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First Community South
1320 Cambridge Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212
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January 2023

Volunteer of the Month: February 2023

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Volunteer of the Month

The Prescott Brothers

Our Volunteers of the Month are Tommy, Ben, and Andy Prescott! These brothers volunteer nearly every Wednesday evening during our Youth Ministry shift. They take time out of their busy weeknight schedules to fill grocery bags and stock the shelves. All three are speedy yet precise, ensuring each bag is properly filled and organized with care. Tommy, Ben, and Andy also serve on our Open Door Ministry Team and greet congregants and visitors on Sunday mornings. You may have seen them at the 11 am service on January 22 when they shoveled the front sidewalk non-stop during the snowstorm! Tommy, Ben, and Andy are beloved participants in our Youth Ministry and at Heart to Heart. Help us in thanking Tommy, Ben, and Andy for their service!

January 28, 2023

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Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 27 on Tuesday, January 17
  • 48 on Thursday, January 19
  • 32 on Tuesday, January 24
  • 15 on Thursday, January 26

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 39 on Wednesday, January 18
  • 20 on Wednesday, January 25

Volunteers Needed

Please check to see when you can help, then use the button to access the Sign-Up Genius!

Monday, January 30

  • 8:30am- 9:30am Cold Stocking (2)

Tuesday, January 31

  • 8:30-10:30 am Drive-Thru (5)
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (4)

Wednesday, February 1

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, February 2

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
  • 8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (7)
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (5)

Friday, February 3

  • 9:00am- 10:00am Direct Retail Pickup (1)
Click here to sign up

Training Opportunities

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. For volunteers, the most useful trainings are FreshTrak and Food Safety. These trainings, specifically, will help you learn more about pantry operations and make you an even more effective volunteer! They also occasionally offer training on advocacy, and other topics that may be of interest to you.

Some of these classes are in person on the MOFC campus in Grove City. However, many are Zoom meetings, so you can participate from home. If you would like to take advantage of these opportunities to learn, please visit the Agency360 website for detailed information and links to sign up.

For most of the classes, you’ll need to sign up with our pantry name and ID:
Heart to Heart, Agency #1042

Upcoming Trainings

  • Jan 26, 2pm, FreshTrak
  • Feb 14, 9am, FreshTrak
  • Feb 21, 9:30am, Better Relationships
  • Mar 13, 9:30am, Advocacy
  • Mar 14, 2pm, FreshTrak
Click here to access Agency360

Souperbowl Sunday

more info

Pop-Up Pantry February Calendar

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.

January 14, 2023

By Weekly Update

Collection in Worship this Sunday

We are having a hair care drive during all worship services at First Community this Sunday!
Look for the collection sites out in the parking lots and drop off your donations on your way in or out! We will happily accept standard shampoo and conditioner, however we encourage donors to think about all different hair types and hair care needs. Consider donating shower caps, bonnets, hair oil, gel, dry shampoo, brushes, combs, detanlger, hair masks, curl cream, etc. There are so many different needs and we would love to be able to offer appropriate products to those in need!
Big thanks to Becky and Susan for volunteering to take donations.

Missions Workday

This workday is now 10 am to 1:00 pm. We will be joined by OSU students.

Fundraising Event

Join Colin Gawel and a bunch of local musicians performing a night of Cheap Trick music with 100% of donations to benefit the Heart to Heart food pantry. Doors open at 7pm and Teenage Fanclub Fanclub opens the show at 8pm. Any donation gladly accepted at the door. Thanks to Colin for his continued support of Heart to Heart!

MOFC response to SNAP benefit changes

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Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 40 on Tuesday, January 10
  • 32 on Thursday, January 12

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 33 on Wednesday, January 11

Volunteers Needed

Please check to see when you can help, then use the button to access the Sign-Up Genius!

Monday, January 16

  • Heart to Heart is closed in observance of MLK Day.
  • 10am – 1pm sign up for the Mission Workday

Tuesday, January 10

  • 8:30-10:30 am Drive-Thru (5)
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (4)

Wednesday, January 11

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, January 12

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
  • 8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (6)
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)
Click here to sign up

Training Opportunities

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. For volunteers, the most useful trainings are FreshTrak and Food Safety. These trainings, specifically, will help you learn more about pantry operations and make you an even more effective volunteer! They also occasionally offer training on advocacy, and other topics that may be of interest to you.

Some of these classes are in person on the MOFC campus in Grove City. However, many are Zoom meetings, so you can participate from home. If you would like to take advantage of these opportunities to learn, please visit the Agency360 website for detailed information and links to sign up.

For most of the classes, you’ll need to sign up with our pantry name and ID:
Heart to Heart, Agency #1042

Upcoming Trainings

  • Jan 26, 2pm, FreshTrak
  • Feb 14, 9am, FreshTrak
  • Feb 21, 9:30am, Better Relationships
  • Mar 13, 9:30am, Advocacy
  • Mar 14, 2pm, FreshTrak
Click here to access Agency360

Holiday Help 2022

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Kitty Rohrer. Under her leadership, Heart to Heart offered support to our clients and community members in need of help for Christmas. The Holiday Help program provided for 152 families which includes over 450 children. Kitty took well over 500 requests including phone calls and emails. The program simply would not have happened without her administration of it this past year. Thank you Kitty!

Thank You Letters

Beginning in January 2023 (for December 2022 contributions), we will send donation acknowledgement letters exclusively via email. This allows for faster delivery, better conservation of resources and stewardship of your contributions. Year-end contribution statements are sent by our Business Office in January to all church members and those who have donated over $250 throughout the year.

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.

January 7, 2023

By Weekly Update

Monthly Collection Drives

In 2023, Heart to Heart food pantry will hold a once-a-month donation collection during Sunday worship services, in an effort to make donating items easier. This Sunday, the food pantry will be collecting haircare products during all worship services. If you are attending services at North, please look for the donation station sign in the parking lot and drop off your donations before you come inside! If you’re attending services at South, please look for the donation cart at Crane welcome center, where you can drop off your donation with our volunteer. If you prefer to make a monetary donation online, please click here.

Reminders

Over the holidays, we often lose track of time. Understanding it can be a challenge to remember all that is going on in the new year, here’s a list of announcements from the end of last year:

Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 41 on Tuesday, January 3
  • 35 on Thursday, January 5

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, January 4

Volunteers Needed

Please check to see when you can help, then use the button to access the Sign-Up Genius!

Monday, January 9

  • 8:30-9:30 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
  • 3:30-5:00pm MOFB Order Unloading (7)
  • 5:00-6:30 Shop & Stock (5)

Tuesday, January 10

  • 8:30-10:30 am Drive-Thru (3)
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru 6

Wednesday, January 11

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, January 12

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
  • 8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (6)
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, January 13

    • 9:30 am – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
    • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Shop & Stock (7)
Click here to sign up

Pop UPdate

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

  • Dec 7:       Commons at Livingston – 35
  • Dec 14:     Hope Resource Center – 33
  • Dec 21:     Southpoint – 38
  • Dec 22:     Riverview International Center – 32
  • Dec 28:     Grant – 20

Total served for the month of Dec:   158

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
  • December:     158

2022 Total:           2,107 Individuals/families served

Click here to read the entire update from December.

Volunteer of the Month

Each month, we highlight a volunteer (or small group). You can read about Lynn and all the past volunteers of the month by clicking the link below.

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Social Media

Happy to Help

Thanks to all our sponsors that participated in the Holiday Help program for Heart to Heart. We have received some kind responses from the families sponsored:

  • “Thank you so much again for the gifts and gift cards! I seriously cannot thank you guy enough. You helped provide actual gifts for my children and I’m beyond grateful that you are helping make this an amazing Christmas for them!”
  • “Thank you so much. This touched my heart. I’m so grateful for everything it means the world to me.”
  • “God Bless U and your family. Appreciated”
  • “Thank you very much, my dear, for the gift of the children, they became very happy and happy. Thank you from my heart, happy night to you😊”
  • “Thank you so much for the gifts I received this morning my kids were soo happy with it and I was blessed too. Thank you again merry Christmas and happy new year 🎊:)”

The kindness shown obviously made a huge positive impact on these families. Thank you for your generosity.

We would like to give a special thank you to:

  • Girl Scouts
  • Northwest Kiwanis
  • Santa’s Silent Helpers
  • First Community’s Youth Program

These groups went above and beyond the call, providing gifts for several families each.

Training Opportunities

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. For volunteers, the most useful trainings are FreshTrak and Food Safety. These trainings, specifically, will help you learn more about pantry operations and make you an even more effective volunteer! They also occasionally offer training on advocacy, and other topics that may be of interest to you.

Some of these classes are in person on the MOFC campus in Grove City. However, many are Zoom meetings, so you can participate from home. If you would like to take advantage of these opportunities to learn, please visit the Agency360 website for detailed information and links to sign up.

For most of the classes, you’ll need to sign up with our pantry name and ID:
Heart to Heart, Agency #1042

Upcoming Trainings

  • Jan 26, 2pm, FreshTrak
  • Feb 14, 9am, FreshTrak
  • Feb 21, 9:30am, Better Relationships
  • Mar 13, 9:30am, Advocacy
  • Mar 14, 2pm, FreshTrak
Click here to access Agency360

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.

Pop Update: December 2022

By Pupdate

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

  • Dec 7:       Commons at Livingston – 35
  • Dec 14:     Hope Resource Center – 33
  • Dec 21:     Southpoint – 38
  • Dec 22:     Riverview International Center – 32
  • Dec 28:     Grant – 20

Total served for the month of Dec:   158

 

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
  • December:     158

YTD:           2,107 Individuals/families served

As our 2022 year comes to a close, the Pop Up Team has been blessed to have this opportunity to be out in our community and to share love and support with our neighbors. In doing so, we ourselves have gained many blessings along the way.

Our Southpoint Christmas Toy Drive was a success.  On Monday, December 12, our Pop Up Team was able to deliver 168 gifts, gift wrap and cards!  The families were so happy to have their children’s wishes come true and many shared thanks.

The Pop Up Team is so fortunate to have the support from First Community Heart to Heart. They have given us the opportunity to continue our outreach in serving our neighbors. The Trading Post has helped us give our friends at Hope Resource Center warm clothing and the Mat Makers provide mats for them.  Richard Jacob continues to bless us with his gracious donations of toiletries each month.  Monday Night Meals help provide bread as they can.  We have so many individuals who volunteer and we are so very grateful to them.  Some volunteer weekly, some monthly and some just once.  We could not do this without them.

The Pop Up Team looks forward to another year of serving our neighbors.

~Rose and Melody

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: January 2023

By Volunteer

Lynn Old

 As a new resident of Columbus, I was eager to find a setting that would connect people with food.  The idea that food is our common ground has led me to volunteer in various ways of food distribution.  Before Columbus, you might have found me delivering mobile meals, cooking for seniors, or volunteering in the kitchen of an Alzheimer facility.

Heart to Heart Thursday’s drive thru is a highlight of my week.   When I see all the healthy fruits, and vegetables that we distribute to our neighbors, I am thankful for the Heart to Heart volunteers who have worked tirelessly to load, deliver and pack before we begin the drive thru.   I also appreciate the friendship of fellow volunteers who have welcomed a newcomer to this meaningful effort.