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Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
Director: (614) 488-0681 ext. 106
Manager: (614) 488-0681 ext. 203
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Tuesdays 9am to 12pm
Thursdays 9am to 12pm
First Community South
1320 Cambridge Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212

January 14, 2023

By January 13, 2023Weekly Update

Collection in Worship this Sunday

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

Missions Workday

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

Fundraising Event

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

MOFC response to SNAP benefit changes

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Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

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

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 33 on Wednesday, January 11

Volunteers Needed

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

Monday, January 16

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

Tuesday, January 10

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

Wednesday, January 11

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, January 12

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

Training Opportunities

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

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

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

Upcoming Trainings

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

Holiday Help 2022

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

Thank You Letters

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

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

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

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