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Director: (614) 488-0681 ext. 106
Manager: (614) 488-0681 ext. 203
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Tuesdays 9am to 12pm
Thursdays 9am to 12pm
First Community South
1320 Cambridge Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212

August 5, 2023

By August 3, 2023Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 30 on Tuesday, August 1
  • 46 on Thursday, August 3

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 30 on Wednesday, August 2

Volunteers Needed

Click the button below to view open shifts and sign up to volunteer online!

Monday, August 7

  • 8:30 – 9: 30 am Cold Stocking (1)
  • 5:00 – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (1)

Wednesday, August 9

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
  • 5:00 – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (6)

Thursday, August 10

  • 8:00 – 9:00 am MOFB Shop-Thru (1)

Friday, August 11

  • 9:30 – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
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Donations Needed

We weren’t able to get a few of our pantry staples on our last order, so we are reaching out to our community to ask for these donations: jelly, rice, canned soups, boxed side dishes and dinners.

Donation instructions at


In July, the Pop Up Pantry, delivered to the following sites:

  • July 5:         Commons at Livingston – 29
  • July 10:       Southpark Apts w/Franklinton Farms – 19
  • July 12:       Hope Resource Center – 40
  • July 19:       Southpoint –  40
  • July 26:       Grant – 30
  • July 27:       Riverview International Center – 30

Pop Up 2023 Monthly totals:

  • January:     153
  • February:    161
  • March:        190
  • April:           171
  • May:            226
  • June:           190
  • July:            188

YTD:     Individuals/families served:  1,279

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Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

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.

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Volunteer Training Opportunities

Mid-Ohio Food Collective Trainings

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. For volunteers, the most useful trainings are FreshTrak and Food Safety. These trainings, specifically, 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

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MOFC FreshTrak Basic Training

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.

  • Sep 6, 10-11:30am

MOFC 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!

The following dates and times will be available to choose from:

  • Mon, Aug 7, 10am
  • Mon, Sep 11, 10am
  • Thu, Sep 28, 2pm
  • Tue, Oct 10, 2pm
  • Mon, Nov 6, 10am
  • Tue, Dec 5, 2pm

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