Updated: Dec 31, 2020
Dublin Food Pantry is powered by your support! Our community has consistently been involved in the pantry - for 44 years! Seniors, students, neighbors, businesses, civic groups, scouts, clubs and faith communities are part of our food network and we appreciate the support more than we can express!
The pandemic has brought new challenges - as the expression goes, we are all in the same storm, but not in the same boat. As we head into 2021 we will continue to rely on your kind support. As always, you can find out how to GET FOOD or find out how to HELP by visiting our website. Most needed items are always listed there along with Frequently Asked Questions, resource links and more. Just recently, we added this new method to make a donation in any amount using Pay Pal or Venmo or credit card by going to https://givebutter.com/DublinFoodPantry or by scanning this QR code with your cell phone camera.
We appreciate EVERY act of kindness - sharing information about the pantry with those who might need help, or by giving your time, or by donating items or by making financial donations. This kindness may even improve your health according to this informative article from Cleland Clinic:
Some recent kindness:
100% of the E-Cycle, Inc. team based in Hilliard donated a trunkful of most needed items.
Our friends at LSP Technologies contributed over 1,000 pounds of donations!
Dublin Schools - teachers, students, staff - continue to support the pantry! You can follow their kindness at #DCSGIVESBACK
Some examples of recent support:
Dublin Coffman Drama Club Participated in “Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat” on Halloween. along with the Coffman Interact Club
Dublin Scioto Students have contributed in many ways!
Student Senate at Dublin Scioto High School Fundraisers: 2020 presented challenges to the annual TRICK OR TREAT SO KIDS CAN EAT but thanks to great leadership and hard work by more than 100 students, well over 5,000 pounds of donations were collected and delivered (in the cold rain) to the pantry in a new curbside drop-off system.
They also created a fundraiser to "do our part as a student body to help feed the hungry" in September that was supported by the Lions Club. The student leaders worked with Dublin Food Pantry's Director of Operations Jim Wilson, along with Dublin Scioto High School teachers Bonnie Gamary and Alyssa Ritchart.
And thank you to some young people in the Dublin Jerome School District who collected donations from kind neighbors for TRICK OR TREAT SO KIDS CAN EAT (2020 style with masks and curbside drop off at the pantry.) They went trick or treating in the cold and wind for canned goods and filled our Dublin Food Pantry with over 5,225 pounds of canned goods. They also collected over $250 for the pantry.
Dublin Grizzel hosted a food drive to benefit Dublin Food Pantry and the KMS CHOIR planned to Carol for Cans.
Sells Middles School planned a December food drive for the Dublin Food Pantry.
DEER RUN planned to collect cans during spirit days
Chapman's 5th grade class collected and made a donation in honor of the the families that may need pantry services
Indian Run Elementary Collected items for the Thanksgiving Boxes for Dublin Food Pantry
Olde Sawmill Elementary School held a food and personal care item drive and delivered items to the pantry
Riverside Elementary in most years, collects food items for Dublin Food Pantry
Scottish Corners also planned to participate in a food drive.
Wright Elementary has offered produce donations to Dublin food pantry through the DWE Community Garden harvest
Dublin Woman's Club donated more than 1,000 pounds of much needed items.
Many individuals regularly kindly donate and we appreciate EVERY donation!
A 7 year old named Callie recently collected for Dublin Food Pantry at her birthday party. WOW!
Our scout community is so supportive! Thank you to Eagle Scout Grant Smialek for building and installing a "Blessing Box" on the west side of Dublin Community Church - our pantry location. Scout Troops 229 and 117 have recently donated items from our most needed list (posted on our website) and traffic to the pantry is such that donated items are quickly distributed (thanks to wonderful volunteers!
On Saturday, November 21st,from 9 - 11:30AM, the Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club held a food and personal care item drive for both Dublin Food Pantry and Worthington Resource Pantry. Collections from Kroger on Bridge Street weighed in at over 600 pounds.
Thank you to St. Brigid of Kildare's Social Action Committee and Knight of Columbus for their incredible donation of 308 (packed) THANKSGIVING BOXES and more than $6,000 in grocery gift cards. We cannot thank them enough for their time and effort and kindness.
Thank you to all who donated for the 2020 Dublin Food Pantry THANKSGIVING BOXES. 2020's Thankgiving was 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 were provided with help from our volunteers who pack and distribute them and from food item donors 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.
We posted a need for turkeys and kind donors arrived with so many turkeys that we ran out of refrigeration space. And when we ran low on Ramen Noodles and Soup - again, after posting about the needs - our donation shelves were filled. Wow!
Thank you to Jim Bush, Executive VP at First City Bank and Aza Bittinger, COO of Community Bankers Association of Ohio for donating a check earmarked for donation to a local food pantry to Dublin Food Pantry Director of Operations Jim Wilson and Executive Director Denise "Dinky" Youngsteadt-Parrish. Mr. Bush, a Dublin resident, noted, "I am aware of the need in our community and the great work done by Dublin Food Pantry and have elected to help families in need during this very difficult time."
Thank you to the City of Dublin for on-going support! Their Family Drive-In Movies at Coffman Park provided an opportunity for movie goers to donate cash or most needed items to Dublin Food Pantry in a tent near the big screen.This kindness made a real impact.
In partnerships with the City of Dublin, Ride With Share helps us distribute boxed food to nearby senior communities.
More thank you go out to:
Cardinal Health, the Cohn Family, Columbus Foundation, the Chapman 5th Grade Class, Dublin AM Rotary, the Dublin Chamber, Dublin Community Foundation, Dunkin' Donuts, Historic Dublin Businesses, IGS Energy, Mid-Ohio Food Collective, and area businesses that include: Chile Verde, Chipotle, Moretti's, Roush Hardware, Rusty Bucket, Spa at River Ridge, Studio on Bridge, Swenson's, and many more.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if we have missed you.
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
Online donations can be made easily by visiting
Most needed items are listed on our website and include canned soup, canned veggies, canned fruit, sides like packaged rice or pasta, ramen noodles, and personal care items are always needed. These items may be dropped-off at Dublin Food Pantry at 81 W. Bridge St. Dublin OH 43017 (weekdays) between 7:30AM and 6PM.