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Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
Director: (614) 488-0681 ext. 102
Administrator: (614) 488-0681 ext. 106
Volunteer Coordinator: (614) 488-0681 ext. 203
hearttoheart@FCchurch.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Tuesdays 9am to 12pm
Thursdays 9am to 12pm
First Community South
1944 W. First Avenue Columbus, OH 43212
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Weekly Update

July 31, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 26 on Tuesday, July 27
  • 14 on Wednesday, July 28
  • 24 on Thursday, July 29

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 30 on Wednesday, July 28

Volunteer Procedures

Volunteer Procedures
Revised COVID-19 Procedures

Volunteer Needs

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

Wednesday, August 3
1:00 – 2:00 MOFB Shop Thru
3:00 – 4:00 Evening Prep Shift (2)
4:00 – 7:00 Farmer’s Market (2)
4:30-7:30 Drive-Thru (1)

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

News

Click above to see a video of our dedicated volunteer, Diane Sturges and friend Marisa Barsotti cooking a few delicious recipes using ingredients found in the food pantry!

Click below to read the recipes:

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Ohio Benefits Training

Participants in this training will gain a better understanding of ways to connect eligible individuals to SNAP Benefits, including the ability to pre-screen and use Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. Participants will 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.

  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.
  • This session will be held via ZOOM MEETINGS. You will receive an email with the Zoom link approx.48 hours before the training.

Click Here to register for Thursday, September 23, 10 am to 12 pm.

Pantry Trak

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

  • Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session.
  • Please make sure you register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name and ID Number (Heart to Heart 1042)
  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

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

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

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

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

July 24, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 33 on Tuesday, July 13
  • 8 on Wednesday, July 14
  • 33 on Thursday, July 15
  • 33 on Tuesday, July 20
  • 13 on Wednesday, July 21
  • 28 on Thursday, July 22

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 34 on Wednesday, July 14
  • 17 on Wednesday, July 21

Volunteer Procedures

Volunteer Procedures
Revised COVID-19 Procedures

Volunteer Needs

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

Monday, July 26
8:00 – 9:00 Giant Eagle Pickup (1)
3:00 – 4:30 MOFB Truck Unload (1)

Wednesday, July 28
3:00 – 4:00 Evening Prep Shift (1)
4:30-7:30 Drive-Thru (4)

Thursday, July 29
8:00 – 9:00 MOFB Shop Thru (1)

Friday, July 30
9:00 – 10:00 Giant Eagle Pickup (1)

Volunteer Training Opportunities

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

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

Pantry Trak

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

  • Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session.
  • Please make sure you register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name and ID Number (Heart to Heart 1042)
  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

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

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

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

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

July 10, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 23 on Tuesday, July 6
  • 4 on Wednesday, July 7
  • 18 on Thursday, July 8

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 38 on Wednesday, July 7

Volunteer Needs

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

Monday, July 12
8:00 – 9:00 Giant Eagle Pickup (1)
9:30 – 10:30 Stocking Shift (2)
3:30-4:30 MOFB Truck Unloading (5)

Tuesday, July 13
8:00 – 9:00 MOFB Shop Thru (1)

Wednesday, July 14
1:00 – 2:00 MOFB Shop Thru
4:30-7:30 Drive-Thru (4)

Thursday, July 15
8:00 – 9:00 MOFB Shop Thru (1)

Today

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

Training Opportunities

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

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

Pantry Trak

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

  • Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session.
  • Please make sure you register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name and ID Number (Heart to Heart 1042)
  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

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

Volunteer Procedures

Volunteer Procedures
Revised COVID-19 Procedures

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.

June 26, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 35 on Tuesday, June 22
  • 4 on Wednesday, June 23
  • 36 on Thursday, June 24

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 20 on Wednesday, June 23

Volunteer Needs

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

Monday, June 28
6:30 – 7:30 Giant Eagle Pickup (1)
2:00 – 5:00 Truck Driver (1)
3:30 – 4:30 MOFB Order Unloading (6)

Tuesday, June 29
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (1)
10:30 – 12:30 Drive Thru (2)

Wednesday, June 30
3:00 – 4:30 Set Up (4)
4:30-7:30 Drive Thru (6)

Thursday, July 1
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (3)
10:30 – 12:30 Drive Thru (4)

Friday, July 2
6:30 – 7:30 Giant Eagle Pickup (1)
9:00 – 10:30 Marc’s Pickup (1)
11:30 – 1:00 Preshop (1)

Volunteer Training

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

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

Pantry Trak

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

  • Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session.
  • Please make sure you register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name and ID Number (Heart to Heart 1042)
  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Click Here to Register for Thursday July 8th- 9:30am -11:00am with William Howard

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

Learn about how recent legislation has affected families who receive SNAP benefits. Sign up for emails from Hunger Network in Ohio or follow them on Facebook.

Volunteer Procedures

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

Volunteer Procedures
Revised COVID-19 Procedures

Upcoming Events

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

Register Now

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.

June 19, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 32 on Tuesday, June 15
  • 5 on Wednesday, June 16
  • 26 on Thursday, June 17

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 43 on Wednesday, June 16

Volunteer Needs

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

Tuesday, June 22
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (1)

Wednesday, June 23
3:00 – 4:30 Set Up (3)
4:30-7:30 Drive Thru (6)

Thursday, June 24
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (5)

Friday, June 25
10:00 – 11:30 Stocking (1)

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Procedures

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

Minor Volunteers

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

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

Training Opportunities

Pantry Trak

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

  • Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session.
  • Please make sure you register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name and ID Number (Heart to Heart 1042)
  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Click Here to Register for Thursday, June 24th- 1:00pm – 2:30pm with Tammy Tucker

Click Here to Register for Thursday July 8th- 9:30am -11:00am with William Howard

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

Register Now

Summer Worship Schedule

9 am Online Service

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

9 am North Tent Service

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

10 am South Sanctuary

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

11 am North Sanctuary

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

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

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

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

June 12, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 20 on Tuesday, June 1
  • 5 on Wednesday, June 2
  • 25 on Thursday, June 3
  • 38 on Tuesday, June 8
  • 7 on Wednesday, June 9
  • 25 on Thursday, June 10

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 39 on Wednesday, June 2

Pop UPdate

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

  • May 5:      Commons at Livingston-40 clients
  • May 12:     Hope Recovery Services-30 clients
  • May 19:     Southpoint Village Apartments-37clients
  • May 26:    Commons at Grant-20 clients

Monthly totals for 2021:

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

This month the Pop Up Pantry planned to begin serving a new agency site, Wedgewood Village Apartments, a large, subsidized housing complex in the Hilltop area.  Unfortunately, staffing issues at the site necessitated the cancellation of our deliveries on May 20 and again on May 27.  We are working to reschedule this site during June and continuing with our expansion plans for new sites over the next few months.

We’re grateful to be working with Monday Meals for the Homeless and Share and the Learn Garden teams who have generously donated bread and produce respectively.

We continue to be blessed by the opportunity to serve families within their local communities and look forward to expanding the Pop Up Pantry to further the ministry of Heart to Heart and First Community.

Volunteer Needs

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

Monday, June 14
9 – 10:30 Stocking Shift (1)
11:30 – 1 Preshop (1)
2:30 Truck Driver (1)
3:30 – 4:30 MOFB Order Unloading (13)

Tuesday, June 15
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (2)
10:00 – 12:30 Drive Thru (3)

Wednesday, June 16
1:00 – 2:00 MOFB Shop Thru (1)
3:00 – 4:30 Set Up (4)
4:30-7:30 Drive Thru (7)

Thursday, June 17
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (3)

Friday, June 18
10:00 – 11:30 Stocking (2)

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Procedures

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

Minor Volunteers

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

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

Training Opportunities

Pantry Trak

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

  • Training will be held virtually via ZOOM. Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session.
  • Please make sure you register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name and ID Number (Heart to Heart 1042)
  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.

Click Here to Register for Thursday, June 24th- 1:00pm – 2:30pm with Tammy Tucker

Click Here to Register for Thursday July 8th- 9:30am -11:00am with William Howard

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

First Community Events

Summer Worship Schedule

9 am Online Service

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

9 am North Tent Service

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

10 am South Sanctuary

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

11 am North Sanctuary

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

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

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

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

May 22, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 37 on Tuesday, May 18
  • 7 on Wednesday, May 19
  • 31 on Thursday, May 20

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 37 on Wednesday, May 19

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Volunteer Needs

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

Monday, May 24
9:00- 10:30 Stocking (2)
3:30 – 4:30 MOFB Order Unloading (14)

Tuesday, May 25
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (2)
10:00 – 12:30 Drive Thru (4)

Wednesday, May 26
3:00 – 4:30 Set Up (3)
4:30-7:30 Drive Thru (5)

Thursday, May 27
7:45 – 8:30 MOFB  Shop Thru (2)
10:00 – 12:30 Drive Thru (3)

Friday, May 28
10:00 – 11:30 Stocking (5)
11:30 – 12:30 Preshop (2)*

Monday, May 31
Closed

*due to Memorial Day holiday Monday

New this Summer

We have been invited to participate in the Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market this year on the first Wednesday of the month. Volunteers will be invited to join staff members at the booths to collect donations and distribute information about our mission. Sign up for June 2,  or July 7, 3:30 – 7:30 pm.

Schedule Changes

Please note these changes in regular volunteer shifts going forward:

  • Starting May 24, we will pick up our semi-monthly order from Mid-Ohio Foodbank at 3 pm. This means the unloading time now start at 3:30 pm. We expect we can unload everything by 5 pm.

Hopefully, this time change will allow more volunteers to participate.

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

Register Now

Volunteer Procedures

We are again in a time of transition as we move operations for the drive-thru back outside for warmer weather months. Please be patient as we revise procedures, as new equipment arrives, and while things are still unsettled. Note changes to our regular procedures below in bold

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

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

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

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

May 15, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 21 on Tuesday, May 11
  • 5 on Wednesday, May 12
  • 24 on Thursday, May 13

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 14 on Wednesday, May 12

Week in Pictures

Volunteer Needs

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

 

Monday, May 17
9:00- 10:30 Stocking (2)

Tuesday, May 18
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (2)
10:00 – 12:30 Drive Thru (7)

Wednesday, May 19
3:00 – 4:30 Set Up (4)
4:30-7:30 Drive Thru (3)

Thursday, May 20
8:30 – 10:30 Drive Thru (2)
10:00 – 12:30 Drive Thru (4)

Friday, May 21
10:00 – 11:30 Stocking (5)

Upcoming Events

Register Now

We have been invited to participate in the Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market this year on the first Wednesday of the month. Volunteers will be invited to join staff members at the booths to collect donations and distribute information about our mission. Sign up for June 2,  or July 7, 3:30 – 7:30 pm.

Schedule Changes

Please note these changes in regular volunteer shifts going forward:

  • Starting May 24, we will pick up our semi-monthly order from Mid-Ohio Foodbank at 3 pm. This means the unloading time now start at 3:30 pm. We expect we can unload everything by 5 pm.

Hopefully, this time change will allow more volunteers to participate.

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

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

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

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

Shop to Support

Help provide for a family in need while shopping for yours! Enroll your Kroger Plus Card and a portion of your purchases will be donated to the Heart to Heart food pantry.

In the quarter beginning February 1 and ending April 30, 2021, 271 households were enrolled earning $1,132.49 for our mission!

Sign up on their website: Kroger.com/communityrewards
The Organization Number is: TB926 FIRST COMMUNITY CHURCH

Volunteer Procedures

We are again in a time of transition as we move operations for the drive-thru back outside for warmer weather months. Please be patient as we revise procedures, as new equipment arrives, and while things are still unsettled. Note changes to our regular procedures below in bold

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

Full Pantry, Full Hearts

If you arrived here via a link from the weekly email, then you already know! Yohan Kim, our Heart to Heart Volunteer Coordinator, will include a roundup of sorts in our weekly email going forward. This snippet will include volunteer news from the week prior and for the upcoming week for our regular volunteers. For those of you unable to regularly volunteer, you can simply click the button at the bottom of his note to read the blog.

See you later, alligator!

Rev. Sarah Kientz has been leading the Wednesday night drive-thru volunteers since the shift started in November. Thanks to her leadership of the youth and young adult volunteers, we are able to serve more clients weekly by making our pantry more accessible. Sarah will be leaving us and heading to Camp Akita next week, where she will spend the summer with the staff and campers. We will see her back here in the fall to volunteer again. In the meantime, you’ll see Rev. Kate Shaner at the helm on Wednesday nights.

New Community Partner

We are excited to announce our newest partnership with Buckeye Vodka.

During their 10th anniversary, Buckeye Vodka is giving back to local communities in need. For each download of the brand’s special anniversary cocktail book, they will donate $5 to Heart to Heart! Show your support and learn more about our partnership here.

PantryTrak Training

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

  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.
  • This session will be held via ZOOM MEETING. You will receive an email with the Zoom link 48 hours before the training.

Click here to register for the May 18th 10am to 11:30am session led by William Howard, Fresh Food Coordinator, Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

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

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

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

May 8, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 27 on Tuesday, May 4
  • 8 on Wednesday, May 5
  • 24 on Thursday, May 6

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 40 on Wednesday, May 5

April 2021 Stats

Volunteer Needs

Here are the opportunities to serve at Heart to Heart next week. There a few time changes in our regular schedule (see below). Thanks for lending a hand! Click the lightbulb to sign up.

Monday, May 10
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking Shift (2)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm MOFB Truck Unloading (9)

Tuesday, May 11
7:45 am – 8:45 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (4)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (6)

Wednesday, May 12
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Evening Prep (2)
4:00 pm Cardboard Recycling Pickup (1)
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (5)

Thursday, May 13
7:45 am – 8:45 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (4)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (7)

Friday, May 14
9:00 am – 9:30 am Direct Retail Pickup (1)
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (5)

Volunteer Procedures

We are again in a time of transition as we move operations for the drive-thru back outside for warmer weather months. Please be patient as we revise procedures, as new equipment arrives, and while things are still unsettled. Note changes to our regular procedures below in bold

  • All volunteers should check in upon arrival in the kitchen of the main church building. Check-in will now be done on the iPad, rather than paper. This check-in process allows volunteers to review and agree to our Photo and Social Media Release, and for parents of minor volunteers to review and agree to our Minor Waiver. We can use the form to better access volunteer contact information in order to keep everyone up-to-date. Lastly, in the event of a positive COVID-19 case among volunteers and/or staff, this will allow for quicker and easier contact tracing.
  • Due to numerous safety concerns, all doors will remain locked until the assigned work time. A staff member will unlock the doors needed for each particular shift. Please enter through the kitchen door from the alleyway.
  • At the beginning of each new shift, Yohan will greet volunteers and give them each an assignment.
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on your outermost layer.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home). Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities
  • All volunteers are required to sign up online using Sign-Up Genius.
  • We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness. Please notify the staff if you have recently volunteered at Heart to Heart and you’re currently being tested for COVID-19 or actively in quarantine. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can do this by calling 614-488-0681 x203.
  • If there is an active thunderstorm in our area, we cannot safely operate the drive-thru. Should we find it necessary to close, we will notify all scheduled volunteers as soon as possible. We will also make an announcement on social media, a notification on our website, and a recording on our voicemail.

Schedule Changes

Please note these changes in regular volunteer shifts going forward:

  • Tue/Thu 10am-12:30pm (changed from 10:30-12:30). During Pantry Hours, we are asking the second shift to come in earlier to have time for a smooth transition.
  • Monday Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru is canceled.
  • Shop Thru will now take place Tue/Thu at 7:45 am, and Wed will remain at 1 pm.

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

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

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

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

Shop to Support

Help provide for a family in need while shopping for yours! Enroll your Kroger Plus Card and a portion of your purchases will be donated to the Heart to Heart food pantry.

Sign up on their website: Kroger.com/communityrewards
The Organization Number is: TB926 FIRST COMMUNITY CHURCH

Training

All volunteers over 18 will be required to take this child sexual abuse prevention training by the end of the year. The suggested donation to cover course materials is $12. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.  Registration will close May 13 for the May 19 class and reopen on May 20 for the September 5 class.

Save the Date

More information coming soon!

Farmer's Market

We have been invited to participate in the Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market this year on the first Wednesday of the month June through October. Volunteers will be invited to join staff members at the booths to collect donations and distribute information about our mission.

PantryTrak Training

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

  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.
  • This session will be held via ZOOM MEETING. You will receive an email with the Zoom link 48 hours before the training.

Click here to register for the May 18th 10am to 11:30am session led by William Howard, Fresh Food Coordinator, Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

Food Safety

Virtual Food Safety is a terrific option especially during this time when we are not hosting in-person training’s through the Agency 360 program due to Stay At Home conditions and Social Distancing. Mid-Ohio Foodbank has teamed up with the OSU Extension office of Belmont County who previously has hosted Food Safety classes for our eastern agencies. With virtual training, all partners who require Food Safety 101, in all counties are able to participate.

Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. Please make sure you register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name and ID Number (Heart to Heart agency #1042).

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

Click here to register for the session on May 11th 1pm to 3pm, hosted by Lorrissa DunfeeOSU Extension Educator.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

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

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

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

May 1, 2021

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 19 on Tuesday, April 27
  • 10 on Wednesday, April 28
  • 11 on Thursday, April 29

Households served via Pop-Up Pantry

  • 18 on Wednesday, April 28

Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer Needs

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

Sunday, May 2
1:00 pm-4:00 pm Move Heart to Heart Outside
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Move Heart to Heart Outside

Monday, May 3
7:45 am – 8:45 am MOFB Shop Thru (1)
9:00 am – 10:30 am Stocking Shift (2)

Tuesday, May 4
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (2)

Wednesday, May 5
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MOFB Shop Thru (1)
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (3)

Thursday, May 6
8:30 am – 10:30 am Pantry Volunteer (2)
10:30 am -12:30 pm Pantry Volunteer (6)

Friday, May 7
10:00 am -11:30 am Stocking (6)

Volunteers Needed Tomorrow

Volunteer Procedures

  • All volunteers should check in upon arrival at the Crane Center inside the main church building. Check-in will now be done on the iPad, rather than paper. This check-in process allows volunteers to review and agree to our Photo and Social Media Release, and for parents of minor volunteers to review and agree to our Minor Waiver. We can use the form to better access volunteer contact information in order to keep everyone up-to-date. Lastly, in the event of a positive COVID-19 case among volunteers and/or staff, this will allow for quicker and easier contact tracing.
  • Due to numerous safety concerns, all doors will remain locked until the assigned work time. A staff member will unlock the doors needed for each particular shift.
  • In the Crane Welcome Center, you will sign in, get your PPE, and read any notes for the day on the whiteboard.
  • Make yourself a nametag and wear it on your outermost layer.
  • Remember to dress appropriately for outdoor work (check the weather before you leave home). Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Prior to your arrival, review the requirements/description of your volunteer activity online at h2h.fcchurch.com/volunteer-opportunities
  • All volunteers are required to sign up online using Sign-Up Genius.
  • We are asking all volunteers to review our COVID-19 Policy. Please do not come in if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness. Please notify the staff if you have recently volunteered at Heart to Heart and you’re currently being tested for COVID-19 or actively in quarantine. If you are unable to attend your assigned shift, let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with another volunteer. You can do this by calling 614-488-0681 x203.

Pop UPdate

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

  • April 7:      Commons at Livingston-40 clients
  • April 14:    Hope Recovery Services-35 clients
  • April 21:    Southpoint Village Apartments-35 clients
  • April 28:    Commons at Grant-20 clients

Monthly totals for 2021:

  • January 144
  • February 135
  • March 121
  • April 130

In addition to food, our Pop Up Pantry was able to provide clothing items to clients at Hope Recovery Services.  Produce from the Share and Learn Garden was distributed at one of our sites this month

On April 14, our team met with Amy Caskie to update Heart to Heart leadership on plans for expansion of the Pop Up Pantry.  We anticipate adding one new agency site in May followed by additional sites up to 4 during June and July. With these new sites, the Pop Up Pantry will operate two days a week, Wednesdays and Thursday afternoons.  Training for volunteers who’ve expressed interest in the  Pop Up Pantry will be done prior to the implementation of new agency sites.

We look forward to expanding our Pop Up Pantry to better serve families within their local communities and are grateful for the ongoing support of the Heart to Heart leadership.

Shop to Support

Help provide for a family in need while shopping for yours! Enroll your Kroger Plus Card and a portion of your purchases will be donated to the Heart to Heart food pantry.

Sign up on their website: Kroger.com/communityrewards
The Organization Number is: TB926 FIRST COMMUNITY CHURCH

Training

All volunteers over 18 will be required to take this child sexual abuse prevention training by the end of the year. The suggested donation to cover course materials is $12. Class sizes are limited, and registration is online only. Click here to register.  Registration will close May 13 for the May 19 class and reopen on May 20 for the September 5 class.

Save the Date

More information coming soon!

Farmer's Market

We have been invited to participate in the Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market this year on the first Wednesday of the month June through October. Volunteers will be invited to join staff members at the booths to collect donations and distribute information about our mission.

PantryTrak Training

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

  • At this time there is no registration fee to attend – FREE!
  • Space is limited! No more than 35 individuals may register.
  • This session will be held via ZOOM MEETING. You will receive an email with the Zoom link 48 hours before the training.

Click here to register for the May 18th 10am to 11:30am session led by William Howard, Fresh Food Coordinator, Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

Food Safety

Virtual Food Safety is a terrific option especially during this time when we are not hosting in-person training’s through the Agency 360 program due to Stay At Home conditions and Social Distancing. Mid-Ohio Foodbank has teamed up with the OSU Extension office of Belmont County who previously has hosted Food Safety classes for our eastern agencies. With virtual training, all partners who require Food Safety 101, in all counties are able to participate.

Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the Zoom approximately 48 hours prior to the training session. Please make sure you register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name and ID Number (Heart to Heart agency #1042).

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

Click here to register for the session on May 11th 1pm to 3pm, hosted by Lorrissa DunfeeOSU Extension Educator.

More info at www.midohiofoodbank.org/agency-360

April 27 Update from Food Advocacy Network

Announcement from Mid-Ohio Food Collective

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.