HEART is a Christian based organization created by the Reynoldsburg Ministerial Association to address food insecurity in our local community. Hunger is not something you see but it exists right here, in Central Ohio. Before COVID-19, one in four Franklin County individuals lived in a food insecure family. Food insecure neighbors missed an average of 3 meals a week. That equates to not eating 52 days a year. The hunger gap has not been closed, even when a single parent with a job, receives government support and visits a food pantry or soup kitchen. Reynoldsburg UMC has been a proud partner of HEART from the start and we love being able to work alongside them to share the love of Christ to our community.

Reynoldsburg UMC FOOD DRIVE

March 14 – April 17

We invite everyone who calls Reynoldsburg UMC home to join us as we work to make Jesus known in our community.  From March 14-April 17 we will be collecting items to help stock the shelves of HEART Mid-Ohio Food Market.  HEART serves over 800 families every week and with that number growing weekly, you can only image how quickly items fly off the shelf.  This is YOUR chance to take a little extra time to help those in need as we go into the spring season.

Items can be brought to the church building and placed in the HEART food boxes located near the Connection Centers (outside the worship spaces) every Sunday starting March 14.  Don’t attend on Sundays…NO WORRIES we have 3 special drop off times for you to donate your items in a safe-social distanced way.

WAYS TO DONATE

Sunday Mornings

March 14-April 17

HEART Food Boxes Near Connection Centers

Wednesday March 31

4:30-6:30pm

Outside the banquet rooms in Community Center

Saturday April 17

10:00am-1:00pm

Drive thru drop off under portico

(back of church building)

ITEMS NEEDED

 Canned meat

 Dry beans (many of our neighbors prefer dry versus canned when cooking)

 Spaghetti/Noodles

 Canned soups

 Healthy option snacks (granola bars, nuts and seeds, dried fruits)

 Salad dressings

 Oatmeal

 Jelly/Jams

VOLUNTEER WITH HEART

Volunteers, the heart of HEART! Volunteers handled over 1.6 million pounds of food multiple times during the first six months of 2020; grocery store pickups, weighing food, stocking shelves, packing boxes of food, delivering boxes to curbside, loading boxes of food into hungry neighbor’s cars. Additional volunteers operate the back office, maintain communications, manage finances, invite future champions, and spread the cause.