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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
Thursdays 9am to 12pm
First Community South
1944 W. First Avenue Columbus, OH 43212
Monthly Archives

December 2021

December 24, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Merry Christmas

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 38 on Tuesday, December 21
  • 42 on Thursday, December 23

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 28 on Wednesday, December 22

Volunteer

Some shifts have been changed and added in the New Year. Please click the lightbulb below to view the January Sign Up Genius!

Prayer Quilt

The quilt pictured here was made for the husband of one of our beloved long-time volunteers. Please say a prayer and tie a virtual knot on the quilt. Click on the picture, which will take you to the Facebook post, and leave your name in the comments. Please keep their family in your daily prayers during the holidays.

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.

December 18, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 67 on Tuesday, December 14
  • 48 on Thursday, December 16

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 38 on Wednesday, December 15

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed next week for the following shifts:

Wednesday, December 22
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Preshop (1)

Friday, December 24
Closed for Christmas Eve
No volunteers

Pop UPdate

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

  • November 3: Commons at Livingston-37 clients
  • November 9: Franklinton Farms-15 clients
  • November 10: Hope Recovery Services-34 clients
  • November 17: Southpoint Village Apartments-36 clients
  • November 18: Riverview International Center-30 clients
  • November 24: Commons at Grant-30 clients

Monthly totals for 2021:

  • January 144
  • February 135
  • March 121
  • April 130
  • May 127
  • June 124
  • July 132
  • August 132
  • September 150
  • October 178
  • November 182

We completed our last delivery of the year for Franklinton Farms clients in November. This site is seasonal and we will resume service in the spring of next year. Through word of mouth, we’ve had inquiries from potential agency sites which we continue to explore.  We hope to be able to add more new sites sometime in the new year.

The Christmas toy and gift drive for our families at Southpoint Village Apartments continued in November with “Wish Lists” for 168 gifts fulfilled for 86 children. We will be delivering these wonderful gifts to Southpoint in mid-December. Again this year, we’re grateful for the generosity and goodwill of Wickliffe Elementary School, our church members, and our Pop Up Pantry volunteers in making Christmas special for these children.

Our Pop Up Pantry schedule for December is:

  • December 1, 11a-2p, Commons at Livingston (1st Wednesday)
  • December 8, 10a-2p, Hope Recovery Services (2nd Wednesday)
  • December 15, 11a-2p, Southpoint Village Apartments (3rd Wednesday)
  • December 22, 11a-2p, Commons at Grant (4th Wednesday)
  • December 23, 12:30p-3:30p, Riverview International Center (4th Thursday)

Through the ongoing support of our dedicated volunteers and our church, we look forward to continuing to serve this outreach ministry of Heart to Heart.

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.

December 11, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Thank you to everyone that contributed to our $20,000 matching campaign. Since October 1, we have raised $21,570 in donations. Our generous donor will make the matching donation at the end of the year.

Click here to donate online.

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 62 on Tuesday, November 23
  • 37 on Tuesday, November 30
  • 32 of Thursday, December 2
  • 60 on Tuesday, December 7
  • 45 on Thursday, December 9

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 30 on Wednesday, November 24
  • 35 on Wednesday, December 1
  • 25 on Wednesday, December 8

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed next week for the following shifts:

Monday, December 13
8:45 am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
10:30 am Setup (1)

Tuesday, December 14
8:30  am  Drive-Thru (1)
10:00 am Drive-Thru (1)

Thursday, December 16
8:30 am Drive-Thru (3)
10:00 am Drive-Thru (3)

Friday, December 17
9:00 am Direct Retail Pickup (1)
9:45 am  Cold Stocking Shift (2)
10:00 am Preshop (1)

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: December 2021

By Volunteer

Andrea Keil

One of the reasons I was drawn to First Community as a church home was their emphasis on modeling faith through service and strong community engagement. After becoming a member in 2020, I was looking for ways to get more involved and began volunteering at Heart to Heart in late summer 2021. I have greatly enjoyed connecting with other First Community members and regular clients during my Thursday shifts at the pantry drive-thru. Everyone showed such patience and kindness while I was learning the ropes and, thanks to Yohan’s calm and steady leadership, continues to create a warm and positive atmosphere for both the volunteers and the clients we are assisting. Volunteering at Heart to Heart is the perfect way to live out First’ Community’s mission of demonstrating unconditional love through caring action!

November 2021 Stats

By Statistics

Unique Volunteers: 73

Service Statistics

  • Households Served: 498
  • Seniors Served: 268
  • Adults Served: 843
  • Children Served: 727
  • Individuals Served: 1,838
  • Meals Served: 16,542
  • Families Served by Drive-Thru Pantry: 346
  • Families Served by Pop-Up Pantry: 152

Food Received

  • First Community: 7,671 pounds
  • GiantEagle: 1,596 pounds
  • Marc’s: 193 pounds
  • Mid-Ohio Foodbank:
    • Order 7,521 pounds ($1,571.45)
    • Shop Thru: 2,588 pounds