Village Diner collects nearly 300 boxes of cereal for Centre 105

Image of Nick Seebruch
By Nick Seebruch
Village Diner collects nearly 300 boxes of cereal for Centre 105
Some of the boxes of cereal collected at The Village Diner.

CORNWALL, Ontario – During the month of June, Centre 105 in partnership with The Village Diner is holding a cereal drive.

Centre 105 provides free breakfast three mornings a week to those in need. It is a community ministry that is part of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa and also receives funding through the United Way of SD&G, but they rely heavily on donations.

The Village Diner has been a strong supporter of Centre 105 throughout the pandemic, donating 24 loaves of bread a week since March of 2020.

“My team and I at Centre 105 would like to sincerely thank Brenda, Cindy, and all of The Village Diner crew, for supporting Centre 105 since the beginning of the pandemic,” said Taylor Seguin, Program Coordinator for Centre 105. “Their generous support includes weekly bread donations and always being willing to be a drop off location for various food drives. The June cereal drive has been a huge success! It is incredible to see the community come together, by dropping off hundreds of boxes of cereal, which will greatly benefit the participants of the drop-in. Thank you to everyone who continues to support Centre 105!”

Located at 120 Tollgate Rd. West, so far The Village Diner has collected 293 boxes of cereal for Centre 105, and have been floored by the support they have seen from their patrons, some of whom have brought in as many as 12 boxes at a time.

“Centre 105 is such a great place and it gives me goosebumps. You want to do anything you can to help people, like that,” said Cindy of The Village Diner.

Due to the pandemic, Centre 105 has had to operate its breakfast service through a pick-up window. Located at Trinity Anglican Church they give away between 210 to 240 meals per week and are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Share this article