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.
Call for Volunteers
Next weekend will be a busy one for Heart to Heart. We will hold our annual Thanksgiving food drive, plus Yohan and I will be speaking in worship. After worship, I will also be working on some long overdue organizing projects. I would love to have a group of people to help on Sunday, November 13 to cleanup of some areas used by Missions, including Heart to Heart, the Refugee Ministry Team, and the Trading Post.
You might already be at our south campus that day if you were planning to attend the 10am worship service, help with the Heart to Heart food drive, or attend the Community Justice Walk. If that is the case, please consider helping between events, coming prior to the event or staying afterward. If you’re able to help any time that day, would you please let us know on this sign up genius? It is separate from the regular Heart to Heart sign up as it involves several missions and several timeslots for non-traditional work!
We really need some help with heavy lifting, transportation of items for donation elsewhere, re-shelving items, cleaning, etc. It’s a great way for students to get service hours in as we will be working on the weekend. However, I will need signed waivers for any minors participating without their parents. The timing of which things happen at which times will depend entirely on who is available and when. But I promise if you show up that day, I will put you to work doing anything from scrubbing sticker residue off windows to carrying heavy shelves between buildings, depending on your capacity!
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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.
Households served via Drive-Thru
- 61 on Tuesday, November 1
- 48 on Thursday, November 3
Households served via Pop-Up
- 35 on Wednesday, November 2
Monday, November 7
8:30 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
Tuesday, November 8
8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (5)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive -Thru (3)
Wednesday, November 9
1:00 – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)
Thursday, November 10
8:30 – 10:20 am Drive- Thru (4)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (3)
Friday, November 11
Closed for Veteran’s Day
Sunday, November 13
Missions Workday (14)
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.