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Thursdays 9am to 12pm
First Community South
1944 W. First Avenue Columbus, OH 43212
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Weekly Update

May 14, 2022

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Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 40 on May 10
  • 54 on May 12

Households served via Pop-up

Volunteer Opportunities

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

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Monday, May 16
8:45 am – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
9:30 am – 10:30 am MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
9:30 am – 11 am Stocking & Setup (2)

Tuesday, May 17
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (1)
10:00 am – 12:30 am Drive-Thru (5)

Wednesday, May 18
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (3)

Thursday, May 19
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (6)

Friday, May 20
9:30 am – 10:30 am  Cold Stocking (2)
10:00 am – 11:30 am Preshop (4)

Upcoming Events

Family Gardening Project

Join the youth team for Family Sunday Missions, a chance for kids and the grown-ups they love to come together with others to connect, hear a short lesson, and do a Midweek Missions style hands-on service project. Children of all ages and abilities and their grown-up/s are invited to gather for this casual program to learn, serve and socialize.

On June 5, the group with gather at First Community South in the parking lot at 10am. We will be doing a gardening project for Heart to Heart. Bring your gardening gloves and a trowel!

Register here!

Art Festival Beverage Booth Volunteers

For the past few years, we have participated in the Columbus Arts Festival, staffing a beverage booth selling water and soda. In return for our service, the festival donates a part of their proceeds to Heart to Heart. We also collect tips at the booth which are ours to keep! Altogether, we earn between $1,000 and $1,500 per year.

This year, we will again be selling water and soda at the Columbus Arts Festival, June 10-12. Yohan will be setting up the booth Friday, Kate will be working all day Saturday, and Amy will close up shop on Friday! We’ll need cashiers, stockers, and leads/talkers. Cashiers must be comfortable with cash handling and technology (iPads and Square). Stocking involves heavy lifting. Volunteers with work with Heart to Heart staff, hand out items, and talk to customers about the pantry. All should be prepared for hot weather.

Volunteer Education Opportunities

Fresh Trak Beginner Basics

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

Fresh Trak 
May 18, 2 pm

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

Fresh Trak Beyond the Basics

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

Fresh Trak 2.0
May 24, 2 pm

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

Darkness to Light

This training class is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hosptial. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaciors. The training combines two 45 minute video sessions filled with real people and real stores along with a 30-minute virtual discussion about protecting children. During the discussion, you’ll receive a list of local resources to support healthy, happy kids.

Stewards of Children
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

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May 7, 2022

By Weekly UpdateNo Comments

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 45 on May 3
  • 37 on May 5

Households served via Pop-up

  • 31 on April 28
  • 35 on May 4

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Sign Up

Also on Sign-Up Genius:
-Volunteer for the Diaper Drive Sunday
-June sign up is now available
-Volunteer for the Columbus Art Festival Beverage Booth

Monday, May 9
8:45 am – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
9:30 am – 10:30 am MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
9:30 am – 11 am Stocking & Setup (2)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MOFB Order Unload (6)

Tuesday, May 10
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (2)
10:00 am – 12:30 am Drive-Thru (4)

Wednesday, May 11
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stock (2)

Thursday, May 12
8:00 am – 9:00 am MOFB Shop-Thru (1)
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (2)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Drive-Thru (4)

Friday, May 13
9:30am – 10:30am  Cold Stocking (2)

Upcoming Events

Diaper Drive

Family Gardening Project

Join the youth team for Family Sunday Missions, a chance for kids and the grown-ups they love to come together with others to connect, hear a short lesson, and do a Midweek Missions style hands-on service project. Children of all ages and abilities and their grown-up/s are invited to gather for this casual program to learn, serve and socialize.

On June 5, the group with gather at First Community South in the parking lot at 10am. We will be doing a gardening project for Heart to Heart. Bring your gardening gloves and a trowel!

Register here!

Art Festival Beverage Booth Volunteers

For the past few years, we have participated in the Columbus Arts Festival, staffing a beverage booth selling water and soda. In return for our service, the festival donates a part of their proceeds to Heart to Heart. We also collect tips at the booth which are ours to keep! Altogether, we earn between $1,000 and $1,500 per year.

This year, we will again be selling water and soda at the Columbus Arts Festival, June 10-12. Yohan will be setting up the booth Friday, Kate will be working all day Saturday, and Amy will close up shop on Friday! We’ll need cashiers, stockers, and leads/talkers. Cashiers must be comfortable with cash handling and technology (iPads and Square). Stocking involves heavy lifting. Volunteers with work with Heart to Heart staff, hand out items, and talk to customers about the pantry. All should be prepared for hot weather.

Volunteer Education Opportunities

Food Safety Training

All agencies are required to be certified once every 3 years. Now is a good time to check and see if your certification is still good or will it need to be renewed this year. 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. Please make sure you 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:

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

Food Safety Training
May 12, 10 am

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

Fresh Trak Beginner Basics

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

Fresh Trak 
May 18, 2 pm

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

Fresh Trak Beyond the Basics

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

Fresh Trak 2.0
May 24, 2 pm

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

Darkness to Light

This training class is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hosptial. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaciors. The training combines two 45 minute video sessions filled with real people and real stores along with a 30-minute virtual discussion about protecting children. During the discussion, you’ll receive a list of local resources to support healthy, happy kids.

Stewards of Children
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

April 30, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 65 on April 26
  • 44 on April 28

Households served via Pop-up

  • 28 on April 27

Volunteer Opportunities

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, May 2
8:45 am – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (2)
9:30 am – 10:30 am MOFB Shop-Thru
9:30 am – 11 am Stocking & Setup (2)

Tuesday, May 3
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (1)
10:00 am – 12:30 am Drive-Thru (5)

Wednesday, May 4
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru (1)

Thursday, May 5
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (2)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm  pm Drive-Thru (4)

Friday, May 6
9:00 am – 10:00 am Direct Retail Pickups (1)
9:30am – 10:30am  Cold Stocking (2)
10:00am – 11:30am Preshop Shift (2)

Sunday, May 8
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Mother’s Day Diaper Drive (1)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Mother’s Day Diaper Drive (2)

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Pop UPdate

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

  • April 6:    Commons at Livingston-35
  • April 13:   Southpoint Village-34
  • April 20:   Hope Resource Center -35
  • April 27:   Commons at Grant-28
  • April 28:   Riverview International Center-30

Monthly totals for 2022:

  • January 161
  • February 159
  • March 154
  • April 162

Our Pop Up Panty continues to be blessed by the generosity of Richard Jacob, who purchases and donates a variety of items each week for Heart to Heart and the Trading Post.   Families at our Pop Up Pantry agency sites have greatly appreciated the personal care items donated by Richard.  We are grateful for Richard and his service to our many families.

We are happy to have Melody Smiley back at the pantry this month.  Boyce Lancaster is recovering from recent surgery and we look forward to his return in the near future. Kitty Rohrer is taking time away during April and May due to a work commitment.

Our Pop Up Pantry founding team members spoke about “Our Journey” at Guild RSZ’s meeting on April 11. The presentation was very well received and we hope to share this ministry through speaking with other church and community groups.

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

  • May 4:    11a-2p, Commons at Livingston (1st Wednesday)
  • May 11:   10a-2p, Hope Resource Center (2nd Wednesday)
  • May 12:   12:30p-3:30p, Franklinton Farms (2nd Thursday)-Tentative
  • May 18:   11a-2p, Southpoint Village (3rd Wednesday)
  • May 25:   11a-2p, Commons at Grant (4th Wednesday)
  • May 26:   12:30p-3:30p, Riverview International Center (4th Thursday)

Every year our Pop Up Pantry team will be rotating one of its Volunteer Co-Lead roles. This will enable us to enhance teamwork and continuity of services among our volunteers.  As such, Rose Kandel will be replacing Janice Rook as Co-Lead beginning next month.

We continue to be blessed by the commitment, teamwork and flexibility of our volunteers to this outreach ministry.

Volunteer Trainings

This training class is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hosptial. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaciors. The training combines two 45 minute video sessions filled with real people and real stores along with a 30-minute virtual discussion about protecting children. During the discussion, you’ll receive a list of local resources to support healthy, happy kids.

Stewards of Children
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

Mother's Day

April 23, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 46 on April 19
  • 48 on April 21

Households served via Pop-up

  • 35 on April 20

Volunteer Opportunities

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, April 25
8:45 am – 9:30 am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
10:30 am – 11:30 am Set-Up Shift (2)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MOFB Order Unloading (2)

Tuesday, April 26
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (3)
10:00 am – 12:30 am Drive-Thru (4)

Wednesday, April 27
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop-Thru

Thursday, April 28
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (1)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm  pm Drive-Thru (3)

Friday, April 29
9:00 am – 10:00 am Direct Retail Pickups (2)
9:30am – 10:30am  Cold Stocking Shift (2)
10:00am – 11:30am Preshop Shift (3)

Click Sign-Up Genius logo to volunteer

Volunteer Trainings

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.

Ohio Benefits Training
April 28, 10 am

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

This training class is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hosptial. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaciors. The training combines two 45 minute video sessions filled with real people and real stores along with a 30-minute virtual discussion about protecting children. During the discussion, you’ll receive a list of local resources to support healthy, happy kids.

Stewards of Children
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

Today

Mother's Day

April 16, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 71 on April 12
  • 55 on April 14

Households served via Pop-up

  • 34 on April 13

Volunteer Opportunities

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, April 19
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (3)

Thursday, April 21
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (4)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm  pm Drive-Thru (1)

Friday, April 22
9:30am – 10:30am  Cold Stocking Shift (2)
10:00am – 11:30am Preshop Shift (3)

Volunteer Sign Up Here

Volunteer Trainings

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.

Ohio Benefits Training
April 28, 10 am

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

This training class is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hosptial. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaciors. The training combines two 45 minute video sessions filled with real people and real stores along with a 30-minute virtual discussion about protecting children. During the discussion, you’ll receive a list of local resources to support healthy, happy kids.

Stewards of Children
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

April 8, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 41 on April 5
  • 49 on April 7

Households served via Pop-up

  • 35 on April 6

Volunteer Opportunities

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, April 11
8:45 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am   Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
10:30 – 11:30 am Set Up Shift (2)

Tuesday, April 12
8:30 am – 10:00  pm Drive-Thru (2)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm  pm Drive-Thru (3)

Tuesday, April 14
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm  Preshop Shift (3)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Stocking Shift (4)

We are closed Friday, April 15 for Good Friday.

Volunteers Click Here to Sign-Up!

Volunteer Trainings

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
Monday, April 11, 6:30- 8:30 pm
Read More | Register

This training class is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hosptial. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaciors. The training combines two 45 minute video sessions filled with real people and real stores along with a 30-minute virtual discussion about protecting children. During the discussion, you’ll receive a list of local resources to support healthy, happy kids.

Stewards of Children
April 13, 5 – 7:30 pm
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

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. Register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042).

FreshTrak Training
April 13, 10am to 11am
April 13, 2pm to 3pm

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for more information.

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.

April 2, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 55 on Tuesday, March 22
  • 40 on Thursday, March 24
  • 50 on Tuesday, March 29
  • 40 on Thursday, March 31

Households served via Pop-up

  • 28 on Wednesday, March 23

Volunteer Opportunities

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, April 4
8:45 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am   Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
10:30 – 11:30 am Set Up Shift (2)

Tuesday, April 5
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (4)

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

Friday, April 8
9:00 – 10:00 am Direct Retail Pickups (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am  Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am  Preshop Shift (3)

Volunteers Click Here to Sign-Up!

Pop UPdate

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

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

Monthly totals for 2022:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer Trainings

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
Monday, April 11, 6:30- 8:30 pm
Read More | Register

This training class is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hosptial. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaciors. The training combines two 45 minute video sessions filled with real people and real stores along with a 30-minute virtual discussion about protecting children. During the discussion, you’ll receive a list of local resources to support healthy, happy kids.

Stewards of Children
April 13, 5 – 7:30 pm
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

And what does the Lord
require of you
But to do justice,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly
with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJ

Our mission at Heart to Heart is to respond to God’s commandment to love one another.
Our vision of Heart to Heart is to model God’s love by:
Cultivating a loving community
Honoring individual gifts
Feeding bodies and souls
…and seeing everyone as a child of God

In accordance with Federal law and U.S.D.A. policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.

March 19, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 49 on Tuesday, March 15
  • 37 on Thursday, March 17

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 33 on Wednesday, March 16

Quick Surveys

Whether or not you were able to attend the event Thursday, please complete this 4 minute survey to let us know what you think. This will help us plan for any future events. There is an opportunity to submit questions at the bottom of this survey.

Post-Event Survey

All volunteers are asked to complete the 2-minute survey below as we plan for the immediate future. Most area pantries have returned to the in-person shopping format. We are collecting information from out volunteers prior to making plans for this change.

Return to In-Person Shopping

Volunteer Opportunities

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, March 21
8:45 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am   Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
9:30 – 11:00 am Dry Stocking Shift (1)
10:30 – 11:30 am Set Up Shift (2)

Tuesday, March 22
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (3)
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (5)

Wednesday, March 23
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, March 24
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (3)
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (4)

Friday, March 25
9:30 – 10:30 am  Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am  Preshop Shift (3)

Volunteers Click Here to Sign-Up!

Volunteer Trainings

This training class is provided by Mid-Ohio Foodbank online for volunteers and staff of their supported food pantries. If you are interested in learning more, please click the links below. Heart to Heart is Agency #1042

Ohio Benefits Training
Thursday, March 31, 10 am to 12 pm
Read More | Register

This training class is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hosptial. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaciors. The training combines two 45 minute video sessions filled with real people and real stores along with a 30-minute virtual discussion about protecting children. During the discussion, you’ll receive a list of local resources to support healthy, happy kids.

Stewards of Children
April 13, 5 – 7:30 pm
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

And what does the Lord
require of you
But to do justice,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly
with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJ

Our mission at Heart to Heart is to respond to God’s commandment to love one another.
Our vision of Heart to Heart is to model God’s love by:
Cultivating a loving community
Honoring individual gifts
Feeding bodies and souls
…and seeing everyone as a child of God

In accordance with Federal law and U.S.D.A. policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.

March 12, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 51 on Tuesday, March 8
  • 27 on Thursday, March 10

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 28 on Wednesday, March 9

Quick Surveys

Whether or not you were able to attend the event Thursday, please complete this 4 minute survey to let us know what you think. This will help us plan for any future events. There is an opportunity to submit questions at the bottom of this survey.

Post-Event Survey

All volunteers are asked to complete the 2-minute survey below as we plan for the immediate future. Most area pantries have returned to the in-person shopping format. We are collecting information from out volunteers prior to making plans for this change.

Return to In-Person Shopping

All Volunteer Event

Thank you everyone who joined us Thursday night! If you weren’t able to attend or want to review the presentation, you can click the image above for a PDF of the slideshow. Helpful links that were included in the chat are listed below. Please take the post-event survey linked here in the blog!

Helpful Links

Volunteer

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, March 14
8:45 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am   Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
9:30 – 11:00 am Dry Stocking Shift (1)
3:30 – 5:00 pm MOFB Order Unloading (5)

Tuesday, March 15
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (4)
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (3)

Wednesday, March 16
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Thursday, March 17
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (2)
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (2)

Friday, March 18
9:00- 10:00 am  Direct Retail Pickup (1)
9:30 – 10:30 am  Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am  Preshop Shift (1)

Volunteers Click Here to Sign-Up!

Order Arriving Monday

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Current Needs

Volunteer Training Opportunities

This training class is provided by Mid-Ohio Foodbank online for volunteers and staff of their supported food pantries. If you are interested in learning more, please click the links below. Heart to Heart is Agency #1042

Ohio Benefits Training
Thursday, March 31, 10 am to 12 pm
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This training class is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hosptial. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaciors. The training combines two 45 minute video sessions filled with real people and real stores along with a 30-minute virtual discussion about protecting children. During the discussion, you’ll receive a list of local resources to support healthy, happy kids.

Stewards of Children
April 13, 5 – 7:30 pm
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

And what does the Lord
require of you
But to do justice,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly
with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJ

Our mission at Heart to Heart is to respond to God’s commandment to love one another.
Our vision of Heart to Heart is to model God’s love by:
Cultivating a loving community
Honoring individual gifts
Feeding bodies and souls
…and seeing everyone as a child of God

In accordance with Federal law and U.S.D.A. policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.

March 5, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 49 on Tuesday, March 1
  • 43 on Thursday, March 3

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, March 2

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Pop UPdate - February 2022FAN Newsletter- February 28

All Volunteer Event

All volunteers should plan to attend this virtual event. Please RSVP online here.

Volunteer

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

Monday, March 7
8:45 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am   Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
9:30 – 11:00 am Dry Stocking Shift (4)
10:30 – 11:30 am Set-Up Shift (2)

Tuesday, March 8
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (2)
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (3)

Wednesday, March 9
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

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

Friday, March 11
9:30 – 10:30 am  Cold Stocking Shift (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am  Preshop Shift (3)

April’s Sign Up Genius is live, click below.

Volunteers Click Here to Sign-Up!

Revised Mask Policy

All, due to the new guidance from the CDC and local health authorities, we have revised our mask policy effective today. The new policy is below. I want to stress that three considerations regarding the policy:

  1. You should unmask only if you are comfortable doing so in the setting you are in. Continuing to wear a mask is completely acceptable.
  2. Please be considerate of the preferences of others in and around you, especially in small group settings
  3. This policy is subject to change based on further guidance from either the CDC or local health authorities.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Paul R. Anderson, CPA, CAP
Executive Director of Operations and Director of First Community Foundation

Mask Policy

Through the Community Rewards program, Kroger makes a contribution to Heart to Heart every time you shop. In the quarter beginning November 1, 2021 and ending January 31, 2022 we earned $1088.70 from the 266 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!

Click to View This Week's Order

Volunteer of the Month

February Statistics

Current Needs

Volunteer Training Opportunities

This training class is provided by Mid-Ohio Foodbank online for volunteers and staff of their supported food pantries. If you are interested in learning more, please click the links below. Heart to Heart is Agency #1042

Ohio Benefits Training
Thursday, March 31, 10 am to 12 pm
Read More | Register

This training class is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hosptial. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaciors. The training combines two 45 minute video sessions filled with real people and real stores along with a 30-minute virtual discussion about protecting children. During the discussion, you’ll receive a list of local resources to support healthy, happy kids.

Stewards of Children
April 13, 5 – 7:30 pm
June 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Visit FamilySafetyandHealing.org for registration information

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.