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The May Dugan Center's Food and Clothing Program ensures a safety net for the most vulnerable individuals, families, older adults, children and veterans. through produce, food and clothing distributions.


During the COVID-19 crisis, the May Dugan Center has changed the operations of our Produce, Food and Clothing Distribution for the health and safety of all our clients.


The May Dugan Center will be providing produce & food distributions on the following days: 

  • Wednesday,  June 23rd, 10am-2pm: Drive Thru Only Distribution 

  • Thursday,  June 24th:  Walk in Distribution (call 216-631-5800 x300 for appointment)

  • Wednesday,  July 14th, 10am-2pm: Drive Thru Only Distribution 

  • Thursday,  July 15th:  Walk in Distribution (call 216-631-5800 x300 for appointment)

We ask participants to read the full description of the process before coming to the May Dugan Center:

Walk-ins cannot be accommodated on Distribution Wednesdays, so all people are asked to drive. Cars will line up on Bridge Avenue and continue westward.

Participants will remain in their cars and food will be placed in the trunk so as to minimize contact. Participants are asked to provide sufficient trunk space for the food.

A valid driver's license or state i.d. card is all that is required to participate. If either has expired because of COVID-19, please bring anyway as participants will still be able to receive food.

If you do not have a vehicle, you can authorize someone else (known as a proxy) to pick up food on your behalf. The person you select must have a vehicle and present a letter at the time of food distribution that contains the following information: the recipient’s name, the name of the person picking up food, the day of the distribution and the recipient’s signature. This letter can be handwritten.

If no vehicle or proxy is available, please call the May Dugan Center at 216-631-5800 x300. Other arrangements will be made to ensure food receipt. If you are connected to voicemail, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.


Clothing distribution is now available as a REQUEST ONLY SERVICE, please call 216-631-5800 x400. If you are connected to voicemail, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.


A May Dugan Center team member will follow up to discuss your clothing needs. While we will do our best, we cannot guarantee the item(s) will be available based on our current inventory. If we are able to fill your request(s) a time will be scheduled for you to come to The Center for pick up.  

If you have any questions about this new process, please call May Dugan Center's Clothing Request Line at 216-631-5800 x400.


Our greatest volunteer need at this time is for our Produce & Food Distribution Program. For more information about all the ways you can help please visit our get involved page. To learn more about corporate and group opportunities, please email Deputy Director Andy Trares at


Every year, the Food & Clothing Distribution provides basic needs to the community​

During the current COVID-19 pandemic: 

  • Served over 412,000 meals to more than 19,325 individuals, tripling the number in 2019.

  • Provided 859 families with food during the week of March 23, 2020. 

  • Provided 925 families with food during the week of April 6, 2020.  


The Food & Clothing Distribution is Supported by: 

  • The Greater Cleveland Food Bank

  • Hunger Network 

  • Heinen's Grocery Store 

  • St. Mark’s Church

  • Westlake Council of PTAs

  • City of Cleveland-Department of Community Development. 

  • The Higley Fund 

  • Cargill

  • PNC 

  • United Way of Greater Cleveland 

  • Countless individual donors and volunteers