Ellsworth, MI - 49729
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Tue 10am-7pm, Wed, Thu, Fri 10am-4pm Sat 10am-2pm
The Good Samaritan Food Pantry provides area families with a place to come when times are tough to collect food for their hungry family. The pantry is stocked with a large assortment of food items, including meats, dairy products, fruits, and vegetables. Our non-profit status allows us to purchase the majority of our food items at a large discount from our local Manna food bank.
Over the past decade we've seen the need for Food Pantry services skyrocket. Back in the year 2000 we were serving a shade under 100 families per month. At the end of 2014, we were assisting more than 700 families each month!
The phone rings off the hook at the Good Samaritan. Senior Citizens without heat, young moms with an electric shut-off, disabled folks being evicted, people desperately looking for emergency help with emergency situations come to us. It is a blessing to have the ability to help families stay warm, stay in their homes, or solve an emergency situation. Oftentimes we work with other partnering agencies to be able to provide the necessary assistance. We also are able to act as a source for referrals to agencies better suited for specific needs.
There are times when our clients may come in looking for assistance that we cannot provide. Luckily, more times than not we know know where to direct him/her for assistance. Our referral program has become an important part of the services we provide. Sometimes our clients simply need to be pointed in the right direction, whether it be for help with items like medical issues or employment opportunities. We have made many connections with other non-profit organizations in the area that provide support often needed.
Our Wish List
There are a number of common items that we aren't able to get from our pantry supplier at a discounted rate, and as a result, we are left paying full store price. We strive to have these common items on hand for the families we assist, and so, we have put this wish list together to let our donors know others ways in which they can help.
* Important: Please call the food pantries to confirm that the hours have not changed. We do our best to provide full information and details, but food pantries often change their hours without notifying us. We do not want you to waste your time visiting a pantry that is not open.