It seems like a small thing, but a new cooler for the Breakfast Club is a great reminder of the good work that happens every Thursday morning. Week after week, volunteers from Holy Trinity and the wider community serve a hot breakfast to about 80 people. The old cooler finally broke down beyond repair and, ever mindful of the budget, a low-cost but shiny replacement was found. It now sits in good company, next to the enourmous freezer.
Just like the volunteers, the funds that support this program come from parishioners and the wider community, including community groups like the Elks and Rotary, our neighbours at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and businesses like Telus.
Breakfast Club is a win-win-win: vulnerable people get a solid breakfast in a respectful and welcoming setting, volunteers have fun, and we get to partner with others. Carole Neilson, one of three coordinators, says that new volunteers and donations are always welcome. Or, just come for breakfast and experience it first hand.
Holy Trinity is also hosting another Connect Day information fair on February 27th. It starts at 8:00 am with hot breakfast downstairs, while upstairs are displays from local organizations that support low-income and vulnerable people. This Connect Day is open to everyone, with a special focus on services for people aged 55+. Revenue Canada will do taxes, there are free hearing tests in the church, and the lounge is given over to a boutique run by HTC parishioners. If you'd like to support the boutique by donating clothing, speak to Raph or leave a message at the office.
Photos: The new cooler next to its bigger cousin, the giant freezer. Eggs in the cooler, wondering when the orange juice is going to show up. Connect Day, Fall 2019.