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Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
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

  • 21 on Tuesday, June 29
  • 4 on Wednesday, June 30
  • 21 on Thursday, July 1

This Week

  • We are open Monday, July 5, for volunteer shifts.
  • On Wednesday, July 7, we are looking for 1 or 2 volunteers to staff a booth at the Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market. We are collecting donations at the booth from 4pm to 7pm.
  • On Thursday, July 8, after the drive-thru closes, we will need volunteers to empty the tent.
  • The tent will be used on Saturday, July 10 for our Christmas in July event. We are also looking for a few volunteers each shift on Saturday, to take diaper donations at the event.

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, July 5
8:00 – 9:00 Giant Eagle Pickup (1)
9:30 – 10:30 Stocking Shift (2)

Tuesday, July 6
8:00 – 9:00 MOFB Shop Thru (1)
10:30 – 12:30 Drive-Thru (3)

Wednesday, July 7
1:00 – 2:00 MOFB Shop Thru
3:00 – 4:30 Set Up (2)
4:30-7:30 Drive-Thru (4)

Thursday, July 8
8:00 – 9:00 MOFB Shop Thru (1)
10:00 – 12:30 Drive-Thru (5)
1:00 – 2:00 Empty Tent for Weekend Event (5)

Friday, July 9
10:00 – 11:30 Stocking Shift (1)

Saturday, July 10
8:30 – 12:00 Christmas in July Volunteer (5)
12:00 – 3:30 Christmas in July Volunteer (5)

Pop UPdate

The Pop Up Pantry team delivered food directly to clients and their families at the following agency sites during the month of June:

  • June 2:      Commons at Livingston-40 clients
  • June 9:      Hope Recovery Services-30 clients
  • June 16:    Southpoint Village Apartments-34 clients
  • June 23:    Commons at Grant-20 clients

Monthly totals for 2021:

  • January 144
  • February 135
  • March 121
  • April 130
  • May 127
  • June 124

We continue to work with potential agency sites for expansion of the Pop Up Pantry on Thursday afternoons.  Our newest expansion site, Wedgewood Village Apartments, continues to have staffing issues. As a result, we were unable to schedule a delivery in June. We anticipate an initial delivery to this site or another new site during the month of July.

We continue to be blessed by donations of bread from the Monday Meals for the Homeless volunteer team and produce from Share and the Learn Garden team. Additionally, we are thankful for help from our newest volunteers, Katie Halley and Cathy Wheaton.

Although there has been much easing of the COVID-19 pandemic with the implementation of effective vaccines, food insecurity continues within the Columbus community.  We’re grateful for the opportunity to serve families and for our outreach ministry of the church

Volunteer Information

Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer Procedures

Click one of the buttons below to read more about our Volunteer Procedures.

Volunteer Procedures
Revised COVID-19 Procedures

Training Opportunities

Food Safety
  • All agencies are required to be certified once every 3 years.
  • This training will take place via Zoom. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training.
  • Please make sure you register with your name,  email address, and phone number.
  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Click here to register for Virtual Food Safety Person in Charge on Thursday July 29th 10:00am to Noon

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.

  • Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. 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 (Heart to Heart 1042)
  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Click Here to Register for Thursday July 8th- 9:30am -11:00am with William Howard

Click Here to Register for Monday August 9th – 9:30am – 11:00am with Bill Nance

Upcoming Events

Come to the live nativity at First Community South on Saturday, July, 10 at 9am or 1pm. We will welcome camels, a donkey and many more from Honeyhill Farm into our Heart to Heart tent-turned-manger. Experience Christmas in July complete with decorations and carols sung by the choir. The Kona Ice truck will be available to purchase refreshments. Admission to the event is just one box of diapers size 5, 6, or 7 (or a box of wipes) for the baby Jesus. All are welcome!

Register Now
Volunteers Needed

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.