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Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
Director: (614) 488-0681 ext. 106
Manager: (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
1320 Cambridge Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212
Monthly Archives

December 2022

December 18, 2022

By Weekly Update

News

2022 Holiday Closings

Social Media this Week

Volunteer Gifts

There is no way we could possibly show our appreciation enough for all the time, love and effort you put into volunteering. However, in an attempt to provide a token of appreciation, we have a Christmas gift for each of our volunteers. I encourage you to stop by First Community South and take a gift from under the tree in the Crane Welcome Center. Pat Porterfield and Janey Ledman have been wrapping gifts over the past couple weeks!

Appreciation Dinner

Missions Workday

In January, I have planned for another Mission Workday which will require a good amount of physical labor and focus primarily on cleaning up the spaces we use among all ministries throughout the three buildings at First Community South. This will take place on MLK Day, January 16, as we planned to be closed.

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Announcement

2023 Calendar

Weekly Update

Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 64 on Tuesday, December 13
  • 56 on Thursday, December 15

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 33 on Wednesday, December 14

Volunteers Needed

Monday, December 19

8:30am – 9:30am  Cold Stocking (1)

2:45pm-3:45pm MOFB Holiday Produce Pickup (1)

Tuesday, December 20

8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (1)

10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (2)

Wednesday, December 21

1:00pm – 2:00pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, December 22

8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, December 23

9:00am – 10:00am Direct Retail Pickup (1)

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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: December 2022

By Volunteer

Anne Klie

“I volunteer at Heart to Heart because I enjoy the interaction with those served. It is a pleasure to get to know individuals seeking our services. I also enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship among the volunteers.”

December 10, 2022

By Weekly Update

News

Donation Match

As of this past weekend, we have officially surpassed our goal of a $20,000 match campaign! For the eighth year running, Jill and Duke Thomas have graciously made this matching pledge to support our mission to respond to God’s commandment to love one another. Heart to Heart began serving the community in 1986, and still exists today thanks to the foundation laid by its task force and early leaders, including Jill. We are eternally grateful for the Thomas family’s ongoing support of our mission.

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Sponsors Needed

Heart to Heart has been overwhelmed with calls requesting sponsorship for Christmas gifts. About 35 families still need sponsors. Please consider sponsoring one or more families through the purchase of Christmas gifts. We encourage group sponsorships. For instance, your guild, book club, or department at work can combine resources to provide support for an entire family. If you can sponsor a family, please email Kitty Rohrer kfrohrer@gmail.com with your contact details. More details about how the program operates are available at h2h.FCchurch.com/christmas2022.

Announcement

2023 Calendar

2022 Holiday Closings

Communication

  • Are you getting our weekly “Full Pantry, Full Hearts” email? If not, please click here to change your email settings. This reflection email is written by Yohan each week and includes news and highlights from the previous week.
  • That email also includes a link to our weekly blog “Heart to Heart Happenings”. This blog is written by Amy weekly and covers the administrative and business aspects of the food pantry. New policies, statistics, volunteer needs, etc. are all contained in this weekly post.
  • Are you following us on social media: Facebook or Instagram? This is a good way to get immediate news. As cold weather approaches, this is the fastest way to check if Heart to Heart is closed for inclement weather. View the weather policy here.
  • Did you get Amy’s “December News” email on Tuesday, December 6? Click the button below to read it.

Volunteer Gifts

There is no way we could possibly show our appreciation enough for all the time, love and effort you put into volunteering. However, in an attempt to provide a token of appreciation, we have a Christmas gift for each of our volunteers. I encourage you to stop by First Community South and take a gift from under the tree in the Crane Welcome Center. Pat Porterfield and Janey Ledman have been wrapping gifts over the past couple weeks!

Missions Workday

In January, I have planned for another Mission Workday which will require a good amount of physical labor and focus primarily on cleaning up the spaces we use among all ministries throughout the three buildings at First Community South. This will take place on MLK Day, January 16, as we planned to be closed.

Click here to sign up

Weekly Update

Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 59 on Tuesday, December 6
  • 63 on Thursday, December 8

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, December 7
December News Email

Volunteers Needed

Monday, December 12

8:30am – 9:30am  Cold Stocking (1)

3:30pm – 5:00pm MOFB Truck Order Unload (7)

Tuesday, December 13

8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (1)

10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (3)

Wednesday, December 14

1:00pm – 2:00pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, December 15

8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, December 16

9:00am – 10:00am Direct Retail Pickup (1)

Click here to sign up

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.

$20,000 Match Surpassed

By Announcements

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we have raised over $20,000 in donations since November 1! This means our goal to match a donor grant has been achieved, and this donor will gift Heart to Heart an additional $20,000. We are doubly grateful to all that made contributions toward our goal this year.

December 3, 2022

By Weekly Update

Upcoming Events

Donation Match

All financial contributions made to Heart to Heart from November 1 through December 31 will be matched up to $20,000. As of Monday, we have raised $17,950. With the increase in both demand and cost of food in recent months, the food pantry needs additional financial resources more than ever. Please know that your doubled donation will be doubly appreciated this year! We are grateful to Jill and Duke Thomas for their support through this matching grant.

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Sponsors Needed

Heart to Heart has been overwhelmed with calls requesting sponsorship for Christmas gifts. In fact, we received so many inquiries that we are no longer accepting requests for sponsorship- but we still need sponsors!  60 families still need sponsors. Please consider sponsoring one or more families through the purchase of Christmas gifts. We encourage group sponsorships. For instance, your guild, book club, or department at work can combine resources to provide support for an entire family. The Christmas shopping season is about to begin, and we would like to ensure all these families have support by December 9. If you can sponsor a family, please email Kitty Rohrer kfrohrer@gmail.com with your contact details. More details about how the program operates are available at h2h.FCchurch.com/christmas2022.

Announcement

2023 Calendar

PUPdate

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

  • Nov 2:      Commons at Livingston – 35
  • Nov 9:       Hope Resource Center – 25
  • Nov 17:     Riverview International Center – 30
  • Nov 21:     Southpoint – 38
  • Nov 21:     Grant – 20
  • Nov 30:     Hope Resource Center – 30

Total served for the month of Nov:   178

Pop Up 2022 Monthly totals:

  • January:         161
  • February:       159
  • March:           154
  • April:              162
  • May:              162
  • June:              225
  • July:               187
  • August:           210
  • September:    174
  • October:         177
  • November:     178

YTD:           1,949 Individuals/families served

Our Southpoint Christmas Toy Drive is off to a great start.  We continue to receive donations.  Our goal is to grant 28 families with 84 children totaling 168 gifts.  Each child will receive two gifts.  We are so thankful to have Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School, FCC congregation and our family and friends all help make the wishes of Southpoint children come true.

We served our neighbors at HOPE Resource Center at their new location this month.  They are now housed at First United Brethren Church on S. Wheatland Ave.  Their hours are M, W, F 9:30-12:30.  Now our neighbors have a place to sit inside and eat a meal, receive clothing, mats and our pantry food.  We were able to spend time and visit with our new friends.

Our Pop Up Team is grateful for some cake donations from Mary Youngquist.  She sends some to us that we give to our sites.  There are blessings all around us.

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

Social Media

Weekly Update

Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 72 on Tuesday, November 22
  • 46 on Tuesday, November 29
  • 53 on Thursday, December 1

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 58 on Monday, November 21
  • 30 on Wednesday, November 30

Volunteers Needed

Tuesday, December 6

8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (3)

10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (4)

Wednesday, December 7

1:00pm – 2:00pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, December 8

8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (3)

10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (4)

Friday, December 9

9:00am – 10:00am Direct Retail Pickup (1)

9:30am – 10:30am Cold Stocking (2)

Click here to sign up

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.