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Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
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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

December 16, 2023

By December 15, 2023Weekly Update

Weekly Update


Drive-Thru Households Served

  • 65 on Tuesday, December 12
  • 67 on Thursday, December 14

Pop-Up Households Served

  • 43 on Wednesday, December 13
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Upcoming Holiday Closing

Important Note about Donations

While the pantry is closed, we cannot accept any donations, perishable or otherwise. Staff will not be present to take care of the donations. While we are grateful for the generosity of our neighbors, leaving donations outside will attract rodents and other pests. Please plan to deliver your donations when we reopen on January 4.

Volunteers Needed

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

Monday, December 18

  • 8:30am- 9:30am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm MOFB Order Unload (7)

Tuesday, December 19

  • 8:30am- 10:30am Drive-Thru Volunteer (4)
  • 10:00am- 12:30pm Drive-Thru Volunteer (3)

Wednesday, December 20

  • 1:00pm- 2:00pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, December 21

  • 8:30am- 10:30am Drive-Thru Volunteer (1)

Friday, December 22

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

We are closed December 25 through January 1 for the holidays. However, Amy is organizing a Mission Workday and still needs several volunteers.

Friday, December 29

  • 10:00am – 2:00pm Mission Workday (10)
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Christmas Gifts

As a small token of our appreciation to our volunteers, we have a gift for each one of you. Please pick them up when you’re volunteering over the next two weeks, or when you’re worshipping at South Campus.

Volunteer Covenant

We agree to foster a welcoming culture of kindness and respect that upholds the worth and dignity of every person, striving to listen with empathy, and use teamwork to carry out the mission and vision of Heart to Heart.

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for our annual dinner to celebrate our volunteers and show appreciation for all their hard work. We will meet in the evening on Tuesday, February 6 in Grace Hall at FC North. Please be on the lookout for more information as we continue to make plans.


December 29 Mission Workday

Amy Caskie will lead a painting, moving and reorganizing in Lincoln Road Chapel, the Annex, and main church building. Volunteering will benefit many Missions of the church, including Heart to Heart, Trading Post, and Refugee Ministry.

One of the main jobs will be moving some Heart to Heart storage into the previous bookstore off Brownlee Hall. The other major job is painting a room in the FC Annex building. This effort will require many volunteers with varying abilities! This is a great opportunity for students to get service hours while they are off school for Winter Break.

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Special Skills

We understand not everyone can or wants to volunteer during our regular weekly shifts, but may still want to contribute to our overall success. Heart to Heart is on the lookout for a few volunteers with specialized skills to help with projects from time to time. Please let us know if you have a particular interest or are skilled in:

  • Woodworking, DIY, Building
  • Social Media
  • Community Advocacy
  • Elementary Education
  • One time assembly projects (eg. birthday bags)

While we may not have a related project in mind at the moment, these are some needs we have encountered over time and we would love to know who might be interested in helping with these things in the future. Have another skill or interest you think may be useful? Let us know!

Social Media This Week

Here’s what you may have missed this week! To see regular updates, follow us on

Thank you OSU Students

This week we say goodbye to the two OSU students doing their Semester of Service project at Heart to Heart. Colin and Maria were a great addition to our team, and we hear Maria might be back to help out next semester.

The good news is that come February, we have three new students participating in the program! Stay tuned for their introductions next month. Since the past semester was so successful, we are happy to welcome more students and hope this program will continue for some time!

Read more about the program

Blanket Distribution

This Monday we were able to distribute comforters to our clients. These items were available through Mid-Ohio Food Collective as a one-time donation. Thank you to our Worship Technology team for capturing this video at the last minute!

$20,000 Match Update

Fantastic News! As of today we have raised $23,765 since November 1. That means we more than met our goal to raise $20,000 in two months. We are so grateful to Duke Thomas for matching these donations in memory of his late wife, Jill Thomas.

Of course, donations are still welcome. Please visit to make a contribution. Thank you to our donors!

Christmas Assistance Program

Thank you to everyone that donated gift cards to our Holiday Help program this year. At the last minute, we received a $3,000 donation in gift cards from an anonymous donor, and a $5,000 grant from the Foundation that enabled us to buy the last of the gift cards needed. Including those families supported through the FC Youth Ministry’s adopt-a-family program, we supported 120 families this year.