Well Deserved Recognition - Congratulations!

Updated: Jun 9, 2021

Congratulations on well-deserved recognition for the positive community impact made by two of Dublin Food Pantry's Board members.

  • Lisa Patt-McDaniel

Dublin Food Pantry's Past Board Chair was selected for The Power 100: Columbus' most influential leaders for 2021.

In what is now an annual tradition, Columbus Business First identified "the 100 people making the most impact on the region during a time of tremendous upheaval as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic" and shared this:

Lisa Patt-McDaniel, CEO of the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio, says as more and more jobs require a college degree, employers and schools need to play a bigger role in helping make these jobs more accessible. The mission of the nonprofit board – whose 27 members from private, public and nonprofit sector are appointed by the the mayor of Columbus and Franklin County Board of Commissioners – is to partner with area businesses and organizations on workforce needs so that people are "fully employed at their ability and potential in the thriving Central Ohio economy" As the region prepares for a post-pandemic boom, many employers are concerned that they won't be able to find skilled workers. Patt-McDaniel is working to make sure they do.

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The full Power 100 will be published in a special issue of the paper on June 25.

  • Deb Papesh

Dublin Food Pantry's current Board Member is featured on the June/July 2021 cover of Dublin Life Magazine.

In an article written by Brandon Klien, Deb's significant positive community impact is illustrated through "the many stories that highlight how Papesh is a walking, breathing and living resource in the community, and a worthy recipient of the Dublin City Schools Hall of Fame Class of 2020’s Outstanding Service Award."

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As a follow-up note to Deb's May 5th Birthday Truck-N-Trunk featured in the article, more than 600 pounds of most needed pantry items were collected and delivered to the pantry for distribution. Further, Deb's Birthday Month fundraiser, her #20dollaholla challenge, amounted to $1,446.95 in donations for the Dublin Food Pantry. Deb is already working with the team on the next Truck-N-Trunk which will be announced soon.


"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." Francis of Assisi


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