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Manager: (614) 488-0681 ext. 203
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Tuesdays 9am to 12pm
Thursdays 9am to 12pm
First Community South
1320 Cambridge Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212

Pop-UPdate: July 2023

By August 3, 2023Pupdate

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

  • July 5:         Commons at Livingston – 29
  • July 10:       Southpark Apts w/Franklinton Farms – 19
  • July 12:       Hope Resource Center – 40
  • July 19:       Southpoint –  40
  • July 26:       Grant – 30
  • July 27:       Riverview International Center – 30

Pop Up 2023 Monthly totals:

  • January:     153
  • February:    161
  • March:        190
  • April:           171
  • May:            226
  • June:           190
  • July:            188

YTD:     Individuals/families served:  1,279

Our team welcomed new volunteers:  Sandee Reim and her daughter, Chloe.  It was so nice to have them join us.  Both were a great help and they hope to return.

We are aware of some of the issues Southpark Apartments has been experiencing these recent months.  We are watching the news carefully and if at any time we do not feel safe, we will not put ourselves in harm’s way.  We set up our pantry in the park/playground area along with several other volunteers from Franklinton Farms. During the summer months we have also been joined by the Columbus City School district as they serve lunches each day in the same area.  There are a lot of families that come to take advantage of the food being offered by us all.  Since there have been many large families with 8-12 in a household we will adjust accordingly with our food supply.

Heart to Heart/Pop Up Pantry will be kicking off our backpack drive August 1.  We are planning to deliver over 150 filled backpacks to Riverview International Center before school begins mid-August.  Look for the Heart to Heart blog for more information.

Our team is continually blessed and grateful for everyone who contributes to Heart to Heart and the Pop Up Pantry with their continued donations and service.

~Rose and Melody