Feeding the physical, as well as the spiritual needs is our salient ministry. Friends and members are extraordinarily faithful to the teachings of Jesus about feeding the hungry. Our faithful volunteers help others up against grinding poverty and expect nothing in return because there is a need to be filled and they fill it:

“For when I was hungry, you gave me food, when thirsty you gave me drink, when I was a stranger you took me into your home, when naked you clothed me, when I was ill you came to my help, when in prison you visited me.”

Breakfast Ministry

Very early every Thursday morning we serve approximately 200 hot meals for the poorest and most vulnerable in the lower east downtown Toronto.

BREAKFAST PROGRAMME RESUMING REGULAR HOURS: The Breakfast Program is open each Thursday. Hot food is served from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m., with the doors opening at 5:30 a.m. The Breakfast Program will be closed on Thursday, August 4, 2022. There may be a slight change in hours during the months of July and August, please check back for updates.

Emergency Food Bank Ministry

Twice weekly, we help supplement the nutritional needs of low income singles and families in the Regent Park area with basic nourishment.

FOOD BANK open hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

The last day before the summer closure will be Thursday June 30, 2022. The Food Bank will be closed during July and August, and is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

If you need Food Bank assistance during the summer months, please check out one of the following options:

  • St. Ann’s at 120 First Avenue, open Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes at 275 Bleecker Street, open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
  • Allan Gardens Food Bank operating from St. Luke’s United Church at 353 Sherbourne Street, open Thursdays and Fridays from 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.,
  • The Yonge Street Mission Food Bank at 270 Gerrard Street East, open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (call 416-929-9614×3200 to book an appointment, available once every 2 weeks)


Christmas Hampers

Christmas Outreach is provided to several hundred low-income residents of the downtown east core. Single persons and families are helped at Christmas with a No Frills gift card and toys for the children. This is a long-standing ministry at St Bart’s. Money is raised from private sources to fund this outreach.