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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

  • 37 on May 17
  • 43 on May 19

Households served via Pop-up

  • 34 on May 18 at Southpoint Village Apartments

Volunteer Opportunities

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

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Monday, May 23
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MOFB Order Unloading (6)

Tuesday, May 24
10:00 am – 12:30 am Drive-Thru (3)

Wednesday, May 25
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (5)

Thursday, May 26
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (5)

Friday, May 27
9:30 am – 10:30 am  Cold Stocking (2)
10:00 am – 11:30 am Preshop (4)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Stocking (5)

Monday, May 30
Closed for Memorial Day

The Share and Learn Garden at First Community North sits on the property behind the Mary Evans Child Development Center. All the produce grown at the garden comes directly to Heart to Heart. If you’re interested in joining the regular gardeners, that usually meet on Tuesday mornings, get in touch with Kate Paulson!

MOFB Order Monday

Please note

Due to holidays and MOFB inventory closings, we have altered our normal order dates. We will be getting orders on the following days:

  • Monday, June 6 3:30-5:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 22 3:30-5:00pm

Kroger Community Rewards

Through the Community Rewards program, Kroger makes a contribution to Heart to Heart every time you shop. In the quarter beginning February 1, 2022 to April 20, 2022 we earned $1090.15 from the 262 participating households.

Enroll your Kroger customer loyalty card in the program today. Visit kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards and choose Organization #TB926 (First Community Church).

See how much your participation earned for us last quarter!

Upcoming Events

Family Gardening Project

Join the youth team for Family Sunday Missions, a chance for kids and the grown-ups they love to come together with others to connect, hear a short lesson, and do a Midweek Missions style hands-on service project. Children of all ages and abilities and their grown-up/s are invited to gather for this casual program to learn, serve and socialize.

On June 5, the group with gather at First Community South in the parking lot at 10am. We will be doing a gardening project for Heart to Heart. Bring your gardening gloves and a trowel!

Register here!

Art Festival Beverage Booth Volunteers

For the past few years, we have participated in the Columbus Arts Festival, staffing a beverage booth selling water and soda. In return for our service, the festival donates a part of their proceeds to Heart to Heart. We also collect tips at the booth which are ours to keep! Altogether, we earn between $1,000 and $1,500 per year.

This year, we will again be selling water and soda at the Columbus Arts Festival, June 10-12. Yohan will be setting up the booth Friday, Kate will be working all day Saturday, and Amy will close up shop on Friday! We’ll need cashiers, stockers, and leads/talkers. Cashiers must be comfortable with cash handling and technology (iPads and Square). Stocking involves heavy lifting. Volunteers with work with Heart to Heart staff, hand out items, and talk to customers about the pantry. All should be prepared for hot weather.

Volunteer Education Opportunities

Fresh Trak Beyond the Basics

PantryTrak was developed to make customer check in quick and easy so that our agencies could focus on what is most important – those you serve. PantryTrak is more than an intake software, though. Over the years, it has grown to include several exciting features that most agencies are not aware of. This workshop will expand your knowledge of the PantryTrak system and help you unlock even more tools that can maximize your service potential. Participants will learn how to access deeper layers of data, manage the FreshTrak reservation system, and how to troubleshoot your services to ensure 100% accuracy. You must register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042). Training will be held via Zoom.

Fresh Trak 2.0
May 24, 2 pm

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

Ohio Benefits Training

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.

Ohio Benefits Training
May 24, 2 pm

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

Darkness to Light

This training class is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hosptial. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaciors. The training combines two 45 minute video sessions filled with real people and real stores along with a 30-minute virtual discussion about protecting children. During the discussion, you’ll receive a list of local resources to support healthy, happy kids.

Stewards of Children
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information