About the Dublin Food Pantry

Dublin Food Pantry is dedicated to connecting people with food, essentials, and resources while educating the community about hunger's impact and collaborating with others who address basic human needs.

What is the Dublin Food Pantry?

Since 1976, the Dublin Food Pantry has been providing food, hygiene products, and resources to individuals and families in our community experiencing food insecurity and hunger. The pantry serves multiple zip codes and counties within the City of Dublin and Dublin City Schools District.

Our choice pantry allows families to have a dignified shopping experience with compassionate and exemplary customer service, choosing which items they would like to take home. We strive to provide high-quality and high-quantity fresh produce whenever possible.

Learn More About the Campaign

"Hunger is a deep-seated trauma with lifelong consequences. Pantries and shelters are on the front line, addressing this national trauma with limited resources."
- Denise Youngsteadt-Parrish

The Comprehensive Capital Campaign

Our New Pantry

Currently, we believe we are serving roughly 25% of the families and individuals in need. The need for our services is higher than ever before, and it's only going to grow. As a community that cares deeply about the well-being and health of our neighbors, our help is needed.

Let's close the food gap in Dublin. A connected community is a nourished community.

In order to meet the growing needs of our neighbors, the Dublin Food Pantry is launching a $3 million comprehensive capital campaign to purchase and renovate a larger, more accessible facility at 6608 Dublin Center Drive.

Our new home will be conveniently located off of Sawmill Road, making the pantry easily accessible for all families and individuals within the City of Dublin and the Dublin City School district. The new facility will allow us to expand our outreach, partner with other local nonprofit organizations to have resources in- house that are tailored to our neighbor's needs, grow fresh produce in-house through our garden, and allow our choice pantry to greatly expand. Please join us as we embrace our campaign to #feeddublin.

Current Pantry

New Pantry

1,800 sq. feet

7,750 sq. feet

Admin office on separate floor

An inclusive one-story building

In a congested area in Historic Dublin

Easily accessible off Sawmill Road by a bus line

Limited parking spaces

58 parking spaces plus 75 in overflow lot

No teaching kitchen

Community learning kitchen

No space for partners / wrap around service

2 flexible offices with AV equipment

Open 3 days a week

Open 4 days a week to start, then increasing to 5 days

182 volunteer hours per week

310 volunteer hours per week

Must close for 2 out of 3 days during election weeks

Will not need to close

Our Steering Committee

Dinky Youngsteadt-Parrish

Dublin Food Pantry

Jim Wilson

Dublin Food Pantry

Jenny Amorose

Dublin Chamber of Commerce

Ingrid Fields

VMWare

Billy Harris

MAG Auto Group

Amy LaDu

Dublin Food Pantry Board Member

Imran Malik

Noor Islamic Community Center

Lisa Patt McDaniel

Workforce Development Board of Ohio

Beth Necamp

OSU Wexner Medical Center

Deb Papesh

Dublin Food Pantry Board Member

Armin Rahmanian

Dublin Methodist Hospital

Julie Erin Rinaldi

Syntero

Jennifer Schwanke

Dublin City Schools

Rev. Becky Sunday

Dublin Community Church

Frequently
Asked
Questions

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.
  • Help us spread the word by engaging with us on social media.
  • Be part of the conversation using #feeddublin

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Assistance for Anyone Needing Pantry Services

The pantry serves community members from multiple ZIP codes and counties within the City of Dublin and the Dublin City Schools District.

Get food pantry details and identify additional community resources.

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Thank You To Our Partners

We are grateful to our food network of donors, volunteers, and community partners!