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Father Dempsey's Breakfast Program

Fr. Dempsey's Breakfast Program is a unique, simple and personable opportunity to serve the St. Louis Community. 


The partnership between Chaminade and Fr. Dempsey's started in 2008 when the Chaminade community committed to serving a hot, healthy and fulfilling meal every Saturday at Fr. Dempsey's Charities.


Currently, the Chaminade Breakfast Club gathers at Fr. Dempsey's every Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 am to prepare and cook breakfast. Breakfast is served at 9:00 am to the men and volunteers are finished cleaning by 11:00 am.


The CCP Breakfast Club both plans and sponsors the meals. Students volunteering will be asked to bring some type of breakfast supplies (eggs, milk, cheese, etc.) to help with the cost.


To volunteer click the link below or contact Mr. David McCoy, [email protected] or  314-993-4400 x1224.

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Fr. Dempsey's Charity, a brief history:

Since 1906, Father Dempsey's Charities has provided transitional housing and a safe place to give a fresh start to men without a home. "Our home was founded as a hotel for working men by Father Tim Dempsey, a charismatic and big-hearted priest who wanted to create 'a decent home for men who want to be decent,'" says Martie Aboussie, the agency's executive director. "Today, our agency gives residents a place to live and help with daily nourishment, finding a job, obtaining needed medical treatment, and accessing government benefits available due to military service, age, or disability," he adds.