The Westside Free Store Ministries is a faith-based, 501(c)(3) charitable organization designed to share resources, build relationships and create community on Columbus’ west side. Through the volunteer effort and generosity of many people, the Westside Free Store serves thousands of people in need each year.

Since opening our doors in August, 2004, we have become known as a hospitable community resource. Lunches are served every Saturday and guests may shop for clothes and small household items several days a week.

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61 South Powell Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43204

Store Hours:
Mondays 9:30 am to 12 pm
Thursdays 3 pm to 5:30 pm
Saturdays shopping starts at 11:30 am to 1:30

Lunch is served on Saturdays at 11am (doors will open approximately 10:45am)

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Clothing Donations
Clothing Donations are only accepted during the following hours. Do not leave items outside as they will most likely end up in the dumpster. No furniture or large household items as we do not have space to store these items.  Donations are accepted at the back door located facing the alley. There is a door bell you can ring at the back door.

Donation Hours:
Monday 9:30 to 11:30 am
Thursday 3 to 5 pm
Saturday 10:30 am to 1:30 pm


2020 WFSM Closed Dates

January 2 & 4New Year's Week Off
April 11Saturday Before Easter
April 13Easter Monday
May 23Saturday, Memorial Weekend
May 25Monday, Memorial Day
July 2, 4 & 6July 4th Week Off
September 5Saturday, Labor Day Weekend
September 7Monday, Labor DAy
November 26Thursday, Thanksgiving Day
November 28Saturday, Thanksgiving Weekend
December 24, 26, 28 & 31Christmas Break

Westside Free Store Ministries does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.