WAES came into being in the winter of 1986. Several local churches came together to create a food bank to support the growing need within Weston. A small group of dedicated volunteers opened the door of WAES from the back of the Red Cross building on Weston Road. For many years WAES was located at 1844 Weston Rd., however, in Sept of 2019 WAES moved to its current location at 1 King St. in the Central United Church building.
With the start of COVID-19, in March 2020, WAES experienced a huge increase in need. In 2021 WAES had over 1,700 visits per month. In Nov and Dec of 2021 we had over 2,300 visits. Children under 18 represent 32% of all visits, and seniors are now 16% of our visits.
WAES helps people that live in the area bounded by Wilson Ave., Royal York, Black Creek and Eglinton Ave. WAES provides food support and security to the most vulnerable in the Weston Community and will offer support without judgment. Volunteers welcome clients from all backgrounds and walks of life. Respect is given to all who come through our doors, both clients and volunteers.
To receive food relief, people must make an appointment by phoning the WAES at 416-247-3737.
WAES is open for service on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9 until 11am.
Charitable # 119295202RR0001