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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
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September 24, 2022

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Weekly Update

Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 65 on Tuesday, September 20
  • 52 on Thursday, September 22

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, September 14
  • 37 on Wednesday, September 21

Donations

Increasing demand makes it more difficult to keep certain items on our shelves. Please consider making a donation of these items to the food pantry: peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti noodles and sauce, pancake mix and syrup, cereal and shelf-stable milk. More info on how to make donations at h2h.fcchurch.com/donate

Volunteers

Monday, September 26
8:30 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
9:00 – 10:00 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
9:30 – 11:00 am Dry Stocking (4)

Tuesday, September 27
8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (4)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive -Thru (1)

Wednesday, September 28
1:00 – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, September 29
8:00 – 9:00 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
8:30 – 10:20 am Drive- Thru (3)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, September 30
9:30 – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Preshop (1)

Click here to sign up

Volunteer Education Event

Olivia Montgomery

Equity Practitioner

On Thursday evening, about 30 of us gathered in the Weist Room at First Community South for an introductory training on intersectionality, equity, implicit bias, microaggressions and trauma-informed care.

The evening started with a prayer from Dr. Glen Miles and introductions by Seth Stearns, Executive Director of Operations at First Community. We were then guided through an enlightening activity called a Privilege Walk. After this powerful experience, we learned about the concepts in a presentation by Olivia and her guest presenter, Shakarra Touray.  After their presentation concluded, Yohan reviewed our basic Civil Rights guidelines for operating under the USDA.

The evening was informative and enlightening and one we will not soon forget. If you were unable to join us but want to learn more, please visit the links below. We have included not only Olivia’s presentation, which is full of links to more educational resources, but a link to the handouts from the evening. If you joined us Thursday, please look for an email next week for an opportunity to provide feedback on the event.

Presentation: Centering Compassion
Recognizing Microaggressions
Interrupting Microaggressions
USDA Civil Rights Training

Training Opportunities

Ohio Benefits Training

Participants in this training will gain a better understanding of ways to connect eligible individuals to SNAP Benefits, including the ability to pre-screen and use Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal .
  • Participants will discuss ways to connect clients to social Benefits such as SNAP/Medicaid/ and OWF.
  • Participants will take away how to submit SNAP/ Medicaid/ OWF benefits using Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal.
  • Best tips and tricks in navigating common barriers to assisting individuals.
Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
September 29, 10am
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FreshTrak Training

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with FreshTrak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using FreshTrak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. For agencies already using FreshTrak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics.

Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
October 20, 2pm
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Advocacy 101

Register today and join the conversation. Mid-Ohio Food Collective’s Tim White- Director, Government Relations and Advocacy, and Hallie Carirno – Grassroots Government Relations Specialist will lead the  open forum discussion as you-

  • Explore ways to push back and advocate against the continued assault on the SNAP program.
  • Dive into the issues both state and federal which impact foodbanks and pantries; from funding to regulatory oversight.
Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
October 25, 10 am
More Info |
Register

FreshTrak Training

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with FreshTrak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using FreshTrak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. For agencies already using FreshTrak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics.

Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
November 15, 10am
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Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 9

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.

January 15, 2022

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Weekly Update

We are closed Monday, January 17.

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 65 on Tuesday, January 11
  • 46 on Thursday, January 13

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 30 on Wednesday, January 12

Total Served: 141

Save the Dates

Volunteers, mark your calendars. More information coming soon.

Virtual Volunteer Event
Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 6 pm
Zoom Meeting

Columbus Arts Festival
June 10-12, 2022
At the riverfront in the Arena District

Volunteer

We still need help with some shifts next week. The number of volunteers needed is indicated in parathesis after the shift time and description.

Tuesday, January 18
10:00 am – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (4)

Wednesday, January 19
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, January 20
8:00 am – 9:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (2)

Friday, January 21
9:45am – 11:00am  Cold Stocking (2)
10:00 am – 11:30 am Pre-shop (1)

Volunteers Click Here to Sign-Up!

2022 Calendar

The following are dates Heart to Heart will be closed for all volunteer and client service activity in 2022:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (01/17/22)
  • President’s Day (02/21/22)
  • Good Friday (04/15/22)
  • Easter Monday (04/18/22)
  • Memorial Day (05/30/22)
  • Independence Day (07/04/22)
  • Labor Day (09/05/22)
  • Annual Pantry Closure (09/12 – 16/22)
  • Indigenous Peoples Day (10/10/22)
  • Veterans Day (11/11/22)
  • Thanksgiving (11/24 – 25/22)
  • Christmas (12/26/22 – 1/2/23)

Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly.

Click for Complete List of 2022 Closings

Kroger Community Rewards

Emergency Closings

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.

July 3, 2021

By Uncategorized

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 21 on Tuesday, June 29
  • 4 on Wednesday, June 30
  • 21 on Thursday, July 1

This Week

  • We are open Monday, July 5, for volunteer shifts.
  • On Wednesday, July 7, we are looking for 1 or 2 volunteers to staff a booth at the Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market. We are collecting donations at the booth from 4pm to 7pm.
  • On Thursday, July 8, after the drive-thru closes, we will need volunteers to empty the tent.
  • The tent will be used on Saturday, July 10 for our Christmas in July event. We are also looking for a few volunteers each shift on Saturday, to take diaper donations at the event.

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, July 5
8:00 – 9:00 Giant Eagle Pickup (1)
9:30 – 10:30 Stocking Shift (2)

Tuesday, July 6
8:00 – 9:00 MOFB Shop Thru (1)
10:30 – 12:30 Drive-Thru (3)

Wednesday, July 7
1:00 – 2:00 MOFB Shop Thru
3:00 – 4:30 Set Up (2)
4:30-7:30 Drive-Thru (4)

Thursday, July 8
8:00 – 9:00 MOFB Shop Thru (1)
10:00 – 12:30 Drive-Thru (5)
1:00 – 2:00 Empty Tent for Weekend Event (5)

Friday, July 9
10:00 – 11:30 Stocking Shift (1)

Saturday, July 10
8:30 – 12:00 Christmas in July Volunteer (5)
12:00 – 3:30 Christmas in July Volunteer (5)

Pop UPdate

The Pop Up Pantry team delivered food directly to clients and their families at the following agency sites during the month of June:

  • June 2:      Commons at Livingston-40 clients
  • June 9:      Hope Recovery Services-30 clients
  • June 16:    Southpoint Village Apartments-34 clients
  • June 23:    Commons at Grant-20 clients

Monthly totals for 2021:

  • January 144
  • February 135
  • March 121
  • April 130
  • May 127
  • June 124

We continue to work with potential agency sites for expansion of the Pop Up Pantry on Thursday afternoons.  Our newest expansion site, Wedgewood Village Apartments, continues to have staffing issues. As a result, we were unable to schedule a delivery in June. We anticipate an initial delivery to this site or another new site during the month of July.

We continue to be blessed by donations of bread from the Monday Meals for the Homeless volunteer team and produce from Share and the Learn Garden team. Additionally, we are thankful for help from our newest volunteers, Katie Halley and Cathy Wheaton.

Although there has been much easing of the COVID-19 pandemic with the implementation of effective vaccines, food insecurity continues within the Columbus community.  We’re grateful for the opportunity to serve families and for our outreach ministry of the church

Volunteer Information

Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer Procedures

Click one of the buttons below to read more about our Volunteer Procedures.

Volunteer Procedures
Revised COVID-19 Procedures

Training Opportunities

Food Safety
  • All agencies are required to be certified once every 3 years.
  • This training will take place via Zoom. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training.
  • Please make sure you register with your name,  email address, and phone number.
  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Click here to register for Virtual Food Safety Person in Charge on Thursday July 29th 10:00am to Noon

Pantry Trak

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with Pantry Trak at your agency. Participants with 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.

  • Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom 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 Here to Register for Thursday July 8th- 9:30am -11:00am with William Howard

Click Here to Register for Monday August 9th – 9:30am – 11:00am with Bill Nance

Upcoming Events

Come to the live nativity at First Community South on Saturday, July, 10 at 9am or 1pm. We will welcome camels, a donkey and many more from Honeyhill Farm into our Heart to Heart tent-turned-manger. Experience Christmas in July complete with decorations and carols sung by the choir. The Kona Ice truck will be available to purchase refreshments. Admission to the event is just one box of diapers size 5, 6, or 7 (or a box of wipes) for the baby Jesus. All are welcome!

Register Now
Volunteers Needed

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.

May 29, 2021

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Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 24 on Tuesday, May 25
  • 7 on Wednesday, May 26
  • 25 on Thursday, May 27

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 20 on Wednesday, May 26

This Week

We are working as a team to create a schedule for when there is a Monday holiday. We are hoping to create an alternative schedule that allows us to have the holiday off while still being prepared to serve clients on the following Tuesdays.

Our first trial run of this new plan will be for Memorial Day, May 31.  We understand not everyone will be able to make the change, but we will try this out for Memorial Day and see how it goes. We will cancel all shifts Monday, May 31 and add the following:

  • Friday, May 28, 11:30 am – 12:30pm Preshop Shift
  • Tuesday, June 1, 7:45 am – 8:30 am Direct Retail Pickup from Giant Eagle
  • Tuesday, June 1, 8:30-10:30am Stocking Shift

For our complete holiday closing schedule, please visit h2h.fcchurch.com/holidays2021

There will be no blog post next week, June 5.

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, May 31
Closed

Tuesday, June 1
8:30 – 10:30 Stocking Shift (4)
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (5)
10:00 – 12:30 Drive Thru (3)

Wednesday, June 2
1:00 – 2:00 MOFB Shop Thru (1)
3:00 – 4:30 Set Up (5)
4:30-7:30 Drive Thru (6)

Thursday, June 3
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (3)
10:00 – 12:30 Drive Thru (6)

Friday, June 4
10:00 – 11:30 Stocking (5)

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Procedures

  • All volunteers should check in upon arrival in the kitchen of the main church building. Check-in will now be done on the iPad, rather than paper. This check-in process allows volunteers to review and agree to our Photo and Social Media Release, and for parents of minor volunteers to review and agree to our Minor Waiver. We can use the form to better access volunteer contact information in order to keep everyone up-to-date. Lastly, in the event of a positive COVID-19 case among volunteers and/or staff, this will allow for quicker and easier contact tracing.
  • Due to numerous safety concerns, all doors will remain locked until the assigned work time. A staff member will unlock the doors needed for each particular shift. Please enter through the kitchen door from the alleyway.
  • At the beginning of each new shift, Yohan will greet volunteers and give them each an assignment.
  • If there is an active thunderstorm or Tornado Warning in our area, we cannot safely operate the drive-thru. Should we find it necessary to close, we will notify all scheduled volunteers as soon as possible. We will also make an announcement on social media, a notification on our website, and a recording on our voicemail.

Minor Volunteers

Adults 18 and over may assist anywhere in the pantry. While we welcome all ages of volunteers, this may not be the right opportunity for younger children. With that in mind,

  • Graduated 8th graders and older minors must first volunteer with a parent/guardian to assess their ability to volunteer independently. Should the staff affirm their ability to volunteer independently, they will be given a waiver form at the end of their first shift.  For future shifts, these volunteers will need to bring a signed waiver form which includes emergency contact information for an adult immediately available.
  • School-aged children K-8 grade may volunteer if accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Volunteer opportunities for families will occasionally become available and will be posted on our Sign-Up Genius.

Upcoming Events

First Community Events

Summer Worship Schedule

9 am Online Service

Simple online-only service designed for online viewing featuring contemporary music and a message. It will be available on FCchurch.com and the First Community Facebook page.

9 am North Tent Service

Casual outdoor service with Janelle Rogers and her band leading the music. We have rented a tent for summer outdoor activities. It will be fun to provide this new style of service for the summer. If the weather is bad, we can easily move indoors. This service will not be live-streamed.

10 am South Sanctuary

A traditional service featuring musicians from the Cambridge Choir. It will be live-streamed on FCchurch.com and the FC Facebook page.

11 am North Sanctuary

A traditional service featuring musicians from the Chancel Choir. It will be live-streamed on FCchurch.com and the FC Facebook page.

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.

March 26, 2021

By Uncategorized

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 30 on Tuesday, March 23
  • 3 on Wednesday, March 24
  • 25 on Thursday, March 25

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 16 on Friday, March 12
  • 20 on Wednesday, March 24

Next Week

  • The church and Heart to Heart will close at noon on Good Friday, April 2.
  • There will be no Heart to Heart Happenings Blog next Saturday, April 3.
  • While the church is closed Monday, April 5, Heart to Heart will be open for volunteer shifts.

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, March 29
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking (1)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Preshop (1)

Tuesday, March 30
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (3)

Wednesday, March 31
4:30 – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (7)

Thursday, April 1
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (4)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (3)

Friday, April 2
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (5)

Monday, April 5
7:45 am – 8:45 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking (5)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Preshop (3)

Tuesday, April 6
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (6)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (6)

Wednesday, April 7
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Evening Prep (1)
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Recycling Pickup (1)
4:30 – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (8)

Thursday, April 8
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (4)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Friday, April 9
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (5)

News

Nationwide’s Children’s Hospital and Local Matters presents FOOD MATTERS on Tuesday evenings March 9- 30, from 5 pm to 6 pm

Contact: Erica Domrose at erica.domrose@nationwidechildrens.org or call: (614) 722-5184

Upcoming Training Opportunities

All volunteers will be required to take this sexual abuse prevention training by the end of the year. The suggested donation to cover course materials is $10. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.

PantryTrak

This workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with Pantry Trak at your agency. Participants with 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

Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom 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

At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE! Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Food Safety 101

Person In Charge

Our Next Session for Food Safety is Scheduled for May 11, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Click here to register: Virtual Food Safety Person in Charge

If you have any questions please contact Ann Miller-Tobin 

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Procedures

  • All volunteers should report to the Crane Welcome Center in the main church building upon arriving.
  • Due to numerous safety concerns, all doors will remain locked until the assigned work time. A staff member will unlock the doors needed for each particular shift.
  • In the Crane Welcome Center, you will sign in, take your temperature, get your PPE (see note), and read any notes for the day on the whiteboard (see photo).
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on the outside of all your layers.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home).
  • Please sign up online. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can email hearttoheart@fcchurch.com, reply to your sign-up genius reminder, or leave a message at 614-488-0681 x102.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities

Don't Go Viral!

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 hearttoheart@FCchurch.com to let us know.

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.

Volunteer Coordinator

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JOB TITLE:  Heart to Heart Volunteer Coordinator

 

REPORTS TO:  Minister of Mission

EFFECTIVE DATE: 02/01/2021

FLSA STATUS:   Part-time, regular

 

PAY RATE: $15 hourly

SCHEDULE: 25-30 hours weekly

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Recruit, manage, train, and provide support to all volunteers for the Heart to Heart food pantry.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruit new volunteers using all available methods of communication and familiarizing oneself with different church and community groups.
  • Ensure adequate volunteer numbers for regular pantry shifts and special events.
  • Train new volunteers on church policy, Heart to Heart procedures, daily tasks, and Civil Rights requirements.
  • Maintain database of volunteer information and participation.
  • Provide leadership and support to existing volunteers.

 

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Communicate with prospective/new volunteers

  • Contact new members who have expressed an interest in volunteering via Membership Director
  • Answer inquiry emails, social media messages and calls forwarded via Missions Administrator
  • Regularly speak to groups within and outside the church to highlight opportunities and encourage participation
  • Regularly attend Heart to Heart events to build relationships with volunteers

Develop and administer new volunteer training

  • Work with volunteer leaders and staff members to create a general volunteer training program
  • Coordinate orientations with new volunteers to administer this training program and familiarize new volunteers with the responsibilities of their respective shifts.

Provide support to volunteer staff at the food pantry by

  • Regularly visit the pantry during volunteer shifts, develop positive relationship and maintain regular contact with all types and groups of volunteers
  • Maintain current lists of necessary tasks for all volunteer shifts, and update as needed
  • Lead monthly meetings of volunteer leaders to provide updates from leadership and address current issues in the food pantry
  • Summarize information in monthly meetings and provide to leadership, addressing problems as they arise when able, and bring issues to the attention of Heart to Heart Director as needed

Support other Heart to Heart staff members in work with volunteers

  • Work together to solve issues and problems that arise with pantry volunteers
  • Communicate with Mission Administrator to maintain current information such as email distribution lists and volunteer requirements
  • Communicate with staff regarding details of volunteer group visits, presentations to community organizations and schools

Develop and manage database for volunteer records including, but not limited to:

  • Contact information and emergency contact information for each volunteer
  • Shifts worked and hours accumulated, including volunteerism at special events
  • Confirmation of training including Civil Rights statement of understanding
  • Background check information for volunteers per the requirements of First Community Church

Coordinate volunteers for regular shifts and special events

  • Ensure all volunteer opportunities are filled, calling for backup when needed
  • Maintain Sign-Up Genius for regular and special opportunities, adding walk-in information as able
  • Pull monthly reports from SUG for statistics reporting and contact information maintenance
  • Provide group training for annual events including Hunger Hoedown and Christmas Presence

Organize volunteer appreciation efforts

  • Contact volunteers for monthly spotlight on social media, gathering photos and information from personal interviews
  • Work with leadership to develop theme, agenda and programming for semi-annual volunteer appreciation and education events
  • Coordinate group training for annual events including Hunger Hoedown and Christmas Presence.
  • Send letters of gratitude to special groups that volunteer in the pantry or for an event

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITES

  • Staff donation receiving hours/days for Heart to Heart, and cover for team members in their absence, as available.
  • Attend meetings and activities as requested by First Community staff and Steering Committee Chair.
  • Actively cooperates and communicates with other members of Steering Committee and First Community staff.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Familiarity with First Community operations, procedures, and history, including those related to Heart to Heart.
  • Previous experience working with volunteers in a coordinating or supervisory capacity, within the church or another organization.
  • Completes online Food Handler Level 1 safety training provided by ServSafe and keeps current with certification.
  • Completes online Civil Rights Training course provided by Mid-Ohio Food Collective and keeps current with certification.
  • Receives in-person or online PantryTrak Training from a representative of Mid-Ohio Food Collective.
  • Completes and keeps current Darkness to Light training course provided by First Community Youth Department.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and manner
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to contend with a wide variety of people on various issues
  • Effective problem solving
  • Ability to work in a busy office with constant interruptions
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Regularly spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers
  • Regularly move from sitting to standing positions effortlessly
  • Regularly work on repetitive tasks
  • Regularly use hands and fingers to handle, control or feel objects
  • Regularly hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm
  • Regularly see details of objects that are less than a few feet away
  • Regularly speak clearly so listeners can understand
  • Regularly understand the speech of another person
  • Frequently bend to file and maintain files
  • Frequently lift and carry 20-50 pounds.

 

First Community Church is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.

This position description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of accountabilities, duties, responsibilities of requirements. Any individual may be required to perform any other job-related activities or functions requested by his/her manager, subject to reasonable accommodation.  [Insert Company Name] reserves the right to modify this job description to reflect changes in essential job duties made necessary by changing organizational needs, subject to reasonable accommodation.

 

Community Partners 2019

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Every gift we receive is a blessing to our ministry and those we serve- families we see in our community every day. We wish to thank these generous organizations for their contributions to our success in service to our community in 2019.  We, in turn, encourage you to patronize and support these community businesses and organizations as they have supported us.

Al Becker Insurance

Aldi #6

Alpha Phi Omega

Anthem

Aramark Refreshment Services

Barrington Elementary School

Big Lots #5356

Byers Auto

CareSource

CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence

Christ N Us

Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith

CityScene Media Group

Colin’s Coffee

Columbus Arts Festival

Columbus Foundation

Columbus Souper Heroes

Community Employment Assistance Network

CROP Hunger Walk

DeMary Truck

DK Diner

Edison Intermediate and Larry Larson Middle School

Food Soldier

Friends of the Homeless

Giant Eagle at Kingsdale Center

Giant Eagle Market District

Gordon Food Services (GFS) at Hilliard-Rome

Hilliard Food Pantry- Hilliard Community Assistance Council FP

Homeless Families Foundation

Huffman’s Market

IMPACT

Jones Middle School

Kroger Co.

Little Caesar’s

Marc’s

Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Penzey’s Spices

Pets without Parents

Prayers and Squares

Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church

Seeds of Hope Garden

Star House

Starbucks Coffee

Stevenson Elementary School

Target at Hilliard-Rome

The Church Triumphant

Tri-Village Rotary Club

United Healthcare

Upper Arlington High School & PTO

Watkins Elementary

Wickliffe Elementary School

YWCA Columbus

 

We are also grateful for our partnerships within First Community Church:

  • Camp Akita
  • First Community Church Foundation
  • First Community Church Preschool
  • First Community Church Women’s Guilds
  • Monday Night Meals
  • Mary Evans Child Development Center
  • Mats for the Homeless
  • Prayers and Squares
  • Refugee Task Force
  • Share and Learn Gardens
  • Tri-Village Trading Post
  • Warm Welcome Knitters

 

Holidays 2020

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Closing Dates

The church building will be closed in observance of these holidays, but the pantry will be open for volunteer shifts only. These are not regular service days for clients.

  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (1/20/20)
  • President’s Day (2/17/19)
  • Good Friday (4/10/19)
  • Easter Monday (4/23/19)
  • Memorial Day (5/25/19)
  • Labor Day (9/7/19)

We will be closed for all client service hours and volunteer shifts on the following dates to observe holidays. Please plan accordingly.

Independence Day

  • Friday, July 3

Thanksgiving

  • Wednesday November 25 through Friday November 27

Christmas

  • Closed Saturday December 19 through Sunday January 3
    • Friday December 18 will be the last volunteer day of 2020
    • Monday January 4 is first volunteer day of 2021

Inclement Weather Policy

Heart to Heart will make every attempt to remain open during regular business hours unless there is a Level 3 Snow Emergency in Franklin County. In the event we are closed, we will make note on our voicemail, on our Facebook page and here on our webpage. Volunteers for the day will be notified via email as soon as a decision to close has been made.

Special Events

Thanksgiving

Heart to Heart does not distribute Thanksgiving Baskets in the pantry. Read more>>

Christmas

Our holiday program, Christmas Presence, has been canceled due to the pandemic. If you would like to contribute to our alternate program for 2020, please click here.

Additional Resources

Please refer to LSS 211 (formerly HandsOn) for additional holiday assistance programs.

Holidays 2019

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Holiday Closings

The church building will be closed in observance of these holidays, but the pantry will be open for volunteer shifts only. These are not regular service days for clients.

  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (1/21/19)
  • President’s Day (2/18/19)
  • Good Friday (4/18/19)
  • Easter Monday (4/22/19)
  • Memorial Day (5/27/19)
  • Labor Day (9/2/19)

We will be closed for all client service hours and volunteer shifts on the following dates to observe holidays. Please plan accordingly.

Independence Day

  • Thursday, July 4

Thanksgiving

  • Wednesday November 27 through Friday November 29

Christmas

  • Closed Monday December 23 through Friday January 3
    • Friday December 20 will be the last volunteer day of 2019
    • Monday January 6 is first volunteer day of 2020

Thanksgiving

Heart to Heart does not distribute Thanksgiving Baskets in the pantry.

 

Christmas

Applications for our program, Christmas Presence, are now closed.

 

Additional Resources

Please refer to HandsOn CentralOhio’s online guide for additional holiday assistance programs.


Inclement Weather Policy

Heart to Heart will make every attempt to remain open during regular business hours unless there is a Level 3 Snow Emergency in Franklin County. In the event we are closed, we will make note on our voicemail, on our Facebook page and here on our webpage. Volunteers for the day will be notified via email as soon as a decision to close has been made.