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 Drive-Thru

  • 30 on Tuesday, January 26
  • 15 on Wednesday, January 27
  • 32 on Thursday, January 28

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 30 on Wednesday, January 27

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 These prayers are held in confidence and unpublished unless requested to be shared with the pastoral care staff by the one submitting the prayer.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.

Click here to add a name

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, 9:00 – 10:30 am
  • Monday, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30 – 10:00 am
  • Friday, 10:00 – 11:30 am

… plus several direct retail pickups throughout the week! Next weekend, we have an additional, one-time opportunity to volunteer Sunday afternoon.

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

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!

January 2021

Service statistics for the period beginning January 1 and ending January 30, 2021:

  • 483 households
  • 1542 individuals
    • 228 seniors
    • 774 adults
    • 540 children
    • 13,878 approximate meals

Thank you to the 80 unique individuals who volunteered this month at Heart to Heart!

Corrections to Weekly Service Stats

An internal error was detected this week in how we were checking in clients at our drive-thru. Due to this error, corrections were necessary for statistics published beginning in November 2020 through the present. Please view the corrected list of households served per week below.

Beginning Ending Pantry Pop-Up Total
11/2/2020 11/6/2020 56 34 90
11/9/2020 11/13/2020 70 70
11/16/2020 11/20/2020 91 41 132
11/23/2020 11/27/2020 82 40 122
11/30/2020 12/4/2020 84 38 122
12/7/2020 12/11/2020 152 25 177
12/14/2020 12/19/2020 254 25 279
1/4/2021 1/9/2021 88 40 128
1/11/2021 1/16/2021 98 40 138
1/18/2021 1/23/2021 77 34 111
1/25/2021 1/30/2021 76 30 106

Changes Made and Coming

  • Wednesday morning Pre-Shop shifts have been canceled. The Wednesday evening crew is typically well-staffed enough to do the grocery bagging during their pantry service shift.
  • Donation Drop-offs are accepted in the kitchen of the main church building. Please drive down the alleyway and enter through the kitchen door.
  • Any volunteers needing confirmation of hours served for a community service program should contact hearttoheart@fcchurch.com for verification through online forms or a letter. A blank community service form for this purpose can be found online here.
  • Soon volunteers will be required to check-in for their shift using an online form on one of our iPads. The form includes COVID-19 policy and tracking information, photo and social media agreements, and a minor waiver (if appropriate). Signing in electronically will help us better manage our contact tracing for COVID-19. We also hope to better manage our volunteer communications using this tool. The iPads will be cleaned with a UV sanitizer daily in an effort to decrease the spread of germs.

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.

#PetsofH2H

Heart to Heart bandanas are now available for your pets at volunteer sign in. In exchange for these bandanas, all we ask is for you to share pics of your pets in them with us! Just tag #PetsofH2H on social media.

Instagram: @heart_to_heart_food_pantry
Facebook: @hearttoheartpantry

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.

Next Post

Author Amy Caskie

More posts by Amy Caskie