Weston Area Emergency Support

WAES foodbank is located in Central United Church (1 King St. Weston). Please access our services through this entrance.

How to access food support

  • WAES is located at 1 King St., York, M9N 1K8 in Central United Church

  • WAES serves the area bounded by Wilson Ave., Eglinton Ave., Black Creek Drive and Royal York Road. Also from Eglinton south to Dundas, between Jane St and Scarlett Rd.

  • WAES will not turn anyone away, but we will suggest food banks closer to your location if you are from outside our area

  • Call 416-247-3737 to make an appointment

  • WAES distributes food hampers on Tuesdays and Fridays between 8:30am and 11am

How To Donate

  • Food donations can be brought to WAES Monday, Wednesday or Thursday between 9 am and 11 am, or by calling our phone number and arranging a convenient drop off time

  • Monetary donations help us to purchase the food we need to support the community. This can be done via cheque written to WAES and mailed to our address or online through CanadaHelps (linked below).


Get Involved

  • WAES is fortunate to have amazing volunteers. We have over 50 active volunteers, but always need people to help. There are a variety of positions available. Most require at least a 3 hour commitment that includes extended standing and lifting.

Our hours of operation for stocking shelves and packing are Monday from 8:30 to 11am, 1 to 4 pm; Thursday 9 to 11am and 1 to 4pm; Wednesday 9am to 1pm. Food distribution takes place Tuesday and Friday between 8 and 11am. Call 416-247-3737 if you are interested in volunteering.

Our MISSION and History

WAES will provide food assistance to those that require help in the Weston Mount Dennis community and will offer support without judgment. We welcome community members from all backgrounds and walks of life. We offer respect to all who come through our doors, both community members and volunteers.

WAES has been operating in this community since 1986. It has been entirely volunteer run, with a dedicated group of people that come each week to unload, stock, purchase and distribute food. WAES is supported by North York Harvest, Second Harvest and community faith organizations, schools, businesses, our elected officials and many generous individuals.


Currently due to COVID restrictions WAES is distributing pre-made bags of food based on family size. Here is a list of items you can expect to receive - but please be aware that we are dependant on donations, so not all items will be available at all times.

PREPACKED HAMPERS (For appointments and walk-ups)

  • Instant oatmeal/cereal/pancake mix

  • Soup

  • Wet Meals (ex: baked beans, pasta in sauce, etc.)

  • Protein Beans, canned and/or dry (ex: chickpeas, lentils, kidney, etc.)

  • Canned Meat (ex: tuna, sardines, chicken, etc.)

  • Canned Tomatoes (bigger households only)

  • Pasta Sauce

  • Canned Fruit

  • Canned Vegetables

  • Pasta (ex: instant noodles, mac & cheese, regular dry pasta)

  • Rice

  • Snacks (ex: crackers, cookies, chips, etc.)

FRESH ITEMS (for people with appointments only) may include:

  • Eggs

  • Milk

  • Fresh Fruit

  • Fresh Vegetables

  • Frozen meat (could be chicken, ground beef, fish - depending on availability)

  • Toilet paper and soap


  • Baby products (could include diapers, baby food, wipes, formula as available)

  • Personal care items (could include fem hygiene, adult incontinence, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo)

  • Household items


our covid response

  • WAES will be open each Tuesday and Friday from 8:30 to 11 am through to Jan. 2023

  • Call 416-247-3737 to make an appointment

  • Pre-packed hampers geared to family size will be provided. Households can access a food hamper twice per month.

  • People are encouraged to make an appointment, but nobody will be turned away.

  • People accessing will wait outside the door and a food hamper will be placed on the table for pick up.

  • Volunteers will wear masks to ensure the safety of everyone.