Our Food Pantry provides a monthly emergency three-day supply of non-perishable food, holiday baskets at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas and other emergency needs.
How to Receive Help
Are you a Westlake resident in need of food?
Please complete the Food Program Application and the Food Selection Form and deliver these two documents to the Outreach Coordinator.
- Food Program Instructions and Information (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Food Program Application Writeable (PDF)
- Food Selection Form Writeable (PDF)
Westlake residents can also contact the Lakewood Community Service Center Opens a New Window. as an additional food resource.
How to Donate to the Food Pantry
You may make a donation of non-perishable food items and drop off at Westlake Community Services during our normal business hours. Find the list of preferred donation items here.
We also publish special requests in our Pathways Newsletter and in social media.
NOTE: We are not permitted to distribute expired food. Please always check dates before making a donation.
Hold a Food Drive for the Food Pantry
The businesses and organizations in our community are so very generous when we have our holiday basket distribution and when we issue special requests.
We have launched our "Circle of 12" initiative to help us better coordinate with companies and groups who would like to help keep our Food Pantry shelves stocked throughout the year. They are invited to consider committing to hold one food drive in a specific month that is most convenient for them. The drives can be held internally, associated with a special event, or open to the public. The number of organizations participating in the program is not limited. Please contact our Outreach Coordinator for additional information.
Volunteer at the Food Pantry
If you are interested in volunteering or earning service hours assisting with the Food Pantry, preparing for the holiday distributions, or special opportunities, please visit the Volunteer & Sponsorship Opportunities page. Opens a New Window.