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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

November 15, 2014

Legacy of Hope 2014Legacy of Hope 2014

United Samaritans Foundation celebrated 20 years of service at their Tenth Annual Legacy of Hope with the help of 450 guests on November 15, 2014. Twenty years of working to feed the hungry in our community to build a legacy of hope for those we serve. The fundraiser was a great success thanks to all our sponsors, donors and volunteers. We would like to thank the small army of CSU Stanislaus students and faculty who volunteered to help with the event. From prep work, to set up, to serving, to clean up they were there. To the Hughson Knights of Columbus and YLI Antoinette 193, thank you too for your help with the event. Thank you to the Friends of USF Committee and to the USF Staff, who all worked so hard to make this event run smoothly and be a success.

Tim White, thank you for sharing the story of Michael whose story was your story too. USF has been truly blessed to be a part of that story to help it have a happy ending. To all of our donors who responded so generously to our request to help feed the hungry to help keep the legacy of hope alive for those we serve, Thank you!

A Message From Our
Board President

Dear Friends,

Thank you to everyone who supports The United Samaritans Foundation. Because of your help and prayers we celebrated 20 years of feeding those in need. Our 10th Annual Legacy of Hope fundraiser once again helped us to sustain our course of helping those in need.
As the President of this Foundation, I am proud of all the
people who have served us faithfully. Giving of ourselves for others is what the good Lord expects of us. Words cannot express the joy and thankfulness I feel for how dedicated you have all been over the years in supporting United Samaritans Foundation. Thank you!

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we wish you a very happy and safe Christmas holiday and all the best in 2015 and beyond.

May God Bless each and everyone.
John S. Rogers
President Board of Directors
United Samaritans Foundation

Dr. Dubyak's Famous
Pumpkin Pie Contest

The smell of fresh baked pumpkin pies filled the air when you walked into the office of Dubyak Family Chiropractic on Monday afternoon, November 24. It wasn’t Thanksgiving, what was going on? It was the Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest being held to gather a donation of pumpkin pies for United Samaritans Foundation to serve on Thanksgiving Day on their mobile lunch trucks. A total of 110 pies were donated. Judging the pies this year were Ramon Bawanan, former Mayor of Hughson; Francine DiCiano, CEO of United Way, Michael Ortiz, Chef at Toscana’s Ristorante; Marie Henry, owner of The Billing Dept.; and Mike Pratt, a local architect.

First place, winning $100, went to Pat McGuire. Coming in 2nd and winning $50 was Amelia Bettencourt. Thank you to all our pie bakers and to Dr. Dave Dubyak for hosting and providing the prize money for the pie contest.


During this time of celebrating the birth of Jesus, let us remember those who are less fortunate. The Daily Bread Ministry is serving a Christmas Dinner from our four trucks on Wednesday December 24, 2014. We are asking for help with food to make this meal possible.

- Ham (precooked so we can slice and warm it)
- Canned Sweet Potatoes
- Canned Peas and Carrots
- Rolls
- Mini marshmallows and Brown Sugar
- Lots and lots of Christmas Cookies and
- 1,500 Candy Canes!!!!

Please bring these items on or before Thursday, December 18, 2014 to any of the locations below:

United Samaritans Foundation
2413 Third St., Hughson
**8:00 AM – 11:30 AM**

St. Stanislaus Community Center
1416 Maze Blvd, Modesto
**8:00 AM – 11:00 AM**

Also, volunteers are needed to prepare this meal at the Turlock, Modesto and Hughson facilities. Please call 668-4853 and speak with Paz if you can volunteer or if you have any questions. Thank you so much for your continued support of this ministry.

Making A Difference

Because of your faithful support, meals served on our trucks during the month of October 2014, were 34,570.

In our Emergency Food Box Program, 249 families (451 people) were provided with a three-day, three meals per day supply of food, totaling 4,059 meals.

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

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Thanksgiving Blessing

United Samaritans Foundation was happy to participate in the Turlock Festival of Lights on November 28 and the Hughson Christmas Festival on November 29. We served lots of chocolate, coffee, cider and cookies to all those who turned out for these two holiday traditions. What a wonderful way to start off the holidays by enjoying and capturing some of the magic of the season’s tree lightings, caroling and Christmas parades with families and friends. Thank you to Turlock Downtown Business Association and the Hughson Chamber of Commerce for hosting the two holiday community events.

CSUS Students Helping to Feed the Hungry

During November the students of AG Studies- Professional Development at CSUS did a food and clothes drive for USF. This project was spearheaded by Steven Baptista and 6 other students. They went door to door and also to some businesses to ask for food and clothes donations for USF. They did an awesome job, bringing in 645 pounds of food and 21 bags of clothes.

The Ag Ambassadors from CSUS provided 30 Thanksgiving food baskets for those families who do not have enough funds to provide a Thanksgiving meal for their families. It is such a joy for our staff to be able to participate in the disbursement of these food boxes. People are so grateful to receive these food baskets. USF is excited to see the CSUS students responding to those in need. Their willingness to help those less fortunate than them is awe inspiring.


AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)
National Philanthropy Day

At the recent National Philanthropy Day celebrated by the Yosemite Chapter of AFP on November 5, we were very happy to have three of United Samaritans Foundation’s wonderful volunteers honored as Champions. Recognized as a Champion were MaryAnne Segars, Carol Brown, and Yvonne York. All three have volunteered for United Samaritans for many years. I wish we could have honored all of our volunteers as they all deserve to be recognized. Our volunteers are a vital part of the work we do to carry out the mission of United Samaritans Foundation. If you would like to be a volunteer or learn more about volunteering please contact Esther at 668-4853.

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220 S. Broadway, Turlock

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Christmas Wish List

Winter is here and so too is the need that many of our clients have for warm coats, hats, gloves, socks, boots and rain ponchos.

As always, we have the continuing need for men’s jeans, blankets, sleeping bags, diapers, baby formula and feminine


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