Trinity Cafe celebrates first year of dishing dignity at second location

(PR NewsChannel) / April 24, 2017 / TAMPA, Fla. 

TRINITY CAFETrinity Cafe celebrates a successful year of dishing dignity at it’s second location this Tuesday, April 25th!

To date, more than 31,000 meals have been served to the hungry and homeless in the North Tampa area. The cafe joyfully celebrates the year with their loyal volunteers that make service possible.

“When we’re a part of any organization with aspirations like Trinity Cafe, we take away more than we give.” Frank Weaver, Volunteer Coordinator on Thursdays, Trinity Cafe 2. Frank began coordinating a group after being introduced through his wife’s affiliation with Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.) to Trinity Cafe’s mission and his enthusiasm to serve has grown ever since!

Nutritious three-course meals are prepared at Trinity Cafe’s original location on Nebraska Ave and then transported to the second location, Monday through Friday.

“The community support from new individuals, businesses and local students has been critical to our success at our second location. We are thankful for the engagement of the local community because with their support, every day we can ensure that the guests who dine with us leave well fed and well loved. Without the generosity of our volunteers, our second location would not have been possible!” said Executive Director Mandy Cloninger.

This second location was made possible by generous donors and grants from the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders award, Hillsborough County, Allegany Franciscan Ministries and Ferman Chevrolet. Trinity Cafe has increased its impact on hunger with this expansion, partnering with the First Church of God and transforming their memorial hall into a pleasant dining experience for North Tampa’s hungry and homeless population.

Approximately 2,000 people are homeless in Tampa, and more than 200,000 people struggle with hunger and food insecurity, one in four are children. Trinity Cafe 2 is located in an area that is missing more than three million meals according to the Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger.

When: Tuesday, April 25
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Trinity Cafe 2 at First Church of God
2202 E Busch Blvd. Tampa, FL 33612

About Trinity Cafe:
Trinity Cafe, a 501 (c) (3) non-denominational charity, has been a lifeline for the hungry and homeless in Tampa Bay since 2001, having served more than 1.2 million restaurant quality meals with dignity. Trinity Cafe prepares and serves 300-400 meals each day, 52 weeks a year, and doubled its impact on hunger in 2016 by opening a second location. At Trinity Cafe, we provide a meal. But it’s so much more than the meal. We show respect, kindness, acceptance and compassion to all we serve.

Shannon Hannon-Oliviero
Director of Development & Communications
727-243-9825 cell

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SOURCE:  Trinity Cafe

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