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Gallatin CARES grew out of the vision of the Gallatin Ministerial Alliance to create a centralized place where our local people in need could come for assistance. (In fact, the CARES acronym stands for Christian Association for the Relief of Economic Suffering.) We are proud to still be serving Gallatin and Sumner County today. 

In partnership with churches, individuals, corporate friends, and other local organizations with a heart for service to our community, Gallatin CARES exists to provide short-term emergency relief and economic assistance to those in need in Gallatin and surrounding Sumner County. Our services are specialized with offerings through our Thrift Store which is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m, our Food Pantry which is open each Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m, and our Shelter Protection Benevolence Fund which generally is available during our regular business hours.  


When you shop at the thrift store, you can not only find great deals, but you can know that you are helping to do good work by supporting the Gallatin CARES mission work. All proceeds from our store are used to expand our ministry offerings to families that are suffering from recent trauma/drama in their lives or just can't quite "chin the bar." We welcome your donations of household goods, furniture, and lightly used clothing. Feel free to contact us at 615-452-5732 for pickup assistance of furniture items only. 


We also welcome your donations of non-perishable food items. Our Food Pantry is serving close to 850 families each month. We provide them with supplemental groceries each Wednesday. You may bring your donations by during store hours. 

The Shelter Protection Benevolence Fund depends upon the availability of our liquidity from donations and tithing from our store sales. 


You can assist us by volunteering, donating, or just becoming our friend and partner. We only are able to extend the level of service that your generosity will allow.  

To find out more about Gallatin CARES, please explore our site. Feel free to contact us, or to come by and see the good work that's being done in our community!

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