Nutrition Center, Hickory, NC

Our nutrition services are one of the many ways we help our neighbors in need.


Nutrition Services in Hickory, North Carolina

To be eligible for monthly food services:

  • Neighbors enrolled in SNAP (food stamps)
  • An income level within 200% of the federal poverty guidelines
  • No stable housing or experiencing a crisis situation.
  • Nutrition education, cooking instruction, healthy recipes, shopping on a budget, and general wellness classes offered through the Whole Life Center

Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM) is always in need of donations and volunteers. If you, your church, community group, or business are interested in helping us, reach our neighbors in Hickory, North Carolina and the surrounding areas, please contact the Nutrition Center manager (contact info below).

We serve approximately 850 families each month with emergency food and supplemental groceries.

What’s in a Food Bag?

  • GHCCM’s Nutrition Services Center provides fresh breads and bakery items, an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, milk, juice, and other perishable items as available.
  • To supplement these foods, we also offer non-perishable items.

Food is made available to our neighbors through partnerships with:

  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Area churches
  • Local grocery stores and businesses
  • Food drives
  • Community donations
  • Our Nutrition Center Cares About Your Health
    • Are you diabetic?
    • Are you vegetarian?
    • Any dietary restrictions
    • Let us Know! We can help by customizing your supplemental monthly food assistance as much as possible!


Donations are Appreciated!

For information about how to support our Nutrition Center, please contact a staff member below:



Jailen Howell

Director of Nutrition Center
[email protected]
828-327-0979 ext. 236


Samantha Wilson

Nutrition Center Assistant
[email protected]


Lester Ikard

Nutrition Center Coordinator
[email protected]


Monday – Thursday: 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Friday: 08:00 A.M. – 11:30 P.M. *Closed on the last Friday of each month
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
(828) 323-7912

Contact Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM) Today!

About Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM)

Serving Catawba County by providing and coordinating services for the uninsured, individuals and families facing crisis, living in poverty and/or experiencing homelessness.