Sunday Breakfast Mission

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Sunday Breakfast Mission provides the following programs and assistance:

- Nightly shelter for homeless men, women, and children.

- Men & Women's Residential Discipleship Program: a long-term recovery program for homeless and addicted men and women.

- Community meals for men, women, boys and girls nightly; as well as food boxes for needy families monthly, breakfasts for homeless men and lunch for program residents.

- Free clothing and furniture with counseling for needy families through our Community Outreach.

- Christian worship and Bible studies daily.

- Great Thanksgiving Food Outreach providing families annually with large food boxes, turkeys, pies, rolls, and access to other services.

- Back-to-School Rally providing encouragement, positive messages, and backpacks with school supplies annually.

- Career Education Center giving individuals the opportunity to improve their academic and educational capabilities and plan a new work life.

- Thrift Store Ministry giving underprivileged families and individuals the opportunity to acquire desired materials unavailable otherwise because of cost.

- Vehicle Donation and Resale providing low-cost vehicles to low-income families.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Sunday Breakfast Mission
110 N. Poplar St
Wilmington, DE 19801


Phone: 302-652-8314


Organization details

EIN: 510073080

CEO/President: Thomas J Laymon

Chairman: Thomas Hall

Board size: 10

Founder: The Christian Endeavor Society

Ruling year: 1993

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2002


Our primary goal is to restore people to right relationship with God, their families and society.

Mission statement

Sunday Breakfast Mission serves the homeless, addicted and impoverished through Christ-centered programs to meet their spiritual, social and physical needs.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating414 of 101080 of 159
Fund acquisition rating800 of 1012136 of 159
Resource allocation rating532 of 101288 of 159
Asset utilization rating49 of 10108 of 159

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$49,851$32,221$283,069$443,314$357,477
Short-term investments$687,927$783,333$507,799$458,589$512,510
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$940,658$946,712$969,679$1,019,962$1,057,678
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$152,404$199,633$215,938$860,675$834,414
Other long-term assets$40,037$33,937$7,541,940$7,541,940$7,535,923
Total long-term assets$192,441$233,570$7,757,878$8,402,615$8,370,337
Total assets$1,133,099$1,180,282$8,727,557$9,422,577$9,428,015
Payables and accrued expenses$475,393$320,461$570,319$1,023,251$593,380
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$475,393$320,461$570,319$1,023,251$593,380
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$33,285$50,098$19,123$24,148$38,230
Total long-term liabilities$1,583,285$1,525,098$1,319,123$1,324,148$1,338,230
Total liabilities$2,058,678$1,845,559$1,889,442$2,347,399$1,931,610
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions($925,579)($665,277)$6,838,115$7,075,178$7,496,405
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets($925,579)($665,277)$6,838,115$7,075,178$7,496,405
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,674,053$6,032,047$5,178,660$5,071,388$6,226,848
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$28,144$119,713$82,035$210,407$216,248
Other revenue$65,143$69,029$70,626$65,756$66,860
Total other revenue$93,287$188,742$152,661$276,163$283,108
Total revenue$5,767,340$6,220,789$5,331,321$5,347,551$6,509,956
Program services$4,750,958$4,967,796$4,209,170$4,339,363$4,780,891
Management and general$312,691$7,832,230$395,674$378,160$351,749
Total expenses$6,028,453$13,751,160$5,615,126$5,768,624$6,195,363
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($261,113)($7,530,371)($283,805)($421,073)$314,593
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($261,113)($7,530,371)($283,805)($421,073)$314,593


Thomas J LaymonSr. Pastor/President/CEO$118,462

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/19/2021. To update the information below, please email:


In 1893, a group called the Christian Endeavor Society of Wilmington decided to reach out to the homeless men and "tramps" of Delaware. They wanted to provide these individuals with church on Sundays. Since hearing about a similar effort in nearby Philadelphia they traveled there to study and learn more about how they could impact their community.

The Christian Endeavor Society soon established an effort to provide:

- A meeting each Sabbath morning for Wilmington's homeless men and tramps

- A free meal for these men

- Effort to find work for these men.

The ministry opened at 7th and Lombard in late 1893. But soon, in January 1894, it began to provide shelter.

Throughout the years and at several locations the Mission has gone far beyond "Sunday Breakfast" to reach out to area children through Sunday school programs and to local women through "Mothers' Clubs." After a short time these ministries continued to expand to men.

All of this effort carries the same Christian emphasis and content of that early Christian Endeavor Society: To provide rest for the body and peace for the soul.

Program accomplishments

Per the 2019 Annual Report:

256,640 nutritious meals served

66,897 nights of safe shelter

242 graduates since 2005

519 commitments to Christ

712 backpacks provided to children

389 children cared for through Christmas shop

78 children attended basketball camp


We need: Canned food and fresh produce, Toiletry items (toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, etc.), Winter clothes, Twin sheets and bath towels, Diapers, formula and kids toys, School supplies.