Spreading early Christmas cheer on December 22, the Bellevue Food Bank distributed holiday dinner emergency food boxes to more than fifty local families and seniors. The boxes containing a ham, potatoes, dressing mix, yams, vegetables, bread and desert items were provided through the support of area congregations, service organizations and individuals and from the generous donations left in the Bellevue Food Bank barrels that remain year round at Kroger’s two Bellevue locations.
The Bellevue Food Bank is a community based ministry housed inside the Bellevue United Methodist Church located at 7501 Old Harding Pike and operates under the leadership of the Bellevue Ministerial Association. The food bank is open from 6:00-7:30 every Tuesday night and serves residents of Bellevue, West Nashville and Pegram.
Currently in urgent need of support as well as of donations of non perishable food, toiletries, and baby care items, the Bellevue Food Bank is relying on the benevolence of the local community to help them meet the rising need for emergency services. In 2009 food distribution centers throughout Metro Davidson County reported a 38 percent rise in service needs requests and the Bellevue Food Bank was no exception. This fall, Congregation Micah’s successful food drive helped restock the food bank’s depleted pantry shelves and with their inventory once again in crisis, Bellevue Food Bank Director, Jobie Corn is confident the community will respond at this crucial time and supply the food bank with the essential items it needs to operate. For information on how to help support the Bellevue Food Bank by making a donation or to volunteer to sponsor a food drive, please call the Bellevue United Methodist Church at 646-4146.