This Breakfast program was started by Wimpy Borland and Jack Byers in 1994 and continues under the guidance of Jack Byers to whom we all owe a big thank you for a job well done.
We are now entering into our eighteenth year serving breakfast to hungry kids Monday to Friday, presently at Keith Wightman School. The program is run by a volunteer staff of 36, both men and women, on rotating shifts, throughout the week.
We are the only program within the City of Peterborough and Peterborough County that serves a complete sit-down meal; there are 44 programs throughout the city and county.
Breakfast trays containing vegetables, fruits, cheese, and crackers are supplied to each classroom for a mid-morning meal. Egg salad sandwiches are given to each classroom on Wednesdays.
Under the auspices of the Peterborough County Health Unit, we are presently feeding 30 to 40 children for breakfast each morning. This school enrollment is 224.
If you want to get involved, contact us by phone or email. Everyone is welcome!
Donations of Money, Gifts and Time
Each year money, gifts and time are donated through various groups within the church to the following organizations: Crossroads YWCA, Children’s Aid Society, Kawartha Food Share, Our Space, Cameron House, Meals on Wheels, Parent-to Parent, YES (Youth Emergency Shelter), Sleeping Children Around the World.
General Outreach Programs and Projects
In 2010 we were very excited to partner with The New Canadian Centre here in Peterborough.
On July 1st, the New Canadian Centre volunteers, along with volunteers from St. James washed thousands of dishes that came from the multicultural food fare at our Canada Day celebrations at Del Crary Park.
Every Thursday morning a group of women from the New Canadian Centre gather at St. James to cook together, to hear guest speakers, and to support one another as people new to Canada.