A Little Bit About Us

Who are we?

The Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre Inc. is a provincially incorporated not-for-profit organization and is a registered charity through the Canada Revenue Agency. We have an active Board of Directors and our day to day operations are managed entirely by volunteers.

Our Beginnings

The Soup Kitchen, located on the lower level of George Street United Church, opened at the Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre with financial support from Kathleen Pratt Legrow. Since its inception in January 2002 the Centre has served over 120,000 meals.

Addressing the Need

Thanks to the patronage of our corporate sponsors, fundraising efforts, our volunteers, and government program support, the Jimmy Pratt Centre offers three main programs:

  • The Husky Breakfast Program which provides a “hot breakfast” every Monday morning from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Our Seniors’ Inclusion Program every Wednesday which offers seniors a fitness program, a meal, and some social time at 11 AM
  • Our signature Friday Soup Kitchen which provides a hot lunch every Friday and runs from 10:30 AM to 12 PM.

Other Programs

As part of our regular supports we continue to offer a Computer Access Program based on information gathered in a comprehensive needs analysis. Many patrons suggested that this service would be a valuable addition by providing Internet access for job searching and communication utilizing email.

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The Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre is an incorporated body and registered charity dedicated to the support of individuals needing help to manage the challenges of everyday life. We are committed to realistic values. You can read more about our vision and mission here.


One of the major keys to the successful operations and programming at the Jimmy Pratt Centre continues to be our sponsors. Volunteers that originate from these sponsors work at the Centre on a weekly basis and form the nucleus of our overall volunteer program operations and management.

That is not to say that that we are not in need of financial support, far from it, our sponsors provide both. They offer volunteers and considerable funds to ensure that the Centre can meet the various goals and objectives that continue to provide the formula for success.

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NOTICE - Annual General Meeting

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Centre (J-POC) is scheduled for January 26th and depending on the registered number of attendees, it will be decided later if it will be at the Centre or a virtual meeting via Zoom.

We encourage all volunteers and friends of the Jimmy Pratt Centre to attend. You can register for the meeting by calling the office at 726-8775 or via email to office@georgestunuitedchurch.com.

Thank You

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Christmas Vegetable Hamper

George St. United Church, home of the Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre, is currently carrying out exterior repairs and upgrades to the facilities super structure. Next year (2021) these stabilization repairs will be completed. As a means to generate the necessary funds for completion of the project, we are offering fresh, locally grown, Christmas vegetable hampers.

Hampers are $20.00 ea. and contain potatoes, carrot, turnip and cabbage (13 lbs of fresh local vegetables). Hamper orders may be picked up or delivered on December 23rd.

To order or request more information, please call the church office at (709) 726-8775.

As a reward for your support, one purchaser and one seller will win a full turkey hamper with a fresh local turkey or a Butterball Turkey and all the trimmings including the Old Port Saltbeef and local vegetables from Keith's Farm and Roadside Market In CBS.

We appreciate your support. Please Stay Safe!

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Your generosity enables the Centre to deliver much needed services to the community facing hurdles and barriers to everyday life. Please consider making an online donation or contact our office to learn more about options in support of the many services offered at the Centre.