One Bistro - May 2021 Newsletter

Volume 3 | May 2021

Our Neighbors' News

Greetings Dear Friends!
We hope this newsletter finds you feeling well and enjoying the warmer temperatures. Spring is an amazing time of year when the outside world begins to wake up from its winter nap and burst forth with color! The fresh spring rains creating amazing rainbows reminds us of God’s faithfulness and promises. The new growth of green grass, flowers galore, new baby birds & animals is another reminder of new life – transformation and hope!

The One Bistro Team has so much to be grateful for and so much hope is on the horizon. The last 14-months was pretty uncertain for many, especially those in the restaurant business. We are asked all the time how One Bistro has fared through the Pandemic. The short answer, very well and we are very thankful. First, our team stayed healthy which allowed us to stay open and feed our neighbors! Second, we honored our commitment not to raise our suggested, basic meal price of $6.00 even though some foods were hard to find at times and food costs were rising rapidly. We stay committed to offering Community Meal every Wednesday evening feeding, at times, in excess of 160 folks during our grab-and-go days. The bottom line, we stayed prayerful, faithful and obedient to what God called us to do and the mission he gave us – to provide a place where our neighbors eat and come together as one community. All in all, our sales were down 30% and our donations were up 30%. Coincidence? No! We absolutely felt the hand of God upon One Bistro and knew He had shown His favor upon us through the goodness of our community! That’s YOU! Whether you gave $1, $10, $100, $1,000 or a grant of $10k…or came in to eat or ordered carryout…YOU were the reason One Bistro fared so well through the last 14-months! We truly do have the best community ever and we are grateful for each and every one of you. Our hearts are full. God bless you all.

The One Bistro Team

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?

2021 Greater Dayton Nonprofit of the Year Awards...

One Bistro has been selected as a 2021 Greater Dayton Nonprofit of the Year Awards finalist in the Community Meals category!
When to vote: One time per day, April 24 at 9am through Sunday, May 9 at 9pm.
How to vote: click the link and vote for One Bistro!

Volunteer Information & Training

If you have ever wondered about volunteering and wanted more information prior to actually serving we are holding a Volunteer Information and Training Session on
Tuesday, May 11 from 11am to 1pm.
We will cover the basics for nearly every volunteer position and answer all of your questions.
Call the Bistro for more information or to reserve a place 937-736-2358.

Amazon Smile

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "One Bistro, Inc." as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.
How it works:

  1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
  2. Select the main menu & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features
  3. Select "One Bistro, Inc." as your charity
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

Fun Facts...

  • One Bistro has not raised its suggested, basic meal price of $6.00 in nine years!
  • Shayne loves otters.
  • Chef Greg’s favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla.
  • The cross in the café, made of rulers, was made by an artist in McKinney, Texas specifically for One Bistro. 

Welcome New Board Member, Suzanne Booher

Suzanne has been a school teacher with Beavercreek City Schools since 2010, currently teaching Fifth Grade at Trebein Elementary. She has contributed her time and energy to numerous school committees. Suzanne and her husband, Larry, with friends, Jerad & Janel Barnett, are co-founders of the non-profit organization, Together We Fight. They provide care bags and assistance to newly diagnosed pediatric families at Dayton Children’s Hospital. Suzanne has also served on the One Bistro Advisory Board the last few years, sponsored and volunteered at Community Meals and regularly volunteered at One Bistro during her summer breaks of teaching. We are so excited to welcome Suzanne on the Board of Directors as we serve alongside of her. 

Mission Results
  • April PIF: 1,069 meals
  • April Comp: 445 meals
  • YTD Comp: 1,510 meals
  • Since 2012: 73,155 meals

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

"Cheers to being a beacon of hope to so many and a wonderful addition to the Xenia Community for 5 years!" 
~Montgomery Insurance & Investments

"I can not recommend this restaurant enough. Great food, great atmosphere, and it is all for a great cause. Their menu is simple and easy. Keep it up guys!"

~ Stephen

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

Xenia United Presbyterian Church

Xenia United Presbyterian Church (now combined from Xenia Memorial and Xenia Westminster) has a long history of supporting local missions in the Xenia community. One Bistro's mission of feeding Xenia's "neighbors" is very dear to their hearts. Many of the group who recently sponsored and volunteered at a Community Meal have been aware of One Bistro or have been involved for many years, however, it was Gerald Randall (of blessed memory) who had the idea to sponsor and volunteer for the Wednesday night Community Meals. "The mission of never turning anybody away is a wonderful thing," Carolyn Jackson, a Xenia United Presbyterian volunteer says. "It is a great opportunity for people who eat at the bistro to be able to share in this mission! And our team loves working with Chef Greg and Shayne."

If you would like to sponsor or volunteer for a Community Meal, "sign up early!" Carolyn also suggests. Xenia United Presbyterian Church had hoped to sponsor three Community Meals this year, but spots have filled up quickly! They will be in again to sponsor and volunteer on July 12th and are already looking ahead to 2022!!

Our Community Meal Sponsors: Jan-Apr


  • Vicki Giambrone
  • Marissa Hargrave
  • Val Zimmerman
  • Sue Sheard Cannella
  • Travis and Lindsay Logsdon
  • Terri Schenck
  • Union United Methodist Church
  • Diane Dixon
  • Phil Henderson
  • Denise Davis
  • Evangelical United Methodist Church
  • Xenia United Presbyterian Church
  • Carmina Coronel



In Greene County, 24,350 people struggle with food insecurity (13.2%) with 6,360 of them being children. There are over 4,400 families below the poverty level not receiving food stamps or supplemental nutrition assistance. In Xenia, 2,329 children and 385 persons over 65 years of age live in poverty. 50% of Xenia Community School students are on free and reduced lunch programs.

Community is at the core of who we are at One Bistro, and at our Community Meal, all are welcome to enjoy a complimentary meal. Come and break bread with us on Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m.! We serve a delicious meal every week and we look forward to coming together as one community. There’s a seat at the table waiting for you!

Our Community Meals are often sponsored by an individual or organization. As a Sponsor, your name and/or organization will be recognized on our social media pages. You may become a Community Meal Sponsor for $250 per meal. Please see a Manager for details.

May is "Bring a Friend to Community Meal" month!

Community Meal

Every Wednesday Evening From 5:00-7:00

All Are Welcome!!

"What a great place! The chef is fantastic! They have a weekly meal for the community on Wednesday nights. Most daily meals are only $6! People volunteer and are so nice."           ~ Ohio Wanderer


“How good and pleasant it is when we dwell together in unity.”

~ Psalm 133:1

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.