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, March 9
  • 14 on Wednesday, March 10
  • 23 on Thursday, March 11

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 30 on Wednesday, March 10
  • 20 on Friday, March 12

Volunteer of the Month

Click here to read about this month’s winner, Julia Molnar.

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, March 15
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking (1)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Preshop (1)
12:00 pm Donation Pickup at EILM School (1)

Tuesday, March 16
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (1)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Since several school districts return to in-person learning next week, we have adjusted some shifts accordingly. Wednesday stocking from 3-4:30 pm will now be for just 3 people to put away donations we received throughout the day. We have opened the evening hours to more volunteers, so some of them can be doing pre-shop while others are serving the drive-thru.

Wednesday, March 17
4:00 pm Cardboard Recycling Pickup (1)
4:30 – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Thursday, March 18
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (6)
12:00 pm Donation Pickup at EILM School (1)

Friday, March 19
9:00 – 11:00 am Direct Retail Pickups (2)
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (6)

On Saturday, March 20, we could use a couple of extra hands at the food pantry from 1:30-2:30pm. We will be unloading a delivery from the Hangry food drive (see below), sorting and storing it for the Monday crew.

News

The Ohio State University’s Extension CFAES program is offering a Lunch n learn Cooking for One or Two virtual session on Thursday March 25, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm. There is no charge to attend but you MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Contact: Lorrissa Dunfee at Dunfee.54@osu.edu or call (740) 695-1455

Nationwide’s Children’s Hospital and Local Matters presents FOOD MATTERS on Tuesday evenings March 9- 30, from 5 pm to 6 pm

Contact: Erica Domrose at erica.domrose@nationwidechildrens.org or call: (614) 722-5184

Hangry Partnership

Hangry will host a food drive for Heart to Heart food pantry on Saturday, March 20,   

The goal is to have all of you put together your own food collection group with your friends, families, coworkers, etc. Then on March 20th, you make your way down to see us and fill up our box truck with your donations!

Unable to make it on March 20th but still want to support the food drive? You can make a donation for us to purchase food on your behalf. All of the funds raised through that special link will go directly to purchase food for the Heart to Heart food pantry.

Let’s see what kind of impact we can make together for those living with the issue of hunger in our community. Requested items:

  • Canned hearty soups
  • Canned vegetables (not beans)
  • Boxed side dishes

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Procedures

  • All volunteers should report to the Crane Welcome Center in the main church building upon arriving.
  • Due to numerous safety concerns, all doors will remain locked until the assigned work time. A staff member will unlock the doors needed for each particular shift.
  • In the Crane Welcome Center, you will sign in, take your temperature, get your PPE (see note), and read any notes for the day on the whiteboard (see photo).
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on the outside of all your layers.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home).
  • Please sign up online. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can email hearttoheart@fcchurch.com, reply to your sign-up genius reminder, or leave a message at 614-488-0681 x102.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities

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!

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.

All volunteers will be required to take this sexual abuse prevention training by the end of the year. The church has been using this program for a few years at the recommendation of the folks at the Child and Family Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital.

It will cover the impact of sexual abuse – told by abuse survivors, and cover ways to give kids the information and skills they need to not become a victim. It also gives parents information about the importance of boundary setting. Certain groups can get continuing ed credit for taking the course.

The suggested donation to cover course materials is $10. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Pantry Trak

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

At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Free Virtual Food Safety 101

Person In Charge

Our Next Session for Food Safety is Scheduled for May 11, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Click here to register: Virtual Food Safety Person in Charge

Ohio Benefits Training 

Hosted by Demetria Peacher
Customer Outreach Manager, Food Assistance.

Participants in this training will gain a better understanding of ways to connect eligible individuals to SNAP Benefits, including the ability to pre-screen and use Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. Participants will be able to determine the right outreach strategy for their agency.

Participants will discuss ways to connect clients to social Benefits such as SNAP/Medicaid/ and OWF. Participants will take away how to submit SNAP/ Medicaid/ OWF benefits using Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. Best tips and tricks in navigating common barriers to assisting individuals.

Register now for Benefits Training March 25, 10 am to 12 pm

This session will be held via ZOOM MEETINGS. You will receive an email with the Zoom link approx.48 hours before the training. At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

If you have any questions please contact Ann Miller-Tobin 

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.