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Bishop's Breakfast Program

Two sunny side up eggs on pieces of toast

**Please note that due to COVID-19, this meal is currently provided as a brown-bag breakfast that is given out in a safe, contact-free manner.  Distribution is from 7-8AM weekday mornings at St. Paul's Church of Christ (1024 Peach St. - look for the St. Martin Center truck on the Peach St. side of the parking lot).

The Bishop's Breakfast Program provides a hot meal to men, women, and children who are homeless or simply struggling. 

The breakfast is prepared at St. Martin Center and volunteers take it to St. Paul's United Church of Christ in downtown Erie where it is served.  This is also home to The Upper Room, another homeless ministry.

Our caseworkers talk to the men and women to learn about their most pressing needs, make referrals for our programs, and make referrals to other agencies. When items are available, we provide toiletries, clothing assistance, and other items.


How You Can Help:

  • Host a Drive
    collect food, travel-sized toiletries, new socks, winter gloves/scarves/hats
  • Donate Money
    give online, or send a check (if writing a check, please note "Bishop's Breakfast" in the memo)
Two teenage girls smile into the camera while standing by juice and milk they are serving

Two student volunteers help to serve breakfast (pre-COVID).

  • People Helped Last Year

    8,296

  • Bishop's Breakfast Meals Served

    13,200

  • Children Educated

    251

  • Food Pantry Served

    2,096

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