Cob's Bread has an "End of Day Giving Program" where they bake bread for various charities to pick up each day; the bread is not just whatever is left over from normal sales. For the past 7.5 years, Cliff Avenue United Church has participated in the pick up of bread every Thursday evening from the Kensington Plaza Cob's store. We get 7-10 large totes of bread each week, as well as a few "sweet treats". On Friday mornings from 8:30 - 9:30 am, bread is distributed to approximately 20 local families.
Buy-Low Foods on Broadway supports this ministry by donating plastic bags for the loaves of bread and members of the congregation assist by donating plastic grocery bags for families to transport their bread home.
There doesn't seem to be any decrease in the need for assistance. Some famiies have moved on but others come in their place. For more information on our bread ministry, please speak with Lynn Field, coordinator.