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Pop UPdate: March 2022

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The Pop Up Pantry team delivered food directly to families at the following agency sites during the month of March:

  • March 2:     Commons at Livingston-35
  • March 9:     Hope Resource Center-28
  • March 16:    Southpoint Village Apartments-33
  • March  23:   Commons at Grant-28
  • March 24:   Riverview International Center-30

Monthly totals for 2022:

  • January: 161
  • February: 159
  • March: 154

On March 2, the Pop Up Pantry team met with Heart to Heart leadership, a Trading Post volunteer, and a donor who provides generous donations of needed items for the drive thru, Pop Up Pantry and Trading Post each week.  The process for requesting donations from this special donor was clarified during the meeting. Further, the process for providing produce to one of our Pop Up Pantry sites was discussed.

Team members continued to provide clothing items to Hope Resource Center (Hope) in March. We’re proud that Hope was featured in a recent Columbus Dispatch article.  We pray this brings greater awareness of the the growing needs within our community for help to those with drug addiction, mental illness and homelessness.

We’re planning for return to our seasonal site, Franklinton Farms, later this spring. We’ve been serving this site on the second Thursday of each month and don’t anticipate any changes to this schedule.  We’ll  provide updates as we get closer to a restart date.  As Franklinton Farms grows their own produce, the Pop Up Pantry provides only dry goods.

In April our Pop Up Pantry will be delivering food to our agency sites on the following dates:

  • April 6: Commons at Livingston (1st Wednesday)
  • April 13: Southpoint Village Apartments
  • April 20: Hope Resource Center
  • April 27: Commons at Grant (4th Wednesday)
  • April  28: Riverview International Center (4th Thursday)

Our dedicated and faithful team of volunteers have embraced the mission of Heart to Heart, working together to serve families in the local community.  We continue to be blessed by their commitment and teamwork to this outreach ministry.

Pop UPdate January 2022

By Pupdate

The Pop Up Pantry team delivered food directly to families at the following agency sites during the month of January:

  • January 5:     Commons at Livingston-35
  • January 12:   Hope Resource Center-30
  • January 19:   Southpoint Village Apartments-38
  • January 26:   Commons at Grant-28
  • January 27:   Riverview International Center-30

Monthly totals for 2022:

  • January 161

Kitty Rohrer recently visited with the new agency contact at Wedgewood Village Apartments, a site we had planned to start serving last year.  Due to their staffing issues, we were unable to set up a monthly Pop Up Pantry delivery at that time.  These issues are now resolved and we will be working with Wedgewood over the next few months to begin service to this site.

The Pop Up Pantry team donated several bags of clothing items to Hope Resource Center (Hope) in January.  Volunteer Cathy Wheaton donated baby furniture to Riverview International Center (RIC).  Donations from our church groups included mats made by the Mat Makers team for Hope.  Handmade hats and scarves made by the Knitting Group were provided to Hope and RIC.

Each month we are working to ensure our food meets the needs of the families we are serving at each site.  We have developed guidelines for our sites that have cultural preferences as well as those that are without the ability to prepare foods due to their current living situation.   We have learned and grown spiritually in getting to know these families and are grateful for the opportunities to continue our service to them.

We are saddened by the passing of Melody Smiley’s husband, Matt, after a long illness. Melody lovingly cared for Matt at home over the course of his illness. We are sending many prayers and love to her and her family during this time.

In February, our Pop Up Pantry will be delivering food to our agency sites on the following dates:

  • February 2, 11a-2p, Commons at Livingston
  • February 9, 10a-2p, Hope Recovery Services
  • February 16, 11a-2p, Southpoint Village Apartments
  • February 23, 11a-2p, Commons at Grant
  • February 24, 12:30p-3:30p, Riverview International Center

The Pop Up Pantry continues to be blessed by the support and commitment of our volunteers and the church.  We look forward to expanding this outreach ministry of Heart to Heart.

Pop UPdate February 2022

By Pupdate

The Pop Up Pantry team delivered food directly to families at the following agency sites during the month of February:

  • February 2:     Commons at Livingston-35
  • February 9:     Hope Resource Center-27
  • February 16:    Southpoint Village Apartments-39
  • February 23:   Commons at Grant-28
  • February 24:   Riverview International Center-30

Monthly totals for 2022:

  • January 161
  • February 159

The Pop Up Pantry team donated clothing items to Hope Resource Center in February.  Thanks to the generosity of the Trading Post, we were able to deliver baby furniture to Riverview International Centeragain this month.

We continue to pray for Melody Smiley on the recent loss of her beloved husband Matt following a long illness.  We are sending much love to her and her family during this time.

In March, our Pop Up Pantry will be delivering food to our agency sites on the following dates:

  • March 2, 11a-2p, Commons at Livingston (1st Wednesday)
  • March 9, 10a-2p, Hope Recovery Services (2nd Wednesday)
  • March 16, 11a-2p, Southpoint Village Apartments (3rd Wednesday)
  • March 23, 11a-2p, Commons at Grant (4th Wednesday)
  • March 24, 12:30p-3:30p, Riverview International Center (4th Thursday)

The Pop Up Pantry is grateful to be blessed by the support and commitment of our volunteers and the church.  We look forward to serving families during March and the blessings of the upcoming season of Lent.