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220 South Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380

United Samaritans Foundation

We are the largest non-profit direct food distributor to the hungry within Stanislaus County,
serving over 30,000 meals a month.

 

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(209)668-4853
(209)668-4854 Fax

unitedsamaritan@sbcglobal.net


An Example For All,
A Blessing For Many

Audri McDaniel just turned six years old on February 12; she is in kindergarten at Our Lady of Fatima School in Modesto. For her birthday party she requested that guests bring food items to be donated instead of presents. Remember this little one is only six years old!!!!

Audri and her mom stopped by United Samaritans to donate 150 pounds of food for our food pantry after her party. USF staff gave her a tour of the facilities so she could see what we will do with her donation. She was fascinated. When she gets a “little older” we think USF will have a wonderful volunteer for our mobile lunch trucks. Audri is a great example of a kind and loving young person. Way to go Audri!


USF’s “FIGHT HUNGER CHALLENGE” 2015

Last year your monetary and in-kind donations in response to Alan Feinstein’s Challenge totaled $17,000 for United Samaritans Foundation. We need your help to continue to “FIGHT HUNGER” in our community in 2015. This year USF is replacing last year’s challenge with one of our own.

United Samaritans Foundation challenges the community to match or increase your last year’s donation during the month of March and April 2015 to “FIGHT HUNGER”.

All food and dollar contributions you provide will benefit those in need within our community. Please continue to give so that we may continue to serve. Help to “FIGHT HUNGER” in our community. In 2015 we expect to serve over 385,000 lunches. We need your help.

Please, when making your donations indicate that it is for the Fight Hunger Challenge. If you would like to conduct a canned food drive for the “FIGHT HUNGER CHALLENGE” at your school or place of business, please contact Maris or Esther at 209-668-4853 for assistance.

Thank you for your help in the fight against hunger.


March 6, 2015 is
Employee Recognition Day

Employee Recognition Day PhotoUnited Samaritans Foundation recognizes and acknowledges the good works of our staff. We have a small staff that with the help of volunteers makes a difference everyday in their community by the work that they do. They are the hands, ears and heart of our agency. They are the hands that prepare and serve the lunches. They are the hands that prepare and distribute the emergency food boxes. They are the hands that sort the mail for the homeless, hang the clothes in the clothes closet, pour the coffee at the Homeless Support Services window, and answer the phones. They are the hands that pick up the donations, repair the trucks, writes for grants, pay the bills. They are the ears that listen to the needs of others and try to find ways to help. They are the heart of United Samaritans Foundation.


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Making A Difference

Because of your faithful support, meals served on our trucks during the month of January 2015, were 31,551.

In our Emergency Food Box Program, 299 families.

Over the last 6 months in our Clothes Closet we served 3,021 men, women and children and gave out 19,459 pieces of clothing. In our Homeless Drop-In Center we served 413 first time clients.

We couldn't do all this without your help. Thank you!


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“SAVE MART S.H.A.R.E.S.”

Thank you to all of you who are using your Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S. Cards. If you don’t have a card or lost yours please contact us at 668-4853 for a card or a replacement card. The cards can be used at all Save Mart Supermarkets, Smart Foods, Food Maxx and Lucky Stores. You just hand the clerk your card before completing your purchases and Save Mart will donate 3% of your purchases to the non-profit registered to the card. It is making a difference. For this last quarter we received $571.89 from the Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S. Program.

Thank you to all our card users and to Save Mart for their commitment to give back to the community.

Keep Using Your S.H.A.R.E. Cards!!


Volunteer Opportunities

Do you know of a high school senior who needs to fulfill a service requirement for graduation? We have just the place – actually we have three! We can place your student (with a permission slip signed by a parent for those under 18) in any of our three locations. We have need for many different skills and abilities, and you don’t have to be a student to help! We can find a place for anyone and everyone. For more information, please call Esther at 668-4853. We look forward to hearing from you.


United Samaritans Foundation
220 S. Broadway, Turlock
209.668.4853

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Hunger and Homelessness in California

4.3 Million people experience hunger each year in
California, and an estimated 350,000 are homeless.
Today, 4.6 million Californians, including
1.8 million children live in poverty.
A recent study of 75 food and shelter providers in
California shows the situation is getting worse.

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hungry child today.


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February
Wish List

Thank you for all the generous donations that came in last month. Some of the things we are still in need of: jeans, socks, underwear, razors, soap, deodorant, toothpaste and shampoo. The toiletries from your trips are wonderful. We also need some cleaning supplies which include: soft scrub, comet, simple green and bleach. We are still in need of an additional garden wagon to use on our food box days to help clients take food out to their cars.

Thank you for your continued support and your monthly donations.

YOUR DONATIONS CAN BE BROUGHT TO 220 SOUTH BROADWAY, TURLOCK.

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