CWRU Food Resources

Physical Resource Center

Location: Carlton Commons
Hours: Open Mondays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, Thursdays from 3:30pm to 6:30pm, Fridays from 4:00pm to 6:30pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 6pm
Available to: All CWRU students, faculty, staff, and community members
Services Offered: Provides free resources such as perishable and non-perishable food items, hygiene products, some housewares, and clothing
Contact Information: Website

Free Little Food Pantry

Location: Bellflower Hall, Front Porch (1427 Bellflower Rd)  
Always open
Available to: All CWRU students, faculty, staff, and community members  
Services Offered:  Walk-up food pantry
Contact Information: Email, Website

OMA Food Pantry

Location: Sears Hall room 409 (2083 MLK Jr. Drive)  
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Available to: All CWRU students   
Services Offered: Walk-in snack stop
Contact Information: Phone: 216.368.2904, EmailWebsite

Lunch Box Initiative

Location: Thwing Center room 083 (Off-campus lounge)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Available to: Off Campus CWRU students
Services Offered: Provides shelf-stable food items during lunchtime.
Contact Information: Phone: 216.368.7564, EmailWebsite

OGSL Food Pantry

Location: Tomlinson Hall room 216 (2121 MLK Jr. Drive)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Available to: CWRU graduate and professional students
Services Offered: Food Pantry (by appointment)
Contact Information: Phone: 216.368.4802, Email, Website


Location: Corner of Mistletoe and Magnolia Drive
Hours: Always open
Available to: All CWRU students, faculty, staff, and community members 
Services Offered: Community Garden

Additional CWRU & Community Resources

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Offers nutrition assistance to low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. For more information, contact the Cleveland Food Bank HELP LINE at 216.738.206, text FOOD to 63566., or visit The Help Center is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. More information can also be found on the Dean of Students Office SNAP Informational Page

Swipe Out Hunger

Students who are struggling with food security or consistently accessing nutritious foods may request up to three meal swipes per semester that can be used at Leutner Commons or Fribley Commons. A member of the Dean of Students Office will review your request. If additional swipes are needed, must meet with a member of the Dean of Students Office for further case management and support. Swipes can only be used during Fall and Spring academic semesters and when Fribley and Leutner Commons are open. 

CWRU Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund was created by a generous gift from Candace and Vincent Gaudiani to assist CWRU students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency or event which would otherwise prevent them from continuing their education at CWRU. Can assist with rent, groceries, utilities, and other essential household expenses. 

Visit the website for more information.