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Downtown breakfast program moves inside Trinity Anglican

Several city churches and Ryan's Hope help Barrie's most vulnerable residents seven days a week
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Trinity Anglican Church overlooking downtown Barrie. | Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday files

A morning breakfast program helping some of the city's most vulnerable people has relocated inside seven days a week as the cold weather hits. 

As of this past Monday (Jan. 23), the breakfast program that was located outside Collier Street United Church has moved inside Trinity Anglican Church, located in downtown Barrie at 24 Collier St. 

The initiative provides breakfast every morning to those who are experiencing, or who are at risk of, homelessness in the Barrie community.

Several churches have been providing breakfast Monday to Thursday. They include Burton Avenue United, Grace United, Christian Reform, Collier Street United, St. Mary’s, and St. Margaret’s under the KAIROS banner. KAIROS is a joint venture, ecumenical program administered by the United Church of Canada.

The daily breakfast program also sees the organization Ryan’s Hope provide food and drinks on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Ryan’s Hope was created by Christine Nayler in memory of her son, Ryan, following his death from a toxic drug overdose in 2020.