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WSEM Food Centers

Food is a basic need. And we don’t think anyone should ever go hungry. But more importantly, we also want to make sure that needy families and individuals in our community who are struggling to put food on the table, have access to the right opportunities, relationships, resources and networks to build a better future for themselves and their families.

Our WSEM Food Centers are one of the largest food distributors to families in need on Cleveland’s West Side. We work to fight hunger and provide the resources to allow individuals and families to break out of poverty. With our three main centers, we provide more than 750,000 meals a year and connect more than 14,000 community members to supportive services that can help them find sustainable independence.

Facts about our Food Centers and Offerings:

  • Food Pantries – We offer a three-day supply of emergency food provided monthly to needy families in Cuyahoga County
  • Outreach and Advocacy – We have onsite supportive and crisis services or can refer our families to the proper community resource
  • Food Stamp Application Administered – We work with our families who are eligible for Food Stamps to help them get enrolled so they can receive the supportive resources they need.
  • Resale Shop – We operate resale shops that offer affordable, low cost, gently used or new clothing and small household items. 
  • Evening/Hot Meal Program – We serve hot meals to those in need at two of our locations
  • Health Screenings
  • Additional Holiday Food

WSEM Food Center Locations:

Brookside Food Center

3804 Pearl Road

Cleveland, OH 44109


Community Corner
Food Center

8302 Detroit Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44109


Near West Food Center

3610 Bridge Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44113


Join The Cause:

There are many ways you can help make an impact. 

  • Financial Contributions – click here to donate to our WSEM Food Center or feel free to drop off a check at one of our Food Centers.
  • Volunteering – Most of our staff are volunteers and we count on our community to help us work with our families.  If you are interested in helping us fight hunger in Cleveland, volunteer at one of our food centers.
  • Donations – We do accept non-perishable food, clothing, small household items, diapers and personal hygiene products for our resale shops.

To learn more about our WSEM Food Centers or the many ways you can help our families build better futures, call 216.651.2037.