Denise “Dinky” Youngsteadt-Parrish
Denise Youngsteadt-Parrish, who goes by her nickname of Dinky, has a 20+ year history of helping people in need, seeking out community partnerships, maximizing resources and acknowledging volunteers and generous donors. She brings varied leadership experiences from the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks, Lifeline of Ohio, the Capital Area Humane Society and Columbus Parks and Recreation to her new role at the Dublin Food Pantry. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from the Ohio State University and earned her Master of Science in Leadership at Duquesne University in 2010. Dinky has two children, four grandchildren, one great nephew, and is looking forward to working with the hundreds of volunteers who help the Dublin Food Pantry fulfill its mission. You can contact Dinky at
Although Jim was born in Columbus, he moved to Dublin from Japan after spending more than four years there. This came about when his wife, Ulka, had the opportunity for a liaison position for Honda of America Manufacturing. Jim traded his sales job with a regional trucking company to become a full-time Dad for their 2 young children as they lived abroad. Now that both kids are Dublin School grads and studying at The Ohio State University, it was an ideal time for Jim to tackle the Dublin Food Pantry Operations role. It was a natural transition since one or more of the family has been volunteering at the Pantry since 2012.
Jim notes, “I enjoy working with the experienced and friendly DFP volunteers and look forward to continuing the constant quest to improve operations.”
You can contact Jim at
To eliminate hunger and food insecurity in our community by increasing access to food and necessities for those who need it most within the City of Dublin and the Dublin School District. The Dublin Food Pantry relies on community partnerships, volunteers, and donors to accomplish our mission.
We envision a community where everyone has access to sufficient, nutritious food and the necessities for well-being.
OUR core values
Compassion, Respect, Professionalism
Recognizing the inherent dignity of each client.
Diversity & Multiculturalism
Understanding the diverse population of our community so that we may address individual and cultural needs of those we serve.
Collaboration & Cooperation
Engaging and involving a network of community members and organizations to support one another, achieve our goals, and better our community.
Education & Prevention
Striving to understand, eliminate and prevent the root causes of hunger.
Stewardship & Sustainability
Being responsible stewards of our resources.