Meet Our Staff
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 role at the Dublin Food Pantry. Now in her second year, she is meeting the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic "responding with careful thought and compassion."
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. She enjoys working with DFP's volunteers, partners and supporters - all who help the Dublin Food Pantry fulfill its mission even in these challenging times. You can contact Dinky at
Denise “Dinky” Youngsteadt-Parrish
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 both kids are Dublin School grads and 2020 grads of the Ohio State University. Jim is in his second year as the Dublin Food Pantry Operations Director. In 2019, DFP distributed more than 366,100 pounds of food and this year has been filled with challenges addressing increased need during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Jim notes, “I enjoy working with the experienced and friendly DFP volunteers, partners and supporters who help me in my ongoing quest to improve operations.”
You can contact Jim at
IWE STRIVE TO
END HUNGER BY:
Providing nutritious food and personal care items
Sharing information about hunger’s impact on our neighbors
Engaging hundreds of volunteers and collaborating with community partners
In an atmosphere of compassion, safety, respect, and professionalism
Enlisting sponsors, partners, and donors to support DFP in filling 💚’s and 🛒’s
Connecting with other non-profits to maximize resources
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.