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1320 Cambridge Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212

April 19, 2024

By April 17, 2024April 23rd, 2024Weekly Update

Weekly Update


Households Served

  • 58 in Drive- Thru on Tuesday, April 16
  • 41 at Pop-Up Pantry on Wednesday, April 17
  • 71 in Drive-Thru on Thursday, April 18
  • 27 total new families this week
  • Families Served YTD: 2,725

Monday Truck

Here’s what we can expect to see on the truck Monday afternoon. Please sign up using the button to the right if you’re able to help unload and stock this delivery! We expect about 6,100 pounds.

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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, April 22

  • 8:30 am- 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
  • 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm MOFB Order Unloading (3)
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (2)

Tuesday, April 23

  • 8:30 am- 10:30 am Drive Thru (7)
  • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (5)

Wednesday, April 24

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

Thursday, April 25

  • 8:30 am- 10:30 am Drive Thru (3)

Friday, April 26

  • 9:30 am- 10:30 am Cold Stocking (1)

May and June’s SUG are live. Click button below to access.

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Pop-Up Pantry

April’s calendar for the Pop-Up Pantry is available below. More about the PUP here.

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 April 22! More information on donating, including a link to contribute online, can be found at

Social Media

Make sure you are following the Heart to Heart on both Facebook and Instagram. Social media is one of the best ways for the world to share information! Every time you like or comment on one of our posts, it promotes engagement across the platform. When you share our posts, the information is immediately visible to those in your circle! It quickly helps spread our message- whether it be resource information, a plea for donations, or a volunteer opportunity. Sharing on social media is an easy way to support our mission. Check out these posts from the past week to see what you may have missed.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Make sure you are regularly checking this section of the blog for new courses and training times!

We recently posted several new training opportunities on social media as well.

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

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

Strategic Storytelling

Erich Hiner, MOFC’s Communications Manager, will conduct the training.

In this interactive training, we will cover the “why,” the “what,” the “who,” and the “how” of customer storytelling for all Partner Agencies of Mid-Ohio Food Collective. Participants will learn the strategic value of storytelling; leave with practical, low-cost storytelling techniques; and get real story examples from their peers and the team at MOFC.

The following dates and times are available:

  • Mon, May 6 at 10 am at MOFC Grove City
  • Fri, May 24 at 10:30 am in Barnesville, Ohio

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

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

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