Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
Director: (614) 488-0681 ext. 102
Administrator: (614) 488-0681 ext. 106
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

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 34 on Wednesday, January 20

First Community Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain is a group of active church members who devote time each day to pray for those who request prayer. All prayers are held with confidentiality. Prayer requests can include as much or as little information as you wish. These prayers are held in confidence and unpublished unless requested to be shared with the pastoral care staff by the one submitting the prayer. You may also contact Robin Hood at (614) 488-0681 ext. 235. Blessings to you.

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Sign up to Volunteer

Sign up to volunteer! Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work. Please sign up online. We still need help during these shifts:

  • Monday, 12:00 – 3:00 pm!
  • Tuesday, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 9 am – 10:30 am
  • Friday, 10 am – 11:30 am

… plus several direct retail pickups throughout the week! Additionally, the February schedule is posted on Sign Up Genius.

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.

News

Changes Made and Changes Coming

If you follow us on social media or have been in to volunteer this past week, you know major changes have been made! Most notably, our rented outdoor tents were removed from the parking lot and we have taken over much of the space on the first floor of the main church building (1320 Cambridge). Here’s what this means for you:

  • Those dropping off direct retail pickups (or any other material donations) should drive up the alleyway beside the church and enter through the back kitchen door. There is a weigh station there and blank pickup forms in the kitchen for your use.
  • The “pantry” is now located in Brownlee Hall. The stocking shift volunteers will bring in and sort the foods by category onto the tables set up around the perimeter of the room.
  • Pre-shoppers then take the grocery carts around the room and bag groceries for families. The bags are stored along the hallway between Brownlee Hall and the Crane Welcome Center.
  • The nook outside the Burkhart center is functioning as our makeshift drug store, where we store our non-food items like diapers and toothpaste. During pantry service hours, clients can let the volunteers know what they need from this area and it can be quickly retrieved for them.
  • The parking lot is closed off for general parking during our service hours, as the drive-thru now extends through the entire lot, to keep the waiting cars off the road. Please avoid the parking lot during the service times plus clean up: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-1 pm and Wednesdays 3:30 – 8 pm.
  • During preschool hours, volunteers are asked to please park away from the old receptionist area (wooden doors facing Cambridge Ave). to allow families to drop off their children at this entrance.

All volunteers should sign in at the Crane Welcome Center, following the same COVID-19 protocol we have been using. The doors will be open for use by H2H Volunteers:

  • Mon 7:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Wed 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am to 1:30 pm

This move is a work-in-progress and likely, more changes will be made as we figure out how to best use the space. We will keep you updated here on the blog and via social media.

Volunteer Meeting Rescheduled

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 16 at 7 pm to join us live online for an All-Volunteer Meeting. A link to join the meeting will be provided via email prior to the start time.

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Volunteer Training Opportunities Next Week!

Food Safety 101

Person In Charge/Food Handlers training is now available virtually and is as good as in-person. You will be able to see, hear, and talk to the instructor. Have all your questions answered in real face-time! All agencies are required to be certified once every 3 years. Now is a good time to check and see if your certification is up to date, or will it need to be renewed sometime this year? 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.

We have 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 meeting 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 #1042).

At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited. No more than 35 individuals may register. Click below to Register for Food Safety Register now for Wednesday, January 27, 1 pm to 3 pm.

Click here to register for Food Safety

Pantry Trak

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with Pantry Trak at your agency. Participants will 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 meeting 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 #1042).

At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited. No more than 35 individuals may register. Click below to register for Monday, January 25, 9:30 am to 11 am

Click here to register for PantryTrak

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.