Mission Statement

Dublin Food Pantry is dedicated to connecting people with food, essentials + resources while educating the community about hunger's impact and collaborating with others who address basic human needs.

We serve the 9th largest school district in Ohio and the 16th largest city in Ohio - Dublin.

We are thankful for community, partner, and volunteer support! Together, we are #fillingheartsandcarts

Our Team:

Executive Director:  Denise “Dinky” Youngsteadt-Parrish

Denise Youngsteadt-Parrish, who goes by her nickname of Dinky, has a 20+ year history of helping people in need. She joined Dublin Food Pantry in March of 2019 - just one year before the pandemic.  A challenging time, to say the least. 


Dinky shares this excerpt:   “At this moment, this is a hopeful lesson and a hard one.  We live in a nation where there are 140 million people who are poor or who are one fire, health crisis, job loss, or severe storm away from deep poverty.  A nation where, during a pandemic, more than 12 million people have lost their employer-based-health care adding to the 87 million who already had inadequate health care; where nearly 12 million renters are behind in rent and could face eviction in the coming months; where 26 million people reported not having enough to eat, but 72 billion pounds of food goes to waste each year." Source: https://sojo.net/magazine/march-2021/food-lines-land-plenty

 Working towards solutions and successes, Dinky helps Dublin Food Pantry fulfill its mission with careful thought and compassion. Dinky is the 2021 Dublin Chamber's President's Award Honoree for "her energy and expertise and fierce advocacy for social justice"

Questions or ideas? Please contact Dinky  at 614.889.6590 or dinky@dublinfoodpantry.org

"Here is what we seek: a compassion that can stand in awe at what the poor have to carry rather than stand in judgment at how they carry it." Fr. G.Boyle

Director of Operations:  Jim Wilson

Recently, Jim received a note thanking the pantry on behalf of a person who was very reluctant to come to the pantry even though “her need was great.”  


Jim shared the note in the team meeting before each volunteer shift with this insight: “We know that overcoming the reluctance or stigma of coming to a food pantry is very real. Thank you to each and every volunteer for making customers feel welcome.”


Jim, Operations Director since 2019, has a clear perspective on customer needs and their struggles, along with a sincere appreciation for the volunteers and donors who make this work possible. 


Safely staffing the pantry and working to plan for the collection and distribution of items, Jim is the person to talk to about donating supplies and/or volunteering at the pantry.


Questions about food drives or volunteering can be directed to Jim at  jim@dublinfoodpantry.org

More of our DFP team: 


    Jill Collins



Director of Transportation:

    Bev Ross


Website/Social Media:

   Patte Widerschein  



Faith Community Liaison:

   Barb Anderson  


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Eric Bosserman, Vice-Chair

Jim Wilson, Director of Operations

Dinky Youngsteadt-Parris, Exec. Director

Gene Pavell Board Chair



Board VChair Gene Pavell

Past-Chair Soley Hernandez 




Gene Pavell —  Chair

 Eric Bosserman — Vice-Chair

Tiffany Trukovich —  Treasurer

Soley Hernandez — Past-Chair














Linda Chlapaty       Alex Dominquez

Nancy Dorner        Richard Guzak

Jill Kranstuber         Amy LaDu

Casey Liddy            Erin Miller

Deb Papesh            Kelli Traber

Lori Zancourides

We envision a community where everyone has access to sufficient, nutritious food and the necessities for well-being.



"We make a living by what we get,

but we make a life by what we give."

                          ▻ Winston Churchill

2022 Curbside Hours

Serving our customers

safely, efficiently, respectfully

Mondays 5:30 - 7:15pm

Tuesdays 10 - 11:45am

Thursdays 4 - 6:15pm


  • Connecting people with nutritious food and essential personal care items and helpful resources 

  • Sharing facts about hunger and it's impact

  • Finding solutions by engaging and collaborating with community partners and enlisting support from sponsors, faith communities, neighbors, businesses, civic groups, schools and other nonprofit organizations for a healthier community

  • Maintaining an atmosphere of kindness, compassion, safety, respect, efficiency and professionalism amongst our volunteers and all at Dublin Food Pantry

 We are thankful for our inspiring community support. Together, we are #fillingheartsandcarts

"Helping on person might 

not change the whole world

But is could change the

world for one person"


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