Good Samaritans of Garland

Good Samaritans of Garland

Good Samaritans of Garland Inc LogGood Samaritans of Garland is a locally-based, independent non-profit agency providing food and utility assistance to qualifying families and individuals living in Garland or the GISD area. All assistance is appointment based. Clients may come once a month for meat, dairy, and dry goods and once a week for fresh produce.

FOOD:
Food appointments are made by phone (972-276-2263) on Friday, beginning at 8:30 a.m., for the following week.

GP&L and TXU:
Utility assistance appointments are made by phone (972-276-2263) on Monday, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

FRESH PRODUCE:
In addition to monthly food appointments, Good Samaritans’ clients may receive fresh produce once a week on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis.

FOOD FOR FAMILIES (off site):
Every third Thursday of the month, North Texas Food Bank delivers pallets of fresh produce and fruit (varies depending on availability and season) to the Springcreek Church parking lot. Good Samaritans, Network Community Ministries, and Life Message participate by volunteering to sort food and by providing Food for Families Vouchers for qualifying clients. Vouchers must be presented from one of the three agencies for client to receive product.

HOMELESS:
For our homeless clients, we offer a 10-pack of nutritious food/drink twice a week. In addition, we offer hygiene packages once a month.

REFERRALS:
Good Samaritans knows additional assistance is sometimes needed beyond our provisions of food and utility help. Through the interview process, a relationship of trust is developed, enabling interviewer to suggest appropriate referrals to partner agencies.

VOLUNTEERING:
Good Samaritans is a very busy pantry with almost 500,000 pounds of food distributed to more than 1,000 people/month in 2014 from our little house on 214 N. 12th Street. We are projecting to increase yearly distribution to over 600,000 pounds. We love volunteers and community partners and know without both, we would be standing alone without resources! Your donation of time, food, and hygiene donations are all greatly appreciated, as well as your financial support! Please e-mail info@goodsamofgarland.org for more opportunities!

Website: http://www.goodsamaritansofgarland.org
Agency Contact: Pam Swendig