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Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
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


January 29, 2021

By Jobs, Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 30 on Tuesday, January 26
  • 15 on Wednesday, January 27
  • 32 on Thursday, January 28

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 30 on Wednesday, January 27

First Community Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain is a group of active church members who devote time each day to pray for those who request prayer. All prayers are held with confidentiality. Prayer requests can include as much or as little information as you wish. These prayers are held in confidence and unpublished unless requested to be shared with the pastoral care staff by the one submitting the prayer. You may also contact Robin Hood at (614) 488-0681 ext. 235. Blessings to you.

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Sign up to Volunteer

Sign up to volunteer! Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work. Please sign up online. We still need help during these shifts:

  • Monday, 9:00 – 10:30 am
  • Monday, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30 – 10:00 am
  • Friday, 10:00 – 11:30 am

… plus several direct retail pickups throughout the week! Next weekend, we have an additional, one-time opportunity to volunteer Sunday afternoon.

COVID-19 Policy

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 SignUp Genius or email to let us know.


New PPE for Volunteers

We have been provided new PPE by Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Volunteers will have access to these materials when working at Heart to Heart.

We are asking all volunteers to double mask as they are able. If you come to volunteer with a cloth face mask, we will provide a disposable mask to wear underneath it while you are here.

Alternatively, volunteers will have access to plastic face shields. These were received unassembled through the FCEMHS program. Directions for assembly and sterilization are available at volunteer check-in, and online here.

Don't Go Viral!

January 2021

Service statistics for the period beginning January 1 and ending January 30, 2021:

  • 483 households
  • 1542 individuals
    • 228 seniors
    • 774 adults
    • 540 children
    • 13,878 approximate meals

Thank you to the 80 unique individuals who volunteered this month at Heart to Heart!

Corrections to Weekly Service Stats

An internal error was detected this week in how we were checking in clients at our drive-thru. Due to this error, corrections were necessary for statistics published beginning in November 2020 through the present. Please view the corrected list of households served per week below.

Beginning Ending Pantry Pop-Up Total
11/2/2020 11/6/2020 56 34 90
11/9/2020 11/13/2020 70 70
11/16/2020 11/20/2020 91 41 132
11/23/2020 11/27/2020 82 40 122
11/30/2020 12/4/2020 84 38 122
12/7/2020 12/11/2020 152 25 177
12/14/2020 12/19/2020 254 25 279
1/4/2021 1/9/2021 88 40 128
1/11/2021 1/16/2021 98 40 138
1/18/2021 1/23/2021 77 34 111
1/25/2021 1/30/2021 76 30 106

Changes Made and Coming

  • Wednesday morning Pre-Shop shifts have been canceled. The Wednesday evening crew is typically well-staffed enough to do the grocery bagging during their pantry service shift.
  • Donation Drop-offs are accepted in the kitchen of the main church building. Please drive down the alleyway and enter through the kitchen door.
  • Any volunteers needing confirmation of hours served for a community service program should contact for verification through online forms or a letter. A blank community service form for this purpose can be found online here.
  • Soon volunteers will be required to check-in for their shift using an online form on one of our iPads. The form includes COVID-19 policy and tracking information, photo and social media agreements, and a minor waiver (if appropriate). Signing in electronically will help us better manage our contact tracing for COVID-19. We also hope to better manage our volunteer communications using this tool. The iPads will be cleaned with a UV sanitizer daily in an effort to decrease the spread of germs.

Volunteer Meeting Rescheduled

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 16 at 7 pm to join us live online for an All-Volunteer Meeting. A link to join the meeting will be provided via email prior to the start time.


Heart to Heart bandanas are now available for your pets at volunteer sign in. In exchange for these bandanas, all we ask is for you to share pics of your pets in them with us! Just tag #PetsofH2H on social media.

Instagram: @heart_to_heart_food_pantry
Facebook: @hearttoheartpantry

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.

Social Media Manager

By Jobs

Heart to Heart food pantry at First Community Church

Job Description

Title: Volunteer Social Media Manager

Reports to: Food Pantry Director

Status: Volunteer

Anticipated Work Hours: 10 hours per week


Job Summary

Manage the social media accounts for the Heart to Heart food pantry at First Community Church.  Work to grow an engaged online community and maintain a consistent dialogue on the topics of interest for food pantry clientele, volunteers and both community and congregation members.

Essential Functions

  • Maintaining direct communication with the Director and Administrator. Regularly check emails and text messages from individuals in the organization, and returning or being available for phone calls as needed.
    • Providing meaningful feedback to the Director and Administrator about the results of social media engagement efforts.
    • Clearly communicate availability to attend and publicize events and projects. As necessary make arrangements for individuals within the organization/community to attend events in your place and communicate information to you for posting and sharing.
  • Understanding and abiding by the policy of First Community Church with regard to identifying pictured individuals, whether minor or adult. Obtaining written permission to post pictures of individuals, with Parent/Guardian consent for minors.
  • Operating within the guidelines of church visual identity and general copyright law as it applies to both images and text.
  • Keep up with current community events and services that may appeal to the respective audiences of the food pantry and communicate the details using appropriate social media platforms and messaging. Provide applicable information for both clientele and volunteers, as well as general information for community members and congregants.
    • Managing Facebook account for the food pantry, posting at least daily. Developing and maintaining a schedule of posting which appeals to a wide audience.  Creating engaging and interactive posts as often as possible, with requests to Share and Like to build an online following.
    • Managing Instagram account for the food pantry, posting at least weekly. Obtain or produce graphic images and captions clearly communicating information (with appropriate hyperlinks and tags) about events, services, and individuals pictured.  Attributing copyrighted images and reposts to their legal owners.
    • Managing Twitter account for the food pantry, posting as often as able. Following the accounts of associated community programs and leaders locally, nationally and internationally. Growing followers not only from our community but maintaining a consistent presence in the dialogue on awareness of hunger and low-income benefits and services.

Other Responsibilities

  • Attend meetings of the volunteer committee of the food pantry. Provide insight and accept feedback, as an integral part of the group. If unable to attend, review meeting minutes and respond as applicable.
  • Attend functions hosted by the food pantry as available.
  • Attend other meetings and activities as requested by the Food Pantry Director.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Familiarity with social media platforms and respective cell phone apps.
  • Access to a digital camera and cell phone/computer with apps installed/able to be installed.
  • Customer-service mindset and strong communication skills, with an aptitude for writing.
  • Basic understanding of search engine optimization and content marketing.
  • Ability to obtain or produce graphics within guidelines of church visual identity and general copyright law.

Core Competencies

Organization. Must have excellent time management skills; return phone calls expeditiously and courteously, and communicates information in a timely manner.

Managing Purpose and Vision. Understand the mission and vision of First Community church, especially Heart to Heart, and appropriately align project work to maintain those goals.

Flexibility. Have the ability to respond to unexpected situations and other circumstances that may arise, and adjust work priorities appropriately.

Trust and Integrity. Is trustworthy and truthful; can compassionately communication and listen with confidence and confidentiality.

Interpersonal Relationships. Can genuinely relate to a wide variety of people both inside and outside of the congregation and pantry; can maintain personal and professional boundaries; can build effective and constructive relationships; uses respect, diplomacy, and tact; can accept constructive criticism with an open mind and spirit.