Frequently Asked Questions + Answers

Updated: Jan 12

Q What are Pantry curbside hours?

A Mondays 5:30 - 7:15PM

We will be closde on Monday, January 18th, 2021

Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:45AM

Thursdays 4:00 - 6:15PM

Q How can I donate online to Dublin Food Pantry?

A To make an online financial donation, please either click

DONATE on any page at

or click here to easily donate in any amount with PayPal, Venmo, or credit card:

Q How can I donate food or personal care items to Dublin Food Pantry?

A It's easy to drop off items on week-days 7:30am - 6pm. Please bring your unopened, shelf-stable food or personal care items inside (enter under the orange awning) into our donation drop off hallway. There are receipts, and if you would like, you can weigh items and enter your donation into our log book.

If you are planning a drive and need boxes, please call us at 614-889-6590 or email Thank you!

Q Where is Dublin Food Pantry?

A We are located in Historic Dublin, Ohio USA at 81 W. Bridge Street and curbside service during pantry hours is offered in the rear parking lot of DUBLIN COMMUNITY CHURCH. The street entrance is at the intersection of Franklin and Bridge Streets.

Q How does curbside pick-up work at Dublin Food Pantry?

A A volunteer will greet you in the parking lot while you remain in your vehicle. We will complete shopper check-in (please bring a photo ID*) and ask about needs/requests. Pre-packaged grocery items will be loaded into your vehicle. This remain-in-the-car system allows for required social distancing as we strive to follow guidelines for maximum safety.

*Proof of residence (bill or letter with you name/address) for first time visits

Q Am I in Dublin Food Pantry's Service Area?

A Yes, if you live in Dublin, Ohio or in the Dublin School District which includes parts of Franklin, Delaware, and Union counties within 8 zip codes:  43017, 43016, 43235, 43026, 43220, 43015, 43065, 43064.Please click here for a map of the entire school district:

Q What if I am NOT a resident of Dublin or Dublin School District?

A Please dial 2-1-1 for your neighborhood pantry or click here:

Q How often can I visit Dublin Food Pantry?

A Once a month - in general - however, produce and other perishables may be offered twice a month. Please contact us at 614-889-6590 if you need help finding additional food.

Q What does Dublin Food Pantry provide?

A During the COVID-19 Crisis we are not a walk-in, "choice” pantry - instead pre-packaged groceries will be provided. Once monthly, this typically includes bread, pastry, dairy items, frozen meat, bagged fresh produce, and variety of boxed non-perishable food. Personal care items are also offered, please ask the volunteer at check-in for specific requests - like diapers, for instance. We usually have pet food and a variety of other items. Vegetarian selections are also available. Volunteers will load the groceries into each shopper's vehicle (curbside) to best maintain the 6 foot distance guideline.

On a second monthly visit, fresh produce is offered. If you need more food, please contact us by phone: 614-889-6590 or by email:

Q I just lost my job, How can I find out more about Food Assistance?

A We are here to help you if you need food, please contact us with questions. If you have recently lost significant income, been laid off, or became unemployed because of workplace closures due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for Food Assistance in Ohio through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). To find out more about this:

Q What if I am an at risk shopper?

A Seniors, for instance, or any at risk shopper may opt to send a PROXY or trusted person in their place to check-in and pick up the pre-packaged items on their behalf.

Q How do I send PROXY to Dublin Food Pantry?

A If you are ill, under quarantine, disabled, or otherwise cannot make it to a pantry yourself, you can send a person you trust to shop for you by filling out a letter of PROXY. This letter should include: YOUR NAME, SIGNATURE, DATE, ADDRESS, PHONE, NUMBER IN HOUSEHOLD, PROXY NAME, and PROXY ADDRESS. You also need to give your PROXY a copy or photo of your ID and one proof of residence.

To see a letter of PROXY, please visit:

A PROXY is a better way for at risk or ill people to access food. No one should visit if they may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are ill, or have a fever, or are more vulnerable to infection as listed by the CDC:

Q What if I do not have a PROXY or a way to get to Dublin Food Pantry?

A Please call Dublin Food Pantry at 614-889-6590 or email because in some instances, we can deliver (in partnership with the City of Dublin) or can find

a volunteer to be your PROXY.

Q How can I learn more about Dublin area school meals?

A Dublin School District school food information is available at

Or please email to be connected to community resources.

Each School District website will provide more information. For instance, for Columbus City Schools, please visit:

More questions?

Please visit

We follow safety updates as they occur, guests must be wearing masks per the mask mandate:

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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 Executive Director Denise (Dinky ) Youngsteadt-Parrish -

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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