Mission Statement

Dublin Food Pantry is dedicated to providing for the needs of hungry people by collecting and distributing food and grocery products, educating the community about hunger's impact and collaborating with others who address basic human needs.


Area served: Parts of Franklin, Delaware + Union counties within 8 zip codes in Dublin & Dublin Ohio School District (10th largest in Ohio)

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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 dinky@dublinfoodpantry.org

Denise “Dinky” Youngsteadt-Parrish

Executive Director

Jim Wilson

Operations Director

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  jim@dublinfoodpantry.org



  • Connecting people with nutritious food and essential personal care items 

  • Sharing hunger’s impact on our neighbors

  • Finding hunger solutions by collaborating
    with community partners and e
    nlisting support from sponsors, partners, and donors

  • Welcoming volunteers

  • Maintaining an atmosphere of compassion, safety, respect, and professionalism

2019 Summary:

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


Compassion, Respect, Professionalism

Recognizing the inherent dignity of all

Diversity & Multiculturalism

welcoming the diverse population of our community with regard to the individual and cultural needs of those we serve

Collaboration & Cooperation

Engaging a network of community members and organizations to support one another for a healthier community

Education & Prevention

Striving to share, address and prevent the root causes of hunger


Safety & Sustainability

Being responsible stewards of our resources for the well being of all

OUR core values

Location: 81 W Bridge St. Dublin, OH 43017  In Dublin Community Church (lower level) Phone: 614-889-6590  

 Have a question? Please contact:

 Dublin Food Pantry Executive Director Denise (Dinky ) Youngsteadt-Parrish - dinky@dublinfoodpantry.org

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

The Dublin Food Pantry is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

Tax ID#: 31-1340375  © 2018 by Dublin Food Pantry

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