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November 20, 2021

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Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 43 on Tuesday, November 16
  • 47 on Thursday, November 18

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 36 on Wednesday, November 17

Next Week

Tuesday, November 23
We are open and will be serving clients in the drive-thru

Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26
We are closed for both clients and volunteers

Monday, November 29
Regular volunteer shifts resume at 9:30 am

Tuesday, November 30
Regular drive-thru service hours resume at 9:00 am

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed next week for the following shifts:

Monday, November 15
9:00 am-10:30 am Direct Retail Pickup (1)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm MOFB Truck Unloading (6)*

Tuesday, November 16
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (2)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (6)

Wednesday, November 23 through Friday, November 25
Happy Thanksgiving!

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* Please note this is a different time of day than normal due to MOFB hours. This change is temporary through the end of the year.

Holiday Help

Read the announcement here.

Client applications will be accepted until December 5. Those interested in sponsoring families can let us know by December 15. We are in need of at least 20 more sponsors!

Shop Thru Volunteers Needed

If you’re interested in helping Heart to Heart food pantry, please consider our Shop Thru volunteer slot. This is an opportunity provided by Mid-Ohio Food Collective for partner agencies to pick up additional products and fresh produce at no additional cost. This is our main source of produce for the drive-thru. We are looking for more volunteers and are open to make this work for your schedule! Contact Yohan Kim for more details (ykim@fcchurch.com).

Volunteer Training Opportunities

PantryTrak 2.0

If you’ve already mastered client check-in while volunteering with us, we have an opportunity to learn even more about FreshTrak (or as we call it, PantryTrak). On December 7 at 10 am, Mid-Ohio Foodbank will host a virtual FreshTrak 2.0 training. This will take a deeper dive into the application and you will learn more about all the bells and whistles.

Ohio Benefits Training

Participants in this training will gain a better understanding of ways to connect eligible individuals to SNAP Benefits, including the ability to pre-screen and use Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. Participants will be able to determine the right outreach strategy for their agency. Ohio Benefits Training December 9 at 10 am.

More details and registration are available at mofc.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.

November 13, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 38 on Tuesday, November 9
  • 47 on Thursday, November 11

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 17 on Wednesday, November 10

We've Moved!

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed next week for the following shifts:

Monday, November 15
9:00 am-10:30 am Direct Retail Pickup (1)
10:30 am – 11:30 am Set Up Shift (2)

Tuesday, November 16
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (3)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (2)

Wednesday, November 17
1:00 – 2:00pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, November 18
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (3)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (5)

Friday, November 19
10:00am – 11:00am Cold Stocking Shift (3)

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News

Shop Thru Volunteers Needed

If you’re interested in helping Heart to Heart food pantry, please consider our Shop Thru volunteer slot. This is an opportunity provided by Mid-Ohio Food Collective for partner agencies to pick up additional products and fresh produce at no additional cost. This is our main source of produce for the drive-thru. We are looking for more volunteers and are open to make this work for your schedule! Contact Yohan Kim for more details (ykim@fcchurch.com).

Kroger Community Rewards

Through the Community Rewards program, Kroger makes a contribution to Heart to Heart every time you shop. In the quarter beginning August 1, 2021 and ending October 31, 2021 we earned $1074.98 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!

Volunteer Training Opportunities

PantryTrak 2.0

If you’ve already mastered client check-in while volunteering with us, we have an opportunity to learn even more about FreshTrak (or as we call it, PantryTrak). On December 7 at 10 am, Mid-Ohio Foodbank will host a virtual FreshTrak 2.0 training. This will take a deeper dive into the application and you will learn more about all the bells and whistles.

Ohio Benefits Training

Participants in this training will gain a better understanding of ways to connect eligible individuals to SNAP Benefits, including the ability to pre-screen and use Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. Participants will be able to determine the right outreach strategy for their agency. Ohio Benefits Training December 9 at 10 am.

More details and registration are available at mofc.org/agency-360

Pop UPdate

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

  • October 6:          Commons at Livingston-37 clients
  • October 7:           Franklinton Farms-15 clients
  • October 13:         Hope Recovery Services-30 clients
  • October 20:         Southpoint Village Apartments-36 clients
  • October 27:         Commons at Grant-30 clients
  • October 28:         Riverview International Center-30 clients

Monthly totals for 2021:

  • January 144
  • February 135
  • March 121
  • April 130
  • May 127
  • June 124
  • July 132
  • August 132
  • September 150
  • October 178

We continue to identify potential agency sites and new volunteers for the expansion of our Pop Up Pantry on Thursday afternoons. This month, we completed the initial delivery for our second Thursday afternoon site, Riverview International Center.

Our expansion would not be possible without our dedicated team of volunteers, including those who drive the van to our sites:  Glenn Zook, Steve Young, Mark Tucker, and Boyce Lancaster.  In October, Les Sauer joined our team of drivers to assist our newest site, Riverview International Center, on the 4th Thursday of every month.   They serve a critical role in ensuring we can serve many clients and families at our agency sites.

Other volunteers currently assisting the Pop Up Pantry are Cathy Wheaton, Katie Halley, Carol Bramschreiber, and Bruce and Ellen Crouthamel.

The Christmas toy and gift drive for our families at Southpoint Village Apartments is underway!   “Wish Lists” of gifts for 110 children have been received.  We look forward to working with Wickliffe Elementary School and church members again this year who, through their generosity, will be making Christmas wishes come true for these children.

We continue to feel blessed by the ongoing support of our wonderful volunteers and our church in continuing to grow this outreach ministry of Heart to Heart.

Current donations total $7,360!

Holiday Help

Read the announcement here.

We will continue to match families and sponsors through December 15 (extended from the previously published November 17 cut-off date).

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.

November 6, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 37 on Tuesday, November 2
  • 34 on Thursday, November 4

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 37 on Wednesday, November 3

Monthly Statistics

Read our monthly service and volunteer statistics from October here.

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed next week for the following shifts:

Monday, November 8
9:00 am-10:30 am Direct Retail Pickup (1)
MOFB Truck Unload (5)

Tuesday, November 9
8:00-9:00 MOFB Shop Thru (1)
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (5)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (5)

Wednesday, November 10
1:00 – 2:00pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, November 11
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (3)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (3)

Friday, November 12
10:00am – 11:00am Cold Stocking Shift (3)
10:00am- 11:30am Preshop (3)
11:00am-1:00pm Move out of tent into Crane Ctr (10)

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News

Heart to Heart Sunday

Join Heart to Heart for worship at First Community Church on Sunday, November 7. Worship times as follows:

In worship, we will hear from Heart to Heart volunteers, supporters, and employees about the work of the food pantry. A special offering will also be taken to support our ministry. Because of the generosity of our anonymous donor, all of the monetary donations received will be matched up to $20,000. See below for details.

We also need volunteers for that Sunday’s food drive (see right). If you want to help receive, transport, and unload food donations, please visit our sign-up genius.

Shop Thru Volunteers Needed

If you’re interested in helping Heart to Heart food pantry, please consider our Shop Thru volunteer slot. This is an opportunity provided by Mid-Ohio Food Collective for partner agencies to pick up additional products and fresh produce at no additional cost. This is our main source of produce for the drive-thru. We are looking for more volunteers and are open to make this work for your schedule! Contact Yohan Kim for more details (ykim@fcchurch.com).

Moving Next Friday

We still need volunteers to help us move into the Crane Center next Friday. The tent will be leaving the property shortly after. We are looking for people that can do the heavy lifting and carrying next Friday, Nov 12. We will be moving most of the equipment from the tent into the niche outside Burkhart Chapel for storage. Every week we will set up Monday and tear down Thursday so the space can be used for other activities over the weekend. Sign up here to volunteer.

Current donations total $3,095!

Read the announcement here.

Donate online here.

Holiday Help

Read the announcement here.

We will continue to match families and sponsors through December 15 (extended from the previously published November 17 cut-off date).

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.

October 30, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 43 on Tuesday, October 26
  • 29 on Thursday, October 28

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 30 on Wednesday, October 27

Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations Carolyn Barger, our volunteer of the month for November. Click here to read more.

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed next week for the following shifts:

Monday, November 1
9:00 am-10:30 am Stocking Shift (1)

Tuesday, November 2
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (4)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (5)

Wednesday, November 3
1:00 – 2:00pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, November 4
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (6)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (3)

Friday, November 5
10:00am – 11:00am Cold Stocking Shift (3)

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News

Shop Thru Volunteers Needed

If you’re interested in helping Heart to Heart food pantry, please consider our Shop Thru volunteer slot. This is an opportunity provided by Mid-Ohio Food Collective for partner agencies to pick up additional products and fresh produce at no additional cost. This is our main source of produce for the drive-thru. We are looking for more volunteers and are open to make this work for your schedule! Contact Yohan Kim for more details (ykim@fcchurch.com).

Changes Mid-November

Beginning November 15, you will see a few volunteer shift changes. In order to accommodate other activities in the building, Monday morning stocking will be pushed back to starting at 9:30 am. For better workflow, the preshop shift held late Monday morning will be moved to Fridays, prior to the aforementioned stocking shift. We will be adding a shift at the beginning of each week to set up for the drive-thru inside the Crane Center. This will involve setting up tables and moving boxes. At the end of the week, we will add a shift for tearing down and storing the setup over the weekend. This will allow for better movement inside the building during weekend activities, especially worship services. We are grateful to the First Community Facilities staff for working with us during this transition. We will keep you abreast of changes via email and blog posts!

Heart to Heart Sunday

Join Heart to Heart for worship at First Community Church on Sunday, November 7. Worship times as follows:

In worship, we will hear from Heart to Heart volunteers, supporters, and employees about the work of the food pantry. A special offering will also be taken to support our ministry. Because of the generosity of our anonymous donor, all of the monetary donations received will be matched up to $20,000. See below for details.

We also need volunteers for that Sunday’s food drive (see right). If you want to help receive, transport, and unload food donations, please visit our sign-up genius.

Current donations total $3,095!

Read the announcement here.

Donate online here.

Holiday Help

Read the announcement here.

We will continue to match families and sponsors through December 15 (extended from the previously published November 17 cut-off date).

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.

October 23, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 52 on Tuesday, October 19
  • 42 on Thursday, October 21

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 36 on Wednesday, October 20

Changes Coming

Read last week’s blog post about planned changes for the upcoming colder weather. Spoiler alert: we will be saying farewell to our beloved outdoor home, the big white tent. Please stay tuned for final plans!

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed next week for the following shifts:

Monday, October 18
11:30am – 1:00pm Preshop (2)
3:30pm – 5:00pm Truck Unloading (4)

Tuesday, October 19
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (6)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (5)

Wednesday, October 20
1:00 – 2:00pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, October 21
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (2)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (5)

Friday, October 22
10:00am – 11:00am Cold Stocking Shift (3)

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News

Heart to Heart Sunday

Join Heart to Heart for worship at First Community Church on Sunday, November 7. Worship times as follows:

In worship, we will hear from Heart to Heart volunteers, supporters, and employees about the work of the food pantry. A special offering will also be taken to support our ministry. Because of the generosity of our anonymous donor, all of the monetary donations received will be matched up to $20,000. See below for details.

We also need volunteers for that Sunday’s food drive (see right). If you want to help receive, transport, and unload food donations, please visit our sign-up genius.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Pantry Trak/Fresh 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.

Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. 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).

Click below to register:

Food Safety

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

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

Training will be held via ZOOM MEETING. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. 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)

Click below to register:

And what does the Lord
require of you
But to do justice,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly
with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJ

Our mission at Heart to Heart is to respond to God’s commandment to love one another.
Our vision of Heart to Heart is to model God’s love by:
Cultivating a loving community
Honoring individual gifts
Feeding bodies and souls
…and seeing everyone as a child of God

In accordance with Federal law and U.S.D.A. policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.

October 16, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 44 on Tuesday, October 12
  • 44 on Thursday, October 14

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 30 on Wednesday, October 13

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed next week for the following shifts:

Monday, October 18
11:30am – 1:00pm Preshop (1)

Tuesday, October 19
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (4)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (4)

Wednesday, October 20
1:00 – 2:00pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, October 21
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (2)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (6)

Friday, October 22
9:00am – 10:00am Giant Eagle Pickup (1)
10:00am – 11:00am Cold Stocking Shift (2)

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News

Changing with the Seasons

Beginning November 15, we will once again be operating from the Crane Center of the main building at 1320 Cambridge. We will move inside for warmth and safety during the colder seasons while making final plans for what we will do with our facilities in the springtime.

That means on Friday, November 12, we will need your help clearing out the tent! The shift has already been added to sign up genius. Once we clear it out and move the contents to the Crane Center, and the alcove outside Burkhart Chapel, we will have the tent removed from the property.

To allow for the myriad activities that occur inside the church’s main building, we will be making some changes to our volunteer shifts. The preschool and facilities teams have been helpful (and flexible!) in making these plans with us. Shifts will be added prior to Tuesday and after Thursday’s drive-thru to set up and tear down equipment, respectively. We will also make some of the morning volunteer shifts start later to allow for preschool traffic to clear in the morning.

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming changes as plans unfold. We understand there will be a period of adjustment, but ask that volunteers are mindful of the upcoming changes. Please reach out to Amy or Yohan if you have questions or concerns.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Pantry Trak/Fresh 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.

Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. 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).

Click below to register:

Food Safety

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

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

Training will be held via ZOOM MEETING. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. 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)

Click below to register:

And what does the Lord
require of you
But to do justice,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly
with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJ

Our mission at Heart to Heart is to respond to God’s commandment to love one another.
Our vision of Heart to Heart is to model God’s love by:
Cultivating a loving community
Honoring individual gifts
Feeding bodies and souls
…and seeing everyone as a child of God

In accordance with Federal law and U.S.D.A. policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.

October 9, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 44 on Tuesday, October 5
  • 30 on Thursday, October 7

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 37 on Wednesday, October 6

Click here to read our monthly statistics from September 2021.

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed next week for the following shifts:

Monday, October 11
9:00am – 10:00am Stocking Shift (2)
11:30am – 1:00pm Preshop (1)
3:30pm- 4:30pm MOFB Truck Unloading (4)

Tuesday, October 12
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (4)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (6)

Wednesday, October 13
1:00 – 2:00pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, October 14
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (4)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (6)

Friday, October 15
9:00am – 10:00am Giant Eagle Pickup (1)
9:00am – 10:00am Marc’s Pickup (1)
10:00am – 11:00am Cold Stocking Shift (2)

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News

Pop UPdate

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

  • August 4:          Commons at Livingston-37 clients
  • August 11:         Hope Recovery Services-30 clients
  • August 18:        Southpoint Village Apartments-35 clients
  • August 25:        Commons at Grant-30 clients
  • September 1:    Commons at Livingston-37 clients
  • September 8:    Hope Recovery Services-30 clients
  • September 9:    Franklinton Farms-18 clients
  • September 22:  Southpoint Village Apartments-35 clients
  • September 29:  Commons at Grant-30 clients

Monthly totals for 2021:

  • January 144
  • February 135
  • March 121
  • April 130
  • May 127
  • June 124
  • July 132
  • August 132
  • September 150

We continue to work with potential agency sites for the expansion of our Pop Up Pantry on Thursday afternoons. Wedgewood Village Apartments has been on hold due to staffing issues.

We completed our initial Thursday delivery to our newest site, Franklinton Farms on September 9.  As the Franklinton Farms site is seasonal, we will not be delivering food during the winter months.

Our Pop Up Pantry team is pleased to be adding a second Thursday afternoon site in October, Riverview International Center.  This site is currently being served monthly by Barb Falkenberg and Michelle McClure of our Refugee Task Force.  Our food delivery to this site will begin on Thursday, October 28.  We’re grateful for the many efforts and support of Barb, Michelle, and Amy Caskie in ensuring a seamless transition for this agency site.

Again this year, the Pop Up Pantry team will be conducting a toy and gift drive for the families and children at our Southpoint Village Apartment site.  We are excited to be partnering once again with Wickliffe Elementary School to make wishes come true for these wonderful children at Christmas.

We are blessed by the ongoing support of our dedicated volunteers and church leadership in continuing to grow this outreach ministry of Heart to Heart.

Holiday Help

Once again, this year, our much-loved Christmas Presence program has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we have come up with an alternative to enable us to assist client families in need this holiday season.

Groups, families, and individuals are welcome to sponsor a family or families that request holiday assistance this year financially through the purchase of gifts for them. Sponsors will be asked to contact their sponsored family directly to get ideas for Christmas gifts and make arrangements for delivery or pick-up. There will be no suggested expenditures for each family, as we would like sponsors to help in the way they best see fit.

Clients who are in need of assistance this holiday season will be asked to notify Heart to Heart by phone or email to hearttoheart@fcchurch.com. Staff will get contact information and family make-up from the clients and pass the information along to our dedicated volunteer and social worker extraordinaire, Kitty Rohrer. Kitty will then match inquiring families with those looking to sponsor them.

We will continue to match families and sponsors through November 17. After that date, all inquiries, both clients and sponsors, will be referred to other programs by our team of resource volunteers. This small group answers emails and voicemails received through Heart to Heart’s resource line at 614-488-0681 x241. The group is made up of social workers and community advocates familiar with programs available to our clients.

We are eager to help our clients in need, but also cautious about large gatherings as the pandemic continues. We encourage both sponsor and sponsored families to follow appropriate social-distancing guidelines and wear masks, especially if unvaccinated. Hopefully, this effort will prove to be a sufficient alternative to Christmas Presence. We hope to continue the tradition of partnering with the Trading Post again next year!

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at HearttoHeart@fcchurch.com. This information will also be available online at h2h.FCchurch.com/christmas2021.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Pantry Trak/Fresh 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.

Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. 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).

Click below to register:

Food Safety

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

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

Training will be held via ZOOM MEETING. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. 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)

Click below to register:

And what does the Lord
require of you
But to do justice,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly
with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJ

Our mission at Heart to Heart is to respond to God’s commandment to love one another.
Our vision of Heart to Heart is to model God’s love by:
Cultivating a loving community
Honoring individual gifts
Feeding bodies and souls
…and seeing everyone as a child of God

In accordance with Federal law and U.S.D.A. policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.

October 2, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 51 on Tuesday, September 28
  • 32 on Thursday, September 30

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 30 on Wednesday, September 29

Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations George Falkenbach! Read more here.

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed next week for the following shifts:

Monday, October 4
9:00am – 10:00am Stcoking Shift (1)
11:30am – 1:00pm Preshop (1)

Tuesday, October 5
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (5)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (5)

Wednesday, October 6
1:00 – 2:00pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, October 7
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (5)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (6)

Friday, October 8
9:00am – 10:00am Giant Eagle Pickup (1)
10:00am – 11:00am Cold Stocking Shift (3)

Click the lightbulb to sign up!

News

Donor Pledges $20,000 in Matching Donations from October 1-December 31 
It takes multiple moving parts to run our incredible Heart to Heart program -from volunteers, donations of food, toiletries, and paper goods by multiple community organizations, and, of course, money. Every donation received from October 1 through December 31will be matched up to $20,000.
The donors’ strong belief in the scope, direction, and relevance of this ministry is more than reaffirmed by its volunteer coordinator, Yohan Kim- have you met him?. “He is the glue that keeps all of the moving parts running smoothly”, said John McCandless, a most devoted volunteer. And so many parts: from all the generous gifts from our community to all the components within the pantry. There are 180 volunteers who divide and conquer the massive operation which ultimately brings food to our neighbors: picking up contributions, unloading trucks, restocking our pantry shelves, shoppers, produce handlers, and our check-in volunteers. Yohan said, “Sometimes I step back and look at all of our various volunteers, playing their own unique roles. It’s like watching a symphony with all of its different instruments, performing and blending to make the drive-through experience seamless and joy-filled for our neighbors!” Paul Dusseau, a long-time volunteer, talked enthusiastically about Yohan’s superior organizational skills and ability to create camaraderie and a family atmosphere. Paul said… “ he is a beautiful communicator; he is reliable, consistent, affirming and patient.”
As the outreach of Heart to Heart grows to meet the needs of our community, so also does the need for financial support. Remember your gift will be doubled through December 31. This ever-expanding program also needs more volunteers. Would you consider helping out? Abby Black, a sophomore at Upper Arlington High School, is one of our most beloved, devoted, and hard-working participants. She said, “ Yohan connects with and deeply appreciates the volunteers; he makes it fun to be a Heart to Heart volunteer!”
Donate online here: h2h.fcchurch.com/donate
Sign up to volunteer here. h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities

Holiday Help

Once again, this year, our much-loved Christmas Presence program has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we have come up with an alternative to enable us to assist client families in need this holiday season.

Groups, families, and individuals are welcome to sponsor a family or families that request holiday assistance this year financially through the purchase of gifts for them. Sponsors will be asked to contact their sponsored family directly to get ideas for Christmas gifts and make arrangements for delivery or pick-up. There will be no suggested expenditures for each family, as we would like sponsors to help in the way they best see fit.

Clients who are in need of assistance this holiday season will be asked to notify Heart to Heart by phone or email to hearttoheart@fcchurch.com. Staff will get contact information and family make-up from the clients and pass the information along to our dedicated volunteer and social worker extraordinaire, Kitty Rohrer. Kitty will then match inquiring families with those looking to sponsor them.

We will continue to match families and sponsors through November 17. After that date, all inquiries, both clients and sponsors, will be referred to other programs by our team of resource volunteers. This small group answers emails and voicemails received through Heart to Heart’s resource line at 614-488-0681 x241. The group is made up of social workers and community advocates familiar with programs available to our clients.

We are eager to help our clients in need, but also cautious about large gatherings as the pandemic continues. We encourage both sponsor and sponsored families to follow appropriate social-distancing guidelines and wear masks, especially if unvaccinated. Hopefully, this effort will prove to be a sufficient alternative to Christmas Presence. We hope to continue the tradition of partnering with the Trading Post again next year!

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at HearttoHeart@fcchurch.com. This information will also be available online at h2h.FCchurch.com/christmas2021.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Pantry Trak/Fresh 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.

Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. 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).

Click below to register:

Food Safety

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

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

Training will be held via ZOOM MEETING. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. 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)

Click below to register:

And what does the Lord
require of you
But to do justice,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly
with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJ

Our mission at Heart to Heart is to respond to God’s commandment to love one another.
Our vision of Heart to Heart is to model God’s love by:
Cultivating a loving community
Honoring individual gifts
Feeding bodies and souls
…and seeing everyone as a child of God

In accordance with Federal law and U.S.D.A. policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.

September 25, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 50 on Tuesday, September 21
  • 40 on Thursday, September 23

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, September 22
  • 30 on Friday, September 24

Wednesday Evenings

Remember, we will no longer be serving clients on Wednesday evenings.

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed next week for the following shifts:

Tuesday, September 28
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (2)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (4)

Thursday, September 30
8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (2)
10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (4)

Friday, October 1
9:00am – 10:00am Giant Eagle Pickup (1)
10:00am – 11:00am Cold Stocking Shift (3)

Click the lightbulb to sign up!

News

Donor Pledges $20,000 in Matching Donations from October 1-December 31 
It takes multiple moving parts to run our incredible Heart to Heart program -from volunteers, donations of food, toiletries, and paper goods by multiple community organizations, and, of course, money. Every donation received from October 1 through December 31will be matched up to $20,000.
The donors’ strong belief in the scope, direction, and relevance of this ministry is more than reaffirmed by its volunteer coordinator, Yohan Kim- have you met him?. “He is the glue that keeps all of the moving parts running smoothly”, said John McCandless, a most devoted volunteer. And so many parts: from all the generous gifts from our community to all the components within the pantry. There are 180 volunteers who divide and conquer the massive operation which ultimately brings food to our neighbors: picking up contributions, unloading trucks, restocking our pantry shelves, shoppers, produce handlers, and our check-in volunteers. Yohan said, “Sometimes I step back and look at all of our various volunteers, playing their own unique roles. It’s like watching a symphony with all of its different instruments, performing and blending to make the drive-through experience seamless and joy-filled for our neighbors!” Paul Dusseau, a long-time volunteer, talked enthusiastically about Yohan’s superior organizational skills and ability to create camaraderie and a family atmosphere. Paul said… “ he is a beautiful communicator; he is reliable, consistent, affirming and patient.”
As the outreach of Heart to Heart grows to meet the needs of our community, so also does the need for financial support. Remember your gift will be doubled through December 31. This ever-expanding program also needs more volunteers. Would you consider helping out? Abby Black, a sophomore at Upper Arlington High School, is one of our most beloved, devoted, and hard-working participants. She said, “ Yohan connects with and deeply appreciates the volunteers; he makes it fun to be a Heart to Heart volunteer!”
Donate online here: h2h.fcchurch.com/donate
Sign up to volunteer here. h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Pantry Trak/Fresh 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.

Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. 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).

Click below to register:

Food Safety

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

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

Training will be held via ZOOM MEETING. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. 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)

Click below to register:

And what does the Lord
require of you
But to do justice,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly
with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJ

Our mission at Heart to Heart is to respond to God’s commandment to love one another.
Our vision of Heart to Heart is to model God’s love by:
Cultivating a loving community
Honoring individual gifts
Feeding bodies and souls
…and seeing everyone as a child of God

In accordance with Federal law and U.S.D.A. policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.

September 11, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 37 on Tuesday, September 7
  • 10 on Wednesday, September 8
  • 37 on Thursday, September 9

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 30 on Wednesday, September 8

Wednesday Evenings

Beginning the week of September 20, we will no longer be serving clients on Wednesday evenings.

News

Christmas Volunteers

Attention volunteers! We need a small group to organize and run this year’s Christmas program. We are open to alternative ideas as we are unable to hold the Christmas Presence event that we have in the past due to COVID-19. If you are interested in volunteering for the holiday team, please email HearttoHeart@FCchurch.com.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Ohio Benefits Training

Participants in this training will gain a better understanding of ways to connect eligible individuals to SNAP Benefits, including the ability to pre-screen and use Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. Participants will be able to determine the right outreach strategy for their agency. Participants will discuss ways to connect clients to social Benefits such as SNAP/Medicaid/ and OWF. Participants will take away how to submit SNAP/ Medicaid/ OWF benefits using Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. Best tips and tricks in navigating common barriers to assisting individuals.

  • 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 Thursday, September 23, 10 am to 12 pm.

Advocacy and SNAP

Register today and join the conversation. Tim White, MOFC Advocacy Manager, and Juanita Burden, Director of Benefits and Customer Outreach, join forces in an open forum to discuss the State Budget and its effects on essential programs and benefits for your customers.

Explore ways to push back and advocate against the continued assault on the SNAP program. Learn how to help your customers be aware of available benefits and how to successfully navigate the application process. Bring your questions and prepare to engage!

Click here to register for Advocacy & SNAP September 16th 1:00pm to 2:30pm 

Pantry Trak/Fresh 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.

Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. 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).

Click below to register:

Food Safety

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

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

Training will be held via ZOOM MEETING. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. 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)

Click below to register:

Upcoming Events at the Trading Post

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.