Caring for Bethlehem

Programs Serving Those in Need in Bethlehem

Bethlehem

Food Bank

Taking a Bite Out of Hunger

Bethlehem

Comfort Closet

Preserving Personal Dignity

The Bethlehem Food Bank & the Bethlehem Comfort Closet provide food and personal-care items to Bethlehem residents in need.

Shelves are stocked through donations of money, nonperishable foods, personal-care items, and fresh seasonal produce from the Bethlehem Community Garden as well as through fundraising events and local food drives.

The volunteer team managing the food bank are committed to providing a range of healthy food options to our most vulnerable families in a manner that respects their privacy and dignity.

As an addition to the Food Bank, the Bethlehem Comfort Closet provides items such as dental care items, soap and shampoo, household cleaning and paper products, feminine and elder hygiene products, and other items necessary for personal care.

Hours

Open for those in need

Monday: 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Friday: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

For Food Emergencies

Text of Leave a Message

860-631-3169

Location

First Church of Bethlehem

21 Main Street South

Bethlehem, CT 06751

Park behind the church and enter through the door from the parking lot.

Who may receive?

The Bethlehem Food Bank and the Bethlehem Comfort Closet are open to anyone in need living in Bethlehem.

Privacy

The volunteers and members of Caring for Bethlehem respect the privacy of all served by the Bethlehem Food Bank and the Bethlehem Comfort Closet.

Community Funds of Bethlehem

For Assistance, Contact First Church of Bethlehem at 203-266-7288

The Bethlehem Assistance Fund* provides rapid monetary response in emergency situations.

The Bethlehem Fuel Bank* provides for emergency fuel or emergency heating repairs.

The Bethlehem Scholarship Fund* provides financial assistance to Bethlehem’s graduating seniors.

The Bethlehem Community Fund* provides assistance for emergency capital expenses.

*Administered by First Church of Bethlehem

A Community Service of First Church of Bethlehem

Neighbors Helping Neighbors matches volunteer talents and skills with needs in the community.

For Assistance, Contact First Church of Bethlehem at 203-266-7288

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.

First Church of Bethlehem is a United Church of Christ affiliate. The church serves the Bethlehem Community by administering the community funds of Bethlehem with the inclusive support of area professionals, pastors, town social services, and volunteers, filling the need for town-wide emergency assistance.

The Bethlehem Assistance Fund, the Bethlehem Fuel Bank, the Bethlehem Scholarship Fund and the Bethlehem Community Fund are administered by the First Church of Bethlehem.

First Church of Bethlehem 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.