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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

October 14, 2023

By October 12, 2023Weekly Update

Upcoming Events

Pet Blessing and Food Drive

Mural Contest

Weekly Update


Drive-Thru Households Served

  • 64 on Tuesday, October 10
  • 48 on Thursday, October 12

Pop-Up Households Served

  • 40 on Wednesday, October 11

Monday’s Order

Click the image below to see Monday’s incoming order from MOFC.

Volunteers Needed

These are the spots we still need filled for the week!

8:30-9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
3:30- 5:00 pm MOFB Order Unloading (9)
5:00- 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (1)

8:30-10:30 am Drive Thru Opening Shift (6)
10:00 -12:30 pm Drive Thru Closing Shift (7)

1:00-2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)

8:30-10:30 am Drive Thru Opening Shift (6)

9:00-10:00 am Direct Retail Pickup (1)


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Volunteer Education Event

Mental Health First Aid, presented by Dr. Dan Davis

On September 28, several Heart to Heart and First Community volunteers joined us in the Weist Room at First Community South to learn more about Mental Health First Aid. Dr. Dan Davis, Forensic Psychologist, gave us a summary of common mental health issues and gave us tips for deescalating situations that may arise. He provided real-time solutions, resources to access on demand, and programs for further education opportunities. His presentation and a handout that summarizes the key points are available for viewing and download by clicking below.

Special Skills

We understand not everyone can or wants to volunteer during our regular weekly shifts, but may still want to contribute to our overall success. Heart to Heart is on the lookout for a few volunteers with specialized skills to help with projects from time to time. Please let us know if you have a particular interest or are skilled in:

  • Woodworking, DIY, Building
  • Social Media
  • Community Advocacy
  • Elementary Education
  • One time assembly projects (eg. birthday bags)

While we may not have a related project in mind at the moment, these are some needs we have encountered over time and we would love to know who might be interested in helping with these things in the future. Have another skill or interest you think may be useful? Let us know!


Click here for a summary of our Thanksgiving plans this year.

Holiday Help

Click here for a summary of our Christmas Program this year.

Thank You, Columbus Humane Society!

Seems like this week is all about pets! On Wednesday, we received a donation of pet food from Columbus Humane totaling 1,032 pounds.

This Week at the Pantry

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Mid-Ohio Food Collective Trainings

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. Trainings on FreshTrak and Food Safety 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

Register at MOFC Agency360

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.

  • Wed, Nov 15, 10am

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, Nov 6, 10am
  • Tue, Dec 5, 2pm