Nashville, Tenn. (July 9, 2020) - In support of the Bellevue Community Food Bank, the Nashville Predators will collect food donations at Ford Ice Center Bellevue this Monday through Friday. On Saturday, July 18 the drive will continue at the food bank, which is located at Bellevue United Methodist Church, where all donations from Ford Ice Center will be delivered. The food bank operates year-round, and with the demand for food assistance reaching all-time highs due to the coronavirus pandemic, relies on larger, high-yield drives to sustain their operation for up to four months at a time.
- Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17 from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (CT) at Ford Ice Center Bellevue: 7638 B Highway 70 South
- Saturday, July 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CT) at Bellevue United Methodist Church: 7501 Old Harding Road
- For those who are unable to donate in person, an Amazon wish list can be found here.
Most Needed Items: Baking Supplies, Canned Fruits, Canned Vegetables, Canned Soups & Meats, Cereals, Dried Pasta, Condiments, Diapers & Wipes, Laundry Supplies, Cleaning Supplies, Toiletries, Gift Cards.
"Especially since the opening of Ford Ice Center Bellevue, the Nashville Predators organization has received endless support from the people of Bellevue, and we are excited to join forces with the Bellevue Community Food Bank to give back to them," Nashville Predators Vice President of Community Relations Rebecca King said. "Particularly considering the demand increase due to COVID-19, providing food for those in need is crucial, and we thank our fans for supporting these efforts by donating next week."
Established in 1991 as an outreach ministry of Bellevue United Methodist Church, the Bellevue Community Food Bank has seen its number of beneficiaries double during the COVID-19 outbreak. Many of those who rely on food donations are disabled, grandparents raising grandchildren, restricted medically or supporting their family on a single income. The need for donations has reached a critical level, and the Food Bank depends on the support of Bellevue area businesses and individuals, as it does not receive support from any agencies outside of Bellevue.
Long-time Predators partner Kroger has also contributed to the drive and recently announced the donation of 10 shopping carts to the Bellevue Community Food Bank. As many volunteers are in their 70s and 80s, the donation of these carts will significantly improve their ability to transport food and collect the items that they need safely and effectively.
Special thanks to the following groups for supporting the Bellevue Community Food Bank and its upcoming drive:
- Bellevue Harpeth Chamber of Commerce
- Bellevue Mosque
- Congregation Micah
- Bellevue Church of Christ
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul
- Chateau Industries
- State Representative Bo Mitchell
- Henry Rothenberg and NewsChannel 5
- Bellevue Community Fund
- State Senator Steve Dickerson
- Councilwoman At Large Sharon Hurt
- Councilwoman At Large Zulfat Suara
- Councilmember Gloria Hausser
- Councilman Dave Rosenberg
- School Board Member Amy Frogge
- Former Councilman Charlie Tygard
- Bellevue YMCA of Middle Tennessee
- Chabad of Middle Tennessee
- HoneyFire BBQ
- Kelly Kormos
- Stephens Valley Church
For additional information on the drive, please contact former councilwoman Sheri Weiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Hattie DeWalt at email@example.com.