In the Delmar Loop, The Banh Mi Shop Is Donating Meals to Local Hospital Workers

BY The Banh Mi Shop // Apr, 10 2020

In the Delmar Loop, The Banh Mi Shop Is Donating Meals to Local Hospital Workers

Mabel Suen

With the onslaught of the coronavirus, many new businesses have faced unfathomable challenges in their initial days of operation. For new restaurants like The Banh Mi Shop, paying it forward seems like the best practice. The Delmar Loop sandwich shop recently celebrated its one-month anniversary by donating meals to local hospital workers.

“Today on our one-month anniversary, The Banh Mi Shop donated 30 meals to [Missouri Baptist] Hospital,” read a Facebook post on the business’ page last week. “We know we can’t feed the whole hospital but we all have to do what we can, even if it’s just helping feed one department.”

“We are so grateful to everyone that has shown us love and support in our first month of business. You continually show us how lucky we are to be a part of this community,” the post continues. “Being a small business, we know the importance of sticking together, even being a new shop, we know we have to make sacrifices wherever we can to support the community and especially the healthcare workers that are risking their lives every day to help all of St. Louis.”

Owner Jimmy Trinh says he was inspired by an old friend who reached out and offered to pay for several meals to support his fledgling business. Trinh decided to pass the goodwill on to Missouri Baptist Medical Center staff and was so touched by the positive response that he decided to match the generous donation himself by donating additional meals to Cardinal Glennon healthcare workers.

“We hope to keep doing hospital meals as often as we can and continue sharing love and support to our community, just as the community has shared with us,” Trinh wrote in a Facebook post.



The Banh Mi Shop brings the feel and authenticity of Saigon's classic dishes.

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