Westside Free Store Ministires
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Free Store hours:

Monday 10 am to 12:30 pm
Thursday 3 pm to 5:30 pm
Saturday noon to 2:30 pm

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

Since opening our doors in August, 2004, we have provided a safe
haven within the community. We have become known as a place

where needs are met, hospitality is offered and meaningful relationships
formed in the name of Jesus Christ. Program and services offered by
the Westside Free Store Ministries include the Westside Free Store and
Sarah’s Kitchen.

Westside Free Store
The simple premise of the Westside Free Store is those in need can shop for free as a result of the generosity of others. Material donations (clothing and small household items) are organized and made available to all who visit our Free Store. There are no income or residency requirements. Based on the number of people in a household, each shopper is allowed a generous number of items per month.

The Free Store’s shoppers include men, women and children representing all nationalities who make Central Ohio their home. The Free Store is located in the basement of Westgate United Methodist Church on the west side of Columbus, in the historical Hilltop community, at 61 South Powell Avenue.

Sarah’s Kitchen
With support of local merchants, pastries and hot and cold beverages are available in the Free Store’s fellowship hall while shoppers prepare to shop.

Columbus Metropolitan Library Ready to Read Program
The WFSM has partnered with Columbus Metropolitan library to bring the Ready to Read program into the Free Store during select hours. The program offers early literacy training, support for parents, board books and picture books perfect for ages newborn to 5 years old, and library cards. Remember, you are your child's first teacher. For information about the Ready to Read program, visit columbuslibrary.org or call 614-645-2ASK.