COVID-19 Relief Efforts
During this COVID-19 situation, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. The Bethlehem Center will continue to provide youth, families, and adults with the resources they need through our programs such as the Read to Lead Academy, Community Connection initiatives, and the Partnership Food Pantry. Below you will find different ways we are continuing to serve South Chattanooga.
Visit this page often for updates.
Read to Lead Academy
We have partnered with the YMCA and HCDE to make sure our Read to Lead students and other youth in our community receive daily meals. As of 3/23/2020 we have distributed 422 meals to children & families. Because of our transportation and food distribution last week, students received 213 prepared meals--breakfast, lunch, and snack. Staff even provided transportation to Read to Lead students to pick up meals from HCDE designated food sites. We expect our reach to increase by 15% this week.
Every family will hear from at least two staff members each week as a way to check in and keep them informed of any HDCE meal delivery changes.
We are keeping track of all current resources in the Chattanooga area that may be useful to our adult Alton Park residents. We communicate with residents throughout the week via call and texts.
We are also providing a 30 day supply of food to limit person-to-person contact, cleaning supplies such as bleach wipes, and a hotline to request unmet needs such as medication refills.
Partnership Food Pantry
Our food pantry is still open on Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday. Please call 211 to learn more. Once you're approved, please come to the front door and wait for a staff member to assist you.
No one is allowed in the building.
If you would like to support the Beth's COVID-19 relief efforts, you can donate items from the list below by dropping them off at the Beth Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm.
To keep you, our staff, and community safe, we ask that you drop off your donations at our front door. A staff member will bring your donations inside the building.
Read to Lead:
- Snack-size baggies
- Aluminum foil
- Healthy chip alternatives
- Snack bars, crackers, raisins, etc.
- Any item for a typical sack lunch
- Coloring books
- Activity books
- Playing Cards
Community Connection: (For seniors and families)
- Hand soap
- Empty spray bottles
- 70% proof rubbing alcohol
- Canned goods, including low sodium canned goods
- Sugar free/Gluten free foods
Partnership Food Pantry:
- Peanut butter/jelly
- Instant oatmeal (variety)
- Can greens( collard, turnip, mustard)
- Can or frozen fruit (variety)
- Dry beans (pinto and white)
If you have questions please call (423) 266-1384.