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First Community South
1944 W. First Avenue Columbus, OH 43212
Monthly Archives

April 2022

April 30, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 65 on April 26
  • 44 on April 28

Households served via Pop-up

  • 28 on April 27

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, May 2
8:45 am – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
9:30 am – 10:30 am MOFB Shop-Thru
9:30 am – 11 am Stocking & Setup (2)

Tuesday, May 3
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (1)
10:00 am – 12:30 am Drive-Thru (5)

Wednesday, May 4
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, May 5
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (2)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm  pm Drive-Thru (4)

Friday, May 6
9:00 am – 10:00 am Direct Retail Pickups (1)
9:30am – 10:30am  Cold Stocking (2)
10:00am – 11:30am Preshop Shift (2)

Sunday, May 8
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Mother’s Day Diaper Drive (1)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Mother’s Day Diaper Drive (2)

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Pop UPdate

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

  • April 6:    Commons at Livingston-35
  • April 13:   Southpoint Village-34
  • April 20:   Hope Resource Center -35
  • April 27:   Commons at Grant-28
  • April 28:   Riverview International Center-30

Monthly totals for 2022:

  • January 161
  • February 159
  • March 154
  • April 162

Our Pop Up Panty continues to be blessed by the generosity of Richard Jacob, who purchases and donates a variety of items each week for Heart to Heart and the Trading Post.   Families at our Pop Up Pantry agency sites have greatly appreciated the personal care items donated by Richard.  We are grateful for Richard and his service to our many families.

We are happy to have Melody Smiley back at the pantry this month.  Boyce Lancaster is recovering from recent surgery and we look forward to his return in the near future. Kitty Rohrer is taking time away during April and May due to a work commitment.

Our Pop Up Pantry founding team members spoke about “Our Journey” at Guild RSZ’s meeting on April 11. The presentation was very well received and we hope to share this ministry through speaking with other church and community groups.

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

  • May 4:    11a-2p, Commons at Livingston (1st Wednesday)
  • May 11:   10a-2p, Hope Resource Center (2nd Wednesday)
  • May 12:   12:30p-3:30p, Franklinton Farms (2nd Thursday)-Tentative
  • May 18:   11a-2p, Southpoint Village (3rd Wednesday)
  • May 25:   11a-2p, Commons at Grant (4th Wednesday)
  • May 26:   12:30p-3:30p, Riverview International Center (4th Thursday)

Every year our Pop Up Pantry team will be rotating one of its Volunteer Co-Lead roles. This will enable us to enhance teamwork and continuity of services among our volunteers.  As such, Rose Kandel will be replacing Janice Rook as Co-Lead beginning next month.

We continue to be blessed by the commitment, teamwork and flexibility of our volunteers to this outreach ministry.

Volunteer Trainings

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
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

Mother's Day

April 23, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 46 on April 19
  • 48 on April 21

Households served via Pop-up

  • 35 on April 20

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, April 25
8:45 am – 9:30 am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
10:30 am – 11:30 am Set-Up Shift (2)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MOFB Order Unloading (2)

Tuesday, April 26
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (3)
10:00 am – 12:30 am Drive-Thru (4)

Wednesday, April 27
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru

Thursday, April 28
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (1)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm  pm Drive-Thru (3)

Friday, April 29
9:00 am – 10:00 am Direct Retail Pickups (2)
9:30am – 10:30am  Cold Stocking Shift (2)
10:00am – 11:30am Preshop Shift (3)

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Volunteer Trainings

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. This Training will be held via Zoom. Register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name.

Ohio Benefits Training
April 28, 10 am

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

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
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

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Mother's Day

April 16, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 71 on April 12
  • 55 on April 14

Households served via Pop-up

  • 34 on April 13

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.

Tuesday, April 19
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (3)

Thursday, April 21
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (4)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm  pm Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, April 22
9:30am – 10:30am  Cold Stocking Shift (2)
10:00am – 11:30am Preshop Shift (3)

Volunteer Sign Up Here

Volunteer Trainings

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. This Training will be held via Zoom. Register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name.

Ohio Benefits Training
April 28, 10 am

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

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
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

April 8, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 41 on April 5
  • 49 on April 7

Households served via Pop-up

  • 35 on April 6

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

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

Tuesday, April 14
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm  Preshop Shift (3)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Stocking Shift (4)

We are closed Friday, April 15 for Good Friday.

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Volunteer Trainings

This training will be taught by Julie Richards, Director of K-5 Ministry at First Community Church. The safety of the children we serve is our top priority, so anyone who volunteers with children or is a staff member is required to attend our Darkness to Light sexual abuse prevention training. Re-certification for staff or volunteers who work with children is required every three years. Please register to attend one session at First Community North.

Darkness to Light
Monday, April 11, 6:30- 8:30 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

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with FreshTrak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using FreshTrak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. For agencies already using FreshTrak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics. This Training will be held via Zoom. Register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042).

FreshTrak Training
April 13, 10am to 11am
April 13, 2pm to 3pm

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for more 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 2022 Stats

By Statistics

Service Statistics

  • Households Served: 559
  • Seniors Served: 315
  • Adults Served: 965
  • Children Served: 826
  • Individuals Served: 2,106
  • Meals Served:
  • Families Served by Drive-Thru Pantry:
  • Families Served by Pop-Up Pantry:

Food Received
(in pounds)

  • First Community Church: 2,324
    • North: 2
    • South: 2,322
  • Giant Eagle: 1,562
  • Marc’s: 296
  • Mid-Ohio Foodbank: 22,413
    • Order: 16,093 ($3,752.88)
    • Shop Thru: 6,320

 

April 2, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 55 on Tuesday, March 22
  • 40 on Thursday, March 24
  • 50 on Tuesday, March 29
  • 40 on Thursday, March 31

Households served via Pop-up

  • 28 on Wednesday, March 23

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

Tuesday, April 5
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (4)

Thursday, April 7
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (3)

Friday, April 8
9:00 – 10:00 am Direct Retail Pickups (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am  Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am  Preshop Shift (3)

Volunteers Click Here to Sign-Up!

Pop UPdate

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

  • March 2:     Commons at Livingston-35
  • March 9:     Hope Resource Center-28
  • March 16:    Southpoint Village Apartments-33
  • March  23:   Commons at Grant-28
  • March 24:   Riverview International Center-30

Monthly totals for 2022:

  • January: 161
  • February: 159
  • March: 154

On March 2, the Pop Up Pantry team met with Heart to Heart leadership, a Trading Post volunteer, and a donor who provides generous donations of needed items for the drive thru, Pop Up Pantry and Trading Post each week.  The process for requesting donations from this special donor was clarified during the meeting. Further, the process for providing produce to one of our Pop Up Pantry sites was discussed.

Team members continued to provide clothing items to Hope Resource Center (Hope) in March. We’re proud that Hope was featured in a recent Columbus Dispatch article.  We pray this brings greater awareness of the the growing needs within our community for help to those with drug addiction, mental illness and homelessness.

We’re planning for return to our seasonal site, Franklinton Farms, later this spring. We’ve been serving this site on the second Thursday of each month and don’t anticipate any changes to this schedule.  We’ll  provide updates as we get closer to a restart date.  As Franklinton Farms grows their own produce, the Pop Up Pantry provides only dry goods.

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

  • April 6: Commons at Livingston (1st Wednesday)
  • April 13: Southpoint Village Apartments
  • April 20: Hope Resource Center
  • April 27: Commons at Grant (4th Wednesday)
  • April  28: Riverview International Center (4th Thursday)

Our dedicated and faithful team of volunteers have embraced the mission of Heart to Heart, working together to serve families in the local community.  We continue to be blessed by their commitment and teamwork to this outreach ministry.

Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer Trainings

This training will be taught by Julie Richards, Director of K-5 Ministry at First Community Church. The safety of the children we serve is our top priority, so anyone who volunteers with children or is a staff member is required to attend our Darkness to Light sexual abuse prevention training. Re-certification for staff or volunteers who work with children is required every three years. Please register to attend one session at First Community North.

Darkness to Light
Monday, April 11, 6:30- 8:30 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.

Volunteer of the Month: April 2022

By Volunteer

Monday Stockers

The Monday Morning Stocking Team is our Volunteer of the Month for April. This close-knit dependable team is made up of Beth Simeon, Christine Carney, Marcy Miller, Eileen Covell, Carol Bramschreiber, and Pam Vazsonyi. Here’s what they had to say: “Usually Mondays aren’t a day to look forward to, but being part of the many hands of the ‘Can-Can Girls’ always makes it fun.”

Pop UPdate: March 2022

By Pupdate

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

  • March 2:     Commons at Livingston-35
  • March 9:     Hope Resource Center-28
  • March 16:    Southpoint Village Apartments-33
  • March  23:   Commons at Grant-28
  • March 24:   Riverview International Center-30

Monthly totals for 2022:

  • January: 161
  • February: 159
  • March: 154

On March 2, the Pop Up Pantry team met with Heart to Heart leadership, a Trading Post volunteer, and a donor who provides generous donations of needed items for the drive thru, Pop Up Pantry and Trading Post each week.  The process for requesting donations from this special donor was clarified during the meeting. Further, the process for providing produce to one of our Pop Up Pantry sites was discussed.

Team members continued to provide clothing items to Hope Resource Center (Hope) in March. We’re proud that Hope was featured in a recent Columbus Dispatch article.  We pray this brings greater awareness of the the growing needs within our community for help to those with drug addiction, mental illness and homelessness.

We’re planning for return to our seasonal site, Franklinton Farms, later this spring. We’ve been serving this site on the second Thursday of each month and don’t anticipate any changes to this schedule.  We’ll  provide updates as we get closer to a restart date.  As Franklinton Farms grows their own produce, the Pop Up Pantry provides only dry goods.

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

  • April 6: Commons at Livingston (1st Wednesday)
  • April 13: Southpoint Village Apartments
  • April 20: Hope Resource Center
  • April 27: Commons at Grant (4th Wednesday)
  • April  28: Riverview International Center (4th Thursday)

Our dedicated and faithful team of volunteers have embraced the mission of Heart to Heart, working together to serve families in the local community.  We continue to be blessed by their commitment and teamwork to this outreach ministry.