A free weekend breakfast program is gearing up at a Concession Street church.
A fundraiser launch and silent auction is being held this Saturday by Group Connect Hamilton for the Relief of Poverty.
The launch is from 1-4 p.m. at St.-Stephen-on-the-Mount at 625 Concession St.
“There really aren’t any breakfast programs on the weekend,” says Michelle Ferguson of Group Connect.
The program will run the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 8-10 a.m.
Sara Collyer of Neighbour to Neighbour Centre, which is supporting the breakfast program, says there is a need for such a service on the Mountain.
There are hot food programs in the lower city, but only few in operation above the escarpment, and none on weekends.
“I would like to see a collection of these donation or free meals on Hamilton Mountain,” said Collyer.
Anyone who would like to donate to the cause but cannot make it to Saturday’s fundraiser can call 289-339-1071.