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Thursdays 9am to 12pm
First Community South
1320 Cambridge Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212

Pop-UPdate: March 2024

By April 11, 2024Pupdate


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

  • March 6:          Commons at Livingston – 42
  • March 13:        Hope Resource Center – 40
  • March 20:        Southpoint – 42
  • March 27:        Grant – 37
  • March 28:        Riverview International Center –  40

Pop Up 2024 Monthly totals: 

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

YTD:  Individuals/families served:  644

Anyone who volunteers at First Community knows many individuals who give their time to more than one mission. In our Pop-Up Pantry group, we have people serving with Heart to Heart’s Drive-Thru and Stock & Shop, First Community’s Refugee Ministry Team, Tri-Village Trading Post, Share & Learn Garden, with Deep Griha and other churches or community organizations.

One PUP volunteer actually continues serving at All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota, Florida while wintering there. Katie explains what her duties are at the food bank.

I work the drive through at 4 different locations and stock/backpack at the warehouse.  Backpacking is making bags of approximately 8 snacks for kids to take home from school for the weekends.  The drive through locations I work serve between 75-160 families.” 

Kathleen and I rejoice in recognizing all our devoted donors, volunteers and drivers this month:  Neal Snyder and his dog Oreo, Richard Jacob, Pat Porterfield, the Trading Post, the Mat Makers, Bobbie Doak, Carla Edlefson, Kitty and Dick Rohrer, Janice Rook, Melody Smiley, Bruce & Ellen Crouthamel, Peg Roberts, Nancy Donaldson, Cathy Wheaton, Pam and Tom Dobies, Glenn Zook, John Oberlin, Mark Tucker, Boyce Lancaster and Les Sauer!!

We couldn’t begin to do our outreach without our volunteers and donors.  We are so thankful for their dedication.

“It’s time for some HEART work.”

~Rose and Kathleen