Christ teaches us, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Serving at Trinity Café allows us to confidently reply that we have fed the hungry, gave drink to the thirsty and welcomed the stranger. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis also implores us, “Each Christian is asked to obey Christ’s call to go forth from our own comfort zone in order to reach all the ‘peripheries’ in need of the light of the Gospel.” (Evangelii Gaudium #20). May we be called forth as Disciples of Christ to those less fortunate in our own Tampa Bay community through the work of Trinity Café.
“A free restaurant for those in need- where humanity begins with a meal.”
“The mission of Trinity Café is to restore a sense of dignity to the homeless and hungry while serving a nutritious meal. We faithfully treat all of God’s children with acceptance, compassion, love and respect.”
“Just by saying ‘I care about you’ to a distressed person can change their day and wrapped that in friendship and a meal, that can change their life.”
-Except from Trinity Café’s publication
How to Volunteer?
We encourage St. Lawrence Parishioners to get involved with Trinity Café in two ways:
a) Individually sign up and volunteer through their website- www.trinitycafe.org
b) Go with a group of parishioners. Dates and times will be announced in the bulletin and Facebook Page. You can also be added to our Trinity Café email list.
For More information about Trinity Café please contact-
Kim Barranco- St. Lawrence Trinity Café Ambassador by email here
Or Tim Cleaver, Coordinator of Ministry Opportunities
813-875-4040 X 234 or email here