CWRU Food Resources

Physical Resource Center - Sponsored by: USG & GSC

Location: Carlton Commons
Hours: Monday and Thursday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Closed starting on December 12, 2022 until Spring Semester. 
Available to: All CWRU Students   
Services Offered: Offers resources such as a food pantry, clothing, small items of furniture, kitchenware, and school supplies. 
Contact Information: WebsiteInstagram

Free Little Food Pantry - Sponsored by: Writing Resource Center

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

OMA Food Pantry - Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Affairs

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 food pantry
Contact Information: Phone: 216.368.2904, EmailWebsite

Lunch Box Initiative - Sponsored by: Off Campus and Commuter Services

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 - Sponsored by: Office of Graduate Student Life

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

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.

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. 

CWRU Student Emergency Fund: 

The Student Emergency Fund was created by a generous gift from Candace and Vincent Gaudiani to assist CWRU students who need short term financial support due to an emergency, accident, or other unplanned event. 

Visit the website for more information.