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

May 2022

May 14, 2022

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Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 40 on May 10
  • 54 on May 12

Households served via Pop-up

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.

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Monday, May 16
8:45 am – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
9:30 am – 10:30 am MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
9:30 am – 11 am Stocking & Setup (2)

Tuesday, May 17
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (1)
10:00 am – 12:30 am Drive-Thru (5)

Wednesday, May 18
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (3)

Thursday, May 19
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (6)

Friday, May 20
9:30 am – 10:30 am  Cold Stocking (2)
10:00 am – 11:30 am Preshop (4)

Upcoming Events

Family Gardening Project

Join the youth team for Family Sunday Missions, a chance for kids and the grown-ups they love to come together with others to connect, hear a short lesson, and do a Midweek Missions style hands-on service project. Children of all ages and abilities and their grown-up/s are invited to gather for this casual program to learn, serve and socialize.

On June 5, the group with gather at First Community South in the parking lot at 10am. We will be doing a gardening project for Heart to Heart. Bring your gardening gloves and a trowel!

Register here!

Art Festival Beverage Booth Volunteers

For the past few years, we have participated in the Columbus Arts Festival, staffing a beverage booth selling water and soda. In return for our service, the festival donates a part of their proceeds to Heart to Heart. We also collect tips at the booth which are ours to keep! Altogether, we earn between $1,000 and $1,500 per year.

This year, we will again be selling water and soda at the Columbus Arts Festival, June 10-12. Yohan will be setting up the booth Friday, Kate will be working all day Saturday, and Amy will close up shop on Friday! We’ll need cashiers, stockers, and leads/talkers. Cashiers must be comfortable with cash handling and technology (iPads and Square). Stocking involves heavy lifting. Volunteers with work with Heart to Heart staff, hand out items, and talk to customers about the pantry. All should be prepared for hot weather.

Volunteer Education Opportunities

Fresh Trak Beginner Basics

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. You must register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042). Training will be held via Zoom.

Fresh Trak 
May 18, 2 pm

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

Fresh Trak Beyond the Basics

PantryTrak was developed to make customer check in quick and easy so that our agencies could focus on what is most important – those you serve. PantryTrak is more than an intake software, though. Over the years, it has grown to include several exciting features that most agencies are not aware of. This workshop will expand your knowledge of the PantryTrak system and help you unlock even more tools that can maximize your service potential. Participants will learn how to access deeper layers of data, manage the FreshTrak reservation system, and how to troubleshoot your services to ensure 100% accuracy. You must register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042). Training will be held via Zoom.

Fresh Trak 2.0
May 24, 2 pm

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

Darkness to Light

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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May 7, 2022

By Weekly UpdateNo Comments

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 45 on May 3
  • 37 on May 5

Households served via Pop-up

  • 31 on April 28
  • 35 on May 4

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.

Sign Up

Also on Sign-Up Genius:
-Volunteer for the Diaper Drive Sunday
-June sign up is now available
-Volunteer for the Columbus Art Festival Beverage Booth

Monday, May 9
8:45 am – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
9:30 am – 10:30 am MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
9:30 am – 11 am Stocking & Setup (2)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MOFB Order Unload (6)

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

Wednesday, May 11
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (2)

Thursday, May 12
8:00 am – 9:00 am MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (2)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (4)

Friday, May 13
9:30am – 10:30am  Cold Stocking (2)

Upcoming Events

Diaper Drive

Family Gardening Project

Join the youth team for Family Sunday Missions, a chance for kids and the grown-ups they love to come together with others to connect, hear a short lesson, and do a Midweek Missions style hands-on service project. Children of all ages and abilities and their grown-up/s are invited to gather for this casual program to learn, serve and socialize.

On June 5, the group with gather at First Community South in the parking lot at 10am. We will be doing a gardening project for Heart to Heart. Bring your gardening gloves and a trowel!

Register here!

Art Festival Beverage Booth Volunteers

For the past few years, we have participated in the Columbus Arts Festival, staffing a beverage booth selling water and soda. In return for our service, the festival donates a part of their proceeds to Heart to Heart. We also collect tips at the booth which are ours to keep! Altogether, we earn between $1,000 and $1,500 per year.

This year, we will again be selling water and soda at the Columbus Arts Festival, June 10-12. Yohan will be setting up the booth Friday, Kate will be working all day Saturday, and Amy will close up shop on Friday! We’ll need cashiers, stockers, and leads/talkers. Cashiers must be comfortable with cash handling and technology (iPads and Square). Stocking involves heavy lifting. Volunteers with work with Heart to Heart staff, hand out items, and talk to customers about the pantry. All should be prepared for hot weather.

Volunteer Education Opportunities

Food Safety Training

All agencies are required to be certified once every 3 years. Now is a good time to check and see if your certification is still good or will it need to be renewed this year. This training will be held via Zoom Meeting. 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 (Heart to Heart #1042).

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify food safety risks.
  2. Take appropriate action when someone has symptoms of foodborne illness or is diagnosed with a reportable disease.
  3. Follow good personal hygiene and hand care practices.
  4. Identify cross-contamination risks and methods for prevention.
  5. Implement effective cleaning and sanitizing procedures.
  6. Identify appropriate pest prevention measures and signs of pest infestations.
  7. Maintain facilities and equipment in compliance with regulations.

Food Safety Training
May 12, 10 am

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

Fresh Trak Beginner Basics

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. You must register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042). Training will be held via Zoom.

Fresh Trak 
May 18, 2 pm

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

Fresh Trak Beyond the Basics

PantryTrak was developed to make customer check in quick and easy so that our agencies could focus on what is most important – those you serve. PantryTrak is more than an intake software, though. Over the years, it has grown to include several exciting features that most agencies are not aware of. This workshop will expand your knowledge of the PantryTrak system and help you unlock even more tools that can maximize your service potential. Participants will learn how to access deeper layers of data, manage the FreshTrak reservation system, and how to troubleshoot your services to ensure 100% accuracy. You must register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042). Training will be held via Zoom.

Fresh Trak 2.0
May 24, 2 pm

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

Darkness to Light

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 2022 Stats

By Statistics

Service Statistics

  • Households Served: 582
  • Seniors Served: 267
  • Adults Served: 1026
  • Children Served: 814
  • Individuals Served: 2,107
  • Meals Served: 18,963
  • Families Served by Drive-Thru Pantry: 419
  • Families Served by Pop-Up Pantry: 163

Food Received
(in pounds)

  • First Community Church: 3,181
  • Giant Eagle: 1,864
  • Marc’s: 444
  • Penzey’s Spices: 45
  • Mid-Ohio Foodbank: 18,708
    • Order: 15,540 ($2344.87)
    • Shop Thru: 3,168

 

Volunteer of the Month: May 2022

By Volunteer

Rebecca Ryan

I am thrilled to be volunteer of the moth.  A few years ago when my daughter left for college, and my son left to live in Spain, I had a huge hole in my heart.  I had spent a lot of time volunteering with their school activities, so I needed to find a new volunteer job.  Thankfully, Sarah and Yohan found an opportunity for me to volunteer on Wednesday evenings with the church youth, which fit with my work schedule.  Working with Sarah, Yohan, Jimmy, (leaders) and the youth Nathan, David, Skylar, Bella and many other amazing kids, we have so much fun filling the grocery bags for the pantry.  We play music and sing.  These kids work so hard, and I am so impressed by them.  They  give me so much hope for the future of our church, and the world.  I have this quote saved at home, from a newsletter sent out by Dr. Wing, and I believe it to be true “The happiest people are those who have sought and found how to serve” by Albert Schweitzer. Helping on Wednesday truly makes me happy.