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Unity in Our Community Food Drive

View the Facebook page for this community organized food assistance program to find details about upcoming donation events.

Little Free Pantries

There are two Little Free Pantries in Shaker Heights. Both have seen increased usage recently and would appreciate supplies to keep them stocked in the near future.

Suggested items: canned fruits and veggies; applesauce cups; canned tuna or chicken; oatmeal packets; cereal; peanut butter; canned soup; pasta and pasta sauce; macaroni and cheese; rice. Essential toiletries also accepted. No perishable items, no glass (cans or plastic jars instead). 

Location #1: Christ Episcopal Church
3445 Warrensville Center Road (pantry is at northeast corner of the building)

Drop-off: Anytime.
Drop-off instructions: Plastic donation tubs are located under the main/front portico facing Warrensville Center Road. Drive up the front driveway and place your donations in these tubs. Church staff will empty these as needed.
Questions when you arrive: Call Dawn Lynne Dengler (facilities manager) at 216-375-6042. 

Location #2: Heights Christian Church
17300 Van Aken Boulevard (pantry is located on Winslow Road side of building)

Drop-off days: Anytime.
Drop-off instructions: A large plastic tub is located outside the rear door on Winslow Road to collect donations. Church staff will empty this as needed and/or when possible.

Feel free to email littlefreepantryshaker@gmail.com  if you have other pantry-related questions.

1/4-Inch Braided Elastic

The work of the City’s Community Emergency Response Team continues as there is still a need to replace elastic on N95 masks for use by first responders. We are asking for your help! Residents who have1/4-inch braided elastic at home that they are able to donate for this effort are urged to drop it off at Fire Station 1 at 17000 Chagrin Blvd. Or call Lou Bottone at 216-570-9786. Please include your name with your donation so we can be sure to thank you.

Food Insecurity

Several area organizations seeking to provide relief from food insecurity provide services in Shaker Heights and could benefit from your contributions.