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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

March 2022

March 19, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 49 on Tuesday, March 15
  • 37 on Thursday, March 17

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 33 on Wednesday, March 16

Quick Surveys

Whether or not you were able to attend the event Thursday, please complete this 4 minute survey to let us know what you think. This will help us plan for any future events. There is an opportunity to submit questions at the bottom of this survey.

Post-Event Survey

All volunteers are asked to complete the 2-minute survey below as we plan for the immediate future. Most area pantries have returned to the in-person shopping format. We are collecting information from out volunteers prior to making plans for this change.

Return to In-Person Shopping

Volunteer Opportunities

We still need help with some shifts next week. The number of volunteers needed is indicated in parenthesis after the shift time and description.

Monday, March 21
8:45 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am   Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
9:30 – 11:00 am Dry Stocking Shift (1)
10:30 – 11:30 am Set Up Shift (2)

Tuesday, March 22
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (3)
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (5)

Wednesday, March 23
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, March 24
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (3)
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (4)

Friday, March 25
9:30 – 10:30 am  Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am  Preshop Shift (3)

Volunteers Click Here to Sign-Up!

Volunteer Trainings

This training class is provided by Mid-Ohio Foodbank online for volunteers and staff of their supported food pantries. If you are interested in learning more, please click the links below. Heart to Heart is Agency #1042

Ohio Benefits Training
Thursday, March 31, 10 am to 12 pm
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This training class is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hosptial. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaciors. The training combines two 45 minute video sessions filled with real people and real stores along with a 30-minute virtual discussion about protecting children. During the discussion, you’ll receive a list of local resources to support healthy, happy kids.

Stewards of Children
April 13, 5 – 7:30 pm
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

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, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 51 on Tuesday, March 8
  • 27 on Thursday, March 10

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 28 on Wednesday, March 9

Quick Surveys

Whether or not you were able to attend the event Thursday, please complete this 4 minute survey to let us know what you think. This will help us plan for any future events. There is an opportunity to submit questions at the bottom of this survey.

Post-Event Survey

All volunteers are asked to complete the 2-minute survey below as we plan for the immediate future. Most area pantries have returned to the in-person shopping format. We are collecting information from out volunteers prior to making plans for this change.

Return to In-Person Shopping

All Volunteer Event

Thank you everyone who joined us Thursday night! If you weren’t able to attend or want to review the presentation, you can click the image above for a PDF of the slideshow. Helpful links that were included in the chat are listed below. Please take the post-event survey linked here in the blog!

Helpful Links

Volunteer

We still need help with some shifts next week. The number of volunteers needed is indicated in parenthesis after the shift time and description.

Monday, March 14
8:45 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am   Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
9:30 – 11:00 am Dry Stocking Shift (1)
3:30 – 5:00 pm MOFB Order Unloading (5)

Tuesday, March 15
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (4)
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (3)

Wednesday, March 16
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, March 17
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (2)
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (2)

Friday, March 18
9:00- 10:00 am  Direct Retail Pickup (1)
9:30 – 10:30 am  Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am  Preshop Shift (1)

Volunteers Click Here to Sign-Up!

Order Arriving Monday

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Current Needs

Volunteer Training Opportunities

This training class is provided by Mid-Ohio Foodbank online for volunteers and staff of their supported food pantries. If you are interested in learning more, please click the links below. Heart to Heart is Agency #1042

Ohio Benefits Training
Thursday, March 31, 10 am to 12 pm
Read More | Register

This training class is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hosptial. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaciors. The training combines two 45 minute video sessions filled with real people and real stores along with a 30-minute virtual discussion about protecting children. During the discussion, you’ll receive a list of local resources to support healthy, happy kids.

Stewards of Children
April 13, 5 – 7:30 pm
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

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 5, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 49 on Tuesday, March 1
  • 43 on Thursday, March 3

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, March 2

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Pop UPdate - February 2022FAN Newsletter- February 28

All Volunteer Event

All volunteers should plan to attend this virtual event. Please RSVP online here.

Volunteer

We still need help with some shifts next week. The number of volunteers needed is indicated in parathesis after the shift time and description.

Monday, March 7
8:45 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am   Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
9:30 – 11:00 am Dry Stocking Shift (4)
10:30 – 11:30 am Set-Up Shift (2)

Tuesday, March 8
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (2)
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (3)

Wednesday, March 9
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, March 10
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (3)
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (4)

Friday, March 11
9:30 – 10:30 am  Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am  Preshop Shift (3)

April’s Sign Up Genius is live, click below.

Volunteers Click Here to Sign-Up!

Revised Mask Policy

All, due to the new guidance from the CDC and local health authorities, we have revised our mask policy effective today. The new policy is below. I want to stress that three considerations regarding the policy:

  1. You should unmask only if you are comfortable doing so in the setting you are in. Continuing to wear a mask is completely acceptable.
  2. Please be considerate of the preferences of others in and around you, especially in small group settings
  3. This policy is subject to change based on further guidance from either the CDC or local health authorities.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Paul R. Anderson, CPA, CAP
Executive Director of Operations and Director of First Community Foundation

Mask Policy

Through the Community Rewards program, Kroger makes a contribution to Heart to Heart every time you shop. In the quarter beginning November 1, 2021 and ending January 31, 2022 we earned $1088.70 from the 266 participating households.

Enroll your Kroger customer loyalty card in the program today. Visit https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards and choose Organization #TB926 (First Community Church).

See how much your participation earned for us last quarter!

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Volunteer of the Month

February Statistics

Current Needs

Volunteer Training Opportunities

This training class is provided by Mid-Ohio Foodbank online for volunteers and staff of their supported food pantries. If you are interested in learning more, please click the links below. Heart to Heart is Agency #1042

Ohio Benefits Training
Thursday, March 31, 10 am to 12 pm
Read More | Register

This training class is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hosptial. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaciors. The training combines two 45 minute video sessions filled with real people and real stores along with a 30-minute virtual discussion about protecting children. During the discussion, you’ll receive a list of local resources to support healthy, happy kids.

Stewards of Children
April 13, 5 – 7:30 pm
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

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.

Pop UPdate January 2022

By Pupdate

The Pop Up Pantry team delivered food directly to families at the following agency sites during the month of January:

  • January 5:     Commons at Livingston-35
  • January 12:   Hope Resource Center-30
  • January 19:   Southpoint Village Apartments-38
  • January 26:   Commons at Grant-28
  • January 27:   Riverview International Center-30

Monthly totals for 2022:

  • January 161

Kitty Rohrer recently visited with the new agency contact at Wedgewood Village Apartments, a site we had planned to start serving last year.  Due to their staffing issues, we were unable to set up a monthly Pop Up Pantry delivery at that time.  These issues are now resolved and we will be working with Wedgewood over the next few months to begin service to this site.

The Pop Up Pantry team donated several bags of clothing items to Hope Resource Center (Hope) in January.  Volunteer Cathy Wheaton donated baby furniture to Riverview International Center (RIC).  Donations from our church groups included mats made by the Mat Makers team for Hope.  Handmade hats and scarves made by the Knitting Group were provided to Hope and RIC.

Each month we are working to ensure our food meets the needs of the families we are serving at each site.  We have developed guidelines for our sites that have cultural preferences as well as those that are without the ability to prepare foods due to their current living situation.   We have learned and grown spiritually in getting to know these families and are grateful for the opportunities to continue our service to them.

We are saddened by the passing of Melody Smiley’s husband, Matt, after a long illness. Melody lovingly cared for Matt at home over the course of his illness. We are sending many prayers and love to her and her family during this time.

In February, our Pop Up Pantry will be delivering food to our agency sites on the following dates:

  • February 2, 11a-2p, Commons at Livingston
  • February 9, 10a-2p, Hope Recovery Services
  • February 16, 11a-2p, Southpoint Village Apartments
  • February 23, 11a-2p, Commons at Grant
  • February 24, 12:30p-3:30p, Riverview International Center

The Pop Up Pantry continues to be blessed by the support and commitment of our volunteers and the church.  We look forward to expanding this outreach ministry of Heart to Heart.

Pop UPdate February 2022

By Pupdate

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

  • February 2:     Commons at Livingston-35
  • February 9:     Hope Resource Center-27
  • February 16:    Southpoint Village Apartments-39
  • February 23:   Commons at Grant-28
  • February 24:   Riverview International Center-30

Monthly totals for 2022:

  • January 161
  • February 159

The Pop Up Pantry team donated clothing items to Hope Resource Center in February.  Thanks to the generosity of the Trading Post, we were able to deliver baby furniture to Riverview International Centeragain this month.

We continue to pray for Melody Smiley on the recent loss of her beloved husband Matt following a long illness.  We are sending much love to her and her family during this time.

In March, our Pop Up Pantry will be delivering food to our agency sites on the following dates:

  • March 2, 11a-2p, Commons at Livingston (1st Wednesday)
  • March 9, 10a-2p, Hope Recovery Services (2nd Wednesday)
  • March 16, 11a-2p, Southpoint Village Apartments (3rd Wednesday)
  • March 23, 11a-2p, Commons at Grant (4th Wednesday)
  • March 24, 12:30p-3:30p, Riverview International Center (4th Thursday)

The Pop Up Pantry is grateful to be blessed by the support and commitment of our volunteers and the church.  We look forward to serving families during March and the blessings of the upcoming season of Lent.

February 2022 Stats

By Statistics

Service Statistics

  • Households Served: 398
  • Seniors Served: 216
  • Adults Served: 662
  • Children Served: 512
  • Individuals Served: 1,390
  • Meals Served: 12,510
  • Families Served by Drive-Thru Pantry: 269
  • Families Served by Pop-Up Pantry: 129

Food Received

  • First Community Church: 2,211
  • GiantEagle: 1,145 pounds
  • Marc’s: 292 pounds
  • Mid-Ohio Foodbank: 18,522 pounds
    • Order 15,298 pounds ($3,717.92)
    • Shop Thru: 3,224 pounds