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. Several years later WAES relocated to our current location at the back of Frontlines, 1844 Weston Rd.
WAES serves nearly 800 people per month, a total of 10,000 visits a year, with over 36% of those being children and over 6% seniors. 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.
Clients receive a food hamper that should help for approximately 3 days. Available food includes canned meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, rice, pasta, sauces, protein beans, juice and cereal. Fresh produce and milk are given out when available.
Due to space limitations, on September 30, 2019 WAES relocated (for the time being) to:
1 King St. (in Central United Church’s building).
Charitable # 119295202RR0001