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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

November 18, 2023

By November 17, 2023Weekly Update

Weekly Update


Drive-Thru Households Served

  • 80 on Tuesday, November 14
  • 62 on Thursday, November 16

Pop-Up Households Served

  • 22 on Monday, November 13
  • 40 on Wednesday, November 15

October Statistics

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Volunteers Needed

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

Monday, November 20

  • 8:30am- 9:30am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
  • 5:00pm- 6:30pm Shop & Stock (3)

Tuesday, November 21

  • 8:30am- 10:30am Drive-Thru Volunteer (3)
  • 10:00am- 12:30pm Drive-Thru Volunteer (2)

Closed for Thanksgiving Nov 22- Nov 24

Monday, November 27

  • 3:30pm- 5:00pm MOFB Truck Unloading (7)

Tuesday, November 28

  • 8:30am- 10:30am Drive-Thru Volunteer (5)
  • 10:00am- 12:30pm Drive-Thru Volunteer (3)

Wednesday, November 29

  • 1:00pm- 2:00pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, November 30

  • 10:00am-12:30pm Drive-Thru Volunteer (4)

Friday, December 1

  • 9:30am- 10:30am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
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Upcoming Holiday Closing

Christmas Assistance Program

Click here for a summary of our Holiday Help Program this year to learn how you can participate.

Our volunteer team has signed up 120 families to be supported through First Community.

We need your gift card donations to help them have a Merry Christmas.

$20,000 Match Update

So far, we have received donations totaling $4,131 toward our $20,000 goal. That leaves us just under $16,000 to raise in six weeks! To make a donation online, please visit Thank you to our donors!

Enroll Your Shopper’s Card

Through the Community Rewards program, Kroger makes a contribution to Heart to Heart every time you shop. In the quarter beginning August 1 and ending October 31, 2023  we earned $986.39 from the 254 participating households.

Enroll your Kroger customer loyalty card in the program today. Annual reenrollment is no longer required. Visit and choose Organization #TB926 (First Community Church). When you login to your account, you can also see how much your participation earned for us last quarter!

Upcoming Holiday Closing

Pop-Up Pantry

Click to enlarge the PUP’s December service calendar . Visit for more information.

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 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 are available:

  • Tue, Dec 5, 2pm