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.
With tremendous community support, we are #fillingheartsandcarts
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, 2021 Dublin Chamber's President's Award Honoree, was recognized for "her energy and expertise and fierce advocacy for social justice"
Questions or ideas? Please contact Dinky at 614.889.6590 or email@example.com
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 challenges, adjusting operations to best meet these needs. He has 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
More of our DFP team:
Director of Transportation:
MaryLou Szuter, Jeff Ogden, Marko Boh
Faith Community Liaison:
Dublin Food Pantry Board of Trustees
Gene Pavell — Chair
Eric Bosserman — Vice-Chair
Kelli Traber — Secretary
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 Lori Zancourides
"Here is what we seek:
that can stand in awe at what many have to carry rather than stand in judgment at how they carry it."
- Father Greg Boyle
We envision a community where everyone has access to sufficient, nutritious food and the necessities for well-being.
IWE STRIVE TO
"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
END HUNGER BY:
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 world
but it could change the
world for one person"