TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is scheduled to
attend the opening of a new church-run bakery that provides job
training and food for some of the city's most marginalized people.
The opening of the bakery, called Take This Bread, will be held at St
James Cathedral's Parish House, 65 Church Street, Toronto, on Friday
Sept. 28 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
"To have people making bread is life-giving, and it means that people
down here have food security," says John Stephenson Jr., manager of
Take This Bread. "They know they're going to get bread at the end of
The bakery is located inside All Saints Anglican Church-Community Centre
at the corner of Dundas and Sherbourne streets. Each week, a handful of
residents from the nearby Dan Harrison Community Complex (Toronto
Housing) bake loaves of bread and sell them to their fellow tenants for
$1.25 each. They also sell bread to local restaurants and communion
wafers to churches.
If the participants complete the 11-month bakery program, they will
receive a food handler's certificate, allowing them to work in
restaurants. Mr. Stephenson is hoping to transition at least one baker
into a job each year.
The bakery received start-up funds from All Saints Church-Community
Centre, local churches and the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, which
provided a grant of $5,000. The bakery plans to be financially self
sufficient by the end of next year.
SOURCE: Anglican Diocese of Toronto
For further information:
Mr. John Stephenson Jr.
Take This Bread
Phone: 416-368-7768 x27