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
Wednesdays 5pm to 7pm
Thursdays 9am to 12pm
First Community South, Annex
1944 W. First Avenue Columbus, OH 43212
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May 8, 2021

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Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 27 on Tuesday, May 4
  • 8 on Wednesday, May 5
  • 24 on Thursday, May 6

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 40 on Wednesday, May 5

April 2021 Stats

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. There a few time changes in our regular schedule (see below). Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, May 10
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking Shift (2)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm MOFB Truck Unloading (9)

Tuesday, May 11
7:45 am – 8:45 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (4)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (6)

Wednesday, May 12
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Evening Prep (2)
4:00 pm Cardboard Recycling Pickup (1)
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Thursday, May 13
7:45 am – 8:45 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (4)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (7)

Friday, May 14
9:00 am – 9:30 am Direct Retail Pickup (1)
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (5)

Volunteer Procedures

We are again in a time of transition as we move operations for the drive-thru back outside for warmer weather months. Please be patient as we revise procedures, as new equipment arrives, and while things are still unsettled. Note changes to our regular procedures below in bold

  • All volunteers should check in upon arrival in the kitchen of the main church building. Check-in will now be done on the iPad, rather than paper. This check-in process allows volunteers to review and agree to our Photo and Social Media Release, and for parents of minor volunteers to review and agree to our Minor Waiver. We can use the form to better access volunteer contact information in order to keep everyone up-to-date. Lastly, in the event of a positive COVID-19 case among volunteers and/or staff, this will allow for quicker and easier contact tracing.
  • Due to numerous safety concerns, all doors will remain locked until the assigned work time. A staff member will unlock the doors needed for each particular shift. Please enter through the kitchen door from the alleyway.
  • At the beginning of each new shift, Yohan will greet volunteers and give them each an assignment.
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on your outermost layer.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home). Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities
  • All volunteers are required to sign up online using Sign-Up Genius.
  • We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness. Please notify the staff if you have recently volunteered at Heart to Heart and you’re currently being tested for COVID-19 or actively in quarantine. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can do this by calling 614-488-0681 x203.
  • If there is an active thunderstorm in our area, we cannot safely operate the drive-thru. Should we find it necessary to close, we will notify all scheduled volunteers as soon as possible. We will also make an announcement on social media, a notification on our website, and a recording on our voicemail.

Schedule Changes

Please note these changes in regular volunteer shifts going forward:

  • Tue/Thu 10am-12:30pm (changed from 10:30-12:30). During Pantry Hours, we are asking the second shift to come in earlier to have time for a smooth transition.
  • Monday Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru is canceled.
  • Shop Thru will now take place Tue/Thu at 7:45 am, and Wed will remain at 1 pm.

We are working as a team to create a schedule for when there is a Monday holiday. We are hoping to create an alternative schedule that allows us to have the holiday off while still being prepared to serve clients on the following Tuesdays.

Our first trial run of this new plan will be for Memorial Day, May 31.  We understand not everyone will be able to make the change, but we will try this out for Memorial Day and see how it goes. We will cancel all shifts Monday, May 31 and add the following:

  • Friday, May 28, 11:30 am – 12:30pm Preshop Shift
  • Tuesday, June 1, 7:45 am – 8:30 am Direct Retail Pickup from Giant Eagle
  • Tuesday, June 1, 8:30-10:30am Stocking Shift

For our complete holiday closing schedule, please visit h2h.fcchurch.com/holidays2021

Shop to Support

Help provide for a family in need while shopping for yours! Enroll your Kroger Plus Card and a portion of your purchases will be donated to the Heart to Heart food pantry.

Sign up on their website: Kroger.com/communityrewards
The Organization Number is: TB926 FIRST COMMUNITY CHURCH

Training

All volunteers over 18 will be required to take this child sexual abuse prevention training by the end of the year. The suggested donation to cover course materials is $12. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.  Registration will close May 13 for the May 19 class and reopen on May 20 for the September 5 class.

Save the Date

More information coming soon!

Farmer's Market

We have been invited to participate in the Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market this year on the first Wednesday of the month June through October. Volunteers will be invited to join staff members at the booths to collect donations and distribute information about our mission.

PantryTrak Training

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with Pantry Trak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using Pantry Trak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. For agencies already using Pantry Trak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics.

  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.
  • This session will be held via ZOOM MEETING. You will receive an email with the Zoom link 48 hours before the training.

Click here to register for the May 18th 10am to 11:30am session led by William Howard, Fresh Food Coordinator, Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

Food Safety

Virtual Food Safety is a terrific option especially during this time when we are not hosting in-person training’s through the Agency 360 program due to Stay At Home conditions and Social Distancing. Mid-Ohio Foodbank has teamed up with the OSU Extension office of Belmont County who previously has hosted Food Safety classes for our eastern agencies. With virtual training, all partners who require Food Safety 101, in all counties are able to participate.

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 and ID Number (Heart to Heart agency #1042).

  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Click here to register for the session on May 11th 1pm to 3pm, hosted by Lorrissa DunfeeOSU Extension Educator.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

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.

May 1, 2021

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Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 19 on Tuesday, April 27
  • 10 on Wednesday, April 28
  • 11 on Thursday, April 29

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 18 on Wednesday, April 28

Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Sunday, May 2
1:00 pm-4:00 pm Move Heart to Heart Outside
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Move Heart to Heart Outside

Monday, May 3
7:45 am – 8:45 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking Shift (2)

Tuesday, May 4
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (2)

Wednesday, May 5
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (3)

Thursday, May 6
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (6)

Friday, May 7
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (6)

Volunteers Needed Tomorrow

Volunteer Procedures

  • All volunteers should check in upon arrival at the Crane Center inside the main church building. Check-in will now be done on the iPad, rather than paper. This check-in process allows volunteers to review and agree to our Photo and Social Media Release, and for parents of minor volunteers to review and agree to our Minor Waiver. We can use the form to better access volunteer contact information in order to keep everyone up-to-date. Lastly, in the event of a positive COVID-19 case among volunteers and/or staff, this will allow for quicker and easier contact tracing.
  • Due to numerous safety concerns, all doors will remain locked until the assigned work time. A staff member will unlock the doors needed for each particular shift.
  • In the Crane Welcome Center, you will sign in, get your PPE, and read any notes for the day on the whiteboard.
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on your outermost layer.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home). Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities
  • All volunteers are required to sign up online using Sign-Up Genius.
  • We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness. Please notify the staff if you have recently volunteered at Heart to Heart and you’re currently being tested for COVID-19 or actively in quarantine. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can do this by calling 614-488-0681 x203.

Pop UPdate

The Pop Up Pantry team delivered food directly to clients and their families at the following agency sites during the month of April:

  • April 7:      Commons at Livingston-40 clients
  • April 14:    Hope Recovery Services-35 clients
  • April 21:    Southpoint Village Apartments-35 clients
  • April 28:    Commons at Grant-20 clients

Monthly totals for 2021:

  • January 144
  • February 135
  • March 121
  • April 130

In addition to food, our Pop Up Pantry was able to provide clothing items to clients at Hope Recovery Services.  Produce from the Share and Learn Garden was distributed at one of our sites this month

On April 14, our team met with Amy Caskie to update Heart to Heart leadership on plans for expansion of the Pop Up Pantry.  We anticipate adding one new agency site in May followed by additional sites up to 4 during June and July. With these new sites, the Pop Up Pantry will operate two days a week, Wednesdays and Thursday afternoons.  Training for volunteers who’ve expressed interest in the  Pop Up Pantry will be done prior to the implementation of new agency sites.

We look forward to expanding our Pop Up Pantry to better serve families within their local communities and are grateful for the ongoing support of the Heart to Heart leadership.

Shop to Support

Help provide for a family in need while shopping for yours! Enroll your Kroger Plus Card and a portion of your purchases will be donated to the Heart to Heart food pantry.

Sign up on their website: Kroger.com/communityrewards
The Organization Number is: TB926 FIRST COMMUNITY CHURCH

Training

All volunteers over 18 will be required to take this child sexual abuse prevention training by the end of the year. The suggested donation to cover course materials is $12. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.  Registration will close May 13 for the May 19 class and reopen on May 20 for the September 5 class.

Save the Date

More information coming soon!

Farmer's Market

We have been invited to participate in the Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market this year on the first Wednesday of the month June through October. Volunteers will be invited to join staff members at the booths to collect donations and distribute information about our mission.

PantryTrak Training

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with Pantry Trak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using Pantry Trak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. For agencies already using Pantry Trak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics.

  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.
  • This session will be held via ZOOM MEETING. You will receive an email with the Zoom link 48 hours before the training.

Click here to register for the May 18th 10am to 11:30am session led by William Howard, Fresh Food Coordinator, Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

Food Safety

Virtual Food Safety is a terrific option especially during this time when we are not hosting in-person training’s through the Agency 360 program due to Stay At Home conditions and Social Distancing. Mid-Ohio Foodbank has teamed up with the OSU Extension office of Belmont County who previously has hosted Food Safety classes for our eastern agencies. With virtual training, all partners who require Food Safety 101, in all counties are able to participate.

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 and ID Number (Heart to Heart agency #1042).

  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Click here to register for the session on May 11th 1pm to 3pm, hosted by Lorrissa DunfeeOSU Extension Educator.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

April 27 Update from Food Advocacy Network

Announcement from Mid-Ohio Food Collective

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.

April 24, 2021

By | Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 25 on Tuesday, April 20
  • 12 on Wednesday, April 21
  • 20 on Thursday, April 22

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 35 on Wednesday, April 21

Happening Today

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Saturday, April 24
1:00pm-3:00pm Food Drive Donation Unloading

Monday, April 26
7:45 am – 8:45 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking Shift (3)

Tuesday, April 27
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (2)

Wednesday, April 21
4:00 pm Cardboard Recycling Pickup (1)
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (8)

Thursday, April 22
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (1)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (6)

Friday, April 23
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (6)

Volunteer Procedures

  • All volunteers should check in upon arrival at the Crane Center inside the main church building. Check-in will now be done on the iPad, rather than paper. This check-in process allows volunteers to review and agree to our Photo and Social Media Release, and for parents of minor volunteers to review and agree to our Minor Waiver. We can use the form to better access volunteer contact information in order to keep everyone up-to-date. Lastly, in the event of a positive COVID-19 case among volunteers and/or staff, this will allow for quicker and easier contact tracing.
  • Due to numerous safety concerns, all doors will remain locked until the assigned work time. A staff member will unlock the doors needed for each particular shift.
  • In the Crane Welcome Center, you will sign in, get your PPE, and read any notes for the day on the whiteboard.
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on your outermost layer.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home). Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities
  • All volunteers are required to sign up online using Sign-Up Genius.
  • We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness. Please notify the staff if you have recently volunteered at Heart to Heart and you’re currently being tested for COVID-19 or actively in quarantine. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can do this by calling 614-488-0681 x203.

Training

All volunteers over 18 will be required to take this child sexual abuse prevention training by the end of the year. The suggested donation to cover course materials is $12. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.  Registration will close May 13 for the May 19 class and reopen on May 20 for the September 5 class.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

Shop to Support

Help provide for a family in need while shopping for yours! Enroll your Kroger Plus Card and a portion of your purchases will be donated to the Heart to Heart food pantry.

Sign up on their website: Kroger.com/communityrewards
The Organization Number is: TB926 FIRST COMMUNITY CHURCH

PantryTrak Training

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with Pantry Trak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using Pantry Trak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. For agencies already using Pantry Trak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics.

  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.
  • This session will be held via ZOOM MEETING. You will receive an email with the Zoom link 48 hours before the training.

Click here to register for the May 18th 10am to 11:30am session led by William Howard, Fresh Food Coordinator, Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Click here to register for the April 27th 10am to 11:30am session hosted by Bill Nance, Agency Relations Manager, Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

New Community Partner

We are excited to announce our newest partnership with Buckeye Vodka.

During their 10th anniversary, Buckeye Vodka is giving back to local communities in need. For each download of the brand’s special anniversary cocktail book, they will donate $5 to Heart to Heart! Show your support and learn more about our partnership here.

Food Safety

Virtual Food Safety is a terrific option especially during this time when we are not hosting in-person training’s through the Agency 360 program due to Stay At Home conditions and Social Distancing. Mid-Ohio Foodbank has teamed up with the OSU Extension office of Belmont County who previously has hosted Food Safety classes for our eastern agencies. With virtual training, all partners who require Food Safety 101, in all counties are able to participate.

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 and ID Number (Heart to Heart agency #1042).

  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Click here to register for the session on May 11th 1pm to 3pm, hosted by Lorrissa DunfeeOSU Extension Educator.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

Farmer's Market

We have been invited to participate in the Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market this year on the first Wednesday of the month June through October. Volunteers will be invited to join staff members at the booths to collect donations and distribute information about our mission.

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 the Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. You will be able to determine the right outreach strategy for their agency. You will discuss ways to connect clients to social Benefits such as SNAP/Medicaid/ and OWF. Participants will learn how to submit SNAP/ Medicaid/ OWF benefits using Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. You will learn best tips and tricks in navigating common barriers to assisting individuals.

  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.
  • This session will be held via ZOOM MEETINGS. You will receive an email with the Zoom link approx.48 hours before the training.

Click here to register for June 24th 10am to 12pm, hosted by Demetria Peacher, Customer Outreach Manager, Food Assistance.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

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.

April 17, 2021

By | Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 23 on Tuesday, April 13
  • 14 on Wednesday, April 14
  • 11 on Thursday, April 15

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 35 on Wednesday, April 14

New Sign-In Process

All volunteers should check in upon arrival at the Crane Center inside the main church building. Check-in will now be done on the iPad, rather than paper. This check-in process allows volunteers to review and agree to our Photo and Social Media Release, and for parents of minor volunteers to review and agree to our Minor Waiver. We can use the form to better access volunteer contact information in order to keep everyone up-to-date. Lastly, in the event of a positive COVID-19 case among volunteers and/or staff, this will allow for quicker and easier contact tracing.

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, April 19
7:45 am – 8:45 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking Shift (2)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Truck Unload (12)

Tuesday, April 20
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (3)

Wednesday, April 21
4:00 pm Cardboard Recycling Pickup (1)
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (8)

Thursday, April 22
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (4)

Friday, April 23
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (5)

Cancellation Procedure

We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness.

Please notify the staff if you have recently volunteered at Heart to Heart and you’re currently being tested for COVID-19 or actively in quarantine.

If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer.

You can do this by calling 614-488-0681 x203.

Training

All volunteers will be required to take this sexual abuse prevention training by the end of the year. The suggested donation to cover course materials is $12. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.

Important Notes

  • All volunteers should report to the Crane Welcome Center in the main church building upon arriving.
  • Due to numerous safety concerns, all doors will remain locked until the assigned work time. A staff member will unlock the doors needed for each particular shift.
  • In the Crane Welcome Center, you will sign in, get your PPE, and read any notes for the day on the whiteboard.
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on your outermost layer.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home). Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities
  • All volunteers are required to sign up online using Sign-Up Genius.

PantryTrak Training

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with Pantry Trak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using Pantry Trak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. For agencies already using Pantry Trak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics.

  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.
  • This session will be held via ZOOM MEETING. You will receive an email with the Zoom link 48 hours before the training.

Click here to register for the May 18th 10am to 11:30am session led by William Howard, Fresh Food Coordinator, Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Click here to register for the April 27th 10am to 11:30am session hosted by Bill Nance, Agency Relations Manager, Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Upper Arlington High School PTO Shred-It Day

We will need volunteers to help with the donations received at this event. Please click here to sign up to unload, weigh, and sort donations upon returning to the church.

Food Safety

Virtual Food Safety is a terrific option especially during this time when we are not hosting in-person training’s through the Agency 360 program due to Stay At Home conditions and Social Distancing. Mid-Ohio Foodbank has teamed up with the OSU Extension office of Belmont County who previously has hosted Food Safety classes for our eastern agencies. With virtual training, all partners who require Food Safety 101, in all counties are able to participate.

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 and ID Number (Heart to Heart agency #1042).

  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Click here to register for the session on May 11th 1pm to 3pm, hosted by Lorrissa DunfeeOSU Extension Educator.

Farmer's Market

We have been invited to participate in the Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market this year on the first Wednesday of the month June through October. Volunteers will be invited to join staff members at the booths to collect donations and distribute information about our mission.

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 the Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. You will be able to determine the right outreach strategy for their agency. You will discuss ways to connect clients to social Benefits such as SNAP/Medicaid/ and OWF. Participants will learn how to submit SNAP/ Medicaid/ OWF benefits using Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. You will learn best tips and tricks in navigating common barriers to assisting individuals.

  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.
  • This session will be held via ZOOM MEETINGS. You will receive an email with the Zoom link approx.48 hours before the training.

Click here to register for June 24th 10am to 12pm, hosted by Demetria Peacher, Customer Outreach Manager, Food Assistance.

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.

April 10, 2021

By | Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 34 on Tuesday, March 30
  • 8 on Wednesday, March 31
  • 19 on Thursday, April 1
  • 23 on Tuesday, April 6
  • 14 on Wednesday, April 7
  • 30 on Thursday, April 8

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 39 on Wednesday, April 7
  • 20 on Friday, April 9

There is no Mid-Ohio Foodbank pickup on April 12. The next pickup will be on April 19. Please adjust your sign-up accordingly

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, April 12
7:45 am – 8:45 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)

Tuesday, March 30
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (6)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (6)

Wednesday, March 31
3:00 pm-4:30 pm Evening Set-Up (3)
4:00 pm Cardboard Recycling Pickup (1)
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (8)

Thursday, April 1
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (5)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (4)

Friday, April 2
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (4)

News

Announcement Letter from Mid-Ohio Food Collective

Click image to read.

Pop UPdate

The Pop-Up Pantry team delivered food directly to clients and their families at the following agency sites during the month of March:

  • March 3:     Commons at Livingston-36 clients
  • March 10:    Hope Recovery Services-30 clients
  • March 17:    Southpoint Village Apartments-35 clients
  • March 24:   Commons at Grant-20 clients

Monthly totals for 2021:

  • January       144
  • February     135
  • March         121

Our Pop-Up Pantry continued to provide clothing items and sleeping mats provided by Mat Makers for homeless clients at Hope Recovery Services.  We were able to provide onions and carrots from the Share and Learn Garden to one of our sites last week.

We continue to be blessed by the opportunity to serve clients in their local communities and for the ongoing support of the Heart to Heart leadership.

Volunteer Information

Important Notes

  • All volunteers should report to the Crane Welcome Center in the main church building upon arriving.
  • Due to numerous safety concerns, all doors will remain locked until the assigned work time. A staff member will unlock the doors needed for each particular shift.
  • In the Crane Welcome Center, you will sign in, take your temperature, get your PPE (see note), and read any notes for the day on the whiteboard (see photo).
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on the outside of all your layers.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home).
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities
  • All volunteers are required to sign up online using Sign-Up Genius.

Cancellation Procedure

We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness.

Please notify the staff if you have recently volunteered at Heart to Heart and you’re currently being tested for COVID-19 or actively in quarantine.

If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer.

You can do this by calling 614-488-0681 x203.

Upcoming Events

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.

March 19, 2021

By | Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 26 on Tuesday, March 16
  • 9 on Wednesday, March 17
  • 11 on Thursday, March 18

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 35 on Wednesday, March 17

Important Note

Ohio’s weather awareness week is March 21-27.  Part of the awareness is a state-wide tornado drill Wednesday, March 24 at 9:50 am.  It is important for everyone on-site to participate in this drill.  The city sirens will alarm for three minutes.  Please plan on masking, moving safely into the designated space based on your location, and remain in place until released.

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, March 22
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking (2)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Preshop (1)
11:30 am -1:30 pm Truck Unload (13)

Tuesday, March 23
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Wednesday, March 24
4:00 pm Cardboard Recycling Pickup (1)
4:30 – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (3)

Thursday, March 25
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Friday, March 26
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (6)

News

Nationwide’s Children’s Hospital and Local Matters presents FOOD MATTERS on Tuesday evenings March 9- 30, from 5 pm to 6 pm

Contact: Erica Domrose at erica.domrose@nationwidechildrens.org or call: (614) 722-5184

The Ohio State University’s Extension CFAES program is offering a Lunch n learn Cooking for One or Two virtual session on Thursday March 25, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm. There is no charge to attend but you MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Contact: Lorrissa Dunfee at Dunfee.54@osu.edu or call (740) 695-1455

Upcoming Training Opportunities

All volunteers will be required to take this sexual abuse prevention training by the end of the year. The suggested donation to cover course materials is $10. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.

PantryTrak

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with Pantry Trak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using Pantry Trak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. *For agencies already using Pantry Trak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics. Each session will be led by: Tammy Tucker, Agency Relations Manager – Agency Services, Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

Training will be held virtually via Zoom. Please use the link below to register

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 and ID Number

At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Food Safety 101

Person In Charge

Our Next Session for Food Safety is Scheduled for May 11, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Click here to register: Virtual Food Safety Person in Charge

Ohio Benefits Training

Hosted by Demetria Peacher
Customer Outreach Manager, Food Assistance.

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.

Register now for Benefits Training March 25, 10 am to 12 pm

This session will be held via ZOOM MEETINGS. You will receive an email with the Zoom link approx.48 hours before the training. At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

If you have any questions please contact Ann Miller-Tobin 

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Procedures

  • All volunteers should report to the Crane Welcome Center in the main church building upon arriving.
  • Due to numerous safety concerns, all doors will remain locked until the assigned work time. A staff member will unlock the doors needed for each particular shift.
  • In the Crane Welcome Center, you will sign in, take your temperature, get your PPE (see note), and read any notes for the day on the whiteboard (see photo).
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on the outside of all your layers.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home).
  • Please sign up online. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can email hearttoheart@fcchurch.com, reply to your sign-up genius reminder, or leave a message at 614-488-0681 x102.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities

Don't Go Viral!

COVID-19 Policy

We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, and please give us as much notice as possible.

You can delete your name from SignUp Genius or email hearttoheart@FCchurch.com to let us know.

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.

March 12, 2021

By | Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 30 on Tuesday, March 9
  • 14 on Wednesday, March 10
  • 23 on Thursday, March 11

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 30 on Wednesday, March 10
  • 20 on Friday, March 12

Volunteer of the Month

Click here to read about this month’s winner, Julia Molnar.

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, March 15
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking (1)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Preshop (1)
12:00 pm Donation Pickup at EILM School (1)

Tuesday, March 16
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (1)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Since several school districts return to in-person learning next week, we have adjusted some shifts accordingly. Wednesday stocking from 3-4:30 pm will now be for just 3 people to put away donations we received throughout the day. We have opened the evening hours to more volunteers, so some of them can be doing pre-shop while others are serving the drive-thru.

Wednesday, March 17
4:00 pm Cardboard Recycling Pickup (1)
4:30 – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Thursday, March 18
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (6)
12:00 pm Donation Pickup at EILM School (1)

Friday, March 19
9:00 – 11:00 am Direct Retail Pickups (2)
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (6)

On Saturday, March 20, we could use a couple of extra hands at the food pantry from 1:30-2:30pm. We will be unloading a delivery from the Hangry food drive (see below), sorting and storing it for the Monday crew.

News

The Ohio State University’s Extension CFAES program is offering a Lunch n learn Cooking for One or Two virtual session on Thursday March 25, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm. There is no charge to attend but you MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Contact: Lorrissa Dunfee at Dunfee.54@osu.edu or call (740) 695-1455

Nationwide’s Children’s Hospital and Local Matters presents FOOD MATTERS on Tuesday evenings March 9- 30, from 5 pm to 6 pm

Contact: Erica Domrose at erica.domrose@nationwidechildrens.org or call: (614) 722-5184

Hangry Partnership

Hangry will host a food drive for Heart to Heart food pantry on Saturday, March 20,   

The goal is to have all of you put together your own food collection group with your friends, families, coworkers, etc. Then on March 20th, you make your way down to see us and fill up our box truck with your donations!

Unable to make it on March 20th but still want to support the food drive? You can make a donation for us to purchase food on your behalf. All of the funds raised through that special link will go directly to purchase food for the Heart to Heart food pantry.

Let’s see what kind of impact we can make together for those living with the issue of hunger in our community. Requested items:

  • Canned hearty soups
  • Canned vegetables (not beans)
  • Boxed side dishes

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Procedures

  • All volunteers should report to the Crane Welcome Center in the main church building upon arriving.
  • Due to numerous safety concerns, all doors will remain locked until the assigned work time. A staff member will unlock the doors needed for each particular shift.
  • In the Crane Welcome Center, you will sign in, take your temperature, get your PPE (see note), and read any notes for the day on the whiteboard (see photo).
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on the outside of all your layers.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home).
  • Please sign up online. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can email hearttoheart@fcchurch.com, reply to your sign-up genius reminder, or leave a message at 614-488-0681 x102.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities

New PPE for Volunteers

We have been provided new PPE by Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Volunteers will have access to these materials when working at Heart to Heart.

We are asking all volunteers to double mask as they are able. If you come to volunteer with a cloth face mask, we will provide a disposable mask to wear underneath it while you are here.

Alternatively, volunteers will have access to plastic face shields. These were received unassembled through the FCEMHS program. Directions for assembly and sterilization are available at volunteer check-in, and online here.

Don't Go Viral!

COVID-19 Policy

We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, and please give us as much notice as possible.

You can delete your name from SignUp Genius or email hearttoheart@FCchurch.com to let us know.

All volunteers will be required to take this sexual abuse prevention training by the end of the year. The church has been using this program for a few years at the recommendation of the folks at the Child and Family Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital.

It will cover the impact of sexual abuse – told by abuse survivors, and cover ways to give kids the information and skills they need to not become a victim. It also gives parents information about the importance of boundary setting. Certain groups can get continuing ed credit for taking the course.

The suggested donation to cover course materials is $10. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Pantry Trak

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with Pantry Trak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using Pantry Trak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. *For agencies already using Pantry Trak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics. Each session will be led by: Tammy Tucker, Agency Relations Manager – Agency Services, Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

Training will be held virtually via Zoom. Please use the link below to register for either date. Please choose only one session:

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 and ID Number

At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Free Virtual Food Safety 101

Person In Charge

Our Next Session for Food Safety is Scheduled for May 11, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Click here to register: Virtual Food Safety Person in Charge

Ohio Benefits Training 

Hosted by Demetria Peacher
Customer Outreach Manager, Food Assistance.

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.

Register now for Benefits Training March 25, 10 am to 12 pm

This session will be held via ZOOM MEETINGS. You will receive an email with the Zoom link approx.48 hours before the training. At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

If you have any questions please contact Ann Miller-Tobin 

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.

March 5, 2021

By | Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 35 on Tuesday, March 2
  • 18 on Wednesday, March 3
  • 37 on Thursday, March 4

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 37 Wednesday, March 3

This Week

  • Yohan Kim will be shadowing several volunteer shifts this week as he gets settled into his position as Volunteer Coordinator. Please introduce yourself when you see him.
  • As the sun is shining and spring approaches, you may be tempted to leave your winter gear at home when you come to volunteer. We ask you please check the weather for the day before leaving your home. If you’re volunteering during pantry service hours you will have to be outside at some point. Dress appropriately!

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, March 8
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking (2)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Preshop (1)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Truck Unloading (13)

Tuesday, March 2
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (3)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Wednesday, March 3
3:00 pm -4:30 pm Stocking (2)

Thursday, March 4
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Friday, March 5
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (5)

News

The Ohio State University’s Extension CFAES program is offering a Lunch n learn Cooking for One or Two virtual session on Thursday March 25, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm. There is no charge to attend but you MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Contact: Lorrissa Dunfee at Dunfee.54@osu.edu or call (740) 695-1455

Nationwide’s Children’s Hospital and Local Matters presents FOOD MATTERS on Tuesday evenings March 9- 30, from 5 pm to 6 pm

Contact: Erica Domrose at erica.domrose@nationwidechildrens.org or call: (614) 722-5184

Pop-UP-date

by Janice Rook

The Pop Up Pantry team delivered food directly to clients and their families at the following agency sites during the month of February:

  • February 3: Commons at Livingston-40 clients
  • February 17: Southpoint Village Apartments-35 clients
  • February 24: Commons at Grant-30 clients
  • February 26: Hope Recovery Services-30 clients

Monthly totals for 2021:

  • January       144
  • February     135

Our recent survey of the Pop Up Pantry’s agency sites identified the need for personal care items.  In an attempt to address these needs, diapers were distributed to families at Southpoint Village Apartments.  Masks and hand sanitizer were provided to clients at Hope Recovery Services. Additionally, coats and winter clothes were donated to Hope by the Trading Post and the Mat Makers provided six sleeping mats for some of their clients who are homeless.

Inclement weather required adjustments to our weekly Wednesday schedule in February. However, we were still able to deliver food to all four of our current agency sites. With the exception of one week, the Pop Up Pantry team has continued to bag food outside in spite of the cold and snowy weather this winter.  Our volunteers have become real cold weather warriors!  We’re grateful for their perseverance and dedication to our clients.

We are looking forward to spring and planning for expansion of the Pop Up Pantry when it is safe to do so based on pandemic guidance.  We continue to be blessed by the opportunity to serve clients in their local communities and for the ongoing support of the H2H leadership.

Hangry Partnership

Hangry will host a food drive for Heart to Heart food pantry on Saturday, March 20,   

The goal is to have all of you put together your own food collection group with your friends, families, coworkers, etc. Then on March 20th, you make your way down to see us and fill up our box truck with your donations!

Unable to make it on March 20th but still want to support the food drive? You can make a donation for us to purchase food on your behalf. All of the funds raised through that special link will go directly to purchase food for the Heart to Heart food pantry.

Let’s see what kind of impact we can make together for those living with the issue of hunger in our community.

Requested items:

  • Canned hearty soups
  • Canned vegetables (not beans)
  • Boxed side dishes

Volunteer Information

Note to Volunteers

  • All volunteers should report to the Crane Welcome Center in the main church building upon arriving.
  • While there, you will sign in, take your temperature, get your PPE and read any notes for the day.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (you will NEED a coat, hat, and gloves).
  • Please sign up online. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can email hearttoheart@fcchurch.com, reply to your sign up genius reminder, or leave a message at 614-488-0681 x102.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities

Don't Go Viral!

COVID-19 Policy

We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, and please give us as much notice as possible.

You can delete your name from SignUp Genius or email hearttoheart@FCchurch.com to let us know.

New PPE for Volunteers

We have been provided new PPE by Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Volunteers will have access to these materials when working at Heart to Heart.

We are asking all volunteers to double mask as they are able. If you come to volunteer with a cloth face mask, we will provide a disposable mask to wear underneath it while you are here.

Alternatively, volunteers will have access to plastic face shields. These were received unassembled through the FCEMHS program. Directions for assembly and sterilization are available at volunteer check-in, and online here.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Pantry Trak

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with Pantry Trak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using Pantry Trak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. *For agencies already using Pantry Trak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics. Each session will be led by: Tammy Tucker, Agency Relations Manager – Agency Services, Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

  • Register Now for Thursday, March 18, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Register Now for Monday, March 29, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Training will be held virtually via Zoom. Please use the link below to register for either date. Please choose only one session:

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 and ID Number

At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Free Virtual Food Safety 101

Person In Charge

Our Next Session for Food Safety is Scheduled for May 11, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Click here to register: Virtual Food Safety Person in Charge

If you have any questions please contact Ann Miller-Tobin 

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.

March 1, 2021

By | Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 51 on Tuesday, February 23
  • 12 on Wednesday, February 24
  • 44 on Thursday, February 25

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 30 Wednesday, February 24

This Month

  • The truck unloading period is changed to 11:30 am – 1:30 pm on the second and fourth Monday of each month.
  • Starbucks pickups will be discontinued at some point in March. We will keep small pick-up coordinators and regular volunteers updated on the news as we receive it from Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart in February. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, March 1
9:00 am – 10:00 am Stocking (2)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Preshop (2)

Tuesday, March 2
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (4)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (1)

Wednesday, March 3
3:00 pm -4:30 pm Stocking (4)

Thursday, March 4
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (3)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Friday, March 5
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (6)

Volunteer Information

Note to Volunteers

  • All volunteers should report to the Crane Welcome Center in the main church building upon arriving.
  • While there, you will sign in, take your temperature, get your PPE and read any notes for the day.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (you will NEED a coat, hat, and gloves).
  • Please sign up online. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can email hearttoheart@fcchurch.com, reply to your sign up genius reminder, or leave a message at 614-488-0681 x102.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities

Don't Go Viral!

New PPE for Volunteers

We have been provided new PPE by Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Volunteers will have access to these materials when working at Heart to Heart.

We are asking all volunteers to double mask as they are able. If you come to volunteer with a cloth face mask, we will provide a disposable mask to wear underneath it while you are here.

Alternatively, volunteers will have access to plastic face shields. These were received unassembled through the FCEMHS program. Directions for assembly and sterilization are available at volunteer check-in, and online here.

COVID-19 Policy

We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, and please give us as much notice as possible.

You can delete your name from SignUp Genius or email hearttoheart@FCchurch.com to let us know.

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.

February 20, 2021

By | Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • Tuesday, February 16 closed due to weather
  • 19 on Wednesday, February 17
  • 24 on Thursday, February 18

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 35 Wednesday, February 17

Next Week

  • Please note the time change for the truck unloading on Monday morning. We are trying it out this week and will evaluate if it works with the volunteers present.

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart in February. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, Feb. 22
6:30 am – 7:30 am Giant Eagle Pick Up
11:30 am – 1:30 pm MOFB Truck Unload (10)

Tuesday, Feb. 23
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (4)

Wednesday, Feb. 24
3:00 pm -4:30 pm Stocking (2)

Thursday, Feb. 25
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (3)

Friday, Feb. 26
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (4)

Volunteer Information

Feedback Welcome

Unfortunately, the link provided online for the Zoom meeting on Tuesday was incorrect. While the Meeting ID in the graphic shared was accurate, the broken link prevented several volunteers from joining us online. We apologize for the error and inconvenience.

For those of you that were not able to participate, please review the Meeting Notes for the topics discussed. If you have any questions or comments, please submit them via email by clicking below.

Submit Questions and Comments

Welcome Yohan

Please join us in welcoming Yohan Kim to the Heart to Heart team. Yohan will join us part-time as a Volunteer Coordinator beginning March 1. We are grateful to have him and hope everyone gets a chance to meet him soon!

Yohan will spend the first couple of weeks on the job observing operations as they currently run. He will get to know individuals, especially those of you who volunteer with us regularly. He will work to improve volunteer communication.

To begin, Yohan will work Monday, Wednesday and Friday. His schedule is not set in stone, and will change over time as it becomes more evident when his presence is needed.

Over time, Yohan will help us develop standardized procedures for things like volunteer registration and check-in. Together, we will develop a volunteer orientation procedure. We will hold regular volunteer meetings, as we did on February 16.

Yohan is excited to get started and hoping to make some genuine improvements to the volunteer experience. We are glad he has joined our team. Thank you for your patience as he learns the ropes and gets to know everyone. This is a new position for Heart to Heart and it will take some time for things to get settled.

COVID-19 Policy

We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, and please give us as much notice as possible.

You can delete your name from SignUp Genius or email hearttoheart@FCchurch.com to let us know.

Don't Go Viral!

Meeting Notes

  • We have discontinued Direct Retail Pickups from GFS and Target.
    • Target times were inconvenient and often the product we received was not usable. These donations have been taken over by Christ N Us Ministries OCC, with whom Heart to Heart has previously worked.
    • GFS donations were in serving sizes too large for our clients to take. They have been redirected to a chef that volunteers to cook meals for those in need.
  • A donor has offered a regular monthly donation of a large amount of meat. We are researching how we will receive and store this meat on a regular basis. A refrigerated truck was considered but was determined to be too expensive. We are also looking into whether or not they’d be able to donate fish instead of beef or pork. Several of our clients do not eat pork or beef.
  • A small task force has been formed to discuss the future challenges facing Heart to Heart. This task force will raise questions to be addressed by the church’s Strategic Planning group.
    • It is obvious we have outgrown the space inside the Annex to operate Heart to Heart in the future. The task force will investigate future locations and improvements that need to be made to accommodate changes.
    • As we resume outdoor operations in the warmer weather, the task force will evaluate what does and does not work. Processes will be evaluated and revised as necessary.
  • The Refugee Task Force has started a Pop-Up Pantry using the existing group’s model. They will provide groceries to the Riverview International Center on the second Friday of every month. This past Friday, they served 20 families.
  • Yohan Kim introduced himself as our new part-time Volunteer Coordinator (see “Welcome Yohan”).
  • We discussed the new volunteer check-in procedure (see “Note to Volunteers”), and the new PPE provided to us (see below).

Note to Volunteers

  • All volunteers should report to the Crane Welcome Center in the main church building upon arriving.
  • While there, you will sign in, take your temperature, get your PPE and read any notes for the day.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (you will NEED a coat, hat, and gloves).
  • Please sign up online. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can email hearttoheart@fcchurch.com, reply to your sign up genius reminder, or leave a message at 614-488-0681 x102.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities

New PPE for Volunteers

We have been provided new PPE by Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Volunteers will have access to these materials when working at Heart to Heart.

We are asking all volunteers to double mask as they are able. If you come to volunteer with a cloth face mask, we will provide a disposable mask to wear underneath it while you are here.

Alternatively, volunteers will have access to plastic face shields. These were received unassembled through the FCEMHS program. Directions for assembly and sterilization are available at volunteer check-in, and online here.

News

You are eligible to enter the raffle if you have volunteered at Heart to Heart anytime in 2020 or 2021. For more information and a link to enter the raffle, click the button below.

Volunteer Raffle

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Mid-Ohio Foodbank hosts free, online training sessions for volunteers through Agency 360. In February, they will host two PantryTrak training sessions and one Food Safety class. For more information about these opportunities and to sign up, please visit their website at midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

PantryTrak is the online software used to log client visits and track our service statistics. Those who volunteer during client service hours may find these sessions useful.

Food Safety 101 is a certification required for all Heart to Heart employees and any volunteer that will be leading a stocking or shopping shift without an employee present.

Through the Community Rewards program, Kroger makes a contribution to Heart to Heart every time you shop. In the quarter beginning Nov 1, 2020 and ending Jan 31, 2021 we earned $1139.51 from the 268 participating households.

Enroll your Kroger customer loyalty card in the program today. Visit https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards and choose Organization #TB926 (First Community Church).

See how much your participation earned for us last quarter!

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.