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Volunteer Coordinator: (614) 488-0681 ext. 203
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Thursdays 9am to 12pm
First Community South
1944 W. First Avenue Columbus, OH 43212
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Weekly Update

September 10, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 57 on Tuesday, September 6
  • 50 on Thursday, September 8

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, September 7

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

As students return to the classroom in the fall, we find ourselves in need of more volunteers. We especially need help during our drive-thru hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to noon.

A volunteer shift has been added to Thursday, September 15, 12:00-4:00pm. This shift will entail several projects led by Amy Caskie, as outlined in yesterday’s Upcoming Events email. If you’re interested, be prepared for physical labor, indoors and outdoors, across three buildings at First Community South. You can volunteer for any amount of time you’re willing and able. Just sign up and indicate your preference and availability in the comment field. If you’re coming for outdoor labor, we can provide tools, but you should bring gloves and be prepared to get dirty.

Thursday, September 15
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm (20)

Click here to sign up

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
September 14, 10am
More Info |
Register

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
More Info | Register 

Volunteer of the Month

PUPdate

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

  • Aug 3:        Commons at Livingston – 35
  • Aug 10:      Hope Resource Center – 33
  • Aug 15:      South Park Apartment w/Franklinton Farms – 18
  • Aug 17:      Southpoint – 37
  • Aug 24:      Commons at Grant – 21
  • Aug 25:      Riverview International Center – 31
  • August 31:  Hope Resource Center – 35

Total served for the month of August:  210

2022 Monthly Totals:

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

YTD: 1,420 individuals/families served

This past month, Heart to Heart asked for 50+ filled backpacks, and to our surprise, we collected 148 filled backpacks.  We thank all the individuals who contributed to this Backpack Project!  The Pop Up Pantry delivered them to Riverview International Center.  Within a few days, all 148 backpacks were distributed.  As we were delivering the backpacks, several children were running to the van all smiles and excited!  It was heartwarming to see their joy!  Blessings all the way around!

Our Team would like to acknowledge our devoted van drivers:  Boyce Lancaster, Les Sauer, Mark Tucker, Steve Young and Glenn Zook.  They are all so willing to give of their time loading the van and driving all around Columbus to help us deliver to our many sites. They step in to help each other out driving when others need a week off, which is a big help to us.  We are forever grateful for their time, dedication and service.

We are so grateful to all our regular volunteers who continue to show up week after week.  With this said, we are still looking for more individuals who would like to come join our Pop Up Team.  We typically begin Wednesdays at 11:00.  We end around 12:45 if just bagging; 2:00 if traveling to the site.  Heart to Heart and the Pop Up Team are always open to more volunteers.

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
Volunteer Co-Leads
Pop Up Pantry, Heart to Heart

Upcoming Events

Kickoff Sunday at First Community! Please join us at either campus for worship. The Donna’s Donuts truck will be at our South campus before and after the 10am service.

Heart to Heart is closed next week for regular volunteer shifts and drive-thru service. We will use this time to deep clean and organize all our spaces, evaluate and update procedures, plan our program year among other things. To aid in the process of cleaning and organizing, we will not be accepting material donations next week. If you know of something that needs attention while we are closed, please send an email to Amy Caskie to make sure we take care of it at this time.

The Trading Post is having a sale through the end of the month!

All volunteers are asked to join us for this event at 6pm in the Weist Room at First Community South. This is an educational event to cover the topics of implicit bias, race, and civil rights. Staff will review with required civil rights training with all volunteers, after hearing from a guest speaker. This is also a great opportunity to come together for fellowship with volunteers you may not get to see very often. We request all regular volunteers attend this event for the compliance training required by Mid-Ohio Food Collective. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP below.

RSVP Here

First Community’s annual pet blessing on October 9 will also serve pet food donation drive for Heart to Heart. We would love to have a couple volunteers help out that day with donations. If you’re available, please email Yohan Kim to let him know!

Heart to Heart will be closed on October 10, but volunteer shifts will be added to the preceding Friday to accommodate the holiday.

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.

September 3, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 63 on Tuesday, August 30
  • 49 on Thursday, September 1

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, August 31

Upcoming Closures

Heart to Heart will be closed on Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.

Volunteers

As students return to the classroom in the fall, we find ourselves in need of more volunteers. We especially need help during our drive-thru hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to noon.

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

Volunteer Next Week

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

Tuesday, September 6
8:30 am – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (2)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)

Thursday, September 8
8:00 am – 9:00 am  MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (2)

Friday, September 9
9:30 am – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
10:00 am – 11:30 am Preshop (2)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Dry Stocking (6)

Click here to sign up

Upcoming Events

Save the Date

We request all regular volunteers attend this event for the compliance training required by Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

Volunteer Training

Food Safety Training

This training will be held via Zoom meeting. 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.
Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
September 8, 10am
Register online at mofc.org/agency-360

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
Register online at: mofc.org/agency-360

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.

August 27, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 76 on Tuesday, August 23
  • 51 on Thursday, August 25

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 21 on Wednesday, August 24

Upcoming Closures

Heart to Heart will be closed on Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.

Volunteers

As students return to the classroom in the fall, we find ourselves in need of more volunteers. We especially need help during our drive-thru hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to noon.

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

Volunteer Next Week

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

Monday, August 29
8:30 am – 9:30 pm Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:00 am – 10:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MOFB Truck Unload (2)

Tuesday, August 30
8:30 am – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (5)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (6)

Wednesday, August 31
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, September 1
8:30 am – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (4)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (5)

Friday, September 2
9:30 am – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
10:00 am – 11:30 am Preshop (2)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Dry Stocking (5)

Click here to sign up

Upcoming Events

Save the Date

We request all regular volunteers attend this event for the compliance training required by Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

Volunteer Training

Food Safety Training

This training will be held via Zoom meeting. 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.
Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
September 8, 10am
Register online at mofc.org/agency-360

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
Register online at: mofc.org/agency-360

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.

August 19, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 60 on Tuesday, August 16
  • 46 on Thursday, August 18

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 37 on Wednesday, August 17

Back to School

As the school year begins, our volunteer need increases! Throughout the summer, many students use their daytime freedom to volunteer with Heart to Heart. Please note we anticipate an increased need in volunteerism over the next few weeks.

Volunteer Next Week

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

Monday, August 22
8:30 am – 9:30 pm Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:00 – 10:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Tuesday, August 23
8:30 am – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (7)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (6)

Thursday, August 25
8:30 am – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (7)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (5)

Friday, August 26
9:30 am – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
10:00 – 11:30 am Preshop (3)

Click here to sign up

Kroger Community Rewards

Through the Community Rewards program, Kroger makes a contribution to Heart to Heart every time you shop. In the quarter beginning May 1 and ending July 31, 2022 we earned $1,150.30 from the 262 participating households.

Enroll your Kroger customer loyalty card in the program today. Visit https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards and choose Organization #TB926 (First Community Church).

See how much your participation earned for us last quarter!

Donations Needed

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Closures

Heart to Heart will be closed on Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.

Heart to Heart will be closed for the week of September 12 through 16. During this time we will deep clean, make repairs, evaluate procedures and prepare for the coming months. This is an opportunity for our devoted volunteers to take time off and recharge.

Volunteer Training

Fresh Trak Basic Training

This Zoom 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. You must register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your

Heart to Heart is Agency #1042

August 25, 2pm or 7pm
Register online at mofc.org/agency-360

Darkness to Light

This training will be taught by Julie Richards, Director of K-5 Ministry at First Community Church. The safety of the children we serve is our top priority, so anyone who volunteers with children or is a staff member is required to attend our Darkness to Light sexual abuse prevention training. Re-certification for staff or volunteers who work with children is required every three years. Please register to attend one session at First Community North.

August 31, 6:30-8:30 pm
Read More | Register

Food Safety Training

This training will be held via Zoom meeting. 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.
Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
September 8, 10am
Register online at mofc.org/agency-360

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
Register online at: mofc.org/agency-360

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.

August 13, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 47 on Tuesday, August 10
  • 48 on Thursday, August 12

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 33 on Wednesday, August 11

Back to School

As the school year begins, our volunteer need increases! Throughout the summer, many students use their daytime freedom to volunteer with Heart to Heart. Please note we anticipate an increased need in volunteerism over the next few weeks.

Volunteer Next Week

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

Monday, August 15
9:00 – 10:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Tuesday, August 16
8:00 – 9:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
8:30 am – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (1)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)

Wednesday, August 17
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (1)

Thursday, August 18
8:00 – 9:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
8:30 am – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (5)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (3)

Friday, August 19
9:30 am – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
10:00 – 11:30 am Preshop (3)

Click here to sign up

School Supply Drive

Thank you to everyone that donated backpacks and school supplies last week. Thanks to church members, volunteers and neighbors, we were able to collect  98 backpacks filled with supplies to students in need in time for the new school year. The majority of these bags will be delivered by our Pop-Up Pantry to Riverview International Center next Monday. Once again, we are amazed by the generosity in our community!

Donations Needed

Farewell, Kate!

Thank you for joining us at the reception for Rev. Kate Shaner after the 10am worship last Sunday. We were able to joyfully celebrate and give thanks for her years of service to First Community.  Please enjoy viewing both the video that was on loop during the reception, and a video of the benediction and blessing at the end of the service.

To show our deep love and gratitude for all Rev. Kate Shaner has done for First Community, the congregation will present her with a monetary gift. To participate, please send your check made payable to First Community Church and note “Kate Shaner Love Gift” in the memo line. If you would like to sent a personal note to Rev. Shaner, please mail these to the church, ℅ Amy Caskie at 1320 Cambridge Blvd Columbus, OH 43212.

If you have any questions, or would like to get in touch with Kate personally, please contact Amy Caskie.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday Nights

In September, First Community Church’s Youth Ministry will resume their weekly Wednesday evening service hours for Heart to Heart. If you will miss your regular Stock & Shop shift once the summer ends, you have a unique service opportunity on Wednesday evenings in September! We will need 2 volunteers every Wednesday evening to staff our booth at the Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market. Please contact Amy Caskie for more information if you are interested.

Upcoming Closures

Heart to Heart will be closed on Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.

Heart to Heart will be closed for the week of September 12 through 16. During this time we will deep clean, make repairs, evaluate procedures and prepare for the coming months. This is an opportunity for our devoted volunteers to take time off and recharge.

Volunteer Training

Food Safety Training

This training will be held via Zoom meeting. 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.
Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
September 8, 10am
Register online at mofc.org/agency-360

Darkness to Light

This training will be taught by Julie Richards, Director of K-5 Ministry at First Community Church. The safety of the children we serve is our top priority, so anyone who volunteers with children or is a staff member is required to attend our Darkness to Light sexual abuse prevention training. Re-certification for staff or volunteers who work with children is required every three years. Please register to attend one session at First Community North.

August 31, 6:30-8:30 pm
Read More | Register

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
Register online at: mofc.org/agency-360

Fresh Trak Basic Training

This Zoom 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. You must register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your

Heart to Heart is Agency #1042

August 25, 2pm or 7pm
Register online at mofc.org/agency-360

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.

August 6, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 42 on Tuesday, August 2
  • 52 on Thursday, August 4

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, August 3
Monthly Statistics

Volunteer Next Week

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

Monday, August 8
8:30 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
9:00 – 10:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
3:30 – 5:00 pm MOFB Truck Unload (4)

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

Wednesday, August 3
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Friday, August 5
10:00 – 11:30 am Preshop (2)

Click here to sign up

PUPdate

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

  • July 6:     Commons at Livingston – 35
  • July 13:   Hope Resource Center – 35
  • July 18:   South Park Apartment w/Franklinton Farms – 17
  • July 20:   Southpoint – 38
  • July 27:   Commons at Grant – 33
  • July 28:   Riverview International Center – 29

Total served for the month of July:  187

Pop Up 2022 Monthly Totals:

  • January:      161
  • February:     159
  • March:         154
  • April:            162
  • May:             162
  • June:            225
  • July:             187

YTD:         1,210 individuals/families served

Our continued collaboration with Franklinton Farms is going well.  The South Park families have welcomed us and we are enjoying meeting the families with their children. Franklinton Farms has just recently been able to create some raised beds for the families at South Park Apartments so they can begin working their own gardens and have fresh produce available to them.  We found out many of the residents used to farm back in their country and this garden experience is a welcome sight for them.

The Pop Up Pantry is excited to work with First Community’s K-5 Department on this backpack project.  We have designated Riverview International Center to be the recipient of these backpacks.  We are hoping to receive 50-70 backpacks to deliver to Riverview on August 22nd.

We welcomed another volunteer this month:  Nancy Donaldson.  She will be joining the Pop Up for the summer months.  Nancy came to observe and jumped right in.  She is a wonderful addition to our team.

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, Co-Leaders
Pop Up Pantry, Heart to Heart

Click for more info.

Volunteer of the Month

Thank You Grandview Girls Soccer

Upcoming Events

School Supply Drive

Every kid deserves a backpack and a new box of crayons to start the school year. Help us support our Heart to Heart food pantry families by donating new backpacks filled with school supplies on Sunday, August 7. Look for marked bins where your donations can be dropped off.

If you are unable to attend worship services on August 7, supplies can be dropped off in the Crane Welcome Center at South and the Rose Wing lobby at North August 1-5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our goal is to collect 50 backpacks to distribute to Heart to Heart clients before school starts.

The most requested school supplies across the grades are as follows:

  • Crayons
  • Glue stick
  • #2 Pencils
  • Blue or black Pens
  • Ruler
  • Wide ruled notebook paper
  • 4 pocket folders
  • 4 spiral notebooks

Please remember that students Kindergarten through High School will be recipients of these donations. The schools we are serving have requested no disinfectant wipes be sent with school supplies this year.

Questions? Please contact Yohan Kim x203

Click for more info.

Concert Canceled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s concert at First Community North featuring Arthur Marks (benefiting Heart to Heart) has been canceled. We hope to reschedule this concert and soon. We will let you know the time and date as soon as possible.

Prayer Square for Kate

Farewell Rev. Shaner

To show our deep love and gratitude for all Kate has done for First Community, the congregation will present her with a monetary gift. To participate, please send your check made payable to First Community Church and note “Kate Shaner Love Gift” in the memo line. If you prefer to give online, click HERE and select “Rev. Kate Shaner Love Gift” from the fund dropdown menu. Baskets for cards will be available at both locations on August 7. You may also mail these to the church; please send them ℅ Amy Caskie at 1320 Cambridge Blvd Columbus, OH 43212.

Volunteer Training

Food Safety Training

This training will be held via ZOOM MEETING. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. You MUST register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042),

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.

September 8, 10am
Click to register.

Darkness to Light

This training will be taught by Julie Richards, Director of K-5 Ministry at First Community Church. The safety of the children we serve is our top priority, so anyone who volunteers with children or is a staff member is required to attend our Darkness to Light sexual abuse prevention training. Re-certification for staff or volunteers who work with children is required every three years. Please register to attend one session at First Community North.

Darkness to Light
Wednesday, August 31, 6:30-8:30 pm
Read More | 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.

July 30, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 54 on Tuesday, July 26
  • 51 on Thursday, July 28

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 33 on Wednesday, July 27
Monthly Statistics

Save the Date

Please plan to join us for worship on Sunday, August 7. After worship we will celebrate the work of and bid farewell to Rev. Kate Shaner! More details will be available next week.

School Supply Drive

Every kid deserves a backpack and a new box of crayons to start the school year. Help us support our Heart to Heart food pantry families by donating new backpacks filled with school supplies on Sunday, August 7. Look for marked bins where your donations can be dropped off.

If you are unable to attend worship services on August 7, supplies can be dropped off in the Crane Welcome Center at South and the Rose Wing lobby at North August 1-5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our goal is to collect 50 backpacks to distribute to Heart to Heart clients before school starts.

The most requested school supplies across the grades are as follows:

  • Crayons
  • Glue stick
  • #2 Pencils
  • Blue or black Pens
  • Ruler
  • Wide ruled notebook paper
  • 4 pocket folders
  • 4 spiral notebooks

Please remember that students Kindergarten through High School will be recipients of these donations. The schools we are serving have requested no disinfectant wipes be sent with school supplies this year.

Questions? Please contact Yohan Kim x203

Click for more info.

Volunteer Next Week

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

Monday, August 1
8:30 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
9:00 – 10:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Tuesday, August 2
8:00 – 9:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Wednesday, August 3
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
5:00 – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (2)

Friday, August 5
9:00 – 10:00 am Direct Retail Pickup (1)
9:00 – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
10:00 – 11:30 am Preshop (1)

Click here to sign up

Volunteer Training

Food Safety Training

This training will be held via ZOOM MEETING. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. You MUST register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042),

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.

September 8, 10am
Click to register.

Darkness to Light

This training will be taught by Julie Richards, Director of K-5 Ministry at First Community Church. The safety of the children we serve is our top priority, so anyone who volunteers with children or is a staff member is required to attend our Darkness to Light sexual abuse prevention training. Re-certification for staff or volunteers who work with children is required every three years. Please register to attend one session at First Community North.

Darkness to Light
Wednesday, August 31, 6:30-8:30 pm
Read More | 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.

July 16, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 60 on Tuesday, July 12
  • 57 on Thursday, July 14

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, July 13
Monthly Statistics

School Supply Drive

Every kid deserves a backpack and a new box of crayons to start the school year. Help us support our Heart to Heart food pantry families by donating new backpacks filled with school supplies on Sunday, August 7. Look for marked bins where your donations can be dropped off.

If you are unable to attend worship services on August 7, supplies can be dropped off in the Crane Welcome Center at South and the Rose Wing lobby at North August 1-5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our goal is to collect 50 backpacks to distribute to Heart to Heart clients before school starts.

The most requested school supplies across the grades are as follows:

  • Crayons
  • Glue stick
  • #2 Pencils
  • Blue or black Pens
  • Ruler
  • Wide ruled notebook paper
  • 4 pocket folders
  • 4 spiral notebooks

Please remember that students Kindergarten through High School will be recipients of these donations. The schools we are serving have requested no disinfectant wipes be sent with school supplies this year.

Questions? Please contact Yohan Kim x203

Click for more info.

This Week's MOFC Truck

View Monday's Order

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Next Week

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

Tuesday, July 19
8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (6)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Drive Thru (1)

Wednesday, July 20
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
5:00 – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (4)

Thursday, July 21
8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (2)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Drive Thru (2)

Friday, July 22
9:00 – 10:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
10:00 – 11:30 am Preshop (1)

Click here to sign up

New Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for a volunteer, preferably a social worker or someone with similar experience. This person would join our existing team of resource callers that answer voicemails from those looking for additional financial assistance. Requests include assistance for rent/house payments, utilities, medical bills, etc. Our team refers these clients to programs that fit their specific needs and have funding available, and helps them pursue the next step.

The group currently consists of volunteers Kitty Rohrer, Lynn Snowden, and April Bryant. They take turns checking the voicemail and returning calls for 2-3 weeks at a time. All three of these dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers have been in this role for years. They share expertise and news with one another regarding these resources, so the entire team can provide the best service to our community.

Kitty coordinates the schedule, and would be happy to discuss this opportunity with you, should you be interested. Click here to send Kitty an email.

Volunteer Training

Food Safety Training

This training will be held via ZOOM MEETING. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. You MUST register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042),

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.

September 8, 10am
Click to register.

FreshTrak 2.0 Training

PantryTrak was developed to make customer check in quick and easy so that our agencies could focus on what is most important – those you serve. PantryTrak is more than an intake software, though. Over the years, it has grown to include a number of exciting features that most agencies are not aware of. This workshop will expand your knowledge of the PantryTrak system and help you unlock even more tools that can maximize your service potential. Participants will learn how to access deeper layers of data, manage the FreshTrak reservation system, and how to troubleshoot your services to ensure 100% accuracy.

This training will be held via Zoom. You must register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042).

August 2, 2pm
Click to 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.

July 9, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 33 on Tuesday, July 5
  • 57 on Thursday, July 7

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, July 6
Monthly Statistics

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Next Week

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

Monday, July 11
8:45 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop-Thru (1)
3:30 – 5:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Truck Unload (2)

Wednesday, July 12
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
5:00 – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (4)

Thursday, July 13
8:00 – 9:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop-Thru (1)
8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, July 14
9:00 – 10:3 0am Cold Stocking (2)

Click here to sign up

New Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for a volunteer, preferably a social worker or someone with similar experience. This person would join our existing team of resource callers that answer voicemails from those looking for additional financial assistance. Requests include assistance for rent/house payments, utilities, medical bills, etc. Our team refers these clients to programs that fit their specific needs and have funding available, and helps them pursue the next step.

The group currently consists of volunteers Kitty Rohrer, Lynn Snowden, and April Bryant. They take turns checking the voicemail and returning calls for 2-3 weeks at a time. All three of these dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers have been in this role for years. They share expertise and news with one another regarding these resources, so the entire team can provide the best service to our community.

Kitty coordinates the schedule, and would be happy to discuss this opportunity with you, should you be interested. Click here to send Kitty an email.

Volunteer Training

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 be able to determine the right outreach strategy for their agency. 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. This Training will be held via Zoom. Register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042).

July 14, 10am
Click to register.

FreshTrak 2.0 Training

PantryTrak was developed to make customer check in quick and easy so that our agencies could focus on what is most important – those you serve. PantryTrak is more than an intake software, though. Over the years, it has grown to include a number of exciting features that most agencies are not aware of. This workshop will expand your knowledge of the PantryTrak system and help you unlock even more tools that can maximize your service potential. Participants will learn how to access deeper layers of data, manage the FreshTrak reservation system, and how to troubleshoot your services to ensure 100% accuracy.

This training will be held via Zoom. You must register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042).

August 2, 2pm
Click to 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.

This training will be held via Zoom. You must register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042).

July 19, 2pm
Click to register

Food Safety Training

This training will be held via ZOOM MEETING. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. You MUST register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042),

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.

September 8, 10am
Click to 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.

July 2, 2022

By Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 74 on Tuesday, June 28
  • 46 on Thursday, June 30

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 30 on Monday, June 29
Monthly Statistics

We will be closed on Monday, July 4.

Volunteer Next Week

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

Tuesday, July 5
8:30 – 10:30 am Drive-Thru (1)
10:00 – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (2)

Wednesday, July 6
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
5:00 – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (2)

Thursday, July 7
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (3)

Friday, July 8
9:00 – 10:00 am  Direct Retail Pickups (2)
9:00 – 10:3 0am   Cold Stocking (2)

Click here to sign up

New Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for a volunteer, preferably a social worker or someone with similar experience. This person would join our existing team of resource callers that answer voicemails from those looking for additional financial assistance. Requests include assistance for rent/house payments, utilities, medical bills, etc. Our team refers these clients to programs that fit their specific needs and have funding available, and helps them pursue the next step.

The group currently consists of volunteers Kitty Rohrer, Lynn Snowden, and April Bryant. They take turns checking the voicemail and returning calls for 2-3 weeks at a time. All three of these dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers have been in this role for years. They share expertise and news with one another regarding these resources, so the entire team can provide the best service to our community.

Kitty coordinates the schedule, and would be happy to discuss this opportunity with you, should you be interested. Click here to send Kitty an email.

PUPdate

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

  • June 1:    Commons at Livingston – 35
  • June 8:    Hope Resource Center – 39
  • June 13:  South Park Apartments w/Franklinton Farms – 19
  • June 15:  Southpoint – 38
  • June 22:  Commons at Grant – 33
  • June 23:  Riverview International Center – 28
  • June 29:  Hope Resource Center – 33

Total served for the month of June:  222

Pop Up 2022 Monthly Totals:

  • January 161
  • February 159
  • March 154
  • April 162
  • May 162
  • June 222

Our team is pleased to report our expansion is going well.  We are reaching out to more communities in need with an addition of 66 more individuals/families being served this month.

We joined Franklinton Farms at the South Park apartments June 13.  We are working together and will join them once a month.  Currently, this is a seasonal location for us. We have added an additional Hope Resource Center delivery on the fifth Wednesday. We will be going to the site again on August 31.

We welcomed a potential volunteer, Sherry Goubeaux, to come check out what we do each week.  She came to observe and joined right in and helped.  Sherry also has brought Heart to Heart fresh produce from her community garden from time to time.  We welcome Sherry to join us as she is able.

Melody and I are blessed to have dedicated volunteers who give so much of their time and energy.  We couldn’t do this without their support and dedication to serving our community.

Serving in Faith,

Rose and Melody, Co-Leaders
Pop Up Pantry, Heart to Heart

Donations Needed

Volunteer of the Month

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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.