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The May Dugan Center's Food and Clothing Distribution provides basic needs to the community through 20 distributions throughout the year severing over 130,000 meals.


During COVID-19 and the Ohio Stay at Home Order, the May Dugan Center has changed operations of our Produce & Food Distribution. 

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

  • Wednesday, October 28th, 10am-2pm: Drive Thru Only Distribution 

  • Thursday, October 29th: Walk in Distribution (call 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 not open to the public at this time but a new, by appointment only process is coming soon and will be announced when it is available.


Every year, the Food & Clothing Distribution provides basic needs to the community. Last year, the program: 

  • Provided over 130,000 meals to over 5,800 different people through 20 distributions. 

During the current COVID-19 sitatuion: 

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

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


The Food & Clothing Distribution is Supported by: 

  • The Greater Cleveland Food Bank

  • The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland

  • Heinen's Fine Foods 

  • St. Mark’s Church

  • Westlake PTA

  • City of Cleveland-Department of Community Development. 

  • The Higley Fund 

  • Cargill

  • PNC 

  • United Way of Greater Cleveland 

  • Countless individual donors and volunteers 

May Dugan Center

(216) 631-5800

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