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.

Challenges:

  • 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

  • Ok, it's really going to happen this time! Our Mobile Food Pantry will begin tomorrow with food boxes being able to be picked up beginning at 9:00 am at 607 Coles Ferry Pike here in Lebanon at the Lebanon Senior Citizen's Center. Recipients will be able to pull under the main entrance and register as well as receive your food box all in one drive thru experience. Volunteers may begin arriving at 7:30. The Semi will arrive at 8:00 am and we will create the food boxes for an hour prior to beginning delivery at 9:00 am. Rain or shine! Thank you Patti for the donation of your wonderful facility to help us make this event possible! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Our Mobile Food Pantry, in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank, is fast approaching! Please join us in prayer and as a volunteer on April 25th at the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center to help us distribute this food to those who have signed up to receive it. Volunteers should arrive between 7:30 and 8:00 am for sorting and unpacking. We will begin distribution of boxes beginning at 9:00 am. A call to our office to confirm your participation as a volunteer would be greatly appreciated. Give me a call at 615-449-1856. I Hope we can count on you. Please share this with your friends and family. It's going to take lots of hands to make this successful! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Sometimes your heart gets so full that you just have to spill it out a little! So let me spill a little. I am so incredibly grateful to do what I do everyday. I'm so incredibly grateful to work with the staff, the board of directors, the churches, corporate businesses and partner agencies that bless me continuously with their outpouring of good things. I'm grateful for the individuals who stand behind our mission. I'm humbled by the store customers and clients that we have the honor of serving. When I answered the call to become Executive Director for WCCHC we were at a point that we wondered how much longer would we be able to survive so that we could continue to be salt and light to Wilson County. Almost two years later you have ushered us into the realm of dreams and possibilities with your patronage and help. We no longer worry about survival but rather embrace the concept of 'what more can we do?' Thank you Wilson County for believing in us. Let's roll up our sleeves and work side by side to create an even better Wilson County one need at a time! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Look out world I am here and ready to live my life! Please welcome Ellie Trammel to our WCCHC family. In case you have been wondering where in the world is our Operations Manager Jennifer Trammel, now you know! Ellie was born on April 11th, at 12:47 am, weighing in at 5 pounds and 8 ounces and 17 1/2 inches long. Congratulations Jennifer & Sean Trammel (and proud big sister Abbie) We can't wait to meet her! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • A big thank you to Oakland FCA Club for their food donation as well as paper towels and wash cloths. Thank you too to Global Vision Church in Mt Juliet for a 159 pound food donation. We love our partners who make our job so much better by joining us in our mission. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • On Friday afternoon we had the honor of hosting a group of sweet little pixies known as Girl Scout Troop 904. These wonderful young ladies came for a tour to better understand our mission and they brought a donation of wash rags and towels to help those in need! This great contribution will go a long way and we thank you girls! They even brought those famous Girl Scout Cookies for us to put in our food boxes! Your group picture and note hangs on the wall in my office and makes me smile everyday! Thank you! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • We are about 30 days away from the U S Postal Service food drive for 2015. Very soon you will receive a bag and instructions in your mailbox regarding this annual event. This event is vital to the success of our food pantry here at WCCHC. It recharges our supplies so that we can handle the large wave of needs that result in kids being out of school and families being more reliant upon themselves to keep food on the table more often during the summer. Please be sure to participate in this drive. Let's make this count by focusing on the high protein canned goods like Pork N Beans, canned meats or canned pasta or stews with heavy meat content. Saltines and soups are a huge help. Canned fruits are also a great asset. Please share this as a reminder to your friends and neighbors and let's put the hurt on hunger this time in a big way! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Thanks Michael Hershe for that 212 can catch of salmon weighing in at 96 pounds! Thanks also to Wilson County Education Nutrition Department for your great 301 pound food drive and donation. You are a great help to us here at WCCHC! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • As we begin the journey through this special week-end we pray that the love of Jesus Christ will fill your lives as you observe His death & crucifixion as well as His rising again to life thus conquering death so that we might know His salvation and eternal hope! Happy Easter! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • UPDATE ALERT! Once again (and for the last time) we are changing the location of our Mobile Food Pantry scheduled for April 25th. Due to unexpected circumstances we will now be providing food boxes beginning at 9:00 am at the Lebanon Senior Citizen Center in Lebanon, Tennessee. They are located at 670 Coles Ferry Pike. Please share this with anyone that you have informed of this event or that you know that has reserved a spot. Sorry for the confusion and we hope to see you on the 25th to pick up your reserved food box! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • I've overlooked a thank you that needs to be made. Thank you Global Vision Bible Church for your food donation as well as your diaper donation. Both of these will help us meet needs here at WCCHC! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • ALERT & SHARE! Our Mobile Food Pantry scheduled for April 25th has a change of location. Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church will now be the host location at 522 Castle Heights Avenue in Lebanon, Tennessee with pick up time beginning at 9:00 am. A Wedding conflict at College Hills Church will prohibit them from being able to commit to that date. We are still hoping for this to be a drive-thru style pick up. Keep a watchful eye here on Facebook for updates. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • If this doesn't make you smile and think spring I don't know what will. This is the kids bright and colorful shoe section waiting for opening day of our Spring/Summer clothes. If you need clothes and can't afford them come apply to shop for free. If you are a bargain hunter come shop! It all begins Monday March 23rd at 9:00 am! Please be sure to share this post. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • ALERT & SHARE! Our Mobile Food Pantry scheduled for April 25th has a change of location. Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church will now be the host location at 522 Castle Heights Avenue in Lebanon, Tennessee with pick up time beginning at 9:00 am. A Wedding conflict at College Hills Church will prohibit them from being able to commit to that date. We are still hoping for this to be a drive-thru style pick up. Keep a watchful eye here on Facebook for updates. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Here's a couple pictures of interest. One is a hand carved wooden punch bowl, ladle, goblets and turntable pedestal that we are featuring as our silent auction item. It's worth coming to see. Bids will close on Saturday March 21st at noon. If you have a special someone that likes to hunt the other pic is a large collection of duck decoys and geese suitable for decor or well hunting! Come see us. Your shopping purchases create funds that we need to continue to meet increased needs. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • As we enter into this week we are looking at some deficits in the pantry that I hope you can help us with. We are short on meat based canned goods like ravioli, canned hams, canned chicken as well as spaghetti & meatballs. We have plenty of tuna but don't feel like any food box recipient should have to eat tuna every meal! We also need bread, bread and more bread! Our supplier for this free donation has changed and we are not getting the same supply that our food box traffic needs to keep up. Thank you in advance for anything you can do to assist us in these urgent needs as we give that hand up to those who need it. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Good morning WCCHC Family! It's a beautiful day and a wonderful day (as always) to be about the Father's business. When I began working WCCHC we had about 200+ members here on our Facebook page. Today we have 909. I'm anxious to see that 1,000 number! The more people that follow and the more people that shop the store, the more we are able to channel funds back into the community and make a broader sweep against the setbacks we can change for the better for those that need a hand up! Share this post or at least tell as many friends as you can our story and lets see if we can hit that number. Who knows, you may even provide life changing information with someone who needs to know we can help and not even know that you have. Have a blessed day! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Thank you to Bethlehem United Methodist Church for your food donation. Thank you to Forkum Ministry for another 285 pounds of cookies. The recipients are really enjoying them! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Come in for some great deals at half price on Fall/Winter clothing! Spring/Summer clothing begins March 23rd!

  • We have no idea what this is! Any guesses Facebook family?

  • I'm sitting here in the College Hills Church parking lot catching vehicles to inform them of our mobile food pantry cancellation and reschedule. PLEASE NOTE that March 21st was not a good date for Second Harvest so we are now rescheduled for April 25th. If you signed up your name will remain on our list of recipients. If you need to add your name please call WCCHC at 615-449-1856 to reserve a spot. Time and location are not set in stone so please check here for updates. We are hopeful that we can still host here with our sisters and brothers at College Hills Church and keep the same timeframe. Should you need anything before that date we'll do our best to assist. Just stop in or give us a call at WCCHC. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Please share this notice with anyone that you have contacted regarding our Mobile Food Pantry that was to happen tomorrow March 7th beginning at 9:00 am. Due to the weather this distribution is being rescheduled for March 21st with the same location but time still pending. Please watch our Facebook page for further alerts and schedule information. We are sorry for this short notice and cancellation but due to this being an outside event we want to be sure we are not putting anyone at risk in the cold morning temperatures tomorrow morning. We will look forward to seeing you on the 21st and more details will follow here on our page as they develop. Should you have a need for food now you know you can always give us a call or come in. Thanks for your understanding. - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • Due to the poor weather WCCHC will be closed today Thursday March 5th. We will resume services on Friday March 6th unless conditions worsen. Stay safe and warm! - Ben Spicer / Executive Director

  • 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