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 h2h.FCchurch.com/donate. 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 kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards 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
Click to enlarge the PUP’s December service calendar . Visit h2h.FCchurch.com/pup 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
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!