Wilson County Community Help Center


What We Do:

Father and son free shopping under our clothing assistance program

  • 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:

My little hands can help. Can yours?

  • 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.









Wilson County Community

Help Center

203 West High St.

Lebanon, TN 37087

(615) 449-1856

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Thrift Store Hours

Mon - Sat 9:00 to 5:00

Donation Hours

Mon - Fri 7:00 to 5:00

Sat 9:00 to 5:00

Assistance Counter Hours

Mon - Fri 9:00 to 3:00

  • 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

  • Hello Family! I want to toss an idea or two out to you and see if we can't put together some matches. Many of our toy & gift programs in the county have run their cycle in anticipation of the coming Christmas celebration. We are finding there are still those who missed deadlines that would have otherwise benefited from these great and generous programs. We are trying to make sure those who have fallen through the cracks still have an opportunity to receive some much needed Christmas joy, especially the kiddos. If your family has been thinking about sponsoring a family will you please contact me so that I can put you in touch with opportunity for you to bless others. I believe there is still a chance of making this a great season for those in need! If you know of a church or agency that is still receiving families or individuals to help please let us know so that we can direct these good folks to the right place. God's Blessings upon you for stepping up in these last few days before Christmas. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • We have finally finished weighing, sorting and counting our November delivery of the Lebanon High School Food Drive! I had the honor of announcing at last Friday's Pep Rally the final numbers with the kids. This year they bested last year by 3,589 pounds of food with a grand total of 13,736 pounds! As I told them, this is enough for us to make possible between 7,500 - 8,500 meals for 450 - 550 people! That is one whale of an impact on hunger! Along with LHS, Winfree Bryant and Sam Houston schools helped make this the best year ever! Thanks kids, teachers and staff! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Thank you to the Twin State Iris Club for their 94 pound food donation. We enjoy your iris sales each season out in front and now food at the holidays while the irises are sleeping! Thank you! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • A shout out to one of the most awesome partners that support us here at WCCHC. Thank you to Performance Foodservice - Lester for a 406 pound food donation and financial contribution to our food pantry. As always your timing has been perfect! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director