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Fighting Hunger in Tampa Bay

07-20-2016

Opening up #ThatBusinessShow today was Benito D’Azzo, Executive Chef with the Trinity Café. Trinity Cafe was established October 15, 2001, and is located at 2801 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33602. Trinity Cafe 2 was established April 25, 2016, and is located at 2202 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612. They work to serve the hungry and/or homeless and this difference is a key discussion point as Benito says oftentimes the people that come into the Café are not typical transients without homes but rather the working class poor. Oftentimes the meal provided by Trinity Café is the only meal that is provided to them all day. They pride themselves on offering a true restaurant experience for free for anyone in need. Patrons are greeted, seated at a table, and served like in a traditional restaurant. The food is of high quality and provided by a National food bank on top of donations received that also go to covering the costs of food as well as staffing. They rely primarily on volunteers, but they also have a small staff including a few homeless people that were regulars that were given the opportunity to work for Trinity Café. Today they have served over 1.1 Million meals and Benito shares an inspiring story behind the serving of their 1 millionth meal, and yes they truly do count the meals served. That story is that of John, a military veteran, ex-cop and is disabled from a motorcycle accident. John said, “If not for my wife; I’d be dead. She was told by doctor’s I’d never recover and she refused to believe that; she wouldn’t let them disconnect me from machines.” Little by little John began to recover. He spent more than a year in the hospital and a rehab facility regaining brain function and learning to walk again. Soon after he was released and back home, his wife died suddenly. John was devastated, losing his support system. He got behind on bills and was soon living without electricity. John came to Trinity Cafe for a hot meal and goes to the VA for medical help. “I have a new chance in life and I’m working to get back on my feet again,” John says, “I really appreciate the food and kindness here at Trinity Cafe.” The Café is open 365 days a year 24/7 and they open for lunch service only. They are open 365 days a year and serve lunch only each day. They always need volunteers and accept donations so please consider giving to this incredible cause. Learn more at http://www.trinitycafe.org!

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