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Weekly Update

July 12, 2024

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Weekly Update

Statistics

Households Served

  • 104  in Drive-Thru on Tuesday, July 2
  • 62 at Pop-Up Pantry on Wednesday, July 3
  • 70 in Drive-Thru on Tuesday, July 9
  • 41 at Pop-Up Pantry on Wednesday, July 10
  • 81 in Drive-Thru on Thursday, July 11
  • 43 New Families this week
  • YTD Families Served 4,842

Monthly Stats

Volunteers Needed

The following shifts next week are still in need of volunteers. Please click the button below to sign up for one of these open shifts.

Monday, July 15

  • 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (3)

Wednesday, July 17

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop-Thru (1)
Sign up to Volunteer

This Sunday

Monthly Drives

Our next monthly donation drive during worship services is this Sunday, July 14. We will be collecting skin care products, especially lotion and sunscreen. Believe it or not, lotion is one of our most requested personal care items! Look for our volunteers, Becky and Susan, outside worship spaces at all services.

We collect these items, along with food, toiletries, and baby care products throughout the year. If you want to donate after Sunday services, you’re welcome to do so. Please click here for instructions on donating.

Perhaps you want to wait to take advantage of the upcoming Amazon Prime Day deals next week, but we also saw skincare sales at Target Circle Week and Walmart Deals Days. Seems like July is the time for these kind of sales, so consider checking out your regular grocery and drug stores too!

Invitation from Senior Minister

Dear Friend,

This Sunday, Rev. John Girard, Minister of Mission and Justice, will preach at all three services, 9 am at FC North under the tent, 10 am at FC South in the sanctuary, and 11 am at FC North in the sanctuary. His sermon, “Spices, Aqua Net, and a Little More Time” is based on Mark 16: 1-8.

This will be John’s first time preaching for us. I’m writing to all involved in the Mission and Justice Ministries to invite you to attend this Sunday. This is a unique opportunity for us to support John during his first time in the First Community pulpit, and your presence would mean a lot to him!

One thing we can always count on at our services is exceptional music. The Common Grace Band will lead the 9 am service, and this week, we have a special treat with summer choirs leading worship at 10 and 11. Attending these services promises to be a delightful way to set the tone for the week ahead!

Grace and Peace to you,

~Glen

News

BYOB

July marks the beginning of our BYOB volunteer campaign! Bring a friend or family member to volunteer with you during your regular shift. Show them around the place and work side-by-side giving them training on the job!

When you sign up online to BYOB, indicate just 1 volunteer and in the comments you can list their name or “buddy”. This way we know you’ll have a friend accompanying you and not volunteering on their own. You will act as their liaison, teaching them what you know, showing them the ropes, and encouraging their future participation.

Minor Code of Conduct

Please review the Minor Code of Conduct for First Community Church (click the image below to enlarge). This policy has been approved by our Personnel Committee as an official policy regarding the safety of children in our ministries. We ask for your patience over the next several weeks as we adjust our ways to follow these guidelines. When volunteering, do your best to use good judgement, err on the side of safety, and allow us grace to figure it all out. Every one of us is responsible for the safety of the children at First Community, and together we can help to prevent abuse in their lives.

Look for more information from church leadership in the August edition of firstnews. Questions about the policy in general should be directed to Julie Richards, Director of K-5 Ministry. Questions about how the policy effects the work we do specifically at Heart to Heart can be directed to Amy Caskie, Director of Missions.

Social Media

Make sure you are following the Heart to Heart on both Facebook and Instagram. Social media is one of the best ways for the world to share information! Every time you like or comment on one of our posts, it promotes engagement across the platform. When you share our posts, the information is immediately visible to those in your circle! It quickly helps spread our message- whether it be resource information, a plea for donations, or a volunteer opportunity. Sharing on social media is an easy way to support our mission. Check out these posts from the past week to see what you may have missed.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Mid-Ohio Food Collective Trainings

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. Trainings on FreshTrak and Food Safety 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.

For most trainings, volunteers will need to register with an agency name and number: Heart to Heart Agency #1042

Register Online at MOFC Agency360

FreshTrak Basic Training

(FKA PantryTrak)

This online via 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.

The following dates and times are available:

  • Thu, Jul 25 at 10 am

June 28, 2024

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Statistics

Households Served

  • 64 in Drive- Thru on Tuesday, June 25
  • 42 at Pop-Up Pantry on Wednesday, June 26
  • 59 in Drive-Thru on Thursday, June 27
  • 26 total new families this week
  • Families Served YTD:  4,480

Volunteers Needed

The following shifts next week are still in need of volunteers. Please click the button below to sign up for one of these open shifts.

Monday, July 1

  • 8:30 am- 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
  • 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (1)
Sign up to Volunteer

Next Week

  • We are closed Wednesday through Friday of next week.
  • We will not publish a new blog post or email next weekend!

News

Monthly Drives

Our next monthly donation drive during worship services is Sunday, July 14. We will be collecting skin care products, especially lotion and sunscreen. Look for our volunteers, Becky and Susan, outside worship spaces at all services.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Buddy)

Next month we launch our BYOB volunteer campaign! Bring a friend or family member to volunteer with you during your regular shift. Show them around the place and work side-by-side giving them training on the job!

Social Media

Make sure you are following the Heart to Heart on both Facebook and Instagram. Social media is one of the best ways for the world to share information! Every time you like or comment on one of our posts, it promotes engagement across the platform. When you share our posts, the information is immediately visible to those in your circle! It quickly helps spread our message- whether it be resource information, a plea for donations, or a volunteer opportunity. Sharing on social media is an easy way to support our mission. Check out these posts from the past week to see what you may have missed.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Mid-Ohio Food Collective Trainings

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. Trainings on FreshTrak and Food Safety 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.

For most trainings, volunteers will need to register with an agency name and number: Heart to Heart Agency #1042

Register Online at MOFC Agency360

FreshTrak Basic Training

(FKA PantryTrak)

This online via 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.

The following dates and times are available:

  • Thu, Jul 25 at 10 am

MOFC Food Safety Training

Level 1 Person In Charge

This training was developed by Feeding America and ServSafe for those who partner with foodbanks and is relevant to the work you are doing in your communities.

The course is online, at no-cost to your agency and once taken and successfully passed, the certification never expires for the person who takes the training!

The following dates and times are available:

  • Mon, Jul 8 at 10 am

June 21, 2024

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Statistics

Households Served

  • 56 in Drive- Thru on Tuesday, June 19
  • 41 at Pop-Up Pantry on Wednesday, June 20
  • 64 in Drive-Thru on Thursday, June 21
  • 29 total new families this week
  • Families Served YTD:  4,315

Volunteers Needed

The following shifts next week are still in need of volunteers. Please click the button below to sign up for one of these open shifts.

Monday, June 24

  • 8:30 am- 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)

Wednesday, June 26

  • 3:30 pm – 5 pm MOFB Order Unload (5)

Friday, June 28

  • 8:30 am- 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
Sign up to Volunteer

News

Filming

For the next few weeks you’ll see First Community’s Worship Technology Team filming at Heart to Heart. Led by Stewart Pitchford, the team will be shooting scenes at the food pantry at each shift, both onsite and offsite. The footage will be compiled into videos to be used by Heart to Heart for educational purposes.

We are asking volunteers to be aware of and prepared for this by doing the following:

  • Sign the Photo & Social Media Waiver and submit it via email to hearttoheart@fcchurch.com or turn it in to Yohan.
  • Let us know if you do not want to be recorded. Please speak up! If you’re not comfortable being on camera, we will accommodate your request!
  • If you’re willing to speak on camera about what you’re doing, please let Yohan know. We will have opportunities for volunteers to summarize their work on film.
  • Wear your Heart to Heart t-shirts while volunteering. Don’t have one? Click the icon below to purchase a t-shirt online!

This Month

Have you ever asked yourself:
Who packs the bags we give out in the drive-thru?
Where does the food we distribute come from?

June is your chance to find out! Regular volunteers are encouraged to take the opportunity to volunteer for something at Heart to Heart they don’t usually do. For instance: if you’re usually volunteering Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the drive-thru, check out a Monday or Wednesday evening Stock & Shop shift, or vice versa.

Wonder where the frozen meat comes from? Check out a cold-stocking shift or direct retail pickup. We encourage volunteers to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes and understand the entire process at Heart to Heart. Just check out the sign-up genius and find an open spot where you don’t usually go!

Monthly Drives

Our next monthly donation drive during worship services is Sunday, July 14. We will be collecting skin care products, especially lotion and sunscreen.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Father’s Day drive for shaving supplies! At First Community South’s 10am worship service, we received 12 pounds and $70 in donations. At First Community North, we received 52 pounds and $20 in donations between the 9 am and 11 am services. We are so grateful for your contributions. Thanks also to Becky and Susan for volunteering to run the show!

Save the Date

Heart to Heart is closed for the holiday from June 3 through June 5 for all volunteer and client services shifts. We cannot accept donations while we are closed. For a complete list of holiday closings, please visit h2h.fcchurch.com/holidays2024.

Social Media

Make sure you are following the Heart to Heart on both Facebook and Instagram. Social media is one of the best ways for the world to share information! Every time you like or comment on one of our posts, it promotes engagement across the platform. When you share our posts, the information is immediately visible to those in your circle! It quickly helps spread our message- whether it be resource information, a plea for donations, or a volunteer opportunity. Sharing on social media is an easy way to support our mission. Check out these posts from the past week to see what you may have missed.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Mid-Ohio Food Collective Trainings

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. Trainings on FreshTrak and Food Safety 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.

For most trainings, volunteers will need to register with an agency name and number: Heart to Heart Agency #1042

Register Online at MOFC Agency360

FreshTrak Basic Training

(FKA PantryTrak)

This online via 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.

The following dates and times are available:

  • Thu, Jul 25 at 10 am

MOFC Food Safety Training

Level 1 Person In Charge

This training was developed by Feeding America and ServSafe for those who partner with foodbanks and is relevant to the work you are doing in your communities.

The course is online, at no-cost to your agency and once taken and successfully passed, the certification never expires for the person who takes the training!

The following dates and times are available:

  • Mon, Jul 8 at 10 am

June 14, 2024

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Statistics

Households Served

  • 80 in Drive- Thru on Tuesday, June 11
  • 40 at Pop-Up Pantry on Wednesday, June 12
  • 65 in Drive-Thru on Thursday, June 13
  • 60 total new families this week
  • Families Served YTD:  4,152

Monday’s Order

Our next order arrives Monday afternoon. We expect approximately 9,500 pounds of food to be delivered. Please volunteer for the unloading shift or the stocking shift that follows if you’re available.

Click the image below to enlarge.

Volunteers Needed

The following shifts next week are still in need of volunteers. Please click the button below to sign up for one of these open shifts.

Monday, June 17

  • 3:30 pm – 5 pm MOFB Order Unload (2)

Wednesday, June 19

  • Church closed for Juneteenth holiday
  • Mission Workday Volunteers needed 10 am to 2 pm, see below

Friday, June 21

  • 8:30 am- 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
Sign up to Volunteer

News

Filming

For the next few weeks you’ll see First Community’s Worship Technology Team filming at Heart to Heart. Led by Stewart Pitchford, the team will be shooting scenes at the food pantry at each shift, both onsite and offsite. The footage will be compiled into videos to be used by Heart to Heart for educational purposes.

We are asking volunteers to be aware of and prepared for this by doing the following:

  • Sign the Photo & Social Media Waiver and submit it via email to hearttoheart@fcchurch.com or turn it in to Yohan.
  • Let us know if you do not want to be recorded. Please speak up! If you’re not comfortable being on camera, we will accommodate your request!
  • If you’re willing to speak on camera about what you’re doing, please let Yohan know. We will have opportunities for volunteers to summarize their work on film.
  • Wear your Heart to Heart t-shirts while volunteering. Don’t have one? Click the icon below to purchase a t-shirt online!

This Month

Have you ever asked yourself:
Who packs the bags we give out in the drive-thru?
Where does the food we distribute come from?

June is your chance to find out! Regular volunteers are encouraged to take the opportunity to volunteer for something at Heart to Heart they don’t usually do. For instance: if you’re usually volunteering Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the drive-thru, check out a Monday or Wednesday evening Stock & Shop shift, or vice versa.

Wonder where the frozen meat comes from? Check out a cold-stocking shift or direct retail pickup. We encourage volunteers to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes and understand the entire process at Heart to Heart. Just check out the sign-up genius and find an open spot where you don’t usually go!

Social Media

Make sure you are following the Heart to Heart on both Facebook and Instagram. Social media is one of the best ways for the world to share information! Every time you like or comment on one of our posts, it promotes engagement across the platform. When you share our posts, the information is immediately visible to those in your circle! It quickly helps spread our message- whether it be resource information, a plea for donations, or a volunteer opportunity. Sharing on social media is an easy way to support our mission. Check out these posts from the past week to see what you may have missed.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Mid-Ohio Food Collective Trainings

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. Trainings on FreshTrak and Food Safety 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.

For most trainings, volunteers will need to register with an agency name and number: Heart to Heart Agency #1042

Register Online at MOFC Agency360

FreshTrak Basic Training

(FKA PantryTrak)

This online via 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.

The following dates and times are available:

  • Thu, Jul 25 at 10 am

MOFC Food Safety Training

Level 1 Person In Charge

This training was developed by Feeding America and ServSafe for those who partner with foodbanks and is relevant to the work you are doing in your communities.

The course is online, at no-cost to your agency and once taken and successfully passed, the certification never expires for the person who takes the training!

The following dates and times are available:

  • Mon, Jul 8 at 10 am

June 7, 2024

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Statistics

Households Served

  • 60 in Drive- Thru on Tuesday, June 4
  • 9 at Pop-Up Pantry on Wednesday, June 5
  • 48 in Drive-Thru on Thursday, June 6
  • 38 total new families this week
  • Families Served YTD:  3,968

Upcoming Closing

On Wednesday, June 19, First Community will be closed in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. There will be no standard volunteer shifts at Heart to Heart that day, but we will have another Mission Volunteer Workday. See below for details. Click here for a complete list of holiday closings.

Volunteers Needed

The following shifts next week are still in need of volunteers. Please click the button below to sign up for one of these open shifts.

Monday, June 10

  • 8:30 am- 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)

Tuesday, June 11

  • 8:30 am- 10:30 am Drive Thru (1)
  • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (4)

Wednesday, June 12

  • 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
  • 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (1)

Thursday, June 13

  • 8:30 am- 10:30 am Drive Thru (2)
  • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (4)

Wednesday, June 19

  • Church & Heart to Heart closed for Juneteenth Holiday
  • Mission Workday Volunteers needed 10 am to 2 pm, see below
Sign up to Volunteer

News

Welcome Rev. John Girard

Rev. John Girard is the newest member on staff at First Community, as Minister of Mission & Justice.  John comes to First Community from Broad Street United Methodist Church where he served as Senior Pastor of the downtown church for the past three years.  Prior to that he served in a variety of United Methodist clergy roles in the Columbus metro area for two decades.

Read John’s bio in its entirety.

This Month

Have you ever asked yourself:
Who packs the bags we give out in the drive-thru?
Where does the food we distribute come from?

June is your chance to find out! Regular volunteers are encouraged to take the opportunity to volunteer for something at Heart to Heart they don’t usually do. For instance: if you’re usually volunteering Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the drive-thru, check out a Monday or Wednesday evening Stock & Shop shift, or vice versa.

Wonder where the frozen meat comes from? Check out a cold-stocking shift or direct retail pickup. We encourage volunteers to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes and understand the entire process at Heart to Heart. Just check out the sign-up genius and find an open spot where you don’t usually go!

Filming

Starting Monday and for the next three weeks you’ll see First Community’s Worship Technology Team filming at Heart to Heart. Led by Stewart Pitchford, the team will be shooting scenes at the food pantry at each shift, both onsite and offsite. The footage will be compiled into videos to be used by Heart to Heart for educational purposes.

We are asking volunteers to be aware of and prepared for this by doing the following:

  • Sign the Photo & Social Media Waiver and submit it via email to hearttoheart@fcchurch.com or turn it in to Yohan.
  • Let us know if you do not want to be recorded. Please speak up! If you’re not comfortable being on camera, we will accommodate your request!
  • If you’re willing to speak on camera about what you’re doing, please let Yohan know. We will have opportunities for volunteers to summarize their work on film.
  • Wear your Heart to Heart t-shirts while volunteering. Don’t have one? Click the icon below to purchase a t-shirt online!

PUPdate

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

  • May 1:          Commons at Livingston – 42
  • May 1:          Southpark/Franklinton Farms – 15
  • May 8:          Hope Resource Center – 41
  • May 15:        Southpoint – 41
  • May 22:        Grant – 42
  • May 23:        Riverview International Center –  15
  • May 29:        Hope Resource Center – 41

Pop Up 2024 Monthly totals: 

  • January:     238
  • February:   205
  • March:        201
  • April:           206
  • May:           237

YTD:  Individuals/families served:  1,087

Click here to read the entire update.

Donation Drive

On Father’s Day, June 16, Heart to Heart will hold a shaving supply during worship services. You can donate razors, shaving cream, aftershave, even things like beard oil! Our volunteers, Becky and Susan, will be waiting outside worship spaces to take your donations at both First Community North (in the parking lot) and First Community South (outside the Crane Welcome Center).

While we will advertise and encourage specific donations on a theme, we continue to accept all our typical donations! Visit h2h.fcchurch.com/monthlydrives to view and download a printable PDF (or grab a flyer at either church campus) to hang on your fridge! We hope these fun themes will encourage donation participation.

Mission Workday

On Wednesday, June 19, many people have the day off to observe the Juneteenth holiday. If your celebration plans allow for it, please consider spending a few hours volunteering at Heart to Heart. We will have a volunteer workday from 10am to 2pm led by Amy Caskie, Director of Missions. The sign up genius includes more details about the work!

Social Media

Make sure you are following the Heart to Heart on both Facebook and Instagram. Social media is one of the best ways for the world to share information! Every time you like or comment on one of our posts, it promotes engagement across the platform. When you share our posts, the information is immediately visible to those in your circle! It quickly helps spread our message- whether it be resource information, a plea for donations, or a volunteer opportunity. Sharing on social media is an easy way to support our mission. Check out these posts from the past week to see what you may have missed.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Mid-Ohio Food Collective Trainings

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. Trainings on FreshTrak and Food Safety 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.

For most trainings, volunteers will need to register with an agency name and number: Heart to Heart Agency #1042

Register Online at MOFC Agency360

FreshTrak Basic Training

(FKA PantryTrak)

This online via 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.

The following dates and times are available:

  • Wed, Jun 13 at 2 pm
  • Thu, Jul 25 at 10 am

MOFC Food Safety Training

Level 1 Person In Charge

This training was developed by Feeding America and ServSafe for those who partner with foodbanks and is relevant to the work you are doing in your communities.

The course is online, at no-cost to your agency and once taken and successfully passed, the certification never expires for the person who takes the training!

The following dates and times are available:

  • Fri, Jun 14 at 10 am
  • Mon, Jul 8 at 10 am

3-Part Learning Journey

Facilitator Daniel Juday, will explore inclusion, culture, barriers and obstacles in the work that we do while learning tools for building better relationships with our customers, co-workers, and volunteers.

All sessions will take place in-person at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective main campus: 3960 Brookham Dr. Grove City, OH. 43123.

For more information on this 3-Part training and a link to sign up, please click here.

  • September 12 Part. 3 – Understanding Our Team

Advocacy 101

Join the Conversation

MOFC’s Government Relations Team- Tim White and Hallie Carrino-Lee will host an open forum to discuss the State Budget and its effects on essential programs and benefits for your customers.

Explore ways to push back and advocate against the continued assault on SNAP and othe Hinger/Feeding issues and what’s happening on Capitol Hill.

Bring your questions and prepare to engage! Registration is required. This session of Advocacy will be held via ZOOM.

  • Thu, Jun 13 at 10 am

May 31, 2024

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Statistics

Households Served

  • 53 in Drive- Thru on Tuesday, May 28
  • 41 at Pop-Up Pantry on Wednesday, May 29
  • 45 in Drive-Thru on Thursday, May 30
  • 29 total new families this week
  • Families Served YTD:  3,801

Monday’s Order

Click the image below to enlarge.

Volunteers Needed

The following shifts next week are still in need of volunteers. Please click the button below to sign up for one of these open shifts.

Monday, June 3

  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am Cold Stocking Shift (1)
  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MOFB Order Unloading (7)
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (3)

Tuesday, June 4

  • 8:30 am- 10:30 am Drive Thru (3)
  • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (4)

Wednesday, June 5

  • 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (7)

Thursday, June 6

  • 7:00 am – 9:00 am MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
  • 8:30 am- 10:30 am Drive Thru (5)
  • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (2)

Friday, June 7

  • 9:30 am- 10:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
Sign up to Volunteer

Social Media

Make sure you are following the Heart to Heart on both Facebook and Instagram. Social media is one of the best ways for the world to share information! Every time you like or comment on one of our posts, it promotes engagement across the platform. When you share our posts, the information is immediately visible to those in your circle! It quickly helps spread our message- whether it be resource information, a plea for donations, or a volunteer opportunity. Sharing on social media is an easy way to support our mission. Check out these posts from the past week to see what you may have missed.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Mid-Ohio Food Collective Trainings

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. Trainings on FreshTrak and Food Safety 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.

For most trainings, volunteers will need to register with an agency name and number: Heart to Heart Agency #1042

Register Online at MOFC Agency360

FreshTrak Basic Training

(FKA PantryTrak)

This online via 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.

The following dates and times are available:

  • Wed, Jun 13 at 2 pm
  • Thu, Jul 25 at 10 am

MOFC Food Safety Training

Level 1 Person In Charge

This training was developed by Feeding America and ServSafe for those who partner with foodbanks and is relevant to the work you are doing in your communities.

The course is online, at no-cost to your agency and once taken and successfully passed, the certification never expires for the person who takes the training!

The following dates and times are available:

  • Fri, Jun 14 at 10 am
  • Mon, Jul 8 at 10 am

3-Part Learning Journey

Facilitator Daniel Juday, will explore inclusion, culture, barriers and obstacles in the work that we do while learning tools for building better relationships with our customers, co-workers, and volunteers.

All sessions will take place in-person at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective main campus: 3960 Brookham Dr. Grove City, OH. 43123.

For more information on this 3-Part training and a link to sign up, please click here.

  • June 4 Part. 2 – Understanding Our World
  • September 12 Part. 3 – Understanding Our Team

Advocacy 101

Join the Conversation

MOFC’s Government Relations Team- Tim White and Hallie Carrino-Lee will host an open forum to discuss the State Budget and its effects on essential programs and benefits for your customers.

Explore ways to push back and advocate against the continued assault on SNAP and othe Hinger/Feeding issues and what’s happening on Capitol Hill.

Bring your questions and prepare to engage! Registration is required. This session of Advocacy will be held via ZOOM.

  • Thu, Jun 13 at 10 am

May 24, 2024

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Statistics

Households Served

  • 65 in Drive- Thru on Tuesday, May 21
  • 42 at Pop-Up Pantry on Wednesday, May 22
  • 59 in Drive-Thru on Thursday, May 23
  • 4 at Pop-Up Pantry on Thursday, May 23
  • 28 total new families this week
  • Families Served YTD:  3,650

Mission Volunteer Workday

Memorial Day, May 27

It’s been quite a few months since our last Missions Volunteer Workday. We take these opportunities on days off, when they align with personal schedules, to do cleaning, repairs and other necessary non-routine tasks. Our next session is scheduled for Memorial Day, when many people are off work and school. If your BBQs are scheduled for Saturday or Sunday, please consider joining Amy that Monday!, May 27, at 10am. Sign up at tinyurl.com/h2hvolunteersignup

Volunteers Needed

The following shifts next week are still in need of volunteers. Please click the button below to sign up for one of these open shifts.

Monday, May 27

  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Mission Workday (9)

Regular volunteer shifts canceled

Tuesday, May 28

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

Wednesday, May 29

  • 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, May 30

  • 8:30 am- 10:30 am Drive Thru (1)
  • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (3)

Friday, May 31

  • 9:30 am- 10:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
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News

Just A Note

  • Heart to Heart t-shirts are now available in size 3XL in the First Community Church Merch store online and at First Community North.
  • Heart to Heart’s regular volunteer shifts are canceled on Mon, May 27 for Memorial Day. Alternatively, volunteers may wish to sign up for the Missions Workday! A complete calendar of 2024 closings for Heart to Heart is available online here..
  • Our MOFC truck order schedule has changed to accommodate their inventory schedule, along with several upcoming holiday closings. Sign-Up Genius accurately reflects the updated volunteer shifts. The next three delivery dates are:

Mon Jun 3
Mon Jun 17
Mon Jun 26
Mon Jul 15

  • Have you read First Community’s revised Privacy Policy? This policy is in use by all departments, including our ministry at Heart to Heart!
  • Our next donation collection during FC worship services is for shaving supplies on Sun, Jun 16 (Father’s Day).

Special Skills

We understand not everyone can or wants to volunteer during our regular weekly shifts, but may still want to contribute to our overall success. Heart to Heart is on the lookout for a few volunteers with specialized skills to help with projects from time to time. Please let us know if you have a particular interest or are skilled in:

  • Woodworking, DIY, Building
  • Social Media
  • Community Advocacy
  • Elementary Education
  • One time assembly projects (eg. birthday bags)

While we may not have a related project in mind at the moment, these are some needs we have encountered over time and we would love to know who might be interested in helping with these things in the future. Have another skill or interest you think may be useful? Let us know!

Social Media

Make sure you are following the Heart to Heart on both Facebook and Instagram. Social media is one of the best ways for the world to share information! Every time you like or comment on one of our posts, it promotes engagement across the platform. When you share our posts, the information is immediately visible to those in your circle! It quickly helps spread our message- whether it be resource information, a plea for donations, or a volunteer opportunity. Sharing on social media is an easy way to support our mission. Check out these posts from the past week to see what you may have missed.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Mid-Ohio Food Collective Trainings

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. Trainings on FreshTrak and Food Safety 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.

For most trainings, volunteers will need to register with an agency name and number: Heart to Heart Agency #1042

Register Online at MOFC Agency360

FreshTrak Basic Training

(FKA PantryTrak)

This online via 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.

The following dates and times are available:

  • Wed, Jun 13 at 2 pm
  • Thu, Jul 25 at 10 am

MOFC Food Safety Training

Level 1 Person In Charge

This training was developed by Feeding America and ServSafe for those who partner with foodbanks and is relevant to the work you are doing in your communities.

The course is online, at no-cost to your agency and once taken and successfully passed, the certification never expires for the person who takes the training!

The following dates and times are available:

  • Wed, May 29 at 2 pm
  • Fri, Jun 14 at 10 am
  • Mon, Jul 8 at 10 am

3-Part Learning Journey

Facilitator Daniel Juday, will explore inclusion, culture, barriers and obstacles in the work that we do while learning tools for building better relationships with our customers, co-workers, and volunteers.

All sessions will take place in-person at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective main campus: 3960 Brookham Dr. Grove City, OH. 43123.

For more information on this 3-Part training and a link to sign up, please click here.

  • June 4 Part. 2 – Understanding Our World
  • September 12 Part. 3 – Understanding Our Team

Advocacy 101

Join the Conversation

MOFC’s Government Relations Team- Tim White and Hallie Carrino-Lee will host an open forum to discuss the State Budget and its effects on essential programs and benefits for your customers.

Explore ways to push back and advocate against the continued assault on SNAP and othe Hinger/Feeding issues and what’s happening on Capitol Hill.

Bring your questions and prepare to engage! Registration is required. This session of Advocacy will be held via ZOOM.

  • Thu, Jun 13 at 10 am

May 17, 2024

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Statistics

Households Served

  • 64 in Drive- Thru on Tuesday, May 14
  • 41 at Pop-Up Pantry on Wednesday, May 15
  • 66 in Drive-Thru on Thursday, May 16
  • 25 total new families this week
  • Families Served YTD:  3,481

Monday’s Delivery from MOFC

This is what we can expect to see on the truck with Monday’s order of roughly 9,000 pounds. Click “Sign Up to Volunteer” button to the right if you’re able to help with unloading that afternoon. Click the image below to enlarge.

Volunteers Needed

The following shifts next week are still in need of volunteers. Please click the button below to sign up for one of these open shifts.

Monday, May 20

  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MOFC Truck Unload (6)
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (4)

Tuesday, May 21

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

Wednesday, May 22

  • 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (5)

Thursday, May 23

  • 8:30 am- 10:30 am Drive Thru (4)
  • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, May 24

  • 9:00 am- 10:00 am Direct Retail Pickup (1)
  • 9:30 am- 10:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
  • 11:00 am- 12:30 pm Shop & Stock (1)

Monday, May 27

  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Mission Workday (10)
  • Regular volunteer shifts canceled
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News

Mission Volunteer Workday

Memorial Day, May 27

It’s been quite a few months since our last Missions Volunteer Workday. We take these opportunities on days off, when they align with personal schedules, to do cleaning, repairs and other necessary non-routine tasks. Our next session is scheduled for Memorial Day, when many people are off work and school. If your BBQs are scheduled for Saturday or Sunday, please consider joining Amy that Monday!, May 27, at 10am. Sign up at tinyurl.com/h2hvolunteersignup

Special Skills

We understand not everyone can or wants to volunteer during our regular weekly shifts, but may still want to contribute to our overall success. Heart to Heart is on the lookout for a few volunteers with specialized skills to help with projects from time to time. Please let us know if you have a particular interest or are skilled in:

  • Woodworking, DIY, Building
  • Social Media
  • Community Advocacy
  • Elementary Education
  • One time assembly projects (eg. birthday bags)

While we may not have a related project in mind at the moment, these are some needs we have encountered over time and we would love to know who might be interested in helping with these things in the future. Have another skill or interest you think may be useful? Let us know!

This Week

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Kroger Community Rewards

Through the Community Rewards program, Kroger makes a contribution to Heart to Heart every time you shop.

In the quarter beginning Feb 1 and ending Apr 30, 2024 we earned $924.01 from the 253 participating households.

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

You can also login to your account to see how much your participation earned for us last quarter!

Just A Note

  • Heart to Heart t-shirts are now available in size 3XL in the First Community Church Merch store online and at First Community North.
  • Look for First Community in the Heart to Heart cargo van at the Grandview Memorial Parade on Sat, May 25.
  • Heart to Heart’s regular volunteer shifts are canceled on Mon, May 27 for Memorial Day. Alternatively, volunteers may wish to sign up for the Missions Workday! A complete calendar of 2024 closings for Heart to Heart is available online here..
  • Our MOFC truck order schedule has changed to accommodate their inventory schedule, along with several upcoming holiday closings. Sign-Up Genius accurately reflects the updated volunteer shifts. The next three delivery dates are:

Mon Jun 3
Mon Jun 17
Mon Jun 26
Mon Jul 15

  • Have you read First Community’s revised Privacy Policy? This policy is in use by all departments, including our ministry at Heart to Heart!
  • Our next donation collection during FC worship services is for shaving supplies on Sun, Jun 16 (Father’s Day).

Food Safety Memo

Change in procedure!

MOFC recently notified us that these items need to be refrigerated:

  • Asparagus
  • Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.)
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Salads, Spinach, Lettuce, Cabbage
  • Root Vegetables (Carrots, Turnips, Radishes, Rutabagas, Parsnips, etc.)
  • Walnuts

Produce items not listed can be stored at room temperature.
All dairy items, including eggs, must be refrigerated. Meat must be frozen.
Please use your best judgement. Better safe than sorry!

The memo below will be posted in food storage areas!

Social Media

Make sure you are following the Heart to Heart on both Facebook and Instagram. Social media is one of the best ways for the world to share information! Every time you like or comment on one of our posts, it promotes engagement across the platform. When you share our posts, the information is immediately visible to those in your circle! It quickly helps spread our message- whether it be resource information, a plea for donations, or a volunteer opportunity. Sharing on social media is an easy way to support our mission. Check out these posts from the past week to see what you may have missed.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Mid-Ohio Food Collective Trainings

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. Trainings on FreshTrak and Food Safety 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.

For most trainings, volunteers will need to register with an agency name and number: Heart to Heart Agency #1042

Register Online at MOFC Agency360

FreshTrak Basic Training

(FKA PantryTrak)

This online via 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.

The following dates and times are available:

  • Tue, May 21 at 2 pm
  • Wed, Jun 13 at 2 pm
  • Thu, Jul 25 at 10 am

MOFC Food Safety Training

Level 1 Person In Charge

This training was developed by Feeding America and ServSafe for those who partner with foodbanks and is relevant to the work you are doing in your communities.

The course is online, at no-cost to your agency and once taken and successfully passed, the certification never expires for the person who takes the training!

The following dates and times are available:

  • Wed, May 29 at 2 pm
  • Fri, Jun 14 at 10 am
  • Mon, Jul 8 at 10 am

Strategic Storytelling

Erich Hiner, MOFC’s Communications Manager, will conduct the training.

In this interactive training, we will cover the “why,” the “what,” the “who,” and the “how” of customer storytelling for all Partner Agencies of Mid-Ohio Food Collective. Participants will learn the strategic value of storytelling; leave with practical, low-cost storytelling techniques; and get real story examples from their peers and the team at MOFC.

The following dates and times are available:

  • Fri, May 24 at 10:30 am in Barnesville, Ohio

Advocacy 101

Join the Conversation

MOFC’s Government Relations Team- Tim White and Hallie Carrino-Lee will host an open forum to discuss the State Budget and its effects on essential programs and benefits for your customers.

Explore ways to push back and advocate against the continued assault on SNAP and othe Hinger/Feeding issues and what’s happening on Capitol Hill.

Bring your questions and prepare to engage! Registration is required. This session of Advocacy will be held via ZOOM.

  • Thu, Jun 13 at 10 am

3-Part Learning Journey

Facilitator Daniel Juday, will explore inclusion, culture, barriers and obstacles in the work that we do while learning tools for building better relationships with our customers, co-workers, and volunteers.

All sessions will take place in-person at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective main campus: 3960 Brookham Dr. Grove City, OH. 43123.

For more information on this 3-Part training and a link to sign up, please click here.

  • June 4 Part. 2 – Understanding Our World
  • September 12 Part. 3 – Understanding Our Team
Save the Dates!

Grants 101 Workshop

Thu, Jun 20 9:30 am-11:30 am

Grants 102 Workshop

Tue, Jun 23 9:30 am-11:30 am

More information coming soon. To stay informed, please click here.

May 10, 2024

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Statistics

Households Served

  • 87 in Drive- Thru on Tuesday, May 7
  • 41 at Pop-Up Pantry on Wednesday, May 8
  • 67 in Drive-Thru on Thursday, May 9
  • 47 total new families this week
  • Families Served YTD:  3309

Calling All Volunteers!

It’s almost summer which means OSU Semester of Service students head back to their parents’ houses, high school students are off to various camps, and families take their vacations. This time of year we experience a transition in available volunteers that often leaves us wanting! We also open our Wednesday evening stocking shift to everyone during the summer. Students needing service hours (and teachers!) can now volunteer during the day, since they’re home from school. Minors will need a signed waiver form, which can be found online here. Please consider volunteering when you’re available this summer.

Volunteers Needed

The following shifts next week are still in need of volunteers. Please click the button below to sign up for one of these open shifts.

Monday, May 13

  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (2)

Tuesday, May 14

  • 8:30 am- 10:30 am Drive Thru (6)
  • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (7)

Wednesday, May 15

  • 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (3)

Thursday, May 16

  • 8:30 am- 10:30 am Drive Thru (5)
  • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, May 17

  • 9:30 am- 10:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
Sign up to Volunteer

News

Mission Volunteer Workday

Memorial Day, May 27

It’s been quite a few months since our last Missions Volunteer Workday. We take these opportunities on days off, when they align with personal schedules, to do cleaning, repairs and other necessary non-routine tasks. Our next session is scheduled for Memorial Day, when many people are off work and school. If your BBQs are scheduled for Saturday or Sunday, please consider joining Amy that Monday!, May 27, at 10am. Sign up at tinyurl.com/h2hvolunteersignup

Sunday, May 12

On Mother’s Day, May 12, we will hold a collection for diapers and essential baby care supplies during worship services. Show your support for local mothers and families caring for infants by making a donation. Our volunteers, Becky and Susan, will be waiting outside worship spaces to take your donations at both First Community North (in the parking lot) and First Community South (outside the Crane Welcome Center).  Read about the importance of this drive in the May issue of On a Mission! monthly newsletter. Please give generously to support mothers in need!

April 2024 PUPdate

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

  • April 3:          Commons at Livingston – 42
  • April 10:        Hope Resource Center – 40
  • April 17:        Southpoint – 41
  • April 24:        Grant – 43
  • April 25:        Riverview International Center –  40

Pop Up 2024 Monthly totals: 

  • January:     238
  • February:   205
  • March:        201
  • April:           206

YTD:  Individuals/families served:  850

Click here to read the entire April Pupdate.

Announcement from Pop-Up Pantry

Below is an email excerpt from Rose Kandel:

May 9, 2024
Dear Dedicated Pop Up Volunteers,
I cannot believe two years have passed since I took the Co-Lead position with Heart to Heart’s Pop Up Pantry.  Our team is on a two year rotation, and it is my time to step down and let our other dedicated volunteers take on the co-lead position.  My time will end this month.
Kathleen Hatcher has helped me co-lead for the past six months and will be stepping up to replace me.  Kathleen will be assisted by Carla Edlefson and Bobbie Doak.  Both have been long time volunteers with our Pop Up Team.
I have enjoyed working with you and look forward to seeing you all when I return in the fall.
Serving in Faith,
~Rose

“I have seen so many good deeds-people helped, lives improved-because someone cared.  Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place.” ~Rosalynn Carter

Bobbie Doak

Carla Edlefson

Rose Kandel

Rose Kandel

Kathleen Hatcher

Social Media

Make sure you are following the Heart to Heart on both Facebook and Instagram. Social media is one of the best ways for the world to share information! Every time you like or comment on one of our posts, it promotes engagement across the platform. When you share our posts, the information is immediately visible to those in your circle! It quickly helps spread our message- whether it be resource information, a plea for donations, or a volunteer opportunity. Sharing on social media is an easy way to support our mission. Check out these posts from the past week to see what you may have missed.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Mid-Ohio Food Collective Trainings

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. Trainings on FreshTrak and Food Safety 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.

For most trainings, volunteers will need to register with an agency name and number: Heart to Heart Agency #1042

Register Online at MOFC Agency360

3-Part Learning Journey

Facilitator Daniel Juday, will explore inclusion, culture, barriers and obstacles in the work that we do while learning tools for building better relationships with our customers, co-workers, and volunteers.

All sessions will take place in-person at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective main campus: 3960 Brookham Dr. Grove City, OH. 43123.

For more information on this 3-Part training and a link to sign up, please click here.

  • June 4 Part. 2 – Understanding Our World
  • September 12 Part. 3 – Understanding Our Team
Save the Dates!

Grants 101 Workshop

Thu, Jun 20 9:30 am-11:30 am

Grants 102 Workshop

Tue, Jun 23 9:30 am-11:30 am

More information coming soon. To stay informed, please click here.

Strategic Storytelling

Erich Hiner, MOFC’s Communications Manager, will conduct the training.

In this interactive training, we will cover the “why,” the “what,” the “who,” and the “how” of customer storytelling for all Partner Agencies of Mid-Ohio Food Collective. Participants will learn the strategic value of storytelling; leave with practical, low-cost storytelling techniques; and get real story examples from their peers and the team at MOFC.

The following dates and times are available:

  • Fri, May 24 at 10:30 am in Barnesville, Ohio

Advocacy 101

Join the Conversation

MOFC’s Government Relations Team- Tim White and Hallie Carrino-Lee will host an open forum to discuss the State Budget and its effects on essential programs and benefits for your customers.

Explore ways to push back and advocate against the continued assault on SNAP and othe Hinger/Feeding issues and what’s happening on Capitol Hill.

Bring your questions and prepare to engage! Registration is required. This session of Advocacy will be held via ZOOM.

  • Thu, Jun 13 at 10 am

FreshTrak Basic Training

(FKA PantryTrak)

This online via 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.

The following dates and times are available:

  • Tue, May 21 at 2 pm
  • Wed, Jun 13 at 2 pm
  • Thu, Jul 25 at 10 am

MOFC Food Safety Training

Level 1 Person In Charge

This training was developed by Feeding America and ServSafe for those who partner with foodbanks and is relevant to the work you are doing in your communities.

The course is online, at no-cost to your agency and once taken and successfully passed, the certification never expires for the person who takes the training!

The following dates and times are available:

  • Wed, May 29 at 2 pm
  • Fri, Jun 14 at 10 am
  • Mon, Jul 8 at 10 am

May 3, 2024

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Statistics

Households Served

  • 62 in Drive- Thru on Tuesday, April 30
  • 57 at Pop-Up Pantry on Wednesday, May 1
    • 42 at Livingston
    • 15 at South Park / Franklinton Farms
  • 58 in Drive-Thru on Thursday, May 2
  • 41 total new families this week
  • Families Served YTD:  3115

MOFC Order Monday

Here’s what we can expect on the truck arriving tomorrow afternoon! It will be about 8,500 pounds. If you can help unload at 3:30pm or stock the shelves at 5pm, please sign up at tinyurl.com/h2hvolunteersignup

Click image to enlarge

Volunteers Needed

The following shifts next week are still in need of volunteers. Please click the button below to sign up for one of these open shifts.

Monday, May 6

  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am Stock Donations from Grace Fellowship (5)
  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MOFC Truck Unload (4)
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (1)

Tuesday, May 7

  • 8:30 am- 10:30 am Drive Thru (7)
  • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (6)

Wednesday, May 8

  • 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (3)

Thursday, May 9

  • 8:30 am- 10:30 am Drive Thru (6)
  • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (2)

Friday, May 10

  • 9:00 am- 10:00 am Direct Retail Pickup (1)
  • 9:30 am- 10:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
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News

Women’s Guild Mini Garage Sale

The guilds will hold a mini garage sale in our parking lot today!

Sunday, May 12

Read about the importance of the Baby Care Drive being held on Mother’s Day in the May issue of On a Mission! monthly newsletter.

Special Skills

We understand not everyone can or wants to volunteer during our regular weekly shifts, but may still want to contribute to our overall success. Heart to Heart is on the lookout for a few volunteers with specialized skills to help with projects from time to time. Please let us know if you have a particular interest or are skilled in:

  • Woodworking, DIY, Building
  • Social Media
  • Community Advocacy
  • Elementary Education
  • One time assembly projects (eg. birthday bags)

While we may not have a related project in mind at the moment, these are some needs we have encountered over time and we would love to know who might be interested in helping with these things in the future. Have another skill or interest you think may be useful? Let us know!

Mission Volunteer Workday

Memorial Day, May 27

It’s been quite a few months since our last Missions Volunteer Workday. We take these opportunities on days off, when they align with personal schedules, to do cleaning, repairs and other necessary non-routine tasks. Our next session is scheduled for Memorial Day, when many people are off work and school. If your BBQs are scheduled for Saturday or Sunday, please consider joining Amy that Monday!, May 27, at 10am. Sign up at tinyurl.com/h2hvolunteersignup

Social Media

Make sure you are following the Heart to Heart on both Facebook and Instagram. Social media is one of the best ways for the world to share information! Every time you like or comment on one of our posts, it promotes engagement across the platform. When you share our posts, the information is immediately visible to those in your circle! It quickly helps spread our message- whether it be resource information, a plea for donations, or a volunteer opportunity. Sharing on social media is an easy way to support our mission. Check out these posts from the past week to see what you may have missed.

Calling All Volunteers!

It’s almost summer which means OSU Semester of Service students head back to their parents’ houses, high school students are off to various camps, and families take their vacations. This time of year we experience a transition in available volunteers that often leaves us wanting! We also open our Wednesday evening stocking shift to everyone during the summer. Students needing service hours (and teachers!) can now volunteer during the day, since they’re home from school. Minors will need a signed waiver form, which can be found online here. Please consider volunteering when you’re available this summer.

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Mid-Ohio Food Collective Trainings

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective offers regular training opportunities for food pantry staff and volunteers. Trainings on FreshTrak and Food Safety 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.

For most trainings, volunteers will need to register with an agency name and number: Heart to Heart Agency #1042

Register Online at MOFC Agency360

3-Part Learning Journey

Facilitator Daniel Juday, will explore inclusion, culture, barriers and obstacles in the work that we do while learning tools for building better relationships with our customers, co-workers, and volunteers.

All sessions will take place in-person at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective main campus: 3960 Brookham Dr. Grove City, OH. 43123.

For more information on this 3-Part training and a link to sign up, please click here.

  • June 4 Part. 2 – Understanding Our World
  • September 12 Part. 3 – Understanding Our Team
Save the Dates!

Grants 101 Workshop

Thu, Jun 20 9:30 am-11:30 am

Grants 102 Workshop

Tue, Jun 23 9:30 am-11:30 am

More information coming soon. To stay informed, please click here.

Strategic Storytelling

Erich Hiner, MOFC’s Communications Manager, will conduct the training.

In this interactive training, we will cover the “why,” the “what,” the “who,” and the “how” of customer storytelling for all Partner Agencies of Mid-Ohio Food Collective. Participants will learn the strategic value of storytelling; leave with practical, low-cost storytelling techniques; and get real story examples from their peers and the team at MOFC.

The following dates and times are available:

  • Mon, May 6 at 10 am at MOFC Grove City
  • Fri, May 24 at 10:30 am in Barnesville, Ohio

Advocacy 101

Join the Conversation

MOFC’s Government Relations Team- Tim White and Hallie Carrino-Lee will host an open forum to discuss the State Budget and its effects on essential programs and benefits for your customers.

Explore ways to push back and advocate against the continued assault on SNAP and othe Hinger/Feeding issues and what’s happening on Capitol Hill.

Bring your questions and prepare to engage! Registration is required. This session of Advocacy will be held via ZOOM.

  • Thu, Jun 13 at 10 am

FreshTrak Basic Training

(FKA PantryTrak)

This online via 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.

The following dates and times are available:

  • Tue, May 21 at 2 pm
  • Wed, Jun 13 at 2 pm
  • Thu, Jul 25 at 10 am

MOFC Food Safety Training

Level 1 Person In Charge

This training was developed by Feeding America and ServSafe for those who partner with foodbanks and is relevant to the work you are doing in your communities.

The course is online, at no-cost to your agency and once taken and successfully passed, the certification never expires for the person who takes the training!

The following dates and times are available:

  • Wed, May 29 at 2 pm
  • Fri, Jun 14 at 10 am
  • Mon, Jul 8 at 10 am