USDA commodities and pantry items one time a month (additional pantry items available in the event of an emergency).



Seasonal clothing, coats, blankets and household items once a month with a ticket from the intake window.


Medical and Dental Care

For people without Medicaid or other insurance: Free Medical Clinic Thursday evenings 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
Dental Clinic by appointment only. Come during pantry hours for appointment.
Prescription assistance (as funds are available)
Adult disposable undergarments
Vouchers for special wound care, diabetic or nutritional needs.


Legal Care Program

Information and assistance on legal matters for low-income persons.


Tax Assistance

Professional assistance with filing taxes and obtaining refunds.


Help for Parents & Children

Infant formula and baby food
Cribs & car seats
School supplies
Easter baskets for children
Mother’s Day baskets
Halloween costumes


Holiday Food (uncooked)

Easter ham and sides
Thanksgiving turkey and sides
Christmas ham or turkey and sides
Christmas Gifts
Gifts for your family from other members of our community if you meet income guidelines and have at least one child under the age of 12. Sign-up is in October.
Two gifts for each child from Santa’s workshop if your family is not adopted by a member of the community. Open in December.


Other Services

Utility assistance (as funds are available)
Rent assistance (under special circumstances only)
Gas vouchers for medical appointments
Spring cleaning kits
Personal hygiene kits (shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.)
Special Programs

Book Buddies: 4:30 pm the third Wednesday of each month during the school year. Book Buddies is a reading program designed to promote a love of reading that can lead to lifetime success. Free refreshments and free books from Scholastic.

Cooking Class: 4:00 pm the second Thursday of each month. Learn how to use the USDA commodities and prepare nutritious, good tasting meals.


Service Area

The Samaritan Center serves people living in the following counties:

Southern Callaway

Pantry Hours: M-Th 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Thursday 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM