One Bistro - August 2021 Newsletter

Volume 3 | August 2021

Our Neighbors' News

One Bistro is a faith-based non-profit Biznistry® established for the betterment of our community. At our core is a place from which we strive to serve a healthy, affordable meal to our neighbors—those who have the ability to pay and those who under normal circumstances would not be able to eat out. As a Social Entrepreneurship, we exist to worship God and share His love. To help the hungry find a meal. To help the lost find hope. To help the addicted find support. To help the homeless find a sense of home. To help the mentally and physically impaired find acceptance as a valued volunteer. To help all find love and purpose. An investment in One Bistro is an investment in people.

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?

National Everybody Eats Week
August 22-28, 2021

Today food insecurity affects more than 40 million individuals in the United States. This means 1 in 8 households have difficulty providing enough food for all members.

#NationalEverybodyEatsWeek is a nationally coordinated campaign dedicated to building community, ensuring food security and dignity for all and helping consumers understand the power they have in ending hunger in their neighborhood. 

Food Security Champions

In honor of National Everybody Eats Week, One Bistro invites you to be a “Food Security Champion!" You can support the work One Bistro is doing; bringing awareness to and combatting food insecurity in our community. You do not have to be in the café or serve to be listed as a “Food Security Champion”. Your sponsorship will inspire the community to participate in NEEW.

One Bistro’s Food Security Champions care deeply about their community and are willing to lend their name and a financial gift of $1000 to help fight food insecurity.

Would you like to be a Food Security Champion? Please contact Diane Dixon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pay-it-forward Match

In honor of National Everybody Eats Week, One Bistro invites you to become a “Pay-it-Forward Matcher” for the day in order to support the work One Bistro is doing; bringing awareness to and combatting food insecurity in our community.

The “Pay-it-Forward Matcher” pledges to match all Pay-it-Forwards made to One Bistro for one day during NEEW at a minimum amount of $350. You may set a maximum amount at whatever you are most comfortable with.

Would you like to be a Pay It Forward Match donor? Please contact Diane Dixon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Do you know someone who has never eaten at the bistro? We invite you to bring them to One Bistro during National Everybody Eats Week!


Cross Raffle

Our favorite artist from New Hope, Texas, Ted Cantrell, has created two beautiful crosses which we will raffle off to our Food Security Champions and Pay It Forward Matchers on Saturday, August 28th. These 15" x 23" crosses are made from ribbon wire taken from Ted's grandfather's farm.

Ted's inspiration: "Colossians 2:14 says that God nailed our sin to the cross. Jesus paid the price for our sin."

Don't miss your chance to participate in this drawing by signing up to be a Food Security Champion or Pay It Forward Matcher. 

Miami Valley Bike Trails
All Roads Lead to One Bistro...

The Miami Valley (and Xenia in particular) has an amazing system of bike trails. No matter which way you bike into Xenia, you are just minutes away from One Bistro. So stop on in and have a bite on your way through!

Fun Facts

Avocados are actually a fruit! They are classified as a berry with a large seed.

In the time of the Anglo-Saxons, August was nicknamed "weed month" because during this month weeds and plants grow the fastest.

The first café is said to have been opened in 1550 in Constantinople.

Mission Results

·     July PIF: 744 meals

·     July Comp: 459 meals

·     YTD Comp: 3,183 meals

·     Since 2012: 74,828 meals

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

"The food was great! The homemade strawberry ice cream was awesome! Take it easy on the servers, and know they are volunteering to help their community. A beautiful place, full of beautiful people!"

~ Moose

Q2 Community Meal Sponsors

A huge thank you to all of those who sponsored a community meal in April, May and June! Thank your for investing in your community and feeding your neighbors.

·     Denise Davis
·     Sharon Newcomer
·     First Church of Christ
·     Xenia United Presbyterian Church
·     Family of Roger & Vicki Workman
·     Stephanie Macduff
·     John & Jennifer Loveless
·     Gospel Training and Outreach Center
·     Miami Valley Animal Acupressure
·     Carmina
·     Log Dog Consulting
·     Fellow Xenia Residents Group

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

Reservation Only Dinner
Friday, August 27th from 5:30-7:00 PM

On Friday, August 27th, One Bistro will be open for a very special reservation only dinner celebrating National Everybody Eats Week. We will have two reservation times: 5:30 & 7:00

The main entrees feature:
·     Ribeye Steak
·     Pork Chop
·     Shrimp Scampi

Reservations will be open starting August 9th. Call Shayne at 937.736.2358




Community Meal

Every Wednesday Evening From 5:00-7:00

All Are Welcome!!

"What an awesome concept... The food was amazing, the portions size were perfect. The price of the food was very reasonable, they also encourage you to pay a meal forward but not pushy at all. $6 will feed a whole meal to someone. Thank you One Bistro for your services to Xenia!"                                  ~ Melinda


Who owns the bistro?

One Bistro is a non-profit so it is essentially owned by the community at large. If you are a part of this community, YOU have ownership in One Bistro. And, as owners, we are all responsible for making sure our neighbors eat! Come and serve others, feed others, love others, and get to know your neighbors at One Bistro!


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.