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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

July 2022

July 30, 2022

By Weekly UpdateNo Comments

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 54 on Tuesday, July 26
  • 51 on Thursday, July 28

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 33 on Wednesday, July 27
Monthly Statistics

Save the Date

Please plan to join us for worship on Sunday, August 7. After worship we will celebrate the work of and bid farewell to Rev. Kate Shaner! More details will be available next week.

School Supply Drive

Every kid deserves a backpack and a new box of crayons to start the school year. Help us support our Heart to Heart food pantry families by donating new backpacks filled with school supplies on Sunday, August 7. Look for marked bins where your donations can be dropped off.

If you are unable to attend worship services on August 7, supplies can be dropped off in the Crane Welcome Center at South and the Rose Wing lobby at North August 1-5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our goal is to collect 50 backpacks to distribute to Heart to Heart clients before school starts.

The most requested school supplies across the grades are as follows:

  • Crayons
  • Glue stick
  • #2 Pencils
  • Blue or black Pens
  • Ruler
  • Wide ruled notebook paper
  • 4 pocket folders
  • 4 spiral notebooks

Please remember that students Kindergarten through High School will be recipients of these donations. The schools we are serving have requested no disinfectant wipes be sent with school supplies this year.

Questions? Please contact Yohan Kim x203

Click for more info.

Volunteer Next Week

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, August 1
8:30 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
9:00 – 10:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Tuesday, August 2
8:00 – 9:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Wednesday, August 3
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
5:00 – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (2)

Friday, August 5
9:00 – 10:00 am Direct Retail Pickup (1)
9:00 – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
10:00 – 11:30 am Preshop (1)

Click here to sign up

Volunteer Training

Food Safety Training

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

September 8, 10am
Click to register.

Darkness to Light

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
Wednesday, August 31, 6:30-8:30 pm
Read More | Register

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.

July 16, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 60 on Tuesday, July 12
  • 57 on Thursday, July 14

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, July 13
Monthly Statistics

School Supply Drive

Every kid deserves a backpack and a new box of crayons to start the school year. Help us support our Heart to Heart food pantry families by donating new backpacks filled with school supplies on Sunday, August 7. Look for marked bins where your donations can be dropped off.

If you are unable to attend worship services on August 7, supplies can be dropped off in the Crane Welcome Center at South and the Rose Wing lobby at North August 1-5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our goal is to collect 50 backpacks to distribute to Heart to Heart clients before school starts.

The most requested school supplies across the grades are as follows:

  • Crayons
  • Glue stick
  • #2 Pencils
  • Blue or black Pens
  • Ruler
  • Wide ruled notebook paper
  • 4 pocket folders
  • 4 spiral notebooks

Please remember that students Kindergarten through High School will be recipients of these donations. The schools we are serving have requested no disinfectant wipes be sent with school supplies this year.

Questions? Please contact Yohan Kim x203

Click for more info.

This Week's MOFC Truck

View Monday's Order

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Next Week

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, July 19
8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (6)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Drive Thru (1)

Wednesday, July 20
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
5:00 – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (4)

Thursday, July 21
8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (2)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Drive Thru (2)

Friday, July 22
9:00 – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
10:00 – 11:30 am Preshop (1)

Click here to sign up

New Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for a volunteer, preferably a social worker or someone with similar experience. This person would join our existing team of resource callers that answer voicemails from those looking for additional financial assistance. Requests include assistance for rent/house payments, utilities, medical bills, etc. Our team refers these clients to programs that fit their specific needs and have funding available, and helps them pursue the next step.

The group currently consists of volunteers Kitty Rohrer, Lynn Snowden, and April Bryant. They take turns checking the voicemail and returning calls for 2-3 weeks at a time. All three of these dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers have been in this role for years. They share expertise and news with one another regarding these resources, so the entire team can provide the best service to our community.

Kitty coordinates the schedule, and would be happy to discuss this opportunity with you, should you be interested. Click here to send Kitty an email.

Volunteer Training

Food Safety Training

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

September 8, 10am
Click to register.

FreshTrak 2.0 Training

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 a number of 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.

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

August 2, 2pm
Click to register

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.

School Supply Drive

By Announcements, Events

Every kid deserves a backpack and a new box of crayons to start the school year. Help us support our Heart to Heart food pantry families by donating new backpacks filled with school supplies to our School Supply Drive during all worship services on Sunday, August 7. Look for marked bins where your donations for kids in kindergarten to high school can be dropped off.

If you are unable to attend services on August 7, supplies can be dropped off in the Crane Welcome Center at South and the Rose Wing lobby at North August 1-5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our goal is to collect 50 backpacks to distribute to Heart to Heart clients before school starts.

The most requested school supplies across the grades are as follows:

  • Crayons
  • Glue stick
  • #2 Pencils
  • Blue or black Pens
  • Ruler
  • Wide ruled notebook paper
  • 4 pocket folders
  • 4 spiral notebooks

Please remember that students Kindergarten through High School will be recipients of these donations. The schools we are serving have requested no disinfectant wipes be sent with school supplies this year.

Questions? Please contact Yohan Kim x203

 

 

July 9, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 33 on Tuesday, July 5
  • 57 on Thursday, July 7

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, July 6
Monthly Statistics

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Next Week

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, July 11
8:45 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop-Thru (1)
3:30 – 5:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Truck Unload (2)

Wednesday, July 12
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
5:00 – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (4)

Thursday, July 13
8:00 – 9:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop-Thru (1)
8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, July 14
9:00 – 10:3 0am Cold Stocking (2)

Click here to sign up

New Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for a volunteer, preferably a social worker or someone with similar experience. This person would join our existing team of resource callers that answer voicemails from those looking for additional financial assistance. Requests include assistance for rent/house payments, utilities, medical bills, etc. Our team refers these clients to programs that fit their specific needs and have funding available, and helps them pursue the next step.

The group currently consists of volunteers Kitty Rohrer, Lynn Snowden, and April Bryant. They take turns checking the voicemail and returning calls for 2-3 weeks at a time. All three of these dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers have been in this role for years. They share expertise and news with one another regarding these resources, so the entire team can provide the best service to our community.

Kitty coordinates the schedule, and would be happy to discuss this opportunity with you, should you be interested. Click here to send Kitty an email.

Volunteer Training

Ohio Benefits Training

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 (Heart to Heart #1042).

July 14, 10am
Click to register.

FreshTrak 2.0 Training

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 a number of 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.

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

August 2, 2pm
Click to register

FreshTrak Training

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. You must register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042).

July 19, 2pm
Click to register

Food Safety Training

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

September 8, 10am
Click to register.

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.

July 2, 2022

By Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 74 on Tuesday, June 28
  • 46 on Thursday, June 30

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 30 on Monday, June 29
Monthly Statistics

We will be closed on Monday, July 4.

Volunteer Next Week

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, July 5
8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (1)
10:00 – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (2)

Wednesday, July 6
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
5:00 – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (2)

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

Friday, July 8
9:00 – 10:00 am  Direct Retail Pickups (2)
9:00 – 10:3 0am   Cold Stocking (2)

Click here to sign up

New Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for a volunteer, preferably a social worker or someone with similar experience. This person would join our existing team of resource callers that answer voicemails from those looking for additional financial assistance. Requests include assistance for rent/house payments, utilities, medical bills, etc. Our team refers these clients to programs that fit their specific needs and have funding available, and helps them pursue the next step.

The group currently consists of volunteers Kitty Rohrer, Lynn Snowden, and April Bryant. They take turns checking the voicemail and returning calls for 2-3 weeks at a time. All three of these dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers have been in this role for years. They share expertise and news with one another regarding these resources, so the entire team can provide the best service to our community.

Kitty coordinates the schedule, and would be happy to discuss this opportunity with you, should you be interested. Click here to send Kitty an email.

PUPdate

In June, the Pop Up Pantry, delivered to the following sites:

  • June 1:    Commons at Livingston – 35
  • June 8:    Hope Resource Center – 39
  • June 13:  South Park Apartments w/Franklinton Farms – 19
  • June 15:  Southpoint – 38
  • June 22:  Commons at Grant – 33
  • June 23:  Riverview International Center – 28
  • June 29:  Hope Resource Center – 33

Total served for the month of June:  222

Pop Up 2022 Monthly Totals:

  • January 161
  • February 159
  • March 154
  • April 162
  • May 162
  • June 222

Our team is pleased to report our expansion is going well.  We are reaching out to more communities in need with an addition of 66 more individuals/families being served this month.

We joined Franklinton Farms at the South Park apartments June 13.  We are working together and will join them once a month.  Currently, this is a seasonal location for us. We have added an additional Hope Resource Center delivery on the fifth Wednesday. We will be going to the site again on August 31.

We welcomed a potential volunteer, Sherry Goubeaux, to come check out what we do each week.  She came to observe and joined right in and helped.  Sherry also has brought Heart to Heart fresh produce from her community garden from time to time.  We welcome Sherry to join us as she is able.

Melody and I are blessed to have dedicated volunteers who give so much of their time and energy.  We couldn’t do this without their support and dedication to serving our community.

Serving in Faith,

Rose and Melody, Co-Leaders
Pop Up Pantry, Heart to Heart

Donations Needed

Volunteer of the Month

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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: July 2022

By Volunteer

Jeff Keller

With such high food prices, I have noticed that the number of clients we serve at Hart to Hart each week seems to be much higher.  Often I hear people say things like, “I am thankful for whatever you can give us”.  The thing I like best about being able to serve is the feeling of thankfulness I receive each week.  I am thankful for the church, thankful for the other volunteers, and thankful for the Hart to Hart administrative support staff.  But most of all I am thankful for our clients.  They have the courage to visit us on a regular basis when doing so may be hard for some. Sometimes I feel like I am far too entitled in life; but serving at Hart to Hart helps me to understand the real meaning of thankfulness.