Service Jan-December 2006 Average Number of Households Served Each Month
Average Number of People Who Received Food Each Month 3,049 Units of Service/Households Who Received Food/Assistance1 12,6531 Units of Service / People Who Received Food/Assistance1 36,590 Dental Clinic Treatments 715 Medical Clinic Treatments 289 No. of New Clients (Families) 1,304 Car Seats and Cribs 55 Fans 195 Child Care $1,061.00 Eye Glasses $2,861.87 Water $2,488.02 Prescriptions $30,684.88 Rent $31,200.73 Gas/Electric Bills $142,552.70 1This is the total number of food orders and/or other assistance provided. Given that some families receive services more than once a year, the number includes families served more than once. Families may get food once a month. They may receive financial assistance for utility bills once a year.
Samaritan Center gets food from four sources:
We receive no government funding, but rely on donations from churches and the community.
- 1/3 from the community through local food drives;
- 1/3 is purchased. Through a private grant the Samaritan Center purchased milk, cheese, tooth brushes and tooth paste totaling $84,644.24. The Samaritan Center spent $186,539.07 from donations in 2004 to buy meat, butter, eggs and other items. The Samaritan Center is the only food pantry in the area that supplements the dry and canned food items with meat and other fresh items; and,
- 1/3 comes from the food bank (government commodities and Second Harvest items).
More than 695 people volunteer their time and talent to the work of the Samaritan Center.
The Center is an interfaith agency, supported by more than 42 churches of various denominations.
The Samaritan Center is our local food pantry. All donations go directly to services and stay in our communities.