In photo left to right: Alfred Astl, Trinity Cafe chef; Cindy Davis, Trinity Cafe program director; Ann Shaler, Senior Vice President, Tampa Bay Market Manager, Bank of America. Ann Shaler presents Chef Alfred and Cindy Davis with $15,000 grant check.
Trinity Cafe Receives Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Funds will purchase food for the hungry
TAMPA, Fla. – (January 28, 2013) – The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to Trinity Cafe (http://www.trinitycafe.org) for the purchase of food to feed the hungry, homeless and working poor of Tampa Bay. As we look to ensure the needy of our community have enough to eat, Bank of America’s investment in our organization will enable us to perform this vital work by funding at least 6,000 nutritious three course meals.
“Humanity begins with a meal,” said Cindy Davis, Trinity Cafe program director. “Every meal served validates our mission of nourishing and nurturing each person and enriching the health of our community.”
“We’re committed to supporting our local community and look to make investments that are responding to the greatest needs of the people that live here,” said Bill Goede, Tampa Bay market president, Bank of America. “We truly recognize the efforts of Trinity Cafe and their model of providing daily meals with a great sense of respect and pride to those they serve.”
About Trinity Cafe: Trinity Café (http://www.trinitycafe.org), 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 834,000 restaurant quality meals. Executive ChefAlfred Astl prepares more than 225 meals each day, Monday-Friday, 52 weeks a year. Trinity Cafe’s mission is to restore a sense of dignity to our hungry and homeless neighbors by serving a nutritious meal while nourishing spirits through acts of acceptance, compassion, love and respect.