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Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
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First Community South
1320 Cambridge Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212
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Weekly Update

January 14, 2023

By Weekly Update

Collection in Worship this Sunday

We are having a hair care drive during all worship services at First Community this Sunday!
Look for the collection sites out in the parking lots and drop off your donations on your way in or out! We will happily accept standard shampoo and conditioner, however we encourage donors to think about all different hair types and hair care needs. Consider donating shower caps, bonnets, hair oil, gel, dry shampoo, brushes, combs, detanlger, hair masks, curl cream, etc. There are so many different needs and we would love to be able to offer appropriate products to those in need!
Big thanks to Becky and Susan for volunteering to take donations.

Missions Workday

This workday is now 10 am to 1:00 pm. We will be joined by OSU students.

Fundraising Event

Join Colin Gawel and a bunch of local musicians performing a night of Cheap Trick music with 100% of donations to benefit the Heart to Heart food pantry. Doors open at 7pm and Teenage Fanclub Fanclub opens the show at 8pm. Any donation gladly accepted at the door. Thanks to Colin for his continued support of Heart to Heart!

MOFC response to SNAP benefit changes

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Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 40 on Tuesday, January 10
  • 32 on Thursday, January 12

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 33 on Wednesday, January 11

Volunteers Needed

Please check to see when you can help, then use the button to access the Sign-Up Genius!

Monday, January 16

  • Heart to Heart is closed in observance of MLK Day.
  • 10am – 1pm sign up for the Mission Workday

Tuesday, January 10

  • 8:30-10:30 am Drive-Thru (5)
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (4)

Wednesday, January 11

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, January 12

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
  • 8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (6)
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)
Click here to sign up

Training Opportunities

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. For volunteers, the most useful trainings are FreshTrak and Food Safety. These trainings, specifically, will help you learn more about pantry operations and make you an even more effective volunteer! They also occasionally offer training on advocacy, and other topics that may be of interest to you.

Some of these classes are in person on the MOFC campus in Grove City. However, many are Zoom meetings, so you can participate from home. If you would like to take advantage of these opportunities to learn, please visit the Agency360 website for detailed information and links to sign up.

For most of the classes, you’ll need to sign up with our pantry name and ID:
Heart to Heart, Agency #1042

Upcoming Trainings

  • Jan 26, 2pm, FreshTrak
  • Feb 14, 9am, FreshTrak
  • Feb 21, 9:30am, Better Relationships
  • Mar 13, 9:30am, Advocacy
  • Mar 14, 2pm, FreshTrak
Click here to access Agency360

Holiday Help 2022

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Kitty Rohrer. Under her leadership, Heart to Heart offered support to our clients and community members in need of help for Christmas. The Holiday Help program provided for 152 families which includes over 450 children. Kitty took well over 500 requests including phone calls and emails. The program simply would not have happened without her administration of it this past year. Thank you Kitty!

Thank You Letters

Beginning in January 2023 (for December 2022 contributions), we will send donation acknowledgement letters exclusively via email. This allows for faster delivery, better conservation of resources and stewardship of your contributions. Year-end contribution statements are sent by our Business Office in January to all church members and those who have donated over $250 throughout the year.

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 7, 2023

By Weekly Update

Monthly Collection Drives

In 2023, Heart to Heart food pantry will hold a once-a-month donation collection during Sunday worship services, in an effort to make donating items easier. This Sunday, the food pantry will be collecting haircare products during all worship services. If you are attending services at North, please look for the donation station sign in the parking lot and drop off your donations before you come inside! If you’re attending services at South, please look for the donation cart at Crane welcome center, where you can drop off your donation with our volunteer. If you prefer to make a monetary donation online, please click here.

Reminders

Over the holidays, we often lose track of time. Understanding it can be a challenge to remember all that is going on in the new year, here’s a list of announcements from the end of last year:

Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 41 on Tuesday, January 3
  • 35 on Thursday, January 5

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, January 4

Volunteers Needed

Please check to see when you can help, then use the button to access the Sign-Up Genius!

Monday, January 9

  • 8:30-9:30 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
  • 3:30-5:00pm MOFB Order Unloading (7)
  • 5:00-6:30 Shop & Stock (5)

Tuesday, January 10

  • 8:30-10:30 am Drive-Thru (3)
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru 6

Wednesday, January 11

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, January 12

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
  • 8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (6)
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, January 13

    • 9:30 am – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
    • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Shop & Stock (7)
Click here to sign up

Pop UPdate

In December, the Pop Up Pantry, delivered to the following sites:

  • Dec 7:       Commons at Livingston – 35
  • Dec 14:     Hope Resource Center – 33
  • Dec 21:     Southpoint – 38
  • Dec 22:     Riverview International Center – 32
  • Dec 28:     Grant – 20

Total served for the month of Dec:   158

Pop Up 2022 Monthly totals:

  • January:         161
  • February:       159
  • March:           154
  • April:              162
  • May:               162
  • June:              225
  • July:               187
  • August:           210
  • September:    174
  • October:         177
  • November:     178
  • December:     158

2022 Total:           2,107 Individuals/families served

Click here to read the entire update from December.

Volunteer of the Month

Each month, we highlight a volunteer (or small group). You can read about Lynn and all the past volunteers of the month by clicking the link below.

Read More

Social Media

Happy to Help

Thanks to all our sponsors that participated in the Holiday Help program for Heart to Heart. We have received some kind responses from the families sponsored:

  • “Thank you so much again for the gifts and gift cards! I seriously cannot thank you guy enough. You helped provide actual gifts for my children and I’m beyond grateful that you are helping make this an amazing Christmas for them!”
  • “Thank you so much. This touched my heart. I’m so grateful for everything it means the world to me.”
  • “God Bless U and your family. Appreciated”
  • “Thank you very much, my dear, for the gift of the children, they became very happy and happy. Thank you from my heart, happy night to you😊”
  • “Thank you so much for the gifts I received this morning my kids were soo happy with it and I was blessed too. Thank you again merry Christmas and happy new year 🎊:)”

The kindness shown obviously made a huge positive impact on these families. Thank you for your generosity.

We would like to give a special thank you to:

  • Girl Scouts
  • Northwest Kiwanis
  • Santa’s Silent Helpers
  • First Community’s Youth Program

These groups went above and beyond the call, providing gifts for several families each.

Training Opportunities

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. For volunteers, the most useful trainings are FreshTrak and Food Safety. These trainings, specifically, will help you learn more about pantry operations and make you an even more effective volunteer! They also occasionally offer training on advocacy, and other topics that may be of interest to you.

Some of these classes are in person on the MOFC campus in Grove City. However, many are Zoom meetings, so you can participate from home. If you would like to take advantage of these opportunities to learn, please visit the Agency360 website for detailed information and links to sign up.

For most of the classes, you’ll need to sign up with our pantry name and ID:
Heart to Heart, Agency #1042

Upcoming Trainings

  • Jan 26, 2pm, FreshTrak
  • Feb 14, 9am, FreshTrak
  • Feb 21, 9:30am, Better Relationships
  • Mar 13, 9:30am, Advocacy
  • Mar 14, 2pm, FreshTrak
Click here to access Agency360

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.

December 18, 2022

By Weekly Update

News

2022 Holiday Closings

Social Media this Week

Volunteer Gifts

There is no way we could possibly show our appreciation enough for all the time, love and effort you put into volunteering. However, in an attempt to provide a token of appreciation, we have a Christmas gift for each of our volunteers. I encourage you to stop by First Community South and take a gift from under the tree in the Crane Welcome Center. Pat Porterfield and Janey Ledman have been wrapping gifts over the past couple weeks!

Appreciation Dinner

Missions Workday

In January, I have planned for another Mission Workday which will require a good amount of physical labor and focus primarily on cleaning up the spaces we use among all ministries throughout the three buildings at First Community South. This will take place on MLK Day, January 16, as we planned to be closed.

Click here to sign up

Announcement

2023 Calendar

Weekly Update

Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 64 on Tuesday, December 13
  • 56 on Thursday, December 15

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 33 on Wednesday, December 14

Volunteers Needed

Monday, December 19

8:30am – 9:30am  Cold Stocking (1)

2:45pm-3:45pm MOFB Holiday Produce Pickup (1)

Tuesday, December 20

8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (1)

10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (2)

Wednesday, December 21

1:00pm – 2:00pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, December 22

8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, December 23

9:00am – 10:00am Direct Retail Pickup (1)

Click here to sign up

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.

December 10, 2022

By Weekly Update

News

Donation Match

As of this past weekend, we have officially surpassed our goal of a $20,000 match campaign! For the eighth year running, Jill and Duke Thomas have graciously made this matching pledge to support our mission to respond to God’s commandment to love one another. Heart to Heart began serving the community in 1986, and still exists today thanks to the foundation laid by its task force and early leaders, including Jill. We are eternally grateful for the Thomas family’s ongoing support of our mission.

Click to Donate

Sponsors Needed

Heart to Heart has been overwhelmed with calls requesting sponsorship for Christmas gifts. About 35 families still need sponsors. Please consider sponsoring one or more families through the purchase of Christmas gifts. We encourage group sponsorships. For instance, your guild, book club, or department at work can combine resources to provide support for an entire family. If you can sponsor a family, please email Kitty Rohrer kfrohrer@gmail.com with your contact details. More details about how the program operates are available at h2h.FCchurch.com/christmas2022.

Announcement

2023 Calendar

2022 Holiday Closings

Communication

  • Are you getting our weekly “Full Pantry, Full Hearts” email? If not, please click here to change your email settings. This reflection email is written by Yohan each week and includes news and highlights from the previous week.
  • That email also includes a link to our weekly blog “Heart to Heart Happenings”. This blog is written by Amy weekly and covers the administrative and business aspects of the food pantry. New policies, statistics, volunteer needs, etc. are all contained in this weekly post.
  • Are you following us on social media: Facebook or Instagram? This is a good way to get immediate news. As cold weather approaches, this is the fastest way to check if Heart to Heart is closed for inclement weather. View the weather policy here.
  • Did you get Amy’s “December News” email on Tuesday, December 6? Click the button below to read it.

Volunteer Gifts

There is no way we could possibly show our appreciation enough for all the time, love and effort you put into volunteering. However, in an attempt to provide a token of appreciation, we have a Christmas gift for each of our volunteers. I encourage you to stop by First Community South and take a gift from under the tree in the Crane Welcome Center. Pat Porterfield and Janey Ledman have been wrapping gifts over the past couple weeks!

Missions Workday

In January, I have planned for another Mission Workday which will require a good amount of physical labor and focus primarily on cleaning up the spaces we use among all ministries throughout the three buildings at First Community South. This will take place on MLK Day, January 16, as we planned to be closed.

Click here to sign up

Weekly Update

Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 59 on Tuesday, December 6
  • 63 on Thursday, December 8

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, December 7
December News Email

Volunteers Needed

Monday, December 12

8:30am – 9:30am  Cold Stocking (1)

3:30pm – 5:00pm MOFB Truck Order Unload (7)

Tuesday, December 13

8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (1)

10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (3)

Wednesday, December 14

1:00pm – 2:00pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, December 15

8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, December 16

9:00am – 10:00am Direct Retail Pickup (1)

Click here to sign up

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.

December 3, 2022

By Weekly Update

Upcoming Events

Donation Match

All financial contributions made to Heart to Heart from November 1 through December 31 will be matched up to $20,000. As of Monday, we have raised $17,950. With the increase in both demand and cost of food in recent months, the food pantry needs additional financial resources more than ever. Please know that your doubled donation will be doubly appreciated this year! We are grateful to Jill and Duke Thomas for their support through this matching grant.

Click to Donate

Sponsors Needed

Heart to Heart has been overwhelmed with calls requesting sponsorship for Christmas gifts. In fact, we received so many inquiries that we are no longer accepting requests for sponsorship- but we still need sponsors!  60 families still need sponsors. Please consider sponsoring one or more families through the purchase of Christmas gifts. We encourage group sponsorships. For instance, your guild, book club, or department at work can combine resources to provide support for an entire family. The Christmas shopping season is about to begin, and we would like to ensure all these families have support by December 9. If you can sponsor a family, please email Kitty Rohrer kfrohrer@gmail.com with your contact details. More details about how the program operates are available at h2h.FCchurch.com/christmas2022.

Announcement

2023 Calendar

PUPdate

In November, the Pop Up Pantry, delivered to the following sites:

  • Nov 2:      Commons at Livingston – 35
  • Nov 9:       Hope Resource Center – 25
  • Nov 17:     Riverview International Center – 30
  • Nov 21:     Southpoint – 38
  • Nov 21:     Grant – 20
  • Nov 30:     Hope Resource Center – 30

Total served for the month of Nov:   178

Pop Up 2022 Monthly totals:

  • January:         161
  • February:       159
  • March:           154
  • April:              162
  • May:              162
  • June:              225
  • July:               187
  • August:           210
  • September:    174
  • October:         177
  • November:     178

YTD:           1,949 Individuals/families served

Our Southpoint Christmas Toy Drive is off to a great start.  We continue to receive donations.  Our goal is to grant 28 families with 84 children totaling 168 gifts.  Each child will receive two gifts.  We are so thankful to have Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School, FCC congregation and our family and friends all help make the wishes of Southpoint children come true.

We served our neighbors at HOPE Resource Center at their new location this month.  They are now housed at First United Brethren Church on S. Wheatland Ave.  Their hours are M, W, F 9:30-12:30.  Now our neighbors have a place to sit inside and eat a meal, receive clothing, mats and our pantry food.  We were able to spend time and visit with our new friends.

Our Pop Up Team is grateful for some cake donations from Mary Youngquist.  She sends some to us that we give to our sites.  There are blessings all around us.

Melody and I are continually blessed to have the support of First Community/Heart to Heart Staff and all the dedicated volunteers who give so much of their time and energy.

Serving in Faith,

Rose and Melody

Social Media

Weekly Update

Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 72 on Tuesday, November 22
  • 46 on Tuesday, November 29
  • 53 on Thursday, December 1

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 58 on Monday, November 21
  • 30 on Wednesday, November 30

Volunteers Needed

Tuesday, December 6

8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (3)

10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (4)

Wednesday, December 7

1:00pm – 2:00pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, December 8

8:30am – 10:30am Drive-Thru (3)

10:00am – 12:30pm Drive-Thru (4)

Friday, December 9

9:00am – 10:00am Direct Retail Pickup (1)

9:30am – 10:30am Cold Stocking (2)

Click here to sign up

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.

November 20, 2022

By Weekly Update

Upcoming Events

Donation Match

All financial contributions made to Heart to Heart from November 1 through December 31 will be matched up to $20,000. As of Thursday, we have raised $14,627.25. With the increase in both demand and cost of food in recent months, the food pantry needs additional financial resources more than ever. Please know that your doubled donation will be doubly appreciated this year! We are grateful to Jill and Duke Thomas for their support through this matching grant.

Click to Donate

Sponsors Needed

Heart to Heart has been overwhelmed with calls requesting sponsorship for Christmas gifts. In fact, we received so many inquiries that we are no longer accepting requests for sponsorship- but we still need sponsors! As of now, there are about 70 families that need sponsors. Please consider sponsoring one or more families through the purchase of Christmas gifts. We encourage group sponsorships. For instance, your guild, book club, or department at work can combine resources to provide support for an entire family. The Christmas shopping season is about to begin, and we would like to ensure all these families have support by December 9. If you can sponsor a family, please email Kitty Rohrer kfrohrer@gmail.com with your contact details. More details about how the program operates are available at h2h.FCchurch.com/christmas2022.

Closed for Thanksgiving

2023 Calendar

Announcement

Reinstating Client Visit Limit

Beginning January 1, Heart to Heart will limit client visits to once every 30 days. We are grateful for the support that allowed us to lift this restriction during the pandemic. However, we continue to face supply and demand issues that will force us to impose it once again. Clients will be informed of the decision over the coming weeks as they visit the pantry by volunteers and through print.

Weekly Update

Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 75 on Tuesday, November 15
  • 62 on Thursday, November 17

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 30 on Thursday, November 17

Volunteers

Sunday, November 20

11:00 am – 4:00 pm Missions Workday (14) Click here.

Monday, November 21

3:30 – 5:00 pm Stock Food Drive Donations (5)

Click here to sign up

Thank You Deacons

Thank You Volunteers

Thank You Donors

Volunteer of the Month

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.

November 12, 2022

By Weekly Update

Events

Thanksgiving Food Drive

A food collection will take place during all worship services on Sunday, November 13. The deacons will then help pack these donations for clients to be distributed prior to Thanksgiving.

Monday’s Order

Click image to enlarge.

Donation Match

All financial contributions made to Heart to Heart from November 1 through December 31 will be matched up to $20,000. With the increase in both demand and cost of food in recent months, the food pantry needs additional financial resources more than ever. Please know that your doubled donation will be doubly appreciated this year!

For the eighth year running, Jill and Duke Thomas have graciously made this pledge to support our mission to respond to God’s commandment to love one another. Heart to heart began serving the community in 1986, and still exists today thanks to the foundation laid by its task force and early leaders, including Jill. We are eternally grateful for the Thomas family’s ongoing support of our mission.

Click to Donate

Holiday Help

Groups, families, and individuals are welcome to sponsor a family or families that request holiday assistance this year through the purchase of gifts for them. Sponsors will be asked to contact their sponsored family directly to get ideas for Christmas gifts and make arrangements for delivery or pick-up. Anyone interested in the program should notify Heart to Heart by phone at x102 or email to hearttoheart@fcchurch.com.

Our dedicated volunteer and social worker extraordinaire, Kitty Rohrer, will get contact information and family make up from the clients, then match inquiring families with those looking to sponsor them. We will accept requests October 20 through December 9. After that date, all inquiries, both clients and sponsors, will be referred to other programs by our team of resource volunteers.

Benefit Concert

2023 Calendar

Training Opportunities

Narcan Training

Franklin County Public Health and its community partners provide free Narcan training where participants learn about the different types of opioids, signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, and how to administer Narcan.

In the training you will learn how to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of an overdose
  • Distinguish between different types of overdose
  • Perform rescue breathing
  • Call emergency medical services
  • Administer intranasal naloxone

November 14, 10am

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

Weekly Update

Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 75 on Tuesday, November 8
  • 74 on Thursday, November 10

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 25 on Wednesday, November 9

Volunteers

Monday, November 14

  • 8:30 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
  • 3:30 – 5:00 pm Order Unloading (8)
  • 5:00 – 6:30 pm Stock & Shop (3)

Tuesday, November 15

  • 8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (2)
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive -Thru (5)

Thursday, November 17

  • 8:30 – 10:20 am Drive- Thru (1)
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)

Sunday, November 20

Click here to sign up

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.

November 6, 2022

By Weekly Update

Events

Thanksgiving Food Drive

A food collection will take place during all worship services on Sunday, November 13. The deacons will then help pack these donations for clients to be distributed prior to Thanksgiving.

Call for Volunteers

Next weekend will be a busy one for Heart to Heart. We will hold our annual Thanksgiving food drive, plus Yohan and I will be speaking in worship. After worship, I will also be working on some long overdue organizing projects. I would love to have a group of people to help on Sunday, November 13 to cleanup of some areas used by Missions, including Heart to Heart, the Refugee Ministry Team, and the Trading Post.

You might already be at our south campus that day if you were planning to attend the 10am worship service, help with the Heart to Heart food drive, or attend the Community Justice Walk. If that is the case, please consider helping between events, coming prior to the event or staying afterward. If you’re able to help any time that day, would you please let us know on this sign up genius? It is separate from the regular Heart to Heart sign up as it involves several missions and several timeslots for non-traditional work!

We really need some help with heavy lifting, transportation of items for donation elsewhere, re-shelving items, cleaning, etc. It’s a great way for students to get service hours in as we will be working on the weekend. However, I will need signed waivers for any minors participating without their parents. The timing of which things happen at which times will depend entirely on who is available and when. But I promise if you show up that day, I will put you to work doing anything from scrubbing sticker residue off windows to carrying heavy shelves between buildings, depending on your capacity!

November 13 Volunteer Sign-Up

Donation Match

All financial contributions made to Heart to Heart from November 1 through December 31 will be matched up to $20,000. With the increase in both demand and cost of food in recent months, the food pantry needs additional financial resources more than ever. Please know that your doubled donation will be doubly appreciated this year!

For the eighth year running, Jill and Duke Thomas have graciously made this pledge to support our mission to respond to God’s commandment to love one another. Heart to heart began serving the community in 1986, and still exists today thanks to the foundation laid by its task force and early leaders, including Jill. We are eternally grateful for the Thomas family’s ongoing support of our mission.

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Holiday Help

Groups, families, and individuals are welcome to sponsor a family or families that request holiday assistance this year through the purchase of gifts for them. Sponsors will be asked to contact their sponsored family directly to get ideas for Christmas gifts and make arrangements for delivery or pick-up. Anyone interested in the program should notify Heart to Heart by phone at x102 or email to hearttoheart@fcchurch.com.

Our dedicated volunteer and social worker extraordinaire, Kitty Rohrer, will get contact information and family make up from the clients, then match inquiring families with those looking to sponsor them. We will accept requests October 20 through December 9. After that date, all inquiries, both clients and sponsors, will be referred to other programs by our team of resource volunteers.

Benefit Concert

2023 Calendar

Training Opportunities

Food Safety Training

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify food safety risks
  • Take appropriate action when someone has symptoms of foodborne illness or is diagnosed with a reportable disease
  • Follow good personal hygiene and hand care practices
  • Identify cross-contamination risks and methods for prevention
  • Implement effective cleaning and sanitizing procedures
  • Identify appropriate pest prevention measures and signs of pest infestations
  • Maintain facilities and equipment in compliance with regulations

This training will be held via Zoom and registration is required to attend. Heart to Heart is Agency #1042

November 10, 10am
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
More Info |
Register

Weekly Update

Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 61 on Tuesday, November 1
  • 48 on Thursday, November 3

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, November 2
Monthly Statistics

Volunteers

Monday, November 7
8:30 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)

Tuesday, November 8
Election Day
8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (5)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive -Thru (3)

Wednesday, November 9
1:00 – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, November 10
8:30 – 10:20 am Drive- Thru (4)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (3)

Friday, November 11
Closed for Veteran’s Day

Sunday, November 13
Missions Workday (14)
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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.

October 30, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Weekly Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 61 on Tuesday, October 18
  • 52 on Thursday, October 20
  • 60 on Tuesday, October 25
  • 56 on Thursday, October 27

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 37 on Wednesday, October 19
  • 20 on Wednesday, October 26
  • 28 on Thursday, October 27
Monthly Statistics

Volunteers

Monday, October 31
8:30 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
3:30 – 5:00 pm MOFB Truck Unload (7)
5:00 – 6:30 pm Stock & Shop (4)

Tuesday, November 1
8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (3)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive -Thru (4)

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

Thursday, November 3
8:30 – 10:20 am Drive- Thru (3)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, November 4
9:00 – 10:00 am Direct Retail Pickup (1)
9:30 – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (1)

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PUPdate

In October, the Pop Up Pantry, delivered to the following sites:

  • Oct 5:         Commons at Livingston – 35
  • Oct 12:       Hope Resource Center – 34
  • Oct 17:       South Park Apartment w/Franklinton Farms – 21
  • Oct 19:       Southpoint – 37
  • Oct 26:       Commons at Grant – 20
  • Oct 27:       Riverview International Center – 30

Total served for the month of Oct:  177 

Pop Up 2022 Monthly Totals:

  • January:        161
  • February:      159
  • March:           154
  • April:              162
  • May:              162
  • June:             225
  • July:              187
  • August:          210
  • September:    174
  • October:         177

YTD:            1,771  Individuals/families served 

We are excited to report our Southpoint Christmas is off to a great start.  We received ‘Wish List’ requests from 27 families with 82 children. Each child will receive two gifts totaling 164 gifts. We are thankful to have Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School, FCC congregation and our friends all help in making the wishes of Southpoint children come true.

The 4th and 5th graders from Sarah Oberlin and Amy Millers’ classes at Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School came to learn about Heart to Heart and the Pop Up Pantry.  They came with bags filled with donations – 469 lbs of goods!  Yohan gave a tour of the pantry.  He answered questions and explained how the pantry is such an important part of our community.  Melody and Rose talked about why the Pop Up Pantry was formed and the upcoming Southpoint Christmas Gift Project with Wickliffe.

The Pop Up Team constantly experiences goodness all around us.  We are so grateful and send a big shout out to Rob, the store manager at ALDI’s in Upper Arlington.  Kathleen Hatcher generously has been purchasing plastic ALDI bags with handles to distribute groceries to our neighbors who walk to our sites at Hope, Southpark and Riverview.  Once he heard how we use them, he paid for our last box of 250 bags.  Kindness is everywhere!

Heart to Heart and the Pop Up Pantry were represented and given a big shout out at the Riverview Fundraiser on October 18 at Mozart Cafe’. Carla Edlefson, Rose Kandel, Kitty Rohrer and Melody Smiley were there to represent our Team and show support to Riverview and the wonderful work they do to welcome and support the refugees coming to Columbus.

We welcomed our newest volunteers to our team:  Carol Bramschreiber, John Oberlin and Beth Simeon.  John is our newest sub driver willing to pick up the task to get our bags to the sites.  Beth and Carol come with caring hearts and lots of energy!  Welcome!

Melody and I are continually blessed to have the support of First Community/Heart to Heart staff and all the dedicated volunteers who give so much of their time and energy.

Serving in Faith,

Rose Kandel and Melody Smiley

Benefit Concert

Holiday Help

Groups, families, and individuals are welcome to sponsor a family or families that request holiday assistance this year through the purchase of gifts for them. Sponsors will be asked to contact their sponsored family directly to get ideas for Christmas gifts and make arrangements for delivery or pick-up. Anyone interested in the program should notify Heart to Heart by phone at x102 or email to hearttoheart@fcchurch.com.

Our dedicated volunteer and social worker extraordinaire, Kitty Rohrer, will get contact information and family make up from the clients, then match inquiring families with those looking to sponsor them. We will accept requests October 20 through December 9. After that date, all inquiries, both clients and sponsors, will be referred to other programs by our team of resource volunteers.

Donation Match

All financial contributions made to Heart to Heart from November 1 through December 31 will be matched up to $20,000. With the increase in both demand and cost of food in recent months, the food pantry needs additional financial resources more than ever. Please know that your doubled donation will be doubly appreciated this year!

For the eighth year running, Jill and Duke Thomas have graciously made this pledge to support our mission to respond to God’s commandment to love one another. Heart to heart began serving the community in 1986, and still exists today thanks to the foundation laid by its task force and early leaders, including Jill. We are eternally grateful for the Thomas family’s ongoing support of our mission.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

A food collection will take place during all worship services on Sunday, November 13. The deacons will then help pack these donations for clients to be distributed prior to Thanksgiving.

2023 Calendar

Click the image to view all holiday hours and closings for Heart to Heart next year.

Training Opportunities

Food Safety Training

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify food safety risks
  • Take appropriate action when someone has symptoms of foodborne illness or is diagnosed with a reportable disease
  • Follow good personal hygiene and hand care practices
  • Identify cross-contamination risks and methods for prevention
  • Implement effective cleaning and sanitizing procedures
  • Identify appropriate pest prevention measures and signs of pest infestations
  • Maintain facilities and equipment in compliance with regulations

This training will be held via Zoom and registration is required to attend. Heart to Heart is Agency #1042

November 10, 10am
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
More Info |
Register

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.

October 15, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

This Week’s Numbers

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 62 on Tuesday, October 11
  • 50 on Thursday, October 13

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 34 on Wednesday, October 12
Monthly Statistics

Volunteers

Monday, October 17
8:30 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
3:30 – 5:00 pm MOFB Truck Unload (5)
5:00 – 6:30 pm Stock & Shop (3)

Tuesday, October 18
8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (3)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive -Thru (4)

Wednesday, October 19
1:00 – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, October 20
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, October 21
9:30 – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (2)

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Monday’s Order

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Benefit Concert

Holiday Help

Groups, families, and individuals are welcome to sponsor a family or families that request holiday assistance this year through the purchase of gifts for them. Sponsors will be asked to contact their sponsored family directly to get ideas for Christmas gifts and make arrangements for delivery or pick-up. Anyone interested in the program should notify Heart to Heart by phone at x102 or email to hearttoheart@fcchurch.com.

Our dedicated volunteer and social worker extraordinaire, Kitty Rohrer, will get contact information and family make up from the clients, then match inquiring families with those looking to sponsor them. We will accept requests October 20 through December 9. After that date, all inquiries, both clients and sponsors, will be referred to other programs by our team of resource volunteers.

Donation Match

All financial contributions made to Heart to Heart from November 1 through December 31 will be matched up to $20,000. With the increase in both demand and cost of food in recent months, the food pantry needs additional financial resources more than ever. Please know that your doubled donation will be doubly appreciated this year!

For the eighth year running, Jill and Duke Thomas have graciously made this pledge to support our mission to respond to God’s commandment to love one another. Heart to heart began serving the community in 1986, and still exists today thanks to the foundation laid by its task force and early leaders, including Jill. We are eternally grateful for the Thomas family’s ongoing support of our mission.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

A food collection will take place during all worship services on Sunday, November 13. The deacons will then help pack these donations for clients to be distributed prior to Thanksgiving.

2023 Calendar

Click the image to view all holiday hours and closings for Heart to Heart next year.

Training Opportunities

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
More Info |
Register

Food Safety Training

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify food safety risks
  • Take appropriate action when someone has symptoms of foodborne illness or is diagnosed with a reportable disease
  • Follow good personal hygiene and hand care practices
  • Identify cross-contamination risks and methods for prevention
  • Implement effective cleaning and sanitizing procedures
  • Identify appropriate pest prevention measures and signs of pest infestations
  • Maintain facilities and equipment in compliance with regulations

This training will be held via Zoom and registration is required to attend. Heart to Heart is Agency #1042

November 10, 10am
More Info | Register 

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
More Info |
Register

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.