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Frequently Asked Questions May 2020

Updated: May 27

What are DFP curbside hours?

MONDAYS 5:30PM 7:15PM

TUESDAYS 10:00AM – 11:45AM

THURSDAYS 4:00PM 6:15PM

We are here to connect you with food without judgement, curbside.

Where is Dublin Food Pantry?

We are located in Historic Dublin, Ohio at 81 W. Bridge Street on the lower level of DUBLIN COMMUNITY CHURCH. The location has not changed and the same rear parking lot is now being used for vehicle drive-up to pick-up.

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

Vehicles line up in the Dublin Food Pantry parking lot and a volunteer will complete shopper check-in without the shopper stepping out of the car. Pre-packaged groceries 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. Check-in requires a photo ID. No signature is required during COVID-19. To learn more, visit: https://www.dublinfoodpantry.org/get-food


What does Dublin Food Pantry provide?

During the COVID-19 Crisis we are not a “choice” pantry - instead pre-packaged groceries will be provided. This typically includes bread, frozen meat, bagged fresh produce, and variety of boxed non-perishable food. Personal care items are also offered, please ask at check in for specific request - such as diapers, so we can check to see if it is available. A volunteer will load the groceries into each shopper's vehicle (curbside) to best maintain the 6 foot distance guideline.


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

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:


https://www.midohiofoodbank.org/get-help/snap-assistance/


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

If you do not live in this area, please call 2-1-1 for HANDS ON OHIO for help or visit https://handsoncentralohio.org/locate-services/2-1-1/


What if I am an at risk shopper?

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.


How do I send PROXY to Dublin Food Pantry?

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:

https://www.midohiofoodbank.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Letter-of-Proxy-example.pdf


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:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html


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

Please email director@dublinfoodpantry.org or phone Dublin Food Pantry at 614-889-6590

Or a volunteer may shop on your behalf in general or as a proxy, to find out more, please email dublinbridges@gmail.com

How often can I visit Dublin Food Pantry?

Once a month. Contact us at 614-889-6590 if you need help finding additional food.

How can I learn more about school meals?

Visit your school district website. For instance, Columbus City Schools are providing meals, please visit: https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/7560


Dublin City Schools

Breakfast and Lunch Distribution Information

This summer, Dublin City Schools’ buses will be at the locations below, at the times below, to provide grab-n-go breakfasts and lunches to any students who need them. Distribution locations and times are listed below.

  1. Indian Run Elementary, 80 W. Bridge Street, 11-11:10 a.m.

  2. Olde Sawmill Elementary, 2485 Olde Sawmill Bldv., 11-11:15 a.m.

  3. NW Presbyterian Church, 6400 Post Road, 11:00-11:30 a.m.

  4. Meadow Park Church, 2425 Bethel Road, 11:00-11:30 a.m.

  5. Sawbury Blvd. Kindercare, 2680 Sawbury Blvd., 11:00-11:20 a.m.

  6. Abbey Church Road at Abbey Chapel Drive, 11:20- Noon

  7. Khols Parking Lot, 6063 Sawmill Road, 11:20-11:40 a.m.

  8. Sawmill Village Clubhouse, 6900 Sawmill Village Drive, 11:30-11:40 a.m.

  9. Wright Elementary, 2335 W. Case Road, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

  10. Chaparral Apartments, Chaparral Drive @ Farmers Drive, 11:30 a.m.- Noon

  11. Wendy's/CVS Parking Lot, 6195 Glick Road, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

  12. Kennylane Blvd. @ Old Bethel Road (End of culdesac), 11:55 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

  13. Sawmill Crossing Apartments, 6700 Allister Way, 11:55 a.m.-12:10 p.m. 


If you have issues accessing food at these locations, please email info@dublinschools.net to be connected to community resources.



How can I donate to Dublin Food Pantry?

Please visit https://www.dublinfoodpantry.org






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