Updated: 5 days ago
Thanks to tremendous community support, Dublin Food Pantry has been helping more families than ever, many who never thought that they would need a food pantry. As the expression goes, we are all in the same storm, but not in the same boat. Dublin Food Pantry is powered by this support, shown in many ways, including these fundraisers and food drives.
Food, Personal Care Item, and Fund Drives GOING ON NOW:
Collection for Dublin Food Pantry Thanksgiving Boxes. 2020 will be a little different than past holidays. Last year, we offered customers a Thanksgiving store shopping experience. This year, to follow social distancing guidelines, special holiday meal boxes will be provided with help from Dublin Baptist Church, Dublin Community Church, Dublin Community Preschool, Indian Run Elementary School, Indian Run Methodist Church, New Hope Church, St. Brigid of Kildare Church, St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, and Vista Church. Special thanks to Linda Lipps for her help coordinating this collection and extra thanks to Bill Rigney for helping us provide turkey and ham. For collection locations and most needed Thanksgiving items, please see complete list below.
In addition to items on our MOST NEEDED list like ramen noodles, mac n cheese, and canned soup, donations of canned green beans, boxed mashed potatoes, packaged gravy, packaged stuffing, canned fruit, canned cranberry sauce, cornbread mix, muffin mix can also be dropped off to Dublin Food Pantry at 81 W. Bridge St. Dublin OH 43017 (weekdays) between 7:30AM and 6PM.
Not-So-Spooky Family Drive-In Movies at Coffman Park presented by the City of Dublin are free of charge - a cash donation to Dublin Food Pantry is suggested. Dublin Food Pantry volunteers will be in a tent near the big screen. Non-perishable items like canned veggies and soup are also welcomed. Registrations is open to residents of Dublin School District and Dublin. To register (starting the Monday before the movie night) for an upcoming movie, please visit
Thank you for the Recently Completed Food or Fund collections:
Heart of Dublin Fundraiser at Friendship Village: Residents of Friendship Village showed real heart generous Residents donated 660 pounds of products and $4,060 to the Dublin Food Pantry, noting "This far exceeded our goals... commenting that even a small donation translates into many pounds of food." Wow! This generous donation will help so many!
Dublin Community Church Drive-Through Fundraiser on October 4: Dublin Food Pantry is located in Dublin Community Church and their continued support makes a real impact. Thank you to all who contributed more than 300 pounds of non-perishable food at a drive-through communion service. A safe and creative way to connect and make a difference.
Student Senate at Dublin Scioto High School Fundraiser: Created to "do our part as a student body to help feed the hungry" the students, their friends and family and the Lions Club were an inspiration. Megha Joish contacted the pantry on behalf of the DSHS Student Senate Service Committee to kick-off this effort back in August. She worked with Dublin Food Pantry's Director of Operations Jim Wilson, along with Dublin Scioto High School teachers Bonnie Gamary and Alyssa Ritchart. The fundraiser ended on October 2.
Food Drive by Turkish American Society Of Ohio (TASO) - Columbus : Thank you to our friends at TASO for their continued support and for donating almost 300 pounds of most-needed food this month.
Chipotle Fundraiser: THANK YOU to everyone who came out on Wednesday, October 7 from 4PM to 8PM and mentioned that their order supported Dublin Food Pantry, earning 33% percent of Chipotle sale proceeds. This fundraiser was organized by former Board Member and long term volunteer, Barb Anderson with the support of Chipotle Mexican Grill.
We would like to include every person, group, and organization who has contributed. Please email email@example.com if we have missed you. Some recent thank you include: Cardinal Health, the City of Dublin, Cohn Family, Columbus Foundation, Chapman 5th Grade Class, Dublin AM Rotary, Dublin Chamber, Dublin City Schools, Dublin area Scouts, Dublin Community Foundation, Dunkin' Donuts, Historic Dublin Businesses, IGS Energy, Mid-Ohio Food Collective, and area businesses that include: Chile Verde, Chipotle, Roush Hardware, Rusty Bucket, Spa at River Ridge, Studio on Bridge, Swenson's, and many more.
Our volunteers get to hear the thank you's directly and on behalf of those we serve - THANK YOU. A healthy, thriving community relies on food, essentials and kindness and our community provides all of that with your help.
We appreciate every collection, drive, and donation! Your help makes a difference #fillingheartsandcarts
If you would like to learn more about Dublin Food Pantry and hunger in our community, please reach out via email to Dublin Food Pantry's Executive Director Denise "Dinky" Youngsteadt-Parrish at Dinky@dublinfoodpantry.org