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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

Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 65 on Tuesday, September 20
  • 52 on Thursday, September 22

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, September 14
  • 37 on Wednesday, September 21

Donations

Increasing demand makes it more difficult to keep certain items on our shelves. Please consider making a donation of these items to the food pantry: peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti noodles and sauce, pancake mix and syrup, cereal and shelf-stable milk. More info on how to make donations at h2h.fcchurch.com/donate

Volunteers

Monday, September 26
8:30 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
9:00 – 10:00 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
9:30 – 11:00 am Dry Stocking (4)

Tuesday, September 27
8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (4)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive -Thru (1)

Wednesday, September 28
1:00 – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, September 29
8:00 – 9:00 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
8:30 – 10:20 am Drive- Thru (3)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, September 30
9:30 – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Preshop (1)

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Volunteer Education Event

Olivia Montgomery

Equity Practitioner

On Thursday evening, about 30 of us gathered in the Weist Room at First Community South for an introductory training on intersectionality, equity, implicit bias, microaggressions and trauma-informed care.

The evening started with a prayer from Dr. Glen Miles and introductions by Seth Stearns, Executive Director of Operations at First Community. We were then guided through an enlightening activity called a Privilege Walk. After this powerful experience, we learned about the concepts in a presentation by Olivia and her guest presenter, Shakarra Touray.  After their presentation concluded, Yohan reviewed our basic Civil Rights guidelines for operating under the USDA.

The evening was informative and enlightening and one we will not soon forget. If you were unable to join us but want to learn more, please visit the links below. We have included not only Olivia’s presentation, which is full of links to more educational resources, but a link to the handouts from the evening. If you joined us Thursday, please look for an email next week for an opportunity to provide feedback on the event.

Presentation: Centering Compassion
Recognizing Microaggressions
Interrupting Microaggressions
USDA Civil Rights Training

Training Opportunities

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 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.
Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
September 29, 10am
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FreshTrak Training

This 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.

Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
October 20, 2pm
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Advocacy 101

Register today and join the conversation. Mid-Ohio Food Collective’s Tim White- Director, Government Relations and Advocacy, and Hallie Carirno – Grassroots Government Relations Specialist will lead the  open forum discussion as you-

  • Explore ways to push back and advocate against the continued assault on the SNAP program.
  • Dive into the issues both state and federal which impact foodbanks and pantries; from funding to regulatory oversight.
Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
October 25, 10 am
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FreshTrak Training

This 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.

Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
November 15, 10am
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Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 9

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.

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