Skip to main content
Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
Director: (614) 488-0681 ext. 102
Administrator: (614) 488-0681 ext. 106
Volunteer Coordinator: (614) 488-0681 ext. 203
hearttoheart@FCchurch.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Tuesdays 9am to 12pm
Thursdays 9am to 12pm
First Community South
1944 W. First Avenue Columbus, OH 43212

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 47 on Tuesday, February 8
  • 36 on Thursday, February 10

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 49 on Wednesday, February 9

Volunteer

We still need help with some shifts next week. The number of volunteers needed is indicated in parathesis after the shift time and description.

Monday, February 14
8:45 am – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
9:30 am – 11 am Stocking Shift (2)
10:30 am – 11:30 am Set Up Shift (2)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Order Unloading (8)

Tuesday, February 15
8:30 am – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (2)
10:00 am – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (5)

Wednesday, February 16
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, February 17
10:00 am – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (4)

Friday, February 18
9:30 am – 10:30 am  Cold Stocking (2)

Volunteers Click Here to Sign-Up!

Save the Dates

Volunteers, mark your calendars. More information coming soon.

Virtual Volunteer Event
Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 6 pm
Zoom Meeting

Columbus Arts Festival
June 10-12, 2022
At the riverfront in the Arena District

2022 Holiday Calendar

Pop UPdate

The Pop Up Pantry team delivered food directly to families at the following agency sites during the month of January:

  • January 5:     Commons at Livingston-35
  • January 12:   Hope Resource Center-30
  • January 19:   Southpoint Village Apartments-38
  • January 26:   Commons at Grant-28
  • January 27:   Riverview International Center-30

Monthly totals for 2022:

  • January 161

Kitty Rohrer recently visited with the new agency contact at Wedgewood Village Apartments, a site we had planned to start serving last year.  Due to their staffing issues, we were unable to set up a monthly Pop Up Pantry delivery at that time.  These issues are now resolved and we will be working with Wedgewood over the next few months to begin service to this site.

The Pop Up Pantry team donated several bags of clothing items to Hope Resource Center (Hope) in January.  Volunteer Cathy Wheaton donated baby furniture to Riverview International Center (RIC).  Donations from our church groups included mats made by the Mat Makers team for Hope.  Handmade hats and scarves made by the Knitting Group were provided to Hope and RIC.

Each month we are working to ensure our food meets the needs of the families we are serving at each site.  We have developed guidelines for our sites that have cultural preferences as well as those that are without the ability to prepare foods due to their current living situation.   We have learned and grown spiritually in getting to know these families and are grateful for the opportunities to continue our service to them.

We are saddened by the passing of Melody Smiley’s husband, Matt, after a long illness. Melody lovingly cared for Matt at home over the course of his illness. We are sending many prayers and love to her and her family during this time.

In February, our Pop Up Pantry will be delivering food to our agency sites on the following dates:

  • February 2, 11a-2p, Commons at Livingston
  • February 9, 10a-2p, Hope Recovery Services
  • February 16, 11a-2p, Southpoint Village Apartments
  • February 23, 11a-2p, Commons at Grant
  • February 24, 12:30p-3:30p, Riverview International Center

The Pop Up Pantry continues to be blessed by the support and commitment of our volunteers and the church.  We look forward to expanding this outreach ministry of Heart to Heart.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

These training classes are provided by Mid-Ohio Foodbank online for volunteers and staff of their supported food pantries. If you are interested in learning more, please click the links below. Heart to Heart is Agency #1042

Ohio Benefits Training
Thursday, March 31, 10 am to 12 pm
Read More | Register

This training will be taught by Julie Richards, Director of K-5 Ministry at First Community Church. The safety of the children we serve is our top priority, so anyone who volunteers with children or is a staff member is required to attend our Darkness to Light sexual abuse prevention training. Re-certification for staff or volunteers who work with children is required every three years. Please register to attend one session at First Community North.

Darkness to Light
Sunday, February 20, 3-5pm
Read More | 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.