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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)668-4854 Fax



April is recognized as “National Volunteer Month”. Across the country this month and throughout the year many Americans will be giving their time and energy, but not getting paid for it. They give of themselves to help others. We say thank you to the over 64 million people across our country and here in our local community who are giving back to their community in their own way.

United Samaritans Foundation is blessed to have so many wonderful and dedicated volunteers of all ages from all walks of life from the community to help us in our mis-sion to provide food to people in need. They are a vital part of what we do. We want to recognize and thank them for their time and commitment of service. We could not do all we need to do without our volunteers.

A volunteer action is like a stone thrown in a lake. Its effect has a direct impact. Yet at the same time, like ripples, volunteer efforts reach out far and wide to improve our communities. United Samaritans Foundation’s volunteers really rock!

USF has the best Sandwich Makers in the land! They make over 800 sandwiches on the days they volunteer. They are: Carol Brown, Neil McBride, Lucy Okuye, Lucy Kishaba, Sharlene Ensz, Ophell McBride, Mary Ann Segars, Dorothy Sharif and Linda Masuda. Thank you!

If you would like to volunteer please contact Esther at 668-4853

Fight Hunger Challenge 2016

Help to “FIGHT HUNGER” in our community. This year we expect to serve over 385,000 lunches. We need your help by giving generously so others may eat. We ask you to please match or increase your last year’s donation made in the month of March and April. Every $2 do-nated will help to provide a lunch.

Please, when making your donations, indicate that it is for the “Fight Hunger Chal-lenge”. 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. The Challenge ends May 15, 2016

The Walk for Love event originally scheduled for May 1st has been changed. Stay tuned for more details!

Definition of Volunteering: Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity and is intended to promote goodness or improve human quality of life. In return, this activity can produce a feeling of self-worth and respect. There is not financial gain involved for the individual. Volunteering is also renowned for skill development, socialization, and fun. Volunteering may have positive benefits for the volunteers as well as for the person or community served. It is also intended to make contacts for possible employment. It is helping, assisting, or serving another person or persons without pay.


On Saturday May 14th, 2016 the National Association of Letter Carriers will be collecting your donations of nonperishable food. This is the 21st year that we have been recipients of this canned food drive. This is helpful to us in providing food for our monthly Emergency Food Box Program. Watch for your notice in the mail!

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Making A Difference

Because of your faithful support, meals served on our trucks during the month of January 2016 were 27, 806. Meals served in February 2016 were 30,569.

In our Emergency Food Box Program during January, 274 families were served. In February, 180 families (333 people) were provided with a three-day, three meals per person per day supply of food, equalling 2,997 meals.

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

eScrip: A New Way to SHARE

Starting April 1, 2016, the Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S. program became Shares powered by eScri. Click the image below to view a full-size page with complete instructions and continue giving while you shop at Save Mart!

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We have just the spot for you. USF Retail Property & Office For Lease

  • 2412 3rd St, Ste. C, Hughson, CA
  • 221 S. Broadway, Turlock CA

Contact: John Lazar - (209) 581-2240 ~ Century 21 M&M and Associates. Leasing from United Samaritans Foundation means that the rent you pay is helping to provide services for people in need in your community.



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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.

Help feed a
hungry child today.

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Our Spring
Wish List:

Thank you for your generous donations 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.

Thank you for your continued support and your monthly donations.


All donations are tax deductible. Receipts are provided.

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Thank you for helping us help those in need.

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