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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: 

  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month for Drive-Tru 

  • 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month for Walk-ins

  • There will only be one distribution in the months of November (16-17) and December (16-17)

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.


May Dugan Center's Clothing Room is now available to the public from 1pm-4pm, Monday - Friday with NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED. All clients are asked to wear masks when entering the room and in common areas of the building.  

If you have any questions about our Clothing Distribution Program, please call 216-631-5800 x100.


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 2021, May Dugan Center: 

  • Served15,834 people though food distribution

  • Provided 482,569 meals, if this pace continues through the rest of the year, MDC will provide over 550,000 meals in 2022

  • Recruited 200+ volunteers helping pack, distribute, and deliver food bags


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