Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry was founded in 1969 with three founding partner churches, one of them being our own First Presbyterian Church led by Rev. J. Whitner Kennedy. Today there are over 70 participating churches. GHCCM is a non-profit organization that assists Catawba County’s underemployed, unemployed and indigent residents by providing crisis intervention, educational programs, food pantry, pharmacy and health and dental care.  Their crisis intervention program consists of assisting with rent/mortgage, utilities, shower ministry, emergency food and clothing vouchers to be used in their Thrift Store. They also provide free health and dental care, diabetes education, free pharmacy and food pantry to those that qualify.  Revenue from their Thrift Store helps support the ministry. Please consider donating your unused clothing and household items, furniture and appliances to GHCCM. They also participate in the “Work to Ride” program and accept vehicles.  Mission statement:  In response to God’s call, the mission of GHCCM is to bring together the resources of the community to provide health care services to those in need; emergency food to those who are hungry and education and supportive services to those who are in crisis. Volunteers in all areas are needed.

Contact information: 828-327-0979 or