"Our Neighbors' News" - One Bistro's March 2020 Newsletter

Volume 2 | March 2020

Our Neighbors' News

Every act of generosity counts, and each means even more when we give together. Everyone has something to give. You can give time or expertise, monetary donations large or small, simple acts of kindness, food or a warm smile.

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?

  • Please pray for a successful surgery for Chef Greg on March 3rd. The bistro will be in good hands with Chef Gary. Chef Greg will return the following week but he will have some weight limitations. Regular volunteers for the month of March will be really important for the success of the bistro! Chef Greg could really use some EXTRA help on

Tuesdays from 9:00-1:00
Wed-Friday from 9:00-10:30
Saturday from 6:30-7:30

  • Please see Chef Greg or Shayne if you are available to volunteer during his recovery period!
  • Don't forget, we need daily volunteers as well during our regular cafe hours!!
  • One Bistro is looking for people to join its Advisory Board! The Advisory Board meets four times a year for the purpose of being ambassadors for the One Bistro mission and to act as a think tank and accountability partner to the Board of Directors. Email Becky Stewart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in sharing your ideas!!
  • Is your Kroger card linked to One Bistro? It’s easy to do and makes a difference! Just sign in to your digital Kroger account, go to “Community Rewards,” type in 41030, and save!

"Food & staff were fabulous! Way to use your powers for good! 
Will definitely be back!" ~ Heather

2020 Mission Results
  • February PIF: 754 meals
  • February Comp: 480 meals
  • YTD Comp: 1015 meals
  • Since 2012: 65,730 meals

 **PIF means "Pay-It-Forward"
 **Comp means "Meals given away"

New Saturday Lunch Specials!

Chef Greg always has delicious breakfast specials on Saturdays, such as his gourmet Eggs Benedict and mouthwatering, fluffy Pancakes.

Now, Saturdays will also include brand new LUNCH SPECIALS, such as a loaded Cobb Salad, savory Panini or Pizza!

Keep an eye on our social media pages for our daily specials!



Our AMAZING Volunteers

Karen is a dear volunteer who has been faithfully serving One Bistro for over 3 years!

It all began while she was working in the office at Washington Heights Baptist Church. Chef Robert, One Bistro's founder, was planning a visit to the church to speak at their missions conference. Karen's job was to write up a small description of each ministry that would be represented. She decided to take a trip to One Bistro's cafe in Miamisburg in order to gain a better understanding of what it was all about. The volunteer who served her that day kidded her that, while she came in to find out about the mission of One Bistro, she would, "come back for the food!"

A few years later Karen started her own business in her home and suddenly found herself with some extra time. She was approached by a One Bistro board member who asked if she would pray about becoming a regular volunteer. She had always imagined that one day she would be able to be more involved in ministry, but had never pictured anything like One Bistro!

She began to volunteer weekly, serving, waiting tables, washing dishes, anything that was needed. But what is it that she really loves about One Bistro? "The people!" Karen exclaimed. She enjoys the customers, the people who come in to work for a meal, and the other volunteers. "It was outside my comfort zone at first and I had to work up my nerve to go the first time, but it has been a blessing to me!"

Jaret Capozzi & Kale Shaffer

Jaret Capozzi and Kale Shaffer are both freshman at Bishop Fenwick High School in Franklin, OH. They are part of a student leadership group called S.A.L.T., which stands for Student Athlete Leadership Team. Bishop Fenwick requires all of its students to find a way to give back to their community. Jaret and Kale feel that they have found an amazing volunteer opportunity through One Bistro on Saturday mornings! "Saturday is an easy day to volunteer," Jaret says, "It just makes sense." They heard about One Bistro through friends and were so impressed by the welcoming atmosphere and delicious food. They both served at the bistro for the first time on Saturday, but expect to be back regularly over the next 3 years! "I will definitely grow from the experience," Kale declared, "It is worth it!" Jaret added, "It is so good to make someone else have a smile on their face!"

"The food is always great. The prices are extremely reasonable and, most of all, the mission is one that they are truly fulfilling." ~ Robin

How To Volunteer

One Bistro volunteers are the heart behind our mission! While we pray for volunteers to bless our community by being the hands and feet of Jesus, all are welcome regardless of faith. Volunteers fall into two categories:
                 1.  Those who volunteer in order to provide a meal for themselves and/or their families.
                 2.  Those who volunteer to help as staff and assist in providing meals to those in need.

Volunteer Hours
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Wednesday through Friday (at your availability)
4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Wednesday (at your availability)
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Saturday (at your availability)

You can sign upin advance or anyone may stop in during café hours to see if help is needed. Groups are also welcome to serve together. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll find the perfect opportunity for your group!

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.

Thank you for your willingness to serve and make a difference in the community!

Join us for Community Meal every Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:00!

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**

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chef Greg: 740.505.6386
Web: Onebistro.org

"I was at my nephew’s wedding reception in Springfield. The food was delicious! I did not realize that the caterer was One Bistro in Xenia! I am from Xenia and had heard of One Bistro, but I did not realize that they did catering as well. I recommend them highly. They had several types of Egg Benedict, fresh salads and fresh fruits! Delicious!" ~ Karla

What is Pay-It-Forward?

Pay It Forward

Return on Investment... It Pays To Belong

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.