"Our Neighbors' News" - One Bistro's September 2021 Newsletter

Volume 3 | September 2021

Our Neighbors' News

We just completed our third annual National Everybody Eats Week and all we can think to say is, "THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!" Once again, our neighbors and community have blown us away with their kindness, support and generosity. We are truly grateful for each one of you. We thank you for always answering the call to serve; giving of your precious time. We thank you for so generously matching PIF dollars which often encourages other to give a little bit more. We thank you for being a champion of our mission as we all link arms and hearts to combat food insecurity in our community. Mostly, we thank you for your prayers and your friendships. You are a gift to One Bistro.

Thank you to our Food Security Champions:

  • Pastor Matt McFarland, Gospel Training & Outreach Center
  • Joe Mullins, Real Roots Radio 100.3 WBZI
  • Eric & Amy Montgomery and Stephanie Blackbern in Memory of Robert & Dorothy Montgomery
  • Marcia Meyer O'Rourke, the John & Betty Meyer Foundation
  • Chad & Jen Main, friends from Oskaloosa Iowa
  • Diane Dixon & Denise Davis, 3F Coaching
  • Mark & Kelly Morris, Secure Future Advisors
  • One Bistro Catering
  • Strong Tower Christian Media: Hope 100.7 and 93.7 The Light
  • Matt Bennett, Anderson Williamson Insurance Agency
  • Synergy Building Systems

Thank you to our Celebrity Servers:

  • Stephanie Stephan, Partner at Stephan & Stephan Law Group
  • Tobia Pierce, Stephan & Associates Wealth Management
  • Jim Saner, Charlie Davis, Blair Davis & Brad Montgomery with Montgomery Insurance & Investments
  • Vicki Giambrone, Barbara Mills & Karl Colon with Ohio Governor's Imagination Library
  • Pastor Matt McFarland, Gospel Training & Outreach Center
  • Robert Adamson, Founder of One Bistro

Thank you to our Pay-It-Forward Matchers:

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."

Fun Photos of National Everybody Eats Week

What's New?

One Bistro & Neighborhood Night Out!

One Bistro is honored to partner with the City of Xenia for their Neighborhood Night Out. One Bistro donated the food and then worked alongside of the City officials to build out and package 250 boxed meals. The City has been doing NNO the last few years and we welcomed the opportunity to participate by doing what we do best - feeding our neighbors! 

Volunteer Training & Information Session

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, September 14 from 1:00-3:00.
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.

Cross Raffle Winners

Here are the winners of our cross raffle:

Chad and Jen Main from Oskaloosa, Iowa won the Food Security Champion raffle.
Jim and Sue Harner of Jamestown, OH won the Pay-It-Forward Match raffle.

Karl Colon of the Ohio Governors' Imagination Library won the Celebrity Server raffle.
Xenia natives, Cindy & Allen McCoy, of Summerville SC bought one of the crosses after enjoying the Friday night dinner! 

Mission Results
  • August PIF: 1,243 meals
  • August Comp: 675 meals
  • YTD Comp: 3,858 meals
  • Since 2012: 75,503 meals

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

In August, One Bistro crossed the threshold of 75,000 meals given away since 2012!

"Great restaurant. Every time I’ve eaten there my food was great, and the prices are very reasonable. I think it’s cheaper, than say like going to Wendy’s. Anyway, me & my Grandson ate the French toast and it was awesome."
~ Lewis

Cedarville's Ministry Involvement Fair

One Bistro had the amazing opportunity to take part in Cedarville University's Ministry Involvement Fair a couple weeks ago. Board members Kyle Thompson and Becky Stewart represented the bistro and were able to speak with hundreds of students about the ministry One Bistro has feeding its neighbors just a few minutes up the road from campus. Cedarville's president, Dr. White even stopped by to show his support and to thank the bistro for the work we are doing!

We are so thankful for this connection and for the relationships made with these wonderful students who are ready and excited to get involved in serving their community.

Go Yellow Jackets!

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


Community Meal

Every Wednesday Evening From 5:00-7:00

All Are Welcome!!

"I go to this unique restaurant many times since I like the good mood that exists in this place. The staff is extraordinarily & remarkably friendly and skillful. The service is pretty efficient. Most important, the food they prepare is first-rate. I frequent more than once and I was always joyful. The price is fair. I recommend this place to to everybody."
~ Andrew


Community Meal and Beyond

Each Wednesday, after Community Meal, One Bistro is able to donate an abundance of meals to some of Xenia's other ministries and non-profits who are doing incredible work in our community.

Each week we are able to bless one of these groups:

  • Bridges of Hope
  • Sober Lotus
  • SOS Ministries
  • Jeremiah Tree
  • Her Story
  • Toward Independence

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.