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

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



  • 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 

2019 Summary:

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.

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's Executive Director Denise (Dinky ) Youngsteadt-Parrish at

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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