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Goodlettsville Community Chicken Dinner


Held annually in June at

The First Baptist Church Goodlettsville

The June 17, 2017 Community Chicken Dinner

was a big success, raising much needed funds

to finance GHC's many giving programs!

Much appreciation goes out for the hard work of many!

The Community Dinner could not have happened without you.

Thank you, Jeff Cordell, Community Dinner Chairperson

SPECIAL THANKS to our Many Contributors

Tyson Foods for providing the chicken

First Baptist of Goodlettsville for the use of your facility

Associated Wholesale Grocers for paper products/charcoal

H.G. Hills for dinner rolls

Millersville Save-a-Lot for green beans

Skyline Hospital for potato salad


Community Volunteers and Supporters

You are the Heart, Hands, and Feet

of the Help Center and the Community


Teams from:

First Baptist of Goodlettsville

GoodNaz Church of the Nazarene

Connell United Methodist

for all of your work before, during, and after the dinner

Paul "Bubba" and Liz Darden

Bob Whitaker

for coordinating the cooking of the chicken

Don Hornbuckle

for coordinating the kitchen


that gave their time and labor to this event

The incredible level of community support that the Help Center receives insures that assistance to those in need will always be there.

YOU make it all possible!

Gratefully, ~ Jeff Cordell, Director/GHC


Annual Report

In 2016, the Goodlettsville Help Center provided a total of $30,960.16 in direct client services assistance to residents of the Goodlettsville 37072 service area. Financial dollars spent were allocated as follows:

  • Utilities Assistance: $21,401.41
  • Emergency Lodging: $1,710.00
  • Transportation Assistance: 1,140.00
  • Meals on Wheels: 6,588.75
  • Medical: 120.00

GHC assisted 1,798 families (4,216 people) for an average of 150 families per month, primarily single-parent and single person households. Many were grandparents with legal custody and raising minor grandchildren.

78% of the total families served lived in Davidson County, 18% lived in Sumner County, and 4% lived in Robertson County. 62 transient or homeless clients were served with emergency lodging, transportation or food assistance. 194 first time clients were served, who had never received assistance from GHC before. 

The 2016 Thanksgiving Food Box Program served food boxes to 122 families and also provided for 10 individuals, either living alone or disabled, to attend the Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Shoney's Restaurant in Goodlettsville.

The Christmas for Kids Program served 82 children with toys and/or gift cards.

GHC's "Treasure Hunters Thrift Store" continues to be an integral part of funding for the operation, along with benevolent donations from area churches, material and monetary donations from local businesses and residents, and the annual "Community Chicken Dinner" fundraiser.

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