FAQs

What Is Faith Café?

Faith Café is a restaurant-style food kitchen where guests are served a warm meal with a friendly smile.

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How did Faith Café get started?

In 2001, local churches decided to join together to feed those in our community that were struggling. Jim Mikes offered the use of what was the Fellowship Hall of the Church located on 3702 W. Kennedy Blvd. Since then, Faith Café has grown to include the support of six local churches, known as South Tampa Ecumenical Ministries.

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Where Is Faith Café located?

Faith Café is located at 1340 North Clearview Avenue, just West of Himes and South of I-275.

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What is the goal of Faith Café?

Our primary goal is to feed the hungry. Not all of our neighbors that are hungry are homeless. Some have homes but can’t afford to buy food. We serve the hungry food and drinks and give them the respect and dignity they deserve.

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When is Faith Café open?

Faith Café is open for meals at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Volunteers can arrive any time after 10:30 a.m. to help prepare the meal and serve.

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Why is Faith Café open?

There Is a need in our community. Our neighbors are hungry and we at Faith Café believe we are called to feed the hungry, just as Jesus did. we are blessed to be able to offer our neighbors clothing and references to other organizations, as well.

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How many meals do you serve?

We serve approximately 150 meals daily

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What are the requirements for your guests?

Our only requirement is that guests sign in upon entering the café.

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How can my church or organization get involved?

We eagerly welcome the opportunity for your church or organization to support Faith Café. Please contact the president of the board of directors, Jeanette Conley at 813-348-0497 for more information regarding how you can help.

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Where can I make a personal monetary donation?

Please mail your check to:
South Tampa Ecumenical Ministries/ Faith Cafe
ATTN: Greg Jones
1340 North Clearview Avenue
Tampa, FL 33607

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What are the requirements for volunteers?

We accept any and all the help we can get. There is a daily coordinator that leads and coordinates the daily meal service. Volunteers get brief training with the daily coordinator and are able to start serving the same day. Volunteers are required to treat the guests of Faith Café with dignity and respect. It’s as easy as that!

For more information, please email:
volunteers@faithcafetampa.com

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Where does the food come from?

Metropolitan ministries donates most of the food we serve. However, There are times when this donated food is not enough to feed all of our guests. At these times, we depend on other donated food such as canned goods, sandwiches and loaves of bread to feed our guests.

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