In August, the Pop Up Pantry, delivered to the following sites:
- Aug 3: Commons at Livingston – 35
- Aug 10: Hope Resource Center – 33
- Aug 15: South Park Apartment w/Franklinton Farms – 18
- Aug 17: Southpoint – 37
- Aug 24: Commons at Grant – 21
- Aug 25: Riverview International Center – 31
- August 31: Hope Resource Center – 35
Total served for the month of August: 210
2022 Monthly Totals:
- January: 161
- February: 159
- March: 154
- April: 162
- May: 162
- June: 225
- July: 187
- August: 210
YTD: 1,420 individuals/families served
This past month, Heart to Heart asked for 50+ filled backpacks, and to our surprise, we collected 148 filled backpacks. We thank all the individuals who contributed to this Backpack Project! The Pop Up Pantry delivered them to Riverview International Center. Within a few days, all 148 backpacks were distributed. As we were delivering the backpacks, several children were running to the van all smiles and excited! It was heartwarming to see their joy! Blessings all the way around!
Our Team would like to acknowledge our devoted van drivers: Boyce Lancaster, Les Sauer, Mark Tucker, Steve Young and Glenn Zook. They are all so willing to give of their time loading the van and driving all around Columbus to help us deliver to our many sites. They step in to help each other out driving when others need a week off, which is a big help to us. We are forever grateful for their time, dedication and service.
We are so grateful to all our regular volunteers who continue to show up week after week. With this said, we are still looking for more individuals who would like to come join our Pop Up Team. We typically begin Wednesdays at 11:00. We end around 12:45 if just bagging; 2:00 if traveling to the site. Heart to Heart and the Pop Up Team are always open to more volunteers.
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 Kandel and Melody Smiley
Pop Up Pantry, Heart to Heart