The 30 Day Film Challenge is proud to support Trinity Cafe. They unselflessly feed the homeless in Tampa Bay.
Trinity Cafe has been a beacon of hope and compassion in the Tampa Bay community since 2001. Housed at the Salvation Army on Florida Avenue in Tampa, it serves over 200 hot, nutritious meals each and every weekday, including holidays. Anyone who comes to our door is welcome – without question or qualification. Since Trinity Cafe first began, it has served more than 789,000 meals. We serve free meals to homeless, poor and anyone wishing to receive a meal. The meals are prepared by a professional chef and served by volunteer waiters. The guests sit at cloth covered tables set with china dishes and silverware. They are asked for nothing in return – no mandatory religious services or counseling or work. While Trinity Cafe recognizes the vital importance of providing nourishment to those who are hungry much more is needed. Together with the solidarity and commitment of our staff and volunteers, Trinity Cafe strives to be a gateway to positive change in the lives of the people it serves and seeks to enlarge our guests’ capacity for self-help and reconnect them to the broader community. Through our commitment to combating hunger and homelessness, we provide the support and respect guests need to encourage them to become self-sufficient and regain hope for the future. Trinity Cafe is a place of love, compassion, and dignity… a true lifeline to those in need.
Our mission is to restore a sense of dignity to the homeless & hungry while serving a nutritious meal. We faithfully treat all of God’s children with dignity, compassion, love, and respect.
At Trinity Cafe, we provide a meal, but what we serve means so much more.
Founded in 2001, Trinity Cafe has served more than 1.2 MILLION meals with dignity, compassion, love and respect. Hunger does not take a holiday. Meals are served 365 days a year: weekdays at 11:30 a.m. and weekends at 9 a.m.
Meals are prepared by our professional chef and served by an army of volunteers. We set our tables with cloths, china and silverware, seat our guests and restore a sense of dignity to lives turned bleak by the streets. Volunteer table hosts sit at each table offering conversation, encouragement, and support.
We ask our guests for nothing in return, just enjoy.
Together with the solidarity and commitment of our staff, volunteers and treasured support of our partners, Trinity Cafe strives to be a gateway to positive change in the lives of the people it serves and seeks to enlarge our guests’ capacity for self-help and reconnect them to the broader community.
Trinity Cafe is a place of kindness, compassion, and dignity… a respite to those in need.
Very simply, Trinity Cafe is defined by its daily demonstration of humanity in action.