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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


Please note: website will be down for a refresh
beginning June 13, 2016. Please visit again in 7-10 days to see our new site!


From the Desk of the Executive Director….

It is definitely spring and summer will soon be here. The weather is so lovely and I particularly enjoy the length of day. I can putter in my yard in the evening and enjoy the spring time. I have been thinking about USF as I work in my garden and see how a little bit here and little bit there begins to create this absolutely beautiful work of natural beauty. I know this is what I see everyday at work when I watch how hard all of our volunteers work to make USF a success.

I want to thank all of our volunteers. We are trying to introduce our newsletter family to all of our individual volunteer angels each month but this month I want to especially thank everyone who spends their days with us, cooking, cleaning, preparing clothes for our clothes closet, sorting, picking up donations, preparing for our fundraiser and getting our newsletter ready to go out to all of you wonderful folks.. You are the flowers in our garden. THANK YOU.

During the spring and summer many of us clean out our closets and garages; if you have a need for a place to donate your items it is especially appreciated here at United Samaritans. Please bring the clothes and toys you no longer need to our offices in Hughson and Turlock between 8 and 4:30. We will make good use of them.

Also, if you have an abundance of summer garden edibles that you will not use, USF would be happy to take them. We can give them out on our trucks or in our Emergency Food boxes. California State University, Stanislaus has been giving us the extra produce they grow and we are so grateful to them for this gift.

Talk to you next month,
Bev Hatcher

Blood Drive Coming
in September

Monica Sliva is working with the Marine Recruitment Center here in Turlock to hold a Blood Drive in September at the Assyrian American Hall on Golden State. She will also be collecting food and clothing for the Salvation Army and United Samaritans. Stay tuned for more information as well as date and time

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their heart forever.
Happy Mother's Day!

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.


In the past couple of months we have been very blessed by donations from our wonderful community. Gallo Winery has gifted United Samaritans with $50,000. $10,000 was given by Mary I. Gallo, who has continually been an angel to USF. Off Center Thrift and Gift donated $3,000 to purchase Payless shoes gift cards for shoes for our children in need who come to our site daily. Donald and Doenda Smith presented us with a donation of $3,000. John Copple generously gave $2,000. Mooneyham Construction gifted USF with $1,000. Our Fight Hunger Challenge donations this month came from Jack and Cynthia Williams, Hillberg and Company, Joe and Josie Willemse, James and Anita Duarte and Dubyak Chiropractic, Inc. Thank you to all. You continually help us meet our program goals.

BUNCO with YLI Antoinette #193

YLI Antoinette #193 from Hughson’s St. Anthony’s church held Bunco night and donated the proceeds from their activity to USF. The final tally was $1,500, and it was a really fun night.

Pat McGuire – we really loved your cupcakes!

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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 March 2016 were 32,693.

In our Emergency Food Box Program during January, 274 families were served. In February, 259 families (461 people) were provided with a three-day, three meals per person per day supply of food, equalling 4,149 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.

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hungry child today.

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Our May
Wish List:

Thank you for your generous donations last month.

We still are in need of: backpacks, sleeping bags, men’s jeans, shorts and socks.

Cleaning Products: scouring pads and soap scum removers.

Toiletries: razors, deodorant, tooth brushes, toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo, women’s feminine products, and laundry soap, plus Diapers and formula for our youngest friends.

Also needed is dog food, egg cartons and grocery bags for our Emergency Food Box Program.

Thank you for your continued support and your monthly donations.


All donations are tax deductible. Receipts are provided.

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