Sunday Breakfast Mission

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Sunday Breakfast Mission has continuously served the northern Delaware Community since 1893 by providing food, shelter and spiritual counseling to homeless men and has provided the same services to women and children since 2010. Every day of the year the Mission feeds homeless men, women and children regardless of race, creed or religion and provides both overnight and intermediate shelter for 165 men and 100 women and children per night.

Contact information

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


Phone: (877) 306-4663

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 510073080

CEO/President: Thomas J Laymon

Chairman: Thomas Hall

Board size: 8

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 rating452 of 111352 of 141
Fund acquisition rating655 of 111484 of 141
Resource allocation rating648 of 111471 of 141
Asset utilization rating188 of 111322 of 141

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$148,835$159,620$35,421$49,851$32,221
Short-term investments$691,986$877,339$736,207$687,927$783,333
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,632,544$1,541,200$998,183$940,658$946,712
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,317,683$1,235,968$161,823$152,404$199,633
Other long-term assets$43,594$43,594$40,037$40,037$33,937
Total long-term assets$1,361,277$1,279,562$201,860$192,441$233,570
Total assets$4,993,821$2,820,762$1,200,043$1,133,099$1,180,282
Payables and accrued expenses$352,669$271,433$254,181$475,393$320,461
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$352,669$271,433$254,181$475,393$320,461
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$24,381$33,285$50,098
Total long-term liabilities$1,380,055$1,337,446$1,617,386$1,583,285$1,525,098
Total liabilities$1,732,724$1,608,879$1,871,567$2,058,678$1,845,559
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,319,823$1,201,308($671,524)($925,579)($665,277)
With donor restrictions$1,941,274$10,575$0$0$0
Net assets$3,261,097$1,211,883($671,524)($925,579)($665,277)
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$9,262,024$8,721,799$6,673,906$5,674,053$6,032,047
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$37,651$165,154$23,256$28,144$119,713
Other revenue$141,844$168,184$93,420$65,143$69,029
Total other revenue$179,495$333,338$116,676$93,287$188,742
Total revenue$9,441,519$9,055,137$6,790,582$5,767,340$6,220,789
Program services$5,623,095$5,557,916$5,149,537$4,750,958$4,967,796
Management and general$373,471$373,093$323,759$312,691$7,832,230
Total expenses$7,180,152$7,152,330$6,540,144$6,028,453$13,751,160
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$2,261,367$1,902,807$250,438($261,113)($7,530,371)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,261,367$1,902,807$250,438($261,113)($7,530,371)


Rev Thomas J LaymonPresident/CEO$145,720
Roger ToddDirector of Finance$112,076

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/13/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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

Every number tells a story, and these numbers tell your story of loving and caring for our homeless, hurting, and hungry friends in 2022. Because of your faithful and generous support life change happens and needs are met 24/7 - 365 days of the year.

378 Men, women, and children began a new relationship with Jesus.
59,102 Nights of safe shelter were provided.
283,863 Nutritious meals were provided.
269 Men and women completed SBM's New Life Discipleship program since 2005.


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