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1320 Cambridge Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212

Pop-UPdate: September 2023

By October 9, 2023Pupdate

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

  • September 6:         Commons at Livingston – 34
  • September 11:       Southpark Apts w/Franklinton Farms – 29
  • September 13:       Hope Resource Center – 42
  • September 20:       Southpoint – 40
  • September 27:       Grant – 31
  • September 28:       Riverview International Center – 39

Pop Up 2023 Monthly totals:

  • January:      153
  • February:     161
  • March:         190
  • April:            171
  • May:             226
  • June:            190
  • July:             188
  • August:         237
  • September:   215

YTD:     Individuals/families served:  1,731

The Pop Up Team has worked alongside Robert Riley from Franklinton Farms for two year during the Spring and Summer seasons distributing food and fresh produce.  Robert was instrumental in having an interpreter help us at Southpark and he always brought wonderful produce to share with the neighbors.  September was Robert’s last month with Franklinton Farms.  He has taken a full time position with the State Department.  We wish him well in his new endeavor.

Our Southpoint Christmas Gift Drive is beginning to take shape.  This will be our fourth year granting wishes for the children at Southpoint.  Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School will once again partner with the Pop Up Team to give the school children, along with their families and staff, an opportunity for Serve Learning and giving back to our neighbors in need.

We also want to thank Richard Jacob for his generous donations of toiletries to the Pop Up Team each week.  So many of our neighbors do not receive these necessary items and are so very grateful for his generosity.

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.  We couldn’t do all this without the dedicated individuals who give so freely to our community in need.