G.G.’s Bread

Thursday mornings 9:00-10:00 am

G.G.’s Bread 1st Anniversary BBQ :
– Herb & Valerie

It has been one year already since GG’S Bread opened the doors of Alexandra Presbyterian Church to serve breakfast to the needy in our community.

It all began with 15 to 20 guests, which has grown to over 100 meals that are handed out every Thursday morning. On August 4th, 2022, GG’s Bread celebrated this occasion by offering a BBQ to their guests.  It was very well received.

Valerie and Herb, coordinators of GG’s Bread, are grateful for the hard working volunteers, as well as Alexandra Presbyterian Church for the use of their kitchen and hall to pursue this mission.  Thank for your continued prayers and support.

Thank you to Jeanie Carmichael who has gone above and beyond in her volunteering duties.  She has recently begun doing a deep clean in the cupboards of the kitchen.


G.G.’s Bread is a new outreach program for our church. We will be serving a toasted bagel with scrambled eggs and meat or creamed cheese along with a drink every Thursday morning from 9:00 – 10:00 am beginning August 5. 

We are looking for monetary donations. Cash or cheque donations payable to “G.G.’s Bread” would be greatly appreciated and can be given to Jane Ross.  Tax receipts will be issues.

If you have any questions about this new program or the donations, please contact Jane at 519-752-7755.  Thank you for your support. 

St. Gemma Galgani was born in Capannori, Italy
(March 12, 1878- April 11, 1903).

Gemma had an immense love for the poor and helped them in any way she could. She was well known before her death, especially to those in poverty.  She would leave the house with bread and other things for the poor.

Her mother died when she was seven years old.  Her father was a pharmacist, and a very generous man who had leant out his money.  After his death, Gemma and her seven brothers and sisters became destitute because their father’s estate was in debt. House items were seized by creditors. They went further, and searched his children’s pockets and made them hand over every penny. The Galgani family was thrown out on the street and made to beg.  Gemma was responsible for the upbringing of her siblings. She continued to believe in the providence of God.  She died of tuberculosis at the age of 25.

Gemma Galgani is the inspiration of the name behind the outreach at Alexandra Presbyterian Church, named GG’s Bread.