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Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.
Director: (614) 488-0681 ext. 106
Manager: (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
1320 Cambridge Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212
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Weekly Update

August 19, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

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

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 37 on Wednesday, August 17

Back to School

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

Volunteer Next Week

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to sign up

Kroger Community Rewards

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

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

See how much your participation earned for us last quarter!

Donations Needed

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Closures

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

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

Volunteer Training

Fresh Trak Basic Training

This Zoom workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with FreshTrak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using FreshTrak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. For agencies already using FreshTrak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics. You must register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your

Heart to Heart is Agency #1042

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

Darkness to Light

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

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

Food Safety Training

This training will be held via Zoom meeting. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify food safety risks.
  • Take appropriate action when someone has symptoms of foodborne illness or is diagnosed with a reportable disease.
  • Follow good personal hygiene and hand care practices.
  • Identify cross-contamination risks and methods for prevention.
  • Implement effective cleaning and sanitizing procedures.
  • Identify appropriate pest prevention measures and signs of pest infestations.
  • Maintain facilities and equipment in compliance with regulations.
Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
September 8, 10am
Register online at mofc.org/agency-360

Ohio Benefits Training

Participants in this training will gain a better understanding of ways to connect eligible individuals to SNAP Benefits, including the ability to pre-screen and use Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal .
  • Participants will discuss ways to connect clients to social Benefits such as SNAP/Medicaid/ and OWF.
  • Participants will take away how to submit SNAP/ Medicaid/ OWF benefits using Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal.
  • Best tips and tricks in navigating common barriers to assisting individuals.
Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
September 29, 10am
Register online at: mofc.org/agency-360

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

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

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

August 13, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

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

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 33 on Wednesday, August 11

Back to School

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

Volunteer Next Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to sign up

School Supply Drive

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

Donations Needed

Farewell, Kate!

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

Wednesday Nights

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

Upcoming Closures

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

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

Volunteer Training

Food Safety Training

This training will be held via Zoom meeting. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify food safety risks.
  • Take appropriate action when someone has symptoms of foodborne illness or is diagnosed with a reportable disease.
  • Follow good personal hygiene and hand care practices.
  • Identify cross-contamination risks and methods for prevention.
  • Implement effective cleaning and sanitizing procedures.
  • Identify appropriate pest prevention measures and signs of pest infestations.
  • Maintain facilities and equipment in compliance with regulations.
Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
September 8, 10am
Register online at mofc.org/agency-360

Darkness to Light

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

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

Ohio Benefits Training

Participants in this training will gain a better understanding of ways to connect eligible individuals to SNAP Benefits, including the ability to pre-screen and use Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal .
  • Participants will discuss ways to connect clients to social Benefits such as SNAP/Medicaid/ and OWF.
  • Participants will take away how to submit SNAP/ Medicaid/ OWF benefits using Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal.
  • Best tips and tricks in navigating common barriers to assisting individuals.
Heart to Heart is Agency #1042
September 29, 10am
Register online at: mofc.org/agency-360

Fresh Trak Basic Training

This Zoom workshop will provide the fundamentals to get started with FreshTrak at your agency. Participants with learn how to administer the intake process using FreshTrak and will be guided on best practices for developing an efficient process in registering your clients. For agencies already using FreshTrak, this workshop will be helpful as a refresher of the basics. You must register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your

Heart to Heart is Agency #1042

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

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

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

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

August 6, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

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

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, August 3
Monthly Statistics

Volunteer Next Week

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to sign up

PUPdate

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

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

Total served for the month of July:  187

Pop Up 2022 Monthly Totals:

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

YTD:         1,210 individuals/families served

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

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

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

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

Serving in Faith,
~Rose and Melody, Co-Leaders
Pop Up Pantry, Heart to Heart

Click for more info.

Volunteer of the Month

Thank You Grandview Girls Soccer

Upcoming Events

School Supply Drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Please contact Yohan Kim x203

Click for more info.

Concert Canceled

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

Prayer Square for Kate

Farewell Rev. Shaner

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

Volunteer Training

Food Safety Training

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

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
-Identify food safety risks.
-Take appropriate action when someone has symptoms of foodborne illness or is diagnosed with a reportable disease.
-Follow good personal hygiene and hand care practices.
-Identify cross-contamination risks and methods for prevention.
-Implement effective cleaning and sanitizing procedures.
-Identify appropriate pest prevention measures and signs of pest infestations.
-Maintain facilities and equipment in compliance with regulations.

September 8, 10am
Click to register.

Darkness to Light

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

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

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

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

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

July 30, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

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

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 33 on Wednesday, July 27
Monthly Statistics

Save the Date

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

School Supply Drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Please contact Yohan Kim x203

Click for more info.

Volunteer Next Week

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to sign up

Volunteer Training

Food Safety Training

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

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
-Identify food safety risks.
-Take appropriate action when someone has symptoms of foodborne illness or is diagnosed with a reportable disease.
-Follow good personal hygiene and hand care practices.
-Identify cross-contamination risks and methods for prevention.
-Implement effective cleaning and sanitizing procedures.
-Identify appropriate pest prevention measures and signs of pest infestations.
-Maintain facilities and equipment in compliance with regulations.

September 8, 10am
Click to register.

Darkness to Light

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

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

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

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

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

July 16, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

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

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, July 13
Monthly Statistics

School Supply Drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Please contact Yohan Kim x203

Click for more info.

This Week's MOFC Truck

View Monday's Order

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Next Week

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to sign up

New Volunteer Opportunity

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

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

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

Volunteer Training

Food Safety Training

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

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
-Identify food safety risks.
-Take appropriate action when someone has symptoms of foodborne illness or is diagnosed with a reportable disease.
-Follow good personal hygiene and hand care practices.
-Identify cross-contamination risks and methods for prevention.
-Implement effective cleaning and sanitizing procedures.
-Identify appropriate pest prevention measures and signs of pest infestations.
-Maintain facilities and equipment in compliance with regulations.

September 8, 10am
Click to register.

FreshTrak 2.0 Training

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

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

August 2, 2pm
Click to register

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

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

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

July 9, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

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

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, July 6
Monthly Statistics

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Next Week

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to sign up

New Volunteer Opportunity

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

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

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

Volunteer Training

Ohio Benefits Training

Participants in this training will gain a better understanding of ways to connect eligible individuals to SNAP Benefits, including the ability to pre-screen and use Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. Participants will be able to determine the right outreach strategy for their agency. Participants will discuss ways to connect clients to social Benefits such as SNAP/Medicaid/ and OWF. Participants will take away how to submit SNAP/ Medicaid/ OWF benefits using Ohio Benefits Self Service Portal. Best tips and tricks in navigating common barriers to assisting individuals. This Training will be held via Zoom. Register with your name, email address and phone number as well as your Agency Name (Heart to Heart #1042).

July 14, 10am
Click to register.

FreshTrak 2.0 Training

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

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

August 2, 2pm
Click to register

FreshTrak Training

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

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

July 19, 2pm
Click to register

Food Safety Training

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

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
-Identify food safety risks.
-Take appropriate action when someone has symptoms of foodborne illness or is diagnosed with a reportable disease.
-Follow good personal hygiene and hand care practices.
-Identify cross-contamination risks and methods for prevention.
-Implement effective cleaning and sanitizing procedures.
-Identify appropriate pest prevention measures and signs of pest infestations.
-Maintain facilities and equipment in compliance with regulations.

September 8, 10am
Click to register.

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

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

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

July 2, 2022

By Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

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

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 30 on Monday, June 29
Monthly Statistics

We will be closed on Monday, July 4.

Volunteer Next Week

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to sign up

New Volunteer Opportunity

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

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

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

PUPdate

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

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

Total served for the month of June:  222

Pop Up 2022 Monthly Totals:

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

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

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

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

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

Serving in Faith,

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

Donations Needed

Volunteer of the Month

Click to read more

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 25, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 71 on Tuesday, June 14
  • 40 on Thursday, June 16
  • 51 on Tuesday, June 21
  • 49 on Thursday, June 23

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 19 on Monday, June 13
  • 38 on Wednesday, June 15
  • 33 on Wednesday, June 22

We will be closed on Monday, July 4.

Looking Forward

A couple weeks ago, our Heart to Heart Task Force met with guest Dr. Glen Miles to discuss the facilities recommendation that was released in March by the Strategic Planning Committee at First Community Church. While the recommendation includes relocation of Heart to Heart, we are reminded that a recommendation is not a plan. Dr. Miles encouraged our team to take this as an opportunity to imagine our ideal food pantry, and plan for the future with an open mind. At this point, only one thing is for sure: we will continue to operate as we are now, using space in both the main church and annex buildings, until a plan is made for relocation. That being said, we can imagine there are many questions about how the process will unfold and the timeframe.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to ask questions and imagine an ideal future. While Heart to Heart staff will not be responding directly to all questions and comments received on this form, we will be sure to read each of them. We will then review them, looking for common themes, and compile the most frequent and urgent questions. These will then be given back to Dr. Miles to take to the Strategic Planning Committee.

We cannot express enough how vital our volunteers are to this mission. Your questions and suggestions are necessary as we move forward with making changes at Heart to Heart. While we ask you to keep your responses concise for the purposes of this questionnaire, we understand that there is more conversation to be had, more dreaming to be done and a lot of work ahead of us! If you have any questions about this questionnaire, please email hearttoheart@fcchurch.com

Click here to complete the questionnaire.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Next Week

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, June 27
8:45 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
9:30 – 10:30 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Tuesday, June 28
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (1)
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (2)

Wednesday, June 29
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

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

Friday, July 1 
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Stocking (3)

Click here to sign up

New Volunteer Opportunity

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

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

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

Training Classes

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.

Ohio Benefits Training
June 30, 10 am

Visit mofc.org/agency-360 for registration information

Food Safety Training

The next Food Safety – Person In Charge training will be hosted by Agency360 via Zoom in September. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

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

You may also choose to take the training online through ServSafe for $22 or State Food Safety for $12.

Once you complete the training, email us a copy of your certificate which ensures you attended the training and passed all the required quizzes and tests associated with the class.

Food Safety – Person In Charge
September 8th at 10am via Zoom
Visit mofc.org/agency-360 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.

June 11, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 72 on Tuesday, June 7
  • 52 on Thursday, June 9

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 39 on Wednesday, June 8
Monthly Stats

Update from Mid-Ohio Food Collective

As costs continue to rise, and supply chain issues persist, it seems everyone is tightening their belts. Many volunteers have noticed a less variety and availability of items from Mid-Ohio Foodbank (MOFB), and we have seen a decline in material donations from our direct retail partners. MOFB addressed the issue in a letter directed to their partner agencies, including Heart to Heart. Click below to read the response.

MOFB Letter

Looking Forward

Last week, our Heart to Heart Task Force met with guest Dr. Glen Miles to discuss the facilities recommendation that was released in March by the Strategic Planning Committee at First Community Church. While the recommendation includes relocation of Heart to Heart, we are reminded that a recommendation is not a plan. Dr. Miles encouraged our team to take this as an opportunity to imagine our ideal food pantry, and plan for the future with an open mind. At this point, only one thing is for sure: we will continue to operate as we are now, using space in both the main church and annex buildings, until a plan is made for relocation. That being said, we can imagine there are many questions about how the process will unfold and the timeframe.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to ask questions and imagine an ideal future. While Heart to Heart staff will not be responding directly to all questions and comments received on this form, we will be sure to read each of them. We will then review them, looking for common themes, and compile the most frequent and urgent questions. These will then be given back to Dr. Miles to take to the Strategic Planning Committee.

We cannot express enough how vital our volunteers are to this mission. Your questions and suggestions are necessary as we move forward with making changes at Heart to Heart. While we ask you to keep your responses concise for the purposes of this questionnaire, we understand that there is more conversation to be had, more dreaming to be done and a lot of work ahead of us! If you have any questions about this questionnaire, please email hearttoheart@fcchurch.com

Click here to complete the questionnaire.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Next Week

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, June 13
8:45 – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
9:30 – 10:30 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)

Tuesday, June 14
8:00 – 9:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (3)
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (2)

Wednesday, June 15
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
5:00 – 6:30 pm Shop & Stocking (1)

Thursday, June 16
8:00 – 9:00 am Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (5)
10:00 am – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (5)

Friday, June 17
9:00 – 10:00 am Direct Retail Pickups (2)
9:30 – 10:30 am  Preshop Shift (1)

Click here to sign up

New Volunteer Opportunity

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

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

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

Training Classes

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.

Ohio Benefits Training
June 30, 10 am

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

Food Safety Training

The next Food Safety – Person In Charge training will be hosted by Agency360 via Zoom in September. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

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

You may also choose to take the training online through ServSafe for $22 or State Food Safety for $12.

Once you complete the training, email us a copy of your certificate which ensures you attended the training and passed all the required quizzes and tests associated with the class.

Food Safety – Person In Charge
September 8th at 10am via Zoom
Visit mofc.org/agency-360 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.

June 4, 2022

By Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Service Statistics

Households served via Drive-Thru

  • 31 on Tuesday, May 31
  • 61 on Thursday, June 2

Households served via Pop-Up

  • 35 on Wednesday, June 1

Volunteer Next Week

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, June 6
8:45 am – 9:30 am Cold Stocking (1)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm  MOFB Order Unloading (4)

Tuesday, June 7
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (4)

Wednesday, June 8
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mid-Ohio Foodbank Shop Thru (1)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shop & Stocking (4)

Thursday, June 9
8:30 – 10:30  am Drive-Thru (2)
10:00 – 12:30  pm Drive-Thru (5)

Friday, June 10
9:30 – 10:30 am  Cold Stocking Shift (1)
9:30 – 10:30 am  Preshop Shift (2)

Click here to sign up

Pop UPdate

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

  • May 4: Commons at Livingston – 35
  • May 11: Hope Resource Center – 36
  • May 18: Southpoint Village Apartments – 34
  • May 25: Commons at Grant – 28
  • May 26: Riverview International Center – 29

Total served for the month of May is 162

We are happy to report we will be resuming deliveries with Franklinton Farms to Southpark Apartments. Bagging and storage delivery will begin on June 9.  Volunteers will be on site with Franklinton Farms on June 13 for distribution.

Hope Resource Center has requested our Pop Up for additional delivery as the need remains great.  We will increase numbers served to 40 on the 2nd Wednesday.  Our second delivery of 40 will be on the 5th Wednesday of the month (June 29, Aug 31, and Nov 30).

Our team sent a healing message to Richard Jacob.  We continue to hold him in our thoughts and prayers.

We are excited to welcome Bobbie Doak as a weekly Pop Up volunteer.  Bobbie recently moved to Columbus and wished to continue volunteering at a pantry.  She comes with great experience.  Welcome Bobbie!

Boyce Lancaster is back!  We are happy for his recovery and his return to driving for the Pop Up.  As always, we remain grateful for all our drivers.

Melody and Rose are honored to co-lead this mission with our wonderful team of dedicated volunteers.

2022 Monthly Totals:

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

Serving in Faith,
Rose and Melody

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.

Ohio Benefits Training
June 30, 10 am

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

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.