Common Heartbeat

August 3, 2022

Welcome, Ryan!

We’re so excited to introduce you to a new member of our team: Ryan Kolbe, Volunteer Engagement Leader (around the office we just call him Kolbe). He’s the guy you’ll talk to if you want to set up a group volunteer opportunity or have questions about signing up. You’ll see […]
July 19, 2022

Volunteers create special dietary needs section

In the spring, we started seeing more and more people donating food back to us. Strange, right? Well, some of our neighbors who frequent our pantries are challenged by health issues that require special foods. Thanks to friends like you, boxes of food are now being delivered specifically based on these special […]
July 13, 2022

WAITING LIST ALERT!!!

For the first time in a very long time, we have a waiting list of food insecure neighbors with barriers to attending our pantries. There are several opportunities for volunteers to be a lifeline for families monthly in the Monroe & Marshville areas! (Bilingual Spanish speakers also needed for some […]
July 6, 2022

A Getting Ahead Story: Discovering food pantries

Shortly after starting her Getting Ahead journey, Sarah Schfield discovered a valuable resource to help provide her children with nutritious meals: Common Heart’s food pantries!! A single Mom of two, Sarah – who’s a Russian native – said she had never even heard of a food pantry and didn’t know […]