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 the 401, 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 and what 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 416-247-3737 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 at 1 King St., York M9N 1K8, or online through CanadaHelps (linked below).
WAES always needs food donations. Our top required food items are: rice, can fish or meat, can tomatoes, pasta sauce, can fruit, can vegetables, cooking oil, cereal. We also need baby items like diapers, wipes and baby food, cat and dog food, toothpaste and brushes, shampoo, body soap, deodorant. Please ensure the items are not past their best before date before donating. Thank you so much
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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM FOOD BANK HAMPER
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 people with appointments only)
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.