Kickoff to Fight Hunger

Event Details

The Good Shepherd Center of Madisonville invites you to support our mission of providing food, clothing, medical and emergency financial assistance to those in need in Monroe County. Currently The Good Shepherd Center is supporting nearly 500 families monthly.

To continue to meet the expanding need within our service area, The Good Shepherd Center relies on a program of grants, contributions from churches and individuals and special fund-raising events.

We are excited to announce the 2024 fund raising event called Kickoff to Fight Hunger on August 24th at Anderson Ridge Center at 5:30pm. Our guest speaker is Bob Kesling, the Voice of the Vols.

Music will be provided by Diamond J.


August 24th 2024


Anderson Ridge Event Center

127 Williams Lane

Sweetwater, TN


Reception 5:30—6:30

Dinner: 6:30—8:00

Speaker: 8:15—8:45

Live Auction 8:45—9:15

Get Your Tickets

You can participate in by becoming a sponsoring patron at one of the following levels. Use the Purchase a Ticket button on this page to make your selection and check out.

Touch Down | $5,000 Full page thank you in event program, 5 minute speaking opportunity, front page on program, prominently displayed on promotional material, priority seating, table placard, table for 8

Fourth Down |  $4,000 Half page thank you in event program, back page of program acknowledgement from speaker, table for 8

Third Down | $3,000 Quarter page thank you in event program, acknowledgement by speaker, table for 8

Second Down | $2,000 Identified with logo in event program, acknowledgement from speaker, table for 8

First Down | $1,000 Table for 8

Individual seats Purchased at $125 each.

There will be products and services offered for the auction held during the event.

To purchase by check

Call Good Shepherd Center to inform us of your requested level.
Mail your check to:
Good Shepherd Center

5150 Highway 411

Madisonville, TN 37354



What is the purpose of the event?

Annual event to raise funds for the Good Shepherd Center. Good Shepherd Center is in its 38TH year providing food, clothing, medical and financial assistance to Monroe County residents.

Where does Good Shepherd Center get the food to distribute?

Good Shepherd Center purchases food from the Second Harvest organization and receives donations from local grocery stores.

Who is the keynote speaker?

Bob Kesling, ‘The Voice of the Vols!’

What type of food will be served?

Charcuterie/Grazing Table Large Shrimp Cocktail Prawn
Strawberry Fields Salad Carved Brisket
Baked Potato Green Beans with Benton’s Bacon
Garlic Yeast Roll Dessert
Sweet Tea, Unsweet Tea, Water, Lemonade
Will there be gluten free food available?


Will alcohol be served?

Beer and wine will be available for purchase

What type of items will be available at the auction?

Several high-value items will be available at the live auction, local goods and services will be available at the silent auction and a big screen Smart TV will be the grand prize for the game called “Heads and Butts”

Your donation makes a difference



Thank you!

Your End of Year Donation Changes Lives & Uplifts the Entire Monroe County Community.

With a core of faithful volunteers and donors, Good Shepherd Center works to ensure children are well nourished, seniors live in dignity, families can withstand hard times, and members of the community in stress can still have access to healthy food, warm clothing and basic human needs.

Good Shepherd Center of Monroe County is a 501 (c) (3). Your donation is tax deductible.
Please see Donate – Good Shepherd Center for guidance on in-kind donations.

As always, Good Shepherd Center welcomes donations of food, clothing and household items in good condition.

Click here for more information on in-kind donation guidelines.