Originally called the Dublin Area Emergency Assistance Program (DAEAP), the Dublin Food Pantry was established in March 1976, when the Dublin Community Church received nonprofit designation to formally operate the pantry. Since that time, area churches have always been among the first to step forward to help in our fight against hunger.
Support for the pantry has been widespread since its inception, with area churches and groups volunteering to staff the food pantry beginning in the 1980s. And all of these years later, the Dublin Food Pantry continues to make its home in the Dublin Community Church, with a grateful heart, until our anticipated move to our new location this summer.
Thank you, Dublin congregations, for 46 years of devoted partnership hosting food drives, sourcing volunteers, collecting monetary donations, housing our organization, and being one of the strongest organizational advocates of our mission to #feeddublin.
We are especially grateful for your support in this time of expansion and relocation and for continuing to stand beside us in our fight against hunger.
Dinky At Your Service
To help educate the community about the mission of the Dublin Food Pantry and our current capital campaign, our Executive Director, Denise “Dinky” Youngsteadt-Parrish, will speak at a variety of churches over the next few weeks. We welcome members and visitors to join any and all of Dinky’s speaking engagements and, of course, bring family and friends who would be interested in learning more.
- Sunday, February 19th – Dublin Baptist 2/19
- Sunday, February 19th – Prince of Peace (hunger panelist 2/19)
- TBD in April – St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
Be sure to follow along on our blog and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for more information on other upcoming presentations and updates from the Dublin Food Pantry.
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