WIM Provides Food Assistance
And Other Related Aid to West Islanders in Need
West Island Mission is a non-profit organization that provides well-balanced, high quality food assistance and other related aid to the less fortunate living in the West Island of Montreal. We offer three programs: monthly food assistance, Christmas food baskets and back-to-school support. More info…
We always need your help! In order to support the less fortunate, WIM relies on the generosity of individuals as well as corporations to give food & basic products as well as financial donations. Whether you are offering food, money or your time, we thank you! More info…
West Island Mission’s 12 Staple Food Items
- About WIM
- About Our Programs
- Food Drop Off Locations
Our Mission: West Island Mission is a non-profit organization that provides well-balanced, high quality food assistance and other related aid to the less fortunate living in the West Island of Montreal.
Statistics: Since 2005, WIM collects food donations and other basic supplies from the community and corporations in order to make a difference in the lives of West Islanders in need regardless of their personal history and background.
Since its inception, the demand for food assistance in the West Island has grown exponentially. In 2015, WIM provided more than 1900 food baskets to 260 different families from Pierrefonds, Roxboro, Ste-Geneviève, DDO, Pointe-Claire, Kirkland, Beaconsfield, and Île Bizard. In addition to monthly food assistance, WIM also offers back-to-school support and Christmas baskets.
Our Operations: WIM is centrally located at 139 Labrosse, in Pointe-Claire. To operate, WIM relies on one full-time employee who is guided by a Board of Directors and supported by more than 200 volunteers.
Our Board of Directors includes Kent Elvidge, as our President, Patrick Daniel, Treasurer, as well as Mario Di Carlo, Stewart Valin, Ed Wojciechowski, Amal Khoury and Suzanne Briscoe.
At WIM, we help West Islanders in need by offering three types of services.
Individuals and families in need can apply to receive Monthly Food Assistance. They can receive well-balanced, high quality food from our list of 12 staple items, and other related products. Every week, we add milk and fresh produce to their baskets based on product availability and prices.
WIM also offers Back-to-School support for those who need it. Our back-to-school event takes place in August and provides school supplies, food, clothing, shoes, and more.
WIM’s biggest event is the Christmas Basket Distribution, which takes place every year in December when we help close to 300 families. Obviously, the holidays are difficult to those in need. We do our best to offer them a joyful holiday by offering a complete food basket with a turkey, toys for the children, and other related items that are generously donated by individuals and corporations located in the West Island.
From Monday to Thursday, 1 – 4 p.m., you can drop off all non-perishable items at our offices located at 139 Labrosse in Pointe-Claire. Please bring your car at the delivery door in the back. You can also contact us at 514-912-6813 to arrange for an alternative delivery time.
To provide more flexibility, we also have permanent drop-off locations with these local businesses. We want to take this opportunity to thank the owners for their support of WIM.
IGA Pointe-Claire, Rue de la Triade
IGA Kirkland, Blvd. St-Charles
Metro Kirkland, Blvd. St-Charles
Kirkland Library, Blvd. Hymus
We are always looking for additional drop-off locations. If you are a business owner and would like to help us, please contact us at 514-912-6813.