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Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
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

Weekly Update

Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 61 on Tuesday, October 18
  • 52 on Thursday, October 20
  • 60 on Tuesday, October 25
  • 56 on Thursday, October 27

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 37 on Wednesday, October 19
  • 20 on Wednesday, October 26
  • 28 on Thursday, October 27
Monthly Statistics


Monday, October 31
8:30 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
3:30 – 5:00 pm MOFB Truck Unload (7)
5:00 – 6:30 pm Stock & Shop (4)

Tuesday, November 1
8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (3)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive -Thru (4)

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

Thursday, November 3
8:30 – 10:20 am Drive- Thru (3)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, November 4
9:00 – 10:00 am Direct Retail Pickup (1)
9:30 – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (1)

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

  • Oct 5:         Commons at Livingston – 35
  • Oct 12:       Hope Resource Center – 34
  • Oct 17:       South Park Apartment w/Franklinton Farms – 21
  • Oct 19:       Southpoint – 37
  • Oct 26:       Commons at Grant – 20
  • Oct 27:       Riverview International Center – 30

Total served for the month of Oct:  177 

Pop Up 2022 Monthly Totals:

  • January:        161
  • February:      159
  • March:           154
  • April:              162
  • May:              162
  • June:             225
  • July:              187
  • August:          210
  • September:    174
  • October:         177

YTD:            1,771  Individuals/families served 

We are excited to report our Southpoint Christmas is off to a great start.  We received ‘Wish List’ requests from 27 families with 82 children. Each child will receive two gifts totaling 164 gifts. We are thankful to have Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School, FCC congregation and our friends all help in making the wishes of Southpoint children come true.

The 4th and 5th graders from Sarah Oberlin and Amy Millers’ classes at Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School came to learn about Heart to Heart and the Pop Up Pantry.  They came with bags filled with donations – 469 lbs of goods!  Yohan gave a tour of the pantry.  He answered questions and explained how the pantry is such an important part of our community.  Melody and Rose talked about why the Pop Up Pantry was formed and the upcoming Southpoint Christmas Gift Project with Wickliffe.

The Pop Up Team constantly experiences goodness all around us.  We are so grateful and send a big shout out to Rob, the store manager at ALDI’s in Upper Arlington.  Kathleen Hatcher generously has been purchasing plastic ALDI bags with handles to distribute groceries to our neighbors who walk to our sites at Hope, Southpark and Riverview.  Once he heard how we use them, he paid for our last box of 250 bags.  Kindness is everywhere!

Heart to Heart and the Pop Up Pantry were represented and given a big shout out at the Riverview Fundraiser on October 18 at Mozart Cafe’. Carla Edlefson, Rose Kandel, Kitty Rohrer and Melody Smiley were there to represent our Team and show support to Riverview and the wonderful work they do to welcome and support the refugees coming to Columbus.

We welcomed our newest volunteers to our team:  Carol Bramschreiber, John Oberlin and Beth Simeon.  John is our newest sub driver willing to pick up the task to get our bags to the sites.  Beth and Carol come with caring hearts and lots of energy!  Welcome!

Melody and I are continually blessed to have the support of First Community/Heart to Heart staff and all the dedicated volunteers who give so much of their time and energy.

Serving in Faith,

Rose Kandel and Melody Smiley

Benefit Concert

Holiday Help

Groups, families, and individuals are welcome to sponsor a family or families that request holiday assistance this year through the purchase of gifts for them. Sponsors will be asked to contact their sponsored family directly to get ideas for Christmas gifts and make arrangements for delivery or pick-up. Anyone interested in the program should notify Heart to Heart by phone at x102 or email to

Our dedicated volunteer and social worker extraordinaire, Kitty Rohrer, will get contact information and family make up from the clients, then match inquiring families with those looking to sponsor them. We will accept requests October 20 through December 9. After that date, all inquiries, both clients and sponsors, will be referred to other programs by our team of resource volunteers.

Donation Match

All financial contributions made to Heart to Heart from November 1 through December 31 will be matched up to $20,000. With the increase in both demand and cost of food in recent months, the food pantry needs additional financial resources more than ever. Please know that your doubled donation will be doubly appreciated this year!

For the eighth year running, Jill and Duke Thomas have graciously made this pledge to support our mission to respond to God’s commandment to love one another. Heart to heart began serving the community in 1986, and still exists today thanks to the foundation laid by its task force and early leaders, including Jill. We are eternally grateful for the Thomas family’s ongoing support of our mission.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

A food collection will take place during all worship services on Sunday, November 13. The deacons will then help pack these donations for clients to be distributed prior to Thanksgiving.

2023 Calendar

Click the image to view all holiday hours and closings for Heart to Heart next year.

Training Opportunities

Food Safety Training

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify food safety risks
  • Take appropriate action when someone has symptoms of foodborne illness or is diagnosed with a reportable disease
  • Follow good personal hygiene and hand care practices
  • Identify cross-contamination risks and methods for prevention
  • Implement effective cleaning and sanitizing procedures
  • Identify appropriate pest prevention measures and signs of pest infestations
  • Maintain facilities and equipment in compliance with regulations

This training will be held via Zoom and registration is required to attend. Heart to Heart is Agency #1042

November 10, 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
November 15, 10am
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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.