Who We Are - On The Go Foods
The Guthrie Opportunity Center Announces On-The-Go Foods — It’s Latest Service To Bardstown And Surrounding Communities Providing Sustainable, Meaningful Employment For People With Disabilities While Providing You Lunch Or Dinner!
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Who We Are

Your lunch, bulk, or catering purchase provides job training and funding necessary for the GO Center to carry out its mission and reach its goals.

work that changes lives

On-The-GO Foods is a retail and catering program offered by the Guthrie Opportunity Center (GO Center), a non-profit organization serving people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the Nelson County, KY community. Our mission is to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them.


Through job training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation, our goal is to assist these citizens with finding new friends, realizing future career paths, seeking independence and community integration, and unleashing creative passions. Now we can provide these unique offerings while also serving you lunch or dinner!

our employees

Our employees are highly trained and have the skills necessary to maintain gainful employment while serving you a tasty lunch or dinner. Our entire staff works to ensure every order is consistent and made up of quality ingredients. Each meal is as delicious as you expect.


Developmentally disabled adults and their families benefit from advanced skill development, personal growth, paid employment and a positive work environment.  As a direct result of having meaningful work, these special members of our population have become contributors to our Community and have gained self-confidence and a sense of self-worth. Quite simply, our Community is a better place as a result of creating jobs and changing the lives of its developmentally disabled population.


Our tagline is “Work that changes lives.” Your patronage supports jobs and job training for marginalized members of the Nelson County community. Here, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities not only learn valuable life skills and earn a paycheck, but they also make friends and reach life goals, opportunities many would not have otherwise. We greatly appreciate your support so that we can provide work that changes lives.

Meals From the Heart


Meals from the Heart provides food and outreach services that enable members of the Nelson County Community to live independently, with safety and dignity. Our primary mission is to visit those who are homebound and provide them with nourishing meals.



Our Keys to Success


Volunteers: Our volunteers are dedicated individuals who give their time and talents supporting the office staff, organizing and marking meals for delivery, delivering meals using their own vehicles, spending quality time with our homebound clients and participating in special activities and events. Looking to volunteer? Contact the Guthrie Opportunity Center today >>


Community Networking: Networking with other organizations and individuals who are also concerned about the problems facing our populace.


Supporters & Benefactors: Our operations and the capital required to sustain the program is provided by individuals, businesses and foundations.


Partners and Roles


GOC Foundation: Provides menu management, food preparation and packaging services through their On-The-GO Food Services facility.


St. Vincent DePaul: Bread for Life Food Pantry provides program management and oversight, coordinates volunteer recruitment and scheduling, food delivery, client assessment and facilitates follow-up services. Meals are delivered during the week, Monday(1), Tuesday(2 meals), Thursday(1) and Friday(2 meals).


Lincoln Trail Area Development: Provides congregate meals and limited meal delivery through the Mom’s Meals program, client acquisition services and referral.


Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Community Action: Provides assistance in attracting and registering volunteers. Volunteers are reimbursed for travel between their home and the meal distribution point at a rate of $.30/mile. Mileage for meal delivery is not reimbursable. Volunteers must provide a copy of their driver’s license and auto insurance. Volunteers are covered by a supplemental accident and liability insurance.