Bethel Community Food Pantry and Brotherhood in Action are working overtime to meet the nutritional needs of Bethel households experiencing food insecurity. Traditionally they receive an enormous amount of food from the annual Postal Carriers’ Food Drive in May, but that event has been cancelled due to the tight proximity of the loading dock where the food is collected and transferred.
Currently, 191 families, consisting of 417 people, are registered to use the food pantry. These households are comprised of 417 people. Brotherhood in Action hopes to fill their pantry for their summer food delivery to approximately 67 households with children.
They're holding a food drive on Saturday May 16 between 9am and 12pm at 137 Greenwood Avenue. The items that we are in highest need of include pasta, cereal, sauce, child friendly snacks, coffee, mac & cheese, small bags of rice, shelf stable juices and small laundry detergent.
Brotherhood in Action is located next to The Methodist Church, in the rear lot. In order to limit social interaction, organizers are asking donors to direct them to doors/trunks to access. Drivers are asked to enter from Greenwood Avenue and exit from the back lot, onto School Street.
A summer food deliver for June 13th is planned.