Volunteers make a real difference at Dublin Food Pantry

Dublin Food Pantry (DFP) gratefully relies on volunteers, especially during the COVID-19 Crisis. Volunteer numbers in the pantry are limited due to social distancing (within the space available) and due to group size limitations. If you'd like to sign up to volunteer in the pantry, we will email when additional volunteers can be added. There is always a need for volunteer FUND raisers or collections listed under HOW TO HELP. Thank you to all who have contacted us to volunteer in some way, we sincerely appreciate your support!


Thanks to our teams of volunteers, now in masks and gloves, we continue to operate while taking precautionary steps to prevent the spread of illness. We have increased the frequency and depth of cleaning and have made other operational changes as well - detailed in volunteer training. Safety continues to be a primary concern as we operate Dublin Food Pantry and we are following guidelines:


Please do NOT volunteer if:

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

  • you do not feel well

If you have questions, please contact us at director@dublinfoodpantry.org

Typically, volunteers can opt to work in the pantry, on the road as drivers, off-site at much needed food, fund, and/or personal item drives or in the warehouse. Some volunteer roles listed below will be modified during the COVID-19 Crisis. 


Volunteer opportunities  **Please Note: Some volunteer roles listed below will be modified due to the COVID-19 Crisis. 


  • 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)


  • 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 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


  • Sort and stock food from large food drives 

  • Help with warehouse inventory and organization 



  • 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


  • See the chart below:

Sign Up to be placed on the Volunteer Call as Needed List

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's Executive Director Denise (Dinky ) Youngsteadt-Parrish at 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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