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Food pantries in Sumner County.

There are several food pantries dedicated to assisting the low income in Sumner County, however some of them are located across the county lines. What is offered by each center will vary widely and some only focus on senior citizens or children. More information on the main food banks in the community is below.

Each of the charities and churches that run these pantries would like to help everyone. However this is not possible due to demand and lack of resources. So while a free box of food may be passed out in a crisis, some people will need to be turned away. 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 Thanksgiving or Christmas meals or gifts during the fall and winter. Another priority is also on feeding the thousands of children that face hunger each day, and they too can get a meal during summer or even clothing for the school year.

Hendersonville Samaritan Association
Address is 116 Dunn Street
Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075
(615) 824-7105
Assistance is offered on a case by case, first come and served. The charity also offers other support, such as clothing, vouchers for medications, and holiday meals.

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.

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




Grace Point Church
Address - 2100 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
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
(615) 452-1601
Services range from an emergency box of food to furniture, Christmas toys, and hygiene items from the thrift store.

Amazing Grace Mission of Sumner County
Mailing address is PO BOX 164
Westmoreland, Tennessee 37186
Phone: (615) 644-4357
The pantry is open only one day per week.

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

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





College Heights Baptist Church
Location - 2100 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066
Main number is 615-627-6170

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
They provide items to soup kitchens and pantries. Low income families can call for referrals though.

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

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

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

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.




Little Guys Foundation
3278 Highway 76
Cottontown, 37048

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.

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.


By Jon McNamara

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