COLLECTION DATE: Sunday December 11, 2022

*Please have food ready for pick up by 11am for pick up between 11am-2pm

Youth Without Shelter

Commonly known as ‘YWS’ – is a charity offering shelter and support for youth facing homelessness in the GTA. Since our founding in 1986, when a group of teachers came together to create a safe place for youth after seeing the need within their classrooms, we have been providing client-focused services in a non-judgmental environment for youth aged 16 – 24. Located in North Etobicoke, we are a house where a youth’s culture and needs are understood, and where each youth can receive shelter, one-on-one guidance, mental health and wellness supports, and training, through our wrap-around model of programming. All operations are trauma-informed and designed to build self-esteem and resiliency, and focus on personal strengths. Together, with our experienced team of staff, we recognize the individual needs of each youth we serve, and empower them to discover their own unique path out of homelessness, and to live responsibly and independently within our society.

Food Bank Needs List:

  • Cooking Oil
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Tea
  • Cereal Jam
  • Vegetarian non-perishable food
  • Canned Milk
  • Snack foods (granola bars, chips, cookies, etc)
  • Condiments
  • Canned Fruit
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Hand Soap
  • Maple Syrup
  • Canned Stew
  • Canned Instant Noodles
  • Grocery Gift Cards
  • Sugar/Honey
  • Instant Coffee
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Canned Meat
  • Canned Fish
  • Rice (Small bag or box)
  • Crackers
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Paper Towel
  • Canned Soup
  • Juice/ Juice Boxes
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Dish Soap
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Pasta Sauce

Items YWS cannot accept at this time due to limited storage space:

  • Canned Beans/Dried Beans
  • Peanut Butter
  • Tomato paste
  • Pasta

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Youth Without Shelter

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