DUBLIN FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERs are Essential

Volunteers, wearing masks and following extra safety protocols, are a BIG reason that we can continue to operate during the pandemic. No wonder we think our volunteers are AWESOME!

 

We have made some significant changes as we continue to meet the increased need in our community while doing our part to prevent the spread of illness. For instance, to meet social distancing guidelines, customers now remain in their vehicles during outdoor curbside service and we have limited the number of volunteers per shift at the pantry. We have made other operational changes as well to balance meeting the increased need for nutritious food and essentials with protecting the health of all.

 

If you'd like to sign up to volunteer in the pantry - thank you - there is always a need for volunteer help. However, due to social distancing, we need to be sure we have the space to safely add volunteers so we are on a contact-as-needed system. Once you sign up, we will contact you when there is an opening to safely add volunteers. Please be assured that we appreciate your willingness to help!

Note to volunteers, please do NOT volunteer if:

  • You may have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19

  • You do not feel well 

Have a question?

  • Please contact us at 614-889-6590

Volunteer opportunities:

Typically, volunteers can opt to work in the pantry, on-the-road as drivers for local donation pick-up, off-site at events, or in the warehouse. Organizing a most-needed item collection or hosting a FOOD and FUNdraiser is a great way to volunteer your time too! Some volunteer roles listed below will be modified or changed due to the corona virus impact.

DRIVERS: 

  • Join the transport team and use your own vehicle to drive to an assigned local grocery store or restaurant for a weekly donation pick-up, then drive items to the pantry where a team helps unload. 

  • Or drive the Dublin Food Pantry cargo van (possibly to and from Mid-Ohio Foodbank)

PANTRY VOLUNTEERS: 

  • Join a Kitchen Crew to sort food and stock the pantry refrigerators, freezers, and shelves

  • Join a Set-up Crew to prepare, tidy, stock and package items

  • Assist during CURBSIDE shopping hours on Mondays 5:30PM - 7:15PM or Tuesdays 10 -11:45 AM or Thursdays 4-6:15PM

  • Help with office tasks

  • Accept deliveries, unload stock, break down boxes

  • Translators may help with signage

WAREHOUSE VOLUNTEERS - IDEAL FOR TEAMS OR GROUPS

  • Sort and stock food from large food drives 

  • Help with warehouse inventory and organization 

EVENT HELP

  • Host a FOOD, FUND, PERSONAL CARE DRIVE 

  • Lend your expertise to our clients - from cooking demonstrations to health tips from professionals 

  • Help at events such as the Dublin Irish Festival Sunday admission or Dublin Market 

  • Volunteers are needed to staff the Dublin Food Pantry tent at the Dublin Irish Festival. The tent is provided as an "in-kind" donation from Cardinal Health and will be staffed during Festival hours

SPECIAL PROJECT VOLUNTEERS - May vary due to pandemic

  • Chart below shows the team helping us stock 2020 THANKSGIVING BOXES

Please Sign Up:

Please fill out our application form and let us know in the message section when you would like to volunteer. Please read the Student Volunteer page if you're under 18 or submitting this for student(s). 

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 - dinky@dublinfoodpantry.org

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.

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