Food is made available to our clients through partnerships with Second Harvest Food Bank and through the support of area churches and businesses, as well as through community food drives and donations. The Nutrition Center also provides monthly groceries for seniors who live in residential settings. Food is provided to clients on an emergency basis, monthly or weekly (for those clients who are homeless).

GHCCM is always in need of donations and volunteers. If you, your church, community group or business are interested in helping us reach our Hickory/Catawba County neighbors, please contact the Nutrition Services coordinator below.


To be eligible for monthly food services, our neighbors must either be enrolled in SNAP (Food Stamps), have an income level within 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, be without stable housing or experiencing a crisis situation.


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) 


Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339

To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online, at, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: 

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW 

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; 


This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 




Nutrition Services
Mon-Thur. 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am-11:30 am


Paulina Zaritski

NET/Nutrition Center Manager

828-327-0979 ext. 221

Lester Icard

Nutrition Center Driver/Inventory Control,,

Jailen Howell

Nutrition Center  Coordinator



Samantha Wilson

Nutrition Center Assistant

Charles Stinnett