Trinity Cafe will celebrate 15 years of service, more than 1.7 million meals served, inspirational stories and the opening of a second location with a fundraising event on Thursday at the Tampa Bay History Center.
The cafe's mission is unique.
As a restaurant, they serve top-quality meals prepared and presented by Executive Chef Benito D'Azzo and his staff, and guests dine on tables set with cloth and china.
Beyond serving a meal, their intention is to help restore a sense of dignity and respect to the homeless and hungry in Tampa.
During the fundraising event, Trinity Cafe 15: 15 Years of Service, 15 Stirring Stories of Humanity will commemorate the history and impact of the cafe since its opening in 2001.
Fifteen stories will be presented throughout the night in person, in video, in print and in live performances including stories from the founder, 15 year veteran volunteers and guests whose lives have been touched by the cafe.
Charlie Gilmer will provide piano entertainment and hors d'oeuvres, wine and Ulele beer will be provided by the Columbia Café.
There will also be a wine pull and gift basket buffet which includes a cruise, beach getaway, round trip airline fare, golf and theme park outings and Bucs tickets among other prizes.
Admission is $60 at the door, 801 Old Water St. and attire is business casual.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to Trinity Cafe's meal program.
For more information visit, trinitycafe.org/event.