Bethlehem Center To Host Community Resource Meeting On Jan. 23

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Resource organizations serving South Chattanooga are invited to share information about their emergency services at a community meeting on Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Bethlehem Center, 200 W 38th St.

The idea for the meeting started when the Bethlehem Center and Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults Building Stable Lives program established the Partnership Food Pantry. New eligibility requirements for SNAP, effective Feb. 1, have created a new urgency to address emergency food and other resources for local residents.

“My babies at the Beth are the children of the community,” said Rachel DeVore, director of Education for the Bethlehem Center. “It is our job to do our part to make sure their parents have the resources they need to take care of their children.”

The purpose of the meeting is to determine existing food and emergency resources for 37410 residents, identify gaps in service, and allow providers to brainstorm ways to fill in the gaps.

Applicable resource providers offer meals, food vouchers, food boxes, utility assistance, rent assistance, medical and prescription help, transportation vouchers, clothing, and furniture for residents in South Chattanooga. The meeting is also open to elected officials.

Reservations are required no later than Jan. 18, and a continental breakfast will be provided. Email Morgan Reeves at or call 423 265-3114 for more information.

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