Bethlehem Centers of Nashville Back to School Bash 2021:
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville held its Annual Back To School Bash and Carnival on Friday, July 23, 2021 at the Bethlehem Center Gymnasium. The event hosted by the Bethlehem Family Resource Center and Charles W. Pitts Jr. Foundation (CWPJRF). The event was attended by 150 children and youth from the Greater North Nashville region. The event included lots of carnival-style games, carnival foods, inflatables, music, family fellowship and Back Packs filled with school supplies, hygienic supplies and goodies.
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville Healthy Meal Programs:
The Bethlehem Center/Greater Charlotte Hot Lunch Cooperative’s Meals On Wheels Program provides nutritious meals to North Nashville Homebound Seniors each Monday-Friday throughout the year. Our Meals on Wheels Program provides over 54,000 meals annually and volunteers deliver the 216 meals each day on 16-fixed routes throughout North Nashville. The program is also involves 14-North Nashville based churches and has been in operation for 37 years.
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville’s Community Garden 2021:
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville is located in a designated “food desert” in Nashville meaning the community surrounding the Bethlehem Center campus lacks access to a full-service grocery provider where fresh fruits and vegetables are available. Bethlehem Center has been creative in addressing the “food desert” issue by offering an annual teaching garden on our campus for children, youth, seniors and families attending Bethlehem Center. The produce grown in our garden is used for nutrition and teaching kitchens for children and seniors and some produce is provided to North Nashville families. Bethlehem Center expresses sincere Thanks to Ms. Brenda Huff and Franklin Road Academy’s Turner Fellow Program for this fruitful partnership.