From our guests  . . .

  • I didn’t become addicted overnight and I didn’t get clean overnight.  I’m not getting it all together overnight.  But piece by piece with God’s help I’m moving forward.  Thank you for the breakfast. – Oscar

  • A guest arrived at breakfast with a jaw that was wired shut.  A volunteer willingly made a smoothie for the gentlemen so he could receive nourishment. 
  • One of our guests shared that he works at a gas station and rents a room in the city.  On the days he works, he often walks the 3 miles to and from work.  His size 15 shoes were falling apart and his friend asked if I could help out with shoes.  After making a few connections, not just 1 pair of shoes but 4 pairs of size 15 shoes were found for our friend!  “Matthew” said no one has ever gone out of their way to help him before.  He said he is truly grateful.
  • 64 year old “Bill” was sobbing and when I sat with him, he shared that he misplaced his wallet.  His biggest concern was that his bus pass was in the wallet and he needed the bus pass to get to his job.  Fast forward a few days: Bill’s wallet shows up at Anchor! There was no money in the wallet but his bus pass and other cards were still intact.
  • “Miss Patty, if anyone leaves here hungry, it’s their own fault”
  • A guest was thrilled to greet me one day to share that she had housing for the past month. Her new place had 3 rooms, a yard, a porch and a bus stop right in front of her house!  She shared that she is always grateful to come to "Breakfast Club"!
  • A guest shared that she has seven children and one of them was murdered five years ago. She struggles every day missing her son. With tears running down her cheeks, she shared that she loves coming to Anchor and thanked us for listening and caring for her in such a loving way.  

In 2022 . . .

Over 30,000 meals served

We crack 30-40 dozen eggs on mornings that eggs are on the menu.

Every week we serve over 55 gallons of coffee.

Last year, over 4000 showers were enjoyed by our guests.

Our crew of 60 volunteers keeps the program running each week.