Is there a need for a food pantry in Dublin?
While there has always been a need in the community, there has been a significant increase over the past two years.
- In 2019, the pantry served an average of 792 residents per month.
- In 2021, there was a 92% increase, with the pantry serving an average of 1,762 individuals and families.
- So far in 2022, there has been an additional 30% increase in the number of people being served by the pantry.
Who comes to the Dublin Food Pantry?
The Dublin Food Pantry serves community members living in the City of Dublin and Dublin City School District. The Pantry works daily to serve our neighbors in need, serving an average of 2,500 individuals, or 600 households each month. In 2021, 37% of our local population served were children, with 15% of our local population served were seniors ages 60+.
Nearly 70% of our shoppers are the working poor, struggling to make ends meet and make difficult choices daily; Food or rent? Food or utilities? Food or gas? Food or medical care? These questions haunt our community members constantly.
Many households experiencing food insecurity are not able to qualify for federal nutrition programs, so they must visit local food pantries like ours to get the help they deserve.
Where is the new home of the Dublin Food Pantry?
Located conveniently off of Sawmill Road, the new Dublin Food Pantry will be housed in a larger, more accessible facility at 6608 Dublin Center Drive. Our shoppers will have increased interior space, additional parking spaces, and direct access to other local nonprofits like Dublin Bridges, as the facility allows room for partner organizations to meet with individuals and families. The new building is surrounded by several COTA bus stops, making it accessible for Dublin residents and families.
What can you do?
Help us to ensure Everyone Eats Here. We are embarking on a $3 million comprehensive capital campaign to purchase, renovate, and operate a permanent home for the Dublin Food Pantry.
- Make a donation.
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