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First Community South
1944 W. First Avenue Columbus, OH 43212
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August 2022

August 6, 2022

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Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 42 on Tuesday, August 2
  • 52 on Thursday, August 4

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, August 3
Monthly Statistics

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 8
8:30 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
9:00 – 10:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
3:30 – 5:00 pm MOFB Truck Unload (4)

Tuesday, August 2
8:00 – 9:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)

Wednesday, August 3
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Friday, August 5
10:00 – 11:30 am Preshop (2)

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PUPdate

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

  • July 6:     Commons at Livingston – 35
  • July 13:   Hope Resource Center – 35
  • July 18:   South Park Apartment w/Franklinton Farms – 17
  • July 20:   Southpoint – 38
  • July 27:   Commons at Grant – 33
  • July 28:   Riverview International Center – 29

Total served for the month of July:  187

Pop Up 2022 Monthly Totals:

  • January:      161
  • February:     159
  • March:         154
  • April:            162
  • May:             162
  • June:            225
  • July:             187

YTD:         1,210 individuals/families served

Our continued collaboration with Franklinton Farms is going well.  The South Park families have welcomed us and we are enjoying meeting the families with their children. Franklinton Farms has just recently been able to create some raised beds for the families at South Park Apartments so they can begin working their own gardens and have fresh produce available to them.  We found out many of the residents used to farm back in their country and this garden experience is a welcome sight for them.

The Pop Up Pantry is excited to work with First Community’s K-5 Department on this backpack project.  We have designated Riverview International Center to be the recipient of these backpacks.  We are hoping to receive 50-70 backpacks to deliver to Riverview on August 22nd.

We welcomed another volunteer this month:  Nancy Donaldson.  She will be joining the Pop Up for the summer months.  Nancy came to observe and jumped right in.  She is a wonderful addition to our team.

Melody and I are continually blessed to have the support of First Community/Heart to Heart staff and all the dedicated volunteers who give so much of their time and energy.

Serving in Faith,
~Rose and Melody, Co-Leaders
Pop Up Pantry, Heart to Heart

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Volunteer of the Month

Thank You Grandview Girls Soccer

Upcoming Events

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

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Concert Canceled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s concert at First Community North featuring Arthur Marks (benefiting Heart to Heart) has been canceled. We hope to reschedule this concert and soon. We will let you know the time and date as soon as possible.

Prayer Square for Kate

Farewell Rev. Shaner

To show our deep love and gratitude for all Kate has done for First Community, the congregation will present her with a monetary gift. To participate, please send your check made payable to First Community Church and note “Kate Shaner Love Gift” in the memo line. If you prefer to give online, click HERE and select “Rev. Kate Shaner Love Gift” from the fund dropdown menu. Baskets for cards will be available at both locations on August 7. You may also mail these to the church; please send them ℅ Amy Caskie at 1320 Cambridge Blvd Columbus, OH 43212.

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
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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
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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: August 2022

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Beth Ryan

I started volunteering for Heart to Heart in December 2020 and pick up meat from Giant Eagle Marketplace Kingsdale every Friday morning. I have become friends with the Giant Eagle Receiving staff and learned to wrangle large cardboard boxes of heavy meat into a truck. I appreciate Yohan’s assistance in unloading the meat at FCC-South. We have a network of other meat pick-up volunteers, such as Glen Zook, Steve Young, and TC Brown, who help cover Friday pick-up when I am unavailable to pick up the meat. We are definitely a team! Recently, I had the opportunity to walk the 26-mile Inca Trail to Machu Picchu along with other members of FCC and friends. It was an unforgettable experience of a lifetime!