Emergency food drive this weekend

The Bellevue Community Food Bank (BCFB) is conducting an emergency food drive this week in order to meet the demands of families that have been affected by the economic downturn spawned by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Bellevue Unity Drive-Up, Drop-Off will take place this Saturday, July 18, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bellevue United Methodist Church, 7501 Old Harding Rd. As the name implies, those wishing to make donations may drive up, and BCFB volunteer will collect the items without the driver ever having to exit the vehicle.

 

The Nashville Predators organization will accept donations throughout the week at the Ford Ice Center from those who are unable to Drive-Up and Drop-Off on Saturday. The most urgently needed items include baking supplies, canned fruits and vegetables, canned soups and meats, cereal, condiments, diapers and wipes, dried pasta, laundry supplies, cleaning supplies and toiletries. Gift cards are appreciated as well.

 

As with so many organizations, the events of this spring and summer have and stretched the resources of charitable organizations. The BCFB reports that the number of families it serves has doubled since this time last year.

 

Established in 1991 as an outreach ministry of the Bellevue United Methodist Church, the food bank typically serves Bellevue families in need on a weekly basis. The food bank relies solely on donations and does not receive support from any outside agency.

 

Additional information about the Bellevue Community Food Bank is available by contacting Pam Walden at foodbank@bumc.com. Additional information about the Bellevue Unity Drive-Up, Drop-Off is available by contacting Sheri Weiner at sheri@sheriweiner.com or Hattie DeWalt at nashdew@aol.com.

 

To volunteer, please visit SignUpGenius.com.

 

 

Author: Wyatt Rampy

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