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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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Thursdays 9am to 12pm
First Community South
1320 Cambridge Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212

March 23, 2024

By March 16, 2024March 25th, 2024Weekly Update

Weekly Update


Households Served

  • 65 in Drive- Thru on Tuesday, March 19
  • 42 at Pop-Up Pantry on Wednesday, March 20
  • 64 in Drive-Thru on Thursday, March 21
  • 29 total new families this week
  • Families Served YTD: 2,024

Mark Your Calendar

Heart to Heart will be closed Monday, April 8. The truck delivery for that day has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 10.

Upcoming closings listed below:

Volunteers Needed

The following shifts next week are still in need of volunteers. Please click the button below to sign up for one of these open shifts.

Monday, March 25

  • 8:30 am- 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
  • 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm MOFB Order Unloading (4)

Tuesday, March 26

  • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (2)

Wednesday, March 27

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

Thursday, March 28

  • 8:30 am- 10:30 am Drive Thru (2)
  • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, March 29

  • 9:00 am- 10:00 am Direct Retail Pickup (2)
  • 9:30 am- 10:30 am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
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Pop-Up Pantry Calendar

All Team Meeting

Calling All Gardeners!

One Time Volunteer Opportunity
South Side Family Farms

Minister Aaron at Franklinton Farms needs 10 volunteers to help plant seedlings on March 28th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. To sign up, email

  • Location: South Side Family Farms
  • Contact: Minister Aaron Hopkins, Farm Manager
  • Date: March 28, 2024
  • Location: 1460 S. Champion Avenue  43206
  • Time: 9:00 am-11:00 am
  • Volunteers Needed: 10
  • Tasks: Planting seedlings

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.

Donations Needed

We are running low on these items, and could use your material donations to hold us over until the next order arrives on March 25!

More information on donating, including a link to contribute online, can be found at

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:

  • 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.