Share and Learn Gardens at the north campus of First Community Church provides thousands of pounds of fresh produce to Heart to Heart every growing season. The group is seeking volunteers to help tend their gardens on the grounds of Mary Evans Childcare Center. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the volunteer leader Cheryl Van Deusen. The group usually meets on Tuesday mornings, but other opportunities may be available.
We agree to foster a welcoming culture of kindness and respect that upholds the worth and dignity of every person, striving to listen with empathy, and use teamwork to carry out the mission and vision of Heart to Heart.
Hilliard Food Pantry
We were sad to hear about the devastation caused by the fire at Hilliard Food Pantry on July 9. First Community holds in prayer the staff, volunteers, and clients affected by this tragedy. We are grateful no one was injured, thanks to the response from several local fire departments.
On Thursday, July 20, the Hilliard Food Pantry reopened at their temporary location in Guide church. More information about the pantry and new location is available on their website. Donations to the recovery at Hilliard Food Pantry should be made directly to their organization on that website.
There is no way to know how this will impact our food pantry as their clients seek alternative food assistance. We want to make sure the clients of Hilliard Food Pantry know that Heart to Heart’s food pantry drive-thru is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to noon. We have no zip code restrictions, and you may visit us once every 30 days. Please visit our website for more information.
The most supportive thing we can do at Heart to Heart is to be prepared to provide excellent service and support to their displaced clients. We are making a concerted effort to ensure our shelves and volunteer shifts are full in the coming weeks. More information about our food pantry, including how to donate or volunteer, is available at h2h.FCchurch.com
When we slightly rearranged the check-in area inside Brownlee Hall a few weeks ago, we placed a suggestion box inside on the shelves next to the desk. We wanted to make you aware that is is there and available for volunteer use. While we always prefer that volunteers approach Yohan or Amy directly with suggestions or concerns, we understand that is sometimes uncomfortable and one may with to remain anonymous. Yohan will check the box regularly to collect suggestions as they are made.
Training Opportunities through Mid-Ohio Food Collective
Food Safety Training – Level 1 Person In Charge
We are excited to announce that MOFC/Agency Services is launching a brand new Person in Charge (Level 1) Food Safety Training developed by Feeding America and ServSafe.
This training is targeted to those who partner with foodbanks and is much more relevant to the work you are doing in your communities.
The new FA Food Safety will be offered, online, at no-cost to your agency AND even more exciting is the fact that once taken and successfully passed, the certification never expires for the person who takes the training!
Starting July 10th, and thought the month we will offer the new training six separate times. Giving you the opportunity to take this new training when it is most convenient for you. In August and September training will be offered twice. October through December training will be offered once each month. You will have many, many options to choose from.
If you have a current Person in Charge (Level 1) training, we are strongly encouraging you to get on board with this new training as soon as possible. This way you are trained in food safety that is Feeding America certified AND you will never have to worry about keeping up with your expiration timeline, because you won’t have one!
Only one person per agency is required to take the training and be certified. However if you have others at your agency want to take the training we suggest you host a “Watch Party” on your selected training date. Please make sure each person is registered individually and has a valid email address. This is extremely important since the Food Safety Test will be emailed directly to each attendee at the conclusion of the training. For most of the classes, you’ll need to sign up using our name and agency number: Heart to Heart, Agency #1042.
Registration for the new Food Safety Training is open You will be able to access the registration link for the Agency360 Calendar. Just look for the NEW FOOD SAFETY title with the July 10th calendar date. The following dates and times will be available to choose from:
The safety of the children we serve is our top priority, so anyone who volunteers with children or is a staff member (whether you work with children or not) at First Community is required to attend our Darkness to Light sexual abuse prevention training. Re-certification for staff or volunteers who work with children is required every three years.
We are asking Heart to Heart volunteers to take this training, as we work in and around the building when Preschool is in session. The training is now offered at no cost to our volunteers. Please consider enrolling to learn how to better protect our children.
The Tri-Village Lions Club will hold a Pancake Breakfast:
Saturday, July 22nd, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Grandview High School, 1587 Third Ave.
Tickets are $8/adults, $4/children 5-12.
You can also donate tickets so Heart to Heart food pantry clients can enjoy an old-fashioned pancake breakfast, and the Tri-Village Lions will match your donation! For just $20, 6-8 adults/children will eat.
To pledge $20 and get information on payment, contact Jane Jarrow at email@example.com or 614-571-5681.
Please note that donations for this activity cannot be accepted at Heart to Heart food pantry. You must use the contact information above to make a donation!