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Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
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Manager: (614) 488-0681 ext. 203
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Thursdays 9am to 12pm
First Community South
1320 Cambridge Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212

January 7, 2023

By January 6, 2023Weekly Update

Monthly Collection Drives

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


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

Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

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

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, January 4

Volunteers Needed

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

Monday, January 9

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

Tuesday, January 10

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

Wednesday, January 11

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, January 12

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

Friday, January 13

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

Pop UPdate

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

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

Total served for the month of Dec:   158

Pop Up 2022 Monthly totals:

  • January:         161
  • February:       159
  • March:           154
  • April:              162
  • May:               162
  • June:              225
  • July:               187
  • August:           210
  • September:    174
  • October:         177
  • November:     178
  • December:     158

2022 Total:           2,107 Individuals/families served

Click here to read the entire update from December.

Volunteer of the Month

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

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Social Media

Happy to Help

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

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

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

We would like to give a special thank you to:

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

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

Training Opportunities

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

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

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

Upcoming Trainings

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

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

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

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