Wilson County Community Help Center
What We Do:
- Six days a week we provide emergency assistance in the form of food, clothing, resource education and financial aid to Wilson County residents.
- The Help Center distributed over 30,000 pounds of food to feed the hungry in our county last year alone.
- Our clothing program has provided more than 1,000 coats each year to warm the needy.
- Free medical equipment is available.
- We collect, sort, recycle and sell clothing and household items of any type donated by the community.
- The Help Center staff educates people on ways to utilize assistance programs that are available in Wilson County.
- The Wilson County Community Help Center will come in contact with more residents each week than any other agency in this county.
- Rising local need has placed huge strains on the Help Center assistance funds.
- Decreased funding has resulted in laid off staff at the Help Center.
- Some help programs have been diminished and some may have to be eliminated.
How You Can Help:
- Make monetary donations, large or small, one time or every month.
- Donate your gently used items to be given away or sold to help finance the assistance programs.
- Donate your time at the Wilson County Help Center
- Involve your friends, family and church and help us educate the community as to the tremendous amount of good work and good will the Help Center provides our citizens.
Thrift Store Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 to 5:00
Mon - Fri 7:00 to 5:00
Sat 9:00 to 5:00
Assistance Counter Hours
Mon - Fri 9:00 to 3:00
Thank you to the following for keeping our food pantry well taken care of. Thank you to Forkum Ministries for 245 boxes of cookies weighing in at 173 pounds. That is a bunch of cookies! Thanks to Cumberland University (Athletes, Students, Faculty and Fans) for the Beans & Saltines campaign at last weeks basketball game that brought in 70 pounds! We are blessed to bless others! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
The Mobile Food Pantry that we are doing with our location host College Hills Church on March 7th is drawing nearer! Do you need a great volunteer opportunity to bless your community? We need a few more volunteers to make this event a great success and get this food to those who need it. Please call me for details if you would be willing to serve. This will involve a time frame from 8:00 am to about noon. I can be reached at 615 449 1856 at WCCHC! Hope you can join us! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
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Please share this post with anyone that you know who needs to be aware. In cooperation with Second Harvest Food Bank we are hosting a Mobile Food Bank that we are distributing on March 7th. This is not a first come first serve event. Names will be taken in advance as reservations and we will begin distributing food boxes beginning at 9:00 am and commencing around noon. College Hills Church of Christ has graciously agreed to partner with us on this event and be the host location for pick-up, Please call WCCHC at 615-449-1856 to put your name on the reserve list to receive this food box distribution consisting of both canned goods and perishable produce. We hope to see you there! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
I can see the parking lot and green space around WCCHC again! Looks like the beginnings of a beautiful late winter week. Thank you to Boy Scouts of America (Troop 246) for your 148 pound food drive! Thank you to the Frisbee Golf Tournament that brought in 262 pounds of food for the pantry. Thank you to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church for making us the recipient of your 'Soup'er Bowl event! You really keep us going in the most miraculous ways. Seems like you know just what we need and when we need it! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
After talking with the WCCHC staff & officers we will remain closed a second day on this Tuesday the 17th of February and encourage you to stay home and keep safe and warm. Today will most likely be a turning point in conditions and we will set our hopes towards business as usual on Wednesday the 18th of February 2015! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
Due to the declining weather conditions WCCHC will remain closed today on this 16th day of February 2015. Prayers to you and yours for the blessing of warmth and safety. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
We were honored to have the current Leadership Wilson Class as our special guests today! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
I want to thank you for continuing to make our WCCHC story better and better. 2015 has been unbelievable so far. As Wilson County grows the needs grow with it. By shopping the store, as you so faithfully do, this is what you have done for us! We are able to increase our assistance to Wilson County residents needing utility help by 50% per month! In the lean years prior to 2013 this would not have been possible. As we are more successful as a store the more we can help! Keep telling those two friends and share our story! Thank you so much! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
On behalf of myself and the other awesome admins of Help Wilson County we are honored to be partnering with yall and next step! Wat an amazing opportunity to give back to this wonderful community and to truly be the hands and feet of Jesus! 💖 thank you for having us! God bless you all!
We have so much to be thankful for as 2015 marches on! Each of these partners deserves their own shout out. Here we go! Thank you to AnyCare 24 for their recent financial donation. Thank you to Bethlehem United Methodist Church for 67 pounds of food. Thank you to Sam Houston School for 216 pounds of food. Thank you to Joseph's Store House for 47 pounds of food. Thank you to the dear ladies at Help Wilson County for the recent towel drive and delivery to WCCHC! Each of you bless us in different ways and together we are making a dent where it counts! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
Well good Facebook Family, for an old guy I can do pretty good with techy stuff but today I lost the fight! My apologies for those that acknowledged the previous post. The visual was missing our contact information so did an edit job and lost everything! As I said before this isn't all that you have done to help us make an impact in Wilson County! Thank you for being a good neighbor to those who have needed that hand up in 2014! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
Thank you Lebanon Dental Lab for your recent food pantry donation! Every bit counts! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
Every now and again I like to ask a few questions. As we begin 2015 I would like to take the pulse of our Facebook family with three simple questions. Let's be honest and understand that this isn't a chance to toss anyone under the bus but rather an opportunity to assess who WCCHC is and how we can improve. Question 1: What are we doing right? Question 2: What are we doing wrong? Question 3: What would you like to see WCCHC do that we are currently not offering? ....and GO! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
For those of you who anonymously give through the back door with your donation via Kroger's food drive receptacle here is your great big giant thank you! Last year you donated 1,029 pounds of food as compared to 820 in 2013. That's an increase of 209 pounds! Thank you Kroger shoppers! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
I am completely stunned to think that we are already at the halfway point of January 2015! I'm still catching up on December! A long overdue thanks to Save-A-Lot for their December food donation of 519 pounds! Thank you to Select Physical Therapy in Mount Juliet for their food drive that garnered 98 pounds (with promise of more in the future) and thank you to the wonderful congregation of Seay Chapel United Methodist Church who delivered via Georgia Maclin 44 pounds of food to help us in our quest! Thank you to all of you and countless others. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
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A big thank you to Publix for providing us with 5,257 pounds of food. We appreciate this so much and so thankful for your trust in us to partner in our efforts to help our County! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
It's a cold and rainy winter Monday here at WCCHC. We were sad to arrive to work this morning to find the following spread under the awning and around the donation box. We have expanded our hours to receive donations beginning at 7am and ending at 5pm Monday through Friday. We have done the same by making our donation receiving available on Saturday from 9am to 5pm. The following donations represented in these pictures have been destroyed by rain, vandalism and theft because they were left at a time that we couldn't make your donation count. Our donation box was crammed so full that the front door was open and what good donations that were in there were subject to the rain and wind. Please pass this on to encourage a more responsible level of giving that doesn't make your donation a useless gift. We need your good used clothing and thrift to help support the lives of those who need a hand up. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
And the blessings continue! Thank you to the Wilson County Chamber of Commerce for the food donation. Thank you to Commerce Cumberland Presbyterian Church for their food and hygiene donations. Finally thank you to Cub Scout Pack 748 for their 93 pounds of donated food. You all are Help Center Heroes and we appreciate your efforts for others! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
We're back! Couple things to keep in mind. First you have blessed us with a ton of Christmas inventory so we won't stop putting it out until every box from 2014 is emptied. Come shop and find what surprises await you and get half price on it until it's gone! Please pass on this Christmas bargain news! Second, we will be observing the New Year by being closed on December 31st and January 1st. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
As we wind down this last day before we all leave for Christmas I have to pause to reflect on all that has transpired this Holiday. We have been abundantly blessed by those who stand beside us both privately and on a corporate level. Community organizations and Churches have rallied to raise our level of success in meeting present needs and preparing us for the future to come. I'm am specifically amazed at the focused level that this season has inspired and my prayer is that we don't allow this fire of compassion to ebb away as we face 2015. The needs of those that need that 'hand up' will perhaps change face but the needs will remain constant. I ask for your continued generosity through-out 2015. We will be observing Christmas by remaining closed for both the 24th and 25th of December. May the peace of Christ's Birth fill your celebration with Hope, Joy and most of all Love. We will return on Friday the 26th and look forward to seeing you then!
News Flash! An additional donation of food from the Lebanon High School Food Drive has arrived. 526 pounds were added to this great effort bringing our new grand total to 14, 262 pounds. WOW! Just WOW! Thank you again Teachers, Staff and Students for being Help Center Heroes! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director
Thank you to Prospect for making us the recipient of their first annual food drive. You gifted us with 290 pounds of food that we will use for food boxes in the coming months and we appreciate it so much. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director