Caring for Bethlehem

A Community Organization of Bethlehem, Connecticut

The spirit of Caring for Bethlehem comes from a long history of people giving time and resources selflessly to build the community of Bethlehem, Connecticut as we know it today.

In Need?

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receiving services from:

Bethlehem Food Bank

Bethlehem Comfort Closet

Community Funds of Bethlehem

email: Friends@CFBethlehem.org

Voicemail: 860-631-3169

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Caring for Bethlehem, Inc.

Bethlehem Food Bank

Bethlehem Comfort Closet

Community Funds of Bethlehem

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An Organization With Goals

Recognizing that local response to local needs makes sense, and recognizing the constraints of time in today’s world and the desires of people to make a difference locally, Caring for Bethlehem builds community, develops programs to meet local needs, and makes it possible for volunteers to match their talents and availability with opportunities to serve.

Managing the Bethlehem Food Bank and the Bethlehem Comfort Closet

Caring for Bethlehem, Inc. supports and manages the Bethlehem Food Bank and the Bethlehem Comfort Closet.

Developing and Supporting Programs

A long term goal for this organization is to support those in need in the Bethlehem by developing, promoting, and supporting area programs that provide assistance and to seek ways to meet needs by securing available services from other agencies and organizations.

Partnering with Others to Provide for Needs

Caring for Bethlehem, Inc. works closely with the First Church of Bethlehem who administer several funds Community Funds for Bethlehem. This partnership provides an umbrella of support for those in need in the Bethlehem Community.

Promoting Volunteerism

A broader goal for this organization is to connect individuals and families with opportunities to volunteer in the community in order to develop long term sustainability for the programs of this organization and other non-profit organizations serving Bethlehem.

Caring for Bethlehem, Inc. is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity organization incorporated in the State of Connecticut.

Caring for Bethlehem, Inc. provides assistance for local individuals and families regardless of race, religion, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, citizenship, veteran or disability status, or of any other class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Bethlehem Food Bank and Bethlehem Comfort Closet are registered trade names of Caring for Bethlehem, Inc.

Caring for Bethlehem, Inc. PO Box 5, Bethlehem, CT 06751

Friends@CFBethlehem.org

As a distribution point for USDA Food and Nutrition Service (TEFAP)

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.