Our Neighbors' News February 2020

Volume 2 | February 2020
Our Neighbors' News

According to Map the Meal Gap, as many as 1 in 6 people in the Miami Valley do not know where their next meal is coming from each day!! At One Bistro last year, we were able to feed 5,715 hungry people, because of your generosity and support! Thank you for making a difference for those who are food-insecure in your neighborhood!!

We are so thankful for your support and involvement in our mission:

"To provide a place where our neighbors eat and

come together as one community."

What's New?
  • One Bistro, Coffee Hub and Toward Independence will host the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hour (BAH) on Thursday, February 13. If you are a member of the XACC or curious to join XACC please join us!

  • Come in and check out our new spring colored t-shirts! Prices are: $15 for a short-sleeved and $20 for a long-sleeved. Ball hats are $10. See Shayne and she take care of you!

  • A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out on January 20th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and all of Xenia's wonderful volunteers!! One Bistro and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority hosted 80+ people for a delicious pancake breakfast, and it was INSPIRING to hear from so many non-profit organizations about the impact volunteers have on their ability to serve the community! Donations of hygiene products, shoes, pillow cases, eye glasses, and more were collected for these non-profit organizations in Xenia.
One Bistro was joined by Toward Independence, Lions Club, Helping Hands Outreach, Soles4Souls, and Pillowcase Dress Project.
"Excellent food, hospitality and atmosphere, rolled into one grand experience!" ~ Sandra

Pizzas & Stromboli

Order a piping hot pizza on a cold winter day...it is the ultimate comfort food and we have some amazing gourmet options!!

  • Chef Greg's Favorite - Pepperoni, sausage, bacon, ham, mushrooms & his specialty cheese blend

  • Spinach Goat Cheese

  • Stromboli Supreme


  • Make Your Own - Choose from our list of gourmet toppings.

Spinach & goat cheese pizza, back by popular demand!

2020 Mission Results
  • January PIF: 686 meals
  • January Comp: 535 meals
  • YTD Comp: 535 meals
  • Since 2012: 65,250 meals

**PIF means "Pay-It-Forward"

**Comp means "Meals given away"

Spotlight on One Bistro's Board
Front Row: Diane Dixon, Kyle Thompson, Denise Davis Back Row: Becky Stewart, Marcia O'Rourke

Diane Dixon, One Bistro Board Treasurer, first heard about the Community Cafe concept from One Bistro's founder, Robert Adamson at a Rotary Club meeting in 2015. Robert asked Diane to help him build a core team of leaders who would be instrumental in supporting and promoting a One Bistro cafe in Xenia. Diane immediately enlisted her sister and business partner, Denise Davis. They began patronizing the bistro, inviting other community leaders to meet them there for lunch. Soon they were securing table sponsors and community meal sponsors and it snowballed from there. Diane loves hosting and serving, "Anything that engages me with the patrons and volunteers." She believes the success of One Bistro is important to the community. "It provides me an opportunity and place to serve the Lord by serving, helping and loving others."

Denise Davis, One Bistro Board President, learned about One Bistro when the food truck used to visit Xenia every Thursday. When she heard they were planning to open a "brick and mortar" cafe in Xenia, she was very excited. Together with her sister and business partner, Diane Dixon, they learned more about how they could support and get involved. When One Bistro opened in Xenia in 2016, Denise and Diane began volunteering their time as coaches, connectors and contributors and haven't looked back since! "Truly, I feel privileged to serve God through the opportunities to serve at One Bistro." Denise loves Community Meal when she is able to "visit and talk to folks." "I especially enjoy times I am able to engage in conversation with patrons and volunteers, learning about their stories and knowing how they made their way to One Bistro. Loving and feeding people is so basic; my community needs this cafe!"

Kyle Thompson, One Bistro Board Secretary, started volunteering at One Bistro back before the Xenia location opened, and the food truck would come to first Fridays. The house church he attended would volunteer regularly when it came to town.This is how he first was introduced to the mission of the bistro, and the "amazing food." When the Xenia location opened, he began to frequent the cafe for lunch 2 or 3 times a week. After a couple of months, he developed a deep appreciation for the cafe and looked into how he could become more involved. He and his wife started sponsoring a table and their small group also sponsors a community meal once a quarter. "I love talking with our volunteers, and learning their stories.Volunteers are the heart of our organization, and I really enjoy learning about their life stories. So many people are unaware of our concept and I get the privilege to share what great things are happening through the benevolence of our patrons, volunteers, and community. I love this ministry. It's an honor to be involved."

Marcia Meyer O'Rourke heard about One Bistro through Diane & Denise and started supporting as a Community Meal sponsor about 3 years ago. She has continued to become more involved and now serves on One Bistro's board as well as being responsible for much of the bistro's social media. Marcia enjoys food photography and loves to highlight the volunteers who faithfully serve, but her favorite posts are #OneBistroSunday. "It is important to be part of our community and help to make it a better place to live, and grow a family. Serving One Bistro helps to feed our community - body and soul! It is rewarding to be part of something so positive."

Becky Stewart first visited One Bistro about 2 years ago when she joined her employer to serve at a Community Meal. From that point on, she was hooked! She loves to serve behind the scenes, at community events and at Community Meal. She loves "all the feels. If I can make a small difference in the big picture purpose behind One Bistro, then its all worth it. It gives me a sense of purpose and gratitude."

Such a photogenic bunch!
"I wish I could eat here everyday! I do go whenever I get the chance. Their mission and the food are excellent and done with great thought and care! Keep up the good work One Bistro!" ~ Shannon
Table Sponsors
We are in need of more Table Sponsors! Promote your business/organization & fight food insecurity in your community...and its tax deductible!! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

At the heart of who we are is community. It’s about bringing people together from all walks of life and being in community with one another. As we are resourced by the gifts of people in our community, we would like to recognize those individuals and/or organizations who have committed to being a Table Sponsor with a monthly commitment of $250 for one year.

A huge "THANK YOU" to...
  • 3F Coaching | Denise Davis & Diane Dixon

  • Anonymously in Jesus’ Name 
  • Kyle & Mallory Thompson
  • One Bistro Catering, LLC
  • Patterson Park Church
  • Resurrection Crossing
  • The Mills Family Foundation
  • The Phil & Pam Black Family Foundation
  • The John & Betty Meyer Foundation
  • Washington Heights Baptist Church
Community Meal Sponsors
We are so thankful for our generous supporters who have sponsored every Community Meal for the first quarter of 2020! We are currently looking for sponsors for April, May and June. If you or your business/organization is interested in sponsoring a meal, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our treasurer, Diane Dixon will work with you to find a perfect date!
Join us for Community Meal every Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:00!
THANK YOU, Volunteers!

Are you a student looking for volunteer service hours? We would love to have you join us!

Our volunteer waiver is now online. If you plan to volunteer, please complete our electronic waiver, even if you have previously completed the paper copy waiver.

We are looking for groups and individuals to sign-up to volunteer. Check out Signup Genius to see what openings we have.

Or visit our website for more information!

One Bistro Catering

Let Us Host Or Cater Your Next Event!

We Cater:

Company Events

Private Parties

Special Events

On Site or Off Site

**One Bistro Catering Supports Our Non-Profit One Bistro Cafe**

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Chef Greg: 740.505.6386

Web: Onebistro.org

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When a business invests in the Xenia Area Chamber, it forms a partnership with over 400 other investors that leverage time, money, and other assets to create stronger individual businesses and a stronger community.