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Free food pantries, groceries and meals in Sumner County Tennessee

There are several free food pantries that provide free groceries, baby formula and food boxes to low income families and people with no money in Sumner County. People, including senior citizens, single mothers, the disabled and others will get free groceries from a food bank open today, near them in Hendersonville, Gallatin and the county. There are also applications to benefit programs. Find a free food pantry near you in Sumner County Tennessee.

Note some of the locations are located across the county lines. What is offered by each distribution center or free drive thru food bank will vary widely and some only focus on senior citizens or children. Or they give out baby formula, free Thanksgiving or Holiday meals or operate home delivery services. There are also classes or workshops, such as on cooking, use by or sell by dates, or food shopping.  Learn more on how long food is good after sell by dates.

Each of the charities and churches that run these pantries or soup kitchens would like to help everyone, however resources are limited. So while a free box of food may be passed out in a crisis, some families will need to be turned away from a pantry.

Any assistance is available on a case-by-case basis after a review of the application takes place. Sumner County meal sites and food pantries may also provide free holiday meals or food baskets during the fall and winter. Another priority is also on feeding the thousands of children that face hunger each day as well as single mom run homes, and they too can get a meal during summer.

Free grocery boxes in Hendersonville, Gallatin and Summer County TN

Hendersonville Samaritan Association
Address is 116 Dunn Street, Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075. Call (615) 824-7105
Assistance is offered on a case by case, first come and served. There is a free food bank with groceries, soup kitchen and snacks for kids from Sumnter County during summer breaks. The charity also offers other support, such as clothing, vouchers for medications, and holiday meals such as Thanksgiving turkeys. Continue with Hendersonville Samaritan Association.

Community Church of Christ - Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency
Address is 381 W Main St, Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075. Call (615) 824-0811
Seniors and the disabled can sign up for Home Delivered Meals. They also operate Congregate Nutrition Sites in Sumner County. Food, companionship, and information on care is arranged for the homebound. They also process applications for USDA Commodity Supplemental Groceries as well as SNAP food stamps They also have free EBT cards for the low-income, and read more on using EBT to get a free cell phone.

 

 

 

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
525 New Shackle Island Rd, Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075. Dial 615-822-4531

Grace Point Church
Address - 1200 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066. Phone: (615) 452-4952 or Call 615-627-6170 for intake.
A free food pantry may have both canned and fresh food, baby formula, ensure for seniors, and much more.

Gallatin CARES - Non-Profit and Thrift Store
330 North Durham Avenue, Gallatin, TN 37066. Call (615) 452-5732 or (615) 452-1601
Services range from an emergency box of food to furniture, Christmas toys, and hygiene items from the thrift store. Or get free pots and pans to cook a meal, grocery store coupons, bread or dairy products and more.

Sumner County Missions
Address is 724 East Main Street, Hendersonville, 37075. Call 615-824-6855
A free soup kitchen for the poor, unemployed and homeless. Groceries, Congregate Meals, Back Pack, or Senior Brown Bags.

Feed Sumner Food Bank
1121 Gregory Drive, Gallatin, 37066. Phone 615-348-4470
 free drive thru - mobile food bank is offered in Sumnter County.

Portland Pay it Forward
201 College Street, Portland, 37148. Call 615-878-4058

Hands of Hope
101 C South Russell St., Portland, 37148. Main number is 615-448-5742
The low-income in Sumnter County will get help. Free groceries are offered year round, including fruit, eggs, Hamburger Helper, canned meat and more. There are also free Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, such as ham or turkey dinners.

 

 

 

 

NorthField Church / The Sumner Center
2100 Nashville Pike 255 Dorothy Jordan Ave, Gallatin, 37066. Call 615-989-3537

Salvation Army of Gallatin TN
There are various assistance programs, ranging from a food pantry open daily to a soup kitchen. Groceries, fruit, dairy, bread, and free Thanksgiving, Easter, or Christmas food baskets. The charity partnerships with the Nashville branch, and learn more on Salvation Army financial help TN..

Amazing Grace Mission of Sumner County
Mailing address is 1037 Park St, Westmoreland, TN 37186. Phone: (615) 644-4357
The pantry is open only one day per week.

College Heights Baptist Church
Location - 2100 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066. Main number is (931) 299-0477 or 615-627-6170

Holiday Heights Baptist Church
145 River Road, Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075. Main phone number of the pantry is 615-824-5102

Vietnam Veterans of America
73 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville, 37075. Veterans can dial 615-337-3643
Low income and homeless veterans can receive a box of food. Or learn about government aid, including for housing, VA benefits, or USDA food programs.

First Baptist Winchester CDC
290 East Winchester Street, Gallatin, 37066. Main phone – 615-452-8548
Fresh fruits, canned groceries, clothing, and more is passed out from the food bank on site.

Sumner County Food Bank
1021 Woods Ferry Rd., Gallatin, 37066. Telephone – 615-504-6182 or 615.329.3491
They provide items to soup kitchens and pantries. Low income families can call for referrals though. There is Fresh Produce, Benefits counseling including for WIC or SNAP, cooking classes and a BackPack Program.

New Vision Ministries
5460 New Hwy 31 E, Westmoreland, Tennessee 37186. Phone: 615-644-6446

Portland C.A.R.E.S
617 Highway 52 East, Portland, TN 37148. Main phone number is (615) 325-7805
The free pantry will have food, toiletries, soap, laundry detergent, diapers or wipes to families and single moms in need. Food bags generally include meat (frozen or canned such as chicken), bread, vegetables (fresh or canned), starches (cereal, bread, pasta, rice, and/or potatoes), peanture butter, beans, snacks, and sauces as available.

 

 

 

 

Adventist Community Service Center
403 Gallatin Pike South, Madison, TN 37115. For intake, dial (615) 860-6001

Bethpage United Methodist Church
Address: 3140 Highway 31E
Bethpage, Tennessee 37022
For intake, dial 615-841-3761

Cross Roads Church, Inc.
5254 New Hwy 31 E
Westmoreland, 37186
Call 615-644-3396 for hours.

Little Guys Foundation
3278 Highway 76
Cottontown, 37048
615-767-3466

Christ Church North
2732 Highway 31W North
Whitehouse, 37188
Telephone – 615-672-2202
Hot meals are available in Sumner County. The charity may also pass out Thanksgiving turkeys, offers blankets to the homeless, and snacks for children.

Additional free food assistance programs near you in Sumner County

For additional locations, dial 615.329.3491. There may be a food pantry closer to where a family lives in Sumner County, or callers can learn about public benefits for tackling hunger. Get details on a Mobile Pantry program, Second Harvest Feeding America of Central TN, benefit help and more.

 

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