Recently, our volunteer manager, Nina Hickey, was telling me about how a little goes a long way while she was putting together salads at our second Trinity Café location on Busch Boulevard.
She explained, “You’ve only got a certain amount of lettuce and toppings to work with and you have to put together at least 150 salads to make sure that everyone gets one”. She went on to say that parsing out the ingredients reminded her of the story in the Bible wherein Christ fed a multitude that had gathered with only a few fish and a handful of loaves of bread. The Bible story states that Christ began to break the loaves for each person’s portion and his disciples doled them out. At the end of the day, 5,000 people were fed and all were satisfied.
At Trinity Café, we make use of all of our resources. We make each donation of $2.50 stretch into a nutritious three course meal that fills the belly and warms the heart of someone in need. Contributions from generous friends like you, and food donations from local grocers and non-profits, are utilized in the most efficient way possible. Our team makes sure that all of the produce we receive gets utilized while it remains fresh and our volunteers always make sure to fill up the baskets on their tables with the right amount of bread for our guests, so that nothing goes to waste.
If you have a bounty of resources, consider making a donation to Trinity Cafe, then take notice that every single penny goes a very, very long way.
“I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”
His disciples answered:
“Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?”
“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked.
“Seven,” they replied, “and a few small fish.”
“Jesus told the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people. They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was four thousand men, besides women and children. After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.”