"Our Neighbors' News" - One Bistro October 2020 Newsletter

Volume 2 | October 2020

Our Neighbors' News

One of the most amazing things about the ministry of One Bistro is the COMMUNITY and connection it creates, for those who are serving and for those who are being served. It is through this COMMUNITY that the love of Christ is best shown, side-by-side, hand-in-hand! One Bistro provides food for those who are hungry, but how much better is food and Jesus and COMMUNITY together? That is where lives are changed!!

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

"To provide a place where our neighbors eat and
come together as one community."

What's New?


Community Meal will be served sit down and inside the café only. No more grab and go.

In order to comply with Covid-19 and meet the demand and needs of the community, we will seat and serve at three times: 5:00 pm, 5:45pm and 6:30pm. This will give each group 30 minutes to eat and give One Bistro 15 minutes to clear and set for the next group.

We will begin handing out tickets for the three different times at 4:30pm in front of the bistro each Wednesday.

We are excited to begin this new process. And appreciate your patience and support during this time.

Our Heroes
, Ohio State Highway Troopers & other local law enforcement, will be in the bistro on Saturday October 17 from 9:30-11:30am to serve our community breakfast! Everyone who comes in to dine will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win some prizes. Come in and show our Heroes some love!

Update on the Shaffers

Lee is home and we are beginning the long healing process. His arm is healing well but they discovered that his left thumb was also broken so they have him in a splint for that to heal properly. His leg is still a work in progress and we are hopeful that we will not need any additional surgery. His road rash that covered his entire middle and lower back is almost entirely healed and he is able to get around much better. Lee has a pretty positive outlook on life and is overwhelmed by the love and support we have seen. He is looking forward to being able to get started with the process of getting fitted for his prosthetic but knows he has to heal first. As a family we are grateful beyond words for the love, prayers and support that have been showered upon us. God is good!

"Awesome food, but more importantly great people serving and helping the community!" ~ Thomas

Mission Results
  • September PIF: 670 meals
  • September Comp: 808 meals
  • YTD Comp: 5,639 meals
  • Since 2012: 70,344 meals

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

Daily Specials!!

Let's take a minute to talk about Chef Greg's daily specials... They're always upscale, innovative, and absolutely, mouthwateringly delicious!! Here are a few he's done recently:

  • Taco Salad 
  • Triple Pig Wrap 
  • Club Sandwich 
  • Grilled Shrimp & Collard Greens 
  • Bistro Bacon & Bleu Salad with Steak or Buffalo Chicken

Shayne posts the daily specials on social media, so keep an eye out, and then come join us for lunch!!


One Bistro's Table Sponsors

Here are 3 of our 9 fabulous Table Sponsors...and we have room for more! Check out their stories and if you would like to be a part of this special group of people, contact Denise Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kyle & Mallory Thompson

Kyle and Mallory first heard about One Bistro in 2014 and immediately wanted to get involved. They loved the food and the mission! They started out sponsoring and volunteering for Community Meal with their house church, but in 2018 they decided to also sponsor a table in the bistro each month. They love the focus on the local community where they live, that the bistro is helping their town! They can see the impact their dollars are making each day as people are fed and drawn into community. "If you want to get involved in One Bistro, but don't quite know how, sponsoring a table is a great way to get involved," says Kyle. "If we want it to stick around in our community, we need to give it some support."

Dr. Jeff Lewis

Dr. Lewis has been a Table Sponsor from the beginning! He first heard about One Bistro through Diane Dixon and Denise Davis at the Rotary Club. When One Bistro first came to Xenia and connected with Toward Independence, he thought it was a great match. "To me, One Bistro is a perfect community center," says Dr. Lewis, "Where the community takes care of those in need, and those taken care of can reciprocate with volunteer work." Also, "having a marvelous chef like Chef Greg adds to the overall experiences; delicious meals, a very fair cost and a chance to serve Xenia and its constituents!"

Phil & Pam Black Family Foundation

Phil and Pam also connected with One Bistro at its roots. They heard about its mission from One Bistro's founder, Robert. When they started looking to open a new location, Phil lobbied for Greene County and was part of the team that walked and prayed through Xenia, looking for a new location.

Phil's heart is always touched by vulnerable people and he saw great value in One Bistro's ability to lift people up instead of just giving a handout. As a person works for their food, they are given dignity, but through the development community it goes another step further. Through One Bistro, Phil has an opportunity to share about the love of God, to tell people that they have value and purpose and to give them the chance for a relationship with Jesus, which is the only way to really change their lives.

Phil and Pam sponsor a table each month because this builds a foundation of support for One Bistro that allows it to stay strong and continue reaching more of the community with the love of Christ.



Community Meal

Every Wednesday evening From 5:00-7:00


All Are Welcome!!

Thank you, Volunteers!

One Bistro volunteers are the heart behind our mission! We are currently looking for groups and individuals to sign up to volunteer. Check out Signup Genius to see what openings we have. Visit our website for more information!

Click here to view our updated list of volunteer guidelines based upon recommendations from Ohio's Health Department.

**If you sign up to volunteer through Sign Up Genius and find that your plans have changed, please go in and change your volunteer time or delete your sign up. We depend on volunteers each day. If you sign up and don't show up, it makes it very difficult for our Front House Coordinator, Shayne.**

"Love-filled tasty food served with Grace. Recommend!" ~ Vicki

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

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