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
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
for coordinating the cooking of the chicken
for coordinating the kitchen
AND ALL OTHER COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS
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
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.