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Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
Director: (614) 488-0681 ext. 102
Administrator: (614) 488-0681 ext. 106
Volunteer Coordinator: (614) 488-0681 ext. 203
hearttoheart@FCchurch.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Tuesdays 9am to 12pm
Thursdays 9am to 12pm
First Community South
1944 W. First Avenue Columbus, OH 43212

Update

Live Nativity Canceled

Like so many other things in 2020, we are sad to cancel our LIVE nativity on December 19. We hope to reschedule the group for a Christmas in July event!

Service Statistics

  • 38 households served on Wednesday,
    December 2 by the Pop-Up Pantry
  • 52 households served on Thursday, December 3
  • 52 households served on Tuesday, December 8
  • households served on Wednesday, December 9
  • 77 households served on Thursday, December 10

Sign up to Volunteer

We will need extra help this week! Tuesday afternoon we need volunteers to unload the truck. Friday we will be receiving donations again from 10 am to 4 pm and we will need extra volunteers to help. Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work. Sign up online if you can volunteer this week.

We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, and please give us as much notice as possible. You can delete your name from Sign Up Genius or email hearttoheart@FCchurch.com to let us know.

News & Upcoming Events

Calling All Volunteers!

Rev. Kate Shaner will host an All-Volunteer Meeting via Zoom on December 15 at 7 pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Kate will update us on the changes happening at Heart to Heart and share our vision for the future. We will review volunteer expectations and responsibilities. Most importantly, many of us will get to put faces with names just by being together.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 15 at 7 pm to join us live online. The meeting invitation is linked below.

Click to join Zoom Meeting

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We so appreciate the generosity of everyone that contributed to our recent overwhelming donation drive.

Notice Regarding Parking Lot

If you have been south you will see our corridors and spaces full of food donations!  Due to the abundance of gifts, we are asking for volunteers and staff to park on the Cambridge west side, away from our building, to keep the parking lot open for those coming to receive food/supplies Tuesday.  Plus, families dropping off preschool children need to have access closest to our building to drop off on Cambridge.

The parking lot will be one way in and out off of Cambridge.  West First Ave egress will be closed.  There will be a large loop to pick up by tents and circle around to pick up in front of the Crane Center as they head back out to Cambridge. This will continue Thursday.

The parking lot will be open Wednesday, however, in order to prepare for the evening drive through, please plan on moving your vehicles before 4 pm. Thank you for your understanding and support!

Holiday Closing

Heart to Heart will be closed for Christmas from Saturday, December 19 through Sunday, January 3

  • Thursday, December 17 is the last service day of 2020
  • Friday, December 18 is the last volunteer day of 2020
  • Monday, January 4 is the first volunteer day of 2021
  • Tuesday, January 5 is the first service day of 2021
Holiday Hours & Inclement Weather Policy
Click to Review our COVID-19 Policy
First Community Prayer Chain

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Food Safety 101

Person In Charge/Food Handlers training is now available virtually and is as good as in-person. You will be able to see, hear, and talk to the instructor. Have all your questions answered in real face-time! All agencies are required to be certified once every 3 years. Now is a good time to check and see if your certification is up to date, or will it need to be renewed sometime this year? Virtual Food Safety is a terrific option especially during this time when we are not hosting in-person training’s through the Agency 360 program due to Stay At Home conditions and Social Distancing.

We have teamed up with the OSU Extension office of Belmont County who previously has hosted Food Safety classes for our eastern agencies. With virtual training, all partners who require Food Safety 101, in all counties are able to participate.

Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom meeting approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. Please make sure you register with your name, email address, and phone number as well as your Agency Name and ID Number (Heart to Heart #1042).

At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited. No more than 35 individuals may register. Click below to Register for Food Safety Register now for Wednesday, January 27, 1 pm to 3 pm.

Click here to register for Food Safety

Pantry Trak

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with Pantry Trak at your agency. Participants will learn how to administer the intake process using Pantry Trak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients.

For agencies already using Pantry Trak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics. Each session will be led by Tammy Tucker, Agency Relations Manager – Agency Services, Mid-Ohio Food Collective. Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. Please use the link below to register for either date. Please choose only one session.

Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom meeting approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. Please make sure you register with your name, email address, and phone number as well as your Agency Name and ID Number (Heart to Heart #1042).

At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited. No more than 35 individuals may register. Click below to register for one of two sessions:

    • Thursday, January 14, 4 pm to 5:30 pm
    • Monday, January 25, 9:30 am to 11 am
Click here to register for PantryTrak

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.