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. Meals are served  all three days we are open and guests may shop for clothes and small household items three days a week.

Visit, Call or Donate

61 South Powell Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43204

Store Hours:
Mondays 9:30 to 11:45 am
Thursday 3:00  to 5:15 pm
Saturdays 11 am to 1:15 pm

Clothing Donations hours are Mondays 9:30 am to 12pm, Thursdays 2:30 pm to 5 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm. Please do not leave any items unattended as often they are gone through, exposed to the weather and need to be thrown away.  For more information on items to donate click here

Financial donations can be made through this link: Donate

2023 Scheduled Closed Dates:
July 3,6 & 8 -July 4th Week 

September 2 & 4 Labor Day Weekend

November 23 & 25 Thanksgiving

December 23, 25, 28, 30  Christmas Break

January 1, 2024 New Years Day



Community Kitchen, Inc

2023 Grant Providers

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.