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Thursdays 9am to 12pm
First Community South
1320 Cambridge Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212

March 1, 2024

By March 1, 2024Weekly Update

Weekly Update


Households Served

  • 59 in Drive- Thru on Tuesday, February 26
  • 36 at Pop-Up Pantry on Wednesday, February 27
  • 47 in Drive-Thru on Thursday, February 28
  • 20 total new families this week
  • Families Served YTD: 1,515

Please note: We are revising the 2023 Annual Report. It will be reposted soon. Apologies for the error.

Volunteer of the Month

Billie Sarich Read more>>

Volunteers Needed

Monday, March 4

  • 8:30 am- 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)

Tuesday, March 5

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

Wednesday, March 6

  • 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, March 7

  • 8:30 am- 10:30 am Drive Thru (7)
  • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, March 8

  • 9:00 am- 10:00 am Direct Retail Pickup (1)
  • 9:30 am- 10:30 am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
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Happy Anniversary!

Yohan Kim

As of March 1, Yohan Kim has worked at First Community for 3 years. He came on staff as a part-time Volunteer Coordinator and was quickly promoted to full-time Food Pantry Manager. We are lucky to have him leading such a wide-reaching ministry. Next time you see Yohan, please convey your well wishes and gratitude! Click to learn more about him from his recently posted bio.

Calling All Gardeners!

New or Experienced

The Share & Learn Garden at First Community North is seeking volunteers for the upcoming growing season. This group of gardeners manages several raised beds that grow fresh produce for the food pantry. This is a great opportunity for those who want to contribute to the success of Heart to Heart in a unique way! Master Gardeners Cheryl and Loren Van Deusen will teach you everything you need to know, no experience required. If you want to learn more about the opportunity, the group’s first meeting is coming up soon.

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Pop-Up Pantry March Calendar

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PUPdate February 2024

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

  • February 7:          Commons at Livingston – 43
  • February 14:        Hope Resource Center – 42
  • February 21:        Southpoint – 44
  • February 22:        Riverview – 40
  • February 28:        Grant – 36

Pop Up 2024 Monthly totals: 

  • January:     238
  • February:   205

YTD:  Individuals/families served:  443

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Feminine Hygiene Drive

We call on you to contribute to our effort to provide these products to our clients. Please bring donations to any worship service on Sunday, March 17. At FC North, you will find the Heart to Heart van in the parking lot, ready to take your donations. Look for the volunteer outside each location before worship.

As a reminder, these donation drives are set up during worship monthly to highlight a particular need at the food pantry. Heart to Heart can use feminine hygiene products and other items throughout the year! We still need things like soup, jelly, and oatmeal, even when that’s not the month’s theme. More info at

Read more about this topic in the March issue of On a Mission! newsletter.

Annual UAHS PTO Shred Day & Food Drive

Jumpstart your Spring Cleaning April 6 from 10 am to 1 pm at Jones Middle School. We will be on site collected non-perishable food items and cash donations. For an additional donation to the PTO, you can bring up to 3 boxes of paper ($5 each) to be confidentially shredded.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Mid-Ohio Food Collective Trainings

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. Trainings on FreshTrak and Food Safety 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.

For most trainings, volunteers will need to register with an agency name and number: Heart to Heart Agency #1042

Register Online at MOFC Agency360

Advocacy 101

Join the Conversation

MOFC’s Government Relations Team- Tim White and Hallie Carrino-Lee will host an open forum to discuss the State Budget and its effects on essential programs and benefits for your customers.

Explore ways to push back and advocate against the continued assault on SNAP and othe Hinger/Feeding issues and what’s happening on Capitol Hill.

Bring your questions and prepare to engage! Registration is required. This session of Advocacy will be held via ZOOM.

  • Thu, Jun 13 at 10 am

FreshTrak Basic Training

(FKA PantryTrak)

This online via zoom workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with FreshTrak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using FreshTrak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. For agencies already using FreshTrak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics.

Questions? Contact Ann Miller-Tobin at

The following dates and times are available:

  • Thu, Mar 14 at 10 am
  • Tue, Apr 2 at 10 am

MOFC Food Safety Training

Level 1 Person In Charge

This training was developed by Feeding America and ServSafe for those who partner with foodbanks and is relevant to the work you are doing in your communities.

The course is online, at no-cost to your agency and once taken and successfully passed, the certification never expires for the person who takes the training!

Questions? Contact Ann Miller-Tobin at

The following dates and times are available:

  • Mon, Apr 29, 10 am – 12:30 pm

3-Part Learning Journey

Facilitator Daniel Juday, will explore inclusion, culture, barriers and obstacles in the work that we do while learning tools for building better relationships with our customers, co-workers, and volunteers.

All sessions will take place in-person at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective main campus: 3960 Brookham Dr. Grove City, OH. 43123.

  • April 25 Part 1. Understanding Ourselves
  • June 4 Part. 2 – Understanding Our World
  • September 12 Part. 3 – Understanding Our Team

Questions? Contact Ann Miller-Tobin at

For more information on this 3-Part training and a link to sign up, please click here.