Accessibility makes a community great.
Access to infrastructure like roads and highways, and to amenities like picturesque parks and playgrounds. A variety of housing options in established and up-and-coming neighborhoods with a wide range of price points. And, of course, access to excellent schools and healthcare for the families who call the community “home.”
Accessibility helps make Bellevue an exceptional place to live and likely contributes to its culture of caring.
There are numerous Bellevue-based organizations that exist to serve neighbors in need, and they’re able to do so thanks to the spirit of generosity that’s ingrained in the community.
Here are just a few, along with information about how to become involved.
BELL Garden is a hybrid school and community garden located on the Bellevue Middle School Campus. Founded in 2012, BELL Garden strives to connect the community through garden based service, education, volunteerism, and food distribution to those in need. Seasonal plants and vegetables are available for purchase every Thursday from 4:15 to 6 p.m. and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon. Visit the website for more details, including information on how you can get involved. BellGardenTn.org
Exchange Club of Bellevue
Exchange is an all-volunteer, national service organization of men and women comprised of more than 630 clubs and 15,000 members across the country. Members ascribe to Exchange's Four Pillars of Service: Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect, Americanism & Patriotism, Youth Activities, and Community Events. Exchange Club of Bellevue meets for an hour on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at the Bellevue Community Center in One Bellevue Place. Meetings include breakfast and special presentations. Prospective members are encouraged to attend. bellevue-exchange-club.com
Bellevue Community Food Bank
For over 31 years, Bellevue Community Food Bank (BCFB) has provided thousands of residents of Bellevue, West Nashville, Fairview and Pegram with food and essential items. BCFB's mission is to help neighbors who are experiencing rough patches in their lives, including food insecurity. The BCFB relies entirely upon donations from individuals, businesses and houses of worship within the community. It also partners with Second Harvest Food Bank and BELL Garden. Information about donations, food distribution and volunteering is available online. BellevueCommunityFoodBank.org