Awareness breakfast supports three groups in Abbotsford

A Homelessness and Poverty Awareness Breakfast takes place Monday, Nov. 28 at Cyrus Centre in Abbotsford.

A Homelessness and Poverty Awareness Breakfast takes place Monday, Nov. 28 at Cyrus Centre in Abbotsford.

The fundraising event is hosted by the centre in partnership with the Salvation Army and the Abbotsford Community Services’ Food Bank/Christmas Bureau. The Salvation Army Centre of Hope’s emergency shelter provides 20 beds nightly with an extra 20 added during extreme weather, and they serve about 200 meals daily.

The food bank serves almost 3,000 people every month and through the Christmas Bureau helps an additional 800 families.

Cyrus Centre provides emergency shelter beds, thousands of meals each year, outreach and other services to at-risk youth and their families.

The breakfast takes place from 7 to 9 a.m. at Cyrus Centre, 2616 Ware St.

For more information, call Les Talvio or Leah Reimer at  604-859-5773.