Each Saturday, Trevor Montague is helping bake dozens of doughnuts within the kitchen at The Bridge Early life Useful resource Centre.
He’s a formative years that lives on the centre’s refuge and is paid minimal salary to make the doughnuts as a part of the Group Donut program, which provides paintings revel in to deprived formative years.
“It is a nice alternative to get some paintings revel in and to present again to the neighborhood,” stated Montague, who says he can be homeless if no longer for the assist from the centre.
Krista Rempel, the manager director of the centre, says this system has been operating for a yr and thus far, Montague is the second one one that has been employed as a formative years baker.
“The function is to construct our identify in the neighborhood. So it is a method for us to achieve a special audience, however it is also a part of our core services and products that we offer,” stated Rempel.
And a part of this system is that the proceeds cross proper again into this system itself and assist us with bills and hiring a formative years baker.
“We attempt to supply native elements. So, as an example our apple fritters which might be wonderful, we acquire our apples from Simpson’s orchard out at the fifth [Concession],” stated kitchen co-ordinator Kaili Simpson.
The Bridge is hoping so as to add a brand new product within the new yr. Individuals who need doughnuts ship in orders by way of e mail. Costs range.