Parkdale Breakfast Club to celebrate its volunteers
Parkdale Breakfast Club
Staff photo/ERIN HATFIELD
Ram Ramchaitar (second from left) with volunteers and partons of the Parkdale Breakfast Club. The meal program has been feeding people in need of a warm meal three days a week for more than 20 years.
Since 1989 Ram Ramchaitar, his wife, children, grandchildren and a team of volunteers have run the Parkdale Breakfast Club.
Three days a week, they assemble at the Masaryk Cowan Community Centre to prepare a warm breakfast, handed out to anyone who might need it.
“For 20 something years I have been doing this and a lot of people have recognized me with trophies and metals,” Ramchaitar said.
On Monday, Ram will bring out all those old accolades and photos from years past and display them at the breakfast as a way to recognize the hard work of the volunteers and revel in the history of this long-standing service.
“It is something simple, but I think it will be nice,” said Ramchaitar.
The volunteer appreciation takes place during the regular breakfast on Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 220 Cowan Ave.