Volume 3 | November 2021
Our Neighbors' News
At One Bistro, we strive to be grateful in all circumstances and some days that is easier than others! Things can get chaotic and messy pretty quickly in the café especially on days when the place is packed, we have a line out the door, the phone is ringing and we have very few, if any, volunteers. God never ceases to amaze us and we are so very grateful when a diner will get up from their table, wash their hands, toss on an apron and begin to serve rather than be served or when someone walks in and asks, "do you need any help today?". We are also very grateful for our patrons who are patient while the chaos swirls around them and they seem happy to go with the flow. When their food arrives, in all of its deliciousness, they know it is worth the wait. It gets even better when they step to the register and generously ‘pay it forward’. Gratefully, most days are not that chaotic, largely because we have some beautiful people who faithfully sacrifice one day a week to come to the café to volunteer and serve you. We have much to be grateful for --- how about you?

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 from October!
Chef Greg's Corner!
Welcome to Chef Greg's Corner! In this issue, Chef Greg is sharing a house-made dressing recipe; Balsamic Maple Vinaigrette. In the future, he may share a recipe or a cooking | kitchen tip.

Balsamic Maple Vinaigrette

1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup pure maple syrup
3 cups Olive oil
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard

Blend together the mustard, vinegar and syrup

Slowly blend in the oil
Volunteer Information & Training Session
If you have ever wondered about volunteering and wanted more information prior to actually serving, Shayne holds a Volunteer Information and Training Session each month.

Join Shayne on:
Tuesday, December 7 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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.
A word from our volunteers . . .

Our volunteers come from a wide range of places. Senior nursing students from Kettering College recently volunteered and blessed us with thoughtful letters capturing their experience. We want to share a few snippets with you from each letter. Thank you, Kemi, Ian and Lyndsey!

"I was able to see the true meaning of community during this experience. The effort and time given to this organization by community members is truly amazing. Seeing first-hand how this organization impacts people of the community was very eye opening." Lyndsey

"Every volunteer at One Bistro was so welcoming and filled with jubilee. I was able to be a hostess and greet people as well as find them a place to sit. I could see how it was impacting the customers' days as they were eating a delicious meal. During this time, I realized how fortunate I am to have the life that I have." Ian

"This volunteer opportunity also challenged the way that I have always viewed providing food for those in need. It was built for the community and is run by the community, and "the pay what you can afford" concept makes it all possible." Kemi

The Gatherer Pizza - Garlic cream sauce, wild mushrooms, caramelized onion, fresh mozzarella, arugula and specialty cheese blend
Mediterranean Salad - Lettuce blend, seasoned grilled tofu, artichoke, hearts, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and feta cheese
The Pesto Veggie Pizza - Pesto sauce, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, fresh mozzarella and specialty cheese blend
Roasted Veggie Salad - Roasted carrots, red onion, zucchini and parsnip with red quinoa on a bed of blended lettuce.
Italian Flatbread Panini - Ham, salami, pepperoni, banana peppers, lettuce, tomato, onion and Italian dressing on flatbread.
Chef Greg has some new cookie flavors to go with his yummy ice cream!
"Amazing community organization that helps tackle the problem of food insecurity. Basic menu but everything is good. Service is always great. I'm always happy to support an organization like One Bistro. The Pay it Forward concept is fantastic!! We need more places like One Bistro."
Susan S.
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!!
"What a great little bistro, good food, good service. If you're down and out on luck they will feed you."
~ Dan A.
Thank you to Chef Greg, Shayne & Cedric.
In the spirit of expressing gratitude, the Board of Directors want to give a special 'shout out' to our very dedicated team; Chef Greg, Shayne and Cedric! We are immensely grateful for each one of them. Their faithfulness and dependability is such a blessing. We love that they all have a heart for Jesus and a tenderness for others. We can count on Chef Greg to create the best food in town and mouth-watering specials. We can count on Shayne to have the front of the house in tip top shape every day and to joyfully make the volunteer experience great for our volunteers and patrons. We can count on Cedric to work hard each week to help prep and support Chef in the kitchen. Thank you, for blessing our community and feeding our neighbors!