 5 on Wednesday, June 2
  • 25 on Thursday, June 3
  • 38 on Tuesday, June 8
  • 7 on Wednesday, June 9
  • 25 on Thursday, June 10

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 39 on Wednesday, June 2

Pop UPdate

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

  • May 5:      Commons at Livingston-40 clients
  • May 12:     Hope Recovery Services-30 clients
  • May 19:     Southpoint Village Apartments-37clients
  • May 26:    Commons at Grant-20 clients

Monthly totals for 2021:

  • January       144
  • February     135
  • March        121
  • April            130
  • May             127

This month the Pop Up Pantry planned to begin serving a new agency site, Wedgewood Village Apartments, a large, subsidized housing complex in the Hilltop area.  Unfortunately, staffing issues at the site necessitated the cancellation of our deliveries on May 20 and again on May 27.  We are working to reschedule this site during June and continuing with our expansion plans for new sites over the next few months.

We’re grateful to be working with Monday Meals for the Homeless and Share and the Learn Garden teams who have generously donated bread and produce respectively.

We continue to be blessed by the opportunity to serve families within their local communities and look forward to expanding the Pop Up Pantry to further the ministry of Heart to Heart and First Community.

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, June 14
9 – 10:30 Stocking Shift (1)
11:30 – 1 Preshop (1)
2:30 Truck Driver (1)
3:30 – 4:30 MOFB Order Unloading (13)

Tuesday, June 15
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (2)
10:00 – 12:30 Drive Thru (3)

Wednesday, June 16
1:00 – 2:00 MOFB Shop Thru (1)
3:00 – 4:30 Set Up (4)
4:30-7:30 Drive Thru (7)

Thursday, June 17
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (3)

Friday, June 18
10:00 – 11:30 Stocking (2)

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Procedures

  • All volunteers should check-in upon arrival in the kitchen of 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. Please enter through the kitchen door from the alleyway.
  • At the beginning of each new shift, Yohan will greet volunteers and give them each an assignment.
  • If there is an active thunderstorm or Tornado Warning in our area, we cannot safely operate the drive-thru. Should we find it necessary to close, we will notify all scheduled volunteers as soon as possible. We will also make an announcement on social media, a notification on our website, and a recording on our voicemail.

Minor Volunteers

Adults 18 and over may assist anywhere in the pantry. While we welcome all ages of volunteers, this may not be the right opportunity for younger children. With that in mind,

  • Graduated 8th graders and older minors must first volunteer with a parent/guardian to assess their ability to volunteer independently. Should the staff affirm their ability to volunteer independently, they will be given a waiver form at the end of their first shift.  For future shifts, these volunteers will need to bring a signed waiver form which includes emergency contact information for an adult immediately available.
  • School-aged children K-8 grade may volunteer if accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Volunteer opportunities for families will occasionally become available and will be posted on our Sign-Up Genius.

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.

  • Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. 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 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 Thursday, June 24th- 1:00pm – 2:30pm with Tammy Tucker

Click Here to Register for Thursday July 8th- 9:30am -11:00am with William Howard

Click Here to Register for Monday August 9th – 9:30am – 11:00am with Bill Nance

Food Safety
  • All agencies are required to be certified once every 3 years.
  • This training will take place via Zoom. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training.
  • Please make sure you register with your name,  email address, and phone number.
  • 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 Virtual Food Safety Person in Charge on Thursday July 29th 10:00am to Noon

Upcoming Events

First Community Events

Summer Worship Schedule

9 am Online Service

Simple online-only service designed for online viewing featuring contemporary music and a message. It will be available on FCchurch.com and the First Community Facebook page.

9 am North Tent Service

Casual outdoor service with Janelle Rogers and her band leading the music. We have rented a tent for summer outdoor activities. It will be fun to provide this new style of service for the summer. If the weather is bad, we can easily move indoors. This service will not be live-streamed.

10 am South Sanctuary

A traditional service featuring musicians from the Cambridge Choir. It will be live-streamed on FCchurch.com and the FC Facebook page.

11 am North Sanctuary

A traditional service featuring musicians from the Chancel Choir. It will be live-streamed on FCchurch.com and the FC Facebook page.

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.