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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

Happy Father's Day!

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US Postal Carriers

US Postal Carrier with collected food donationsThey did it again! United Samaritans Foundation salutes and says thank you to the US Postal Carriers for all their work and to the communities for their generosity. The Annual US Postal Carriers Canned Food Drive was held on May 9, 2015.

The total amount of food collected was 6,522 pounds:
Turlock 5,480 pounds, Hughson 632 pounds, and Delhi 410 pounds. The food collected by our local Postal Carriers was donated to United Samaritans to be used in our Emergency Food Box Program to help needy families in our communities. We would also like to thank our staff and the volunteers from the Church of Latter Day Saints who helped with the sorting and boxing of the canned food that was donated.

A New Face
at United Samaritans Foundation!

Karin Moss

In May, United Samaritans Fooundation welcomed Karin Moss, Director of Resource Development. Karin is a veteran Marketing, Public Relations, and Resource Development Professional with over 25 years of experience. Karin has long been a contributor and board member to organizations benefiting the needy including the Second Harvest Food Bank, Sacramento Downtown Food Closet, Salvation Army Center of Hope and the Mooresville Soup Kitchen. She has a heart and a passion for our mission.

Her work has been honored for excellence by both national and international associations and she is a regularly featured speaker at fundraising seminars throughout the West Coast. She recently relocated to the Central Valley from the Bay Area and looks forward to lending her years of experience to the United Samaritans Foundation. She is filling a void left by our Director of Fund Development, Kathy Hobby, who left us last July. We are excited to have Karin as a part of our team

Food Truck Wars Are Coming!

The Stratford At Beyer Park,(3529 Forest Glenn Drive, Modesto) is hosting a “Food Truck War". The event will be held on Friday, June 19, 5pm to 7 pm. As part of the event they will be asking for canned food donations to benefit United Samaritans Foundation. If you can’t make to the event, they will be starting June 1st, to accept canned food donations at the facility.

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Happy Father's Day!

USF Out & About
& News Update

Samaritan Village Senior Resource Fair – On May 14 USF hosted an information table for seniors at Resource Fair sponsored by Samaritan Village and Care More.

Salvation Army Civil Rights Training - USF was presented with Certificate of Appreciation for a “Triple Play Volunteer Service”. United Samaritans Foundation works with the Salvation Army to: provide Commodities Program at the Hughson Site, to distribute food boxes for the DFAP Program via the mobile lunch trucks and at the Turlock Site, and as a Food Pantry distributing emergency food boxes.

City of Turlock - United Samaritans Foundation was awarded a CDBG Grant for $10,000 for their Emergency Food Box Program by the City of Turlock. The grant money will be used to purchase food to help fill the emergency food boxes. Last year 6,566 men, women, and children were served through this program. Thank you City of Turlock!

Kiwanis of Greater Turlock Maytini - USF Staff showed their support of the Kiwanis of Greater Turlock and the good work that they do in our community by attending their Maytini event on May 16th.

Kaiser Permanente: “Kaiser Permanente‘s social mission is to improve the health of the community they serve.” (From a letter United Samaritans Foundation received on May 22, 2015) The letter went on say “We recognize the great work that your organization provides in helping to achieve this, and are pleased to present you with the enclosed check for $30,000.” Thank you to Kaiser Permanente for working in partnership with United Samaritans Foundation to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve. These grant funds will be used to help purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for meals served through our Mobile Lunch Program. They will also be added to food boxes for our Emergency Food Box Program. This gift will also help purchase milk for both programs.

Making A Difference

Because of your faithful support, meals served on our trucks during the month of April 2015, were 34,283.

In our Emergency Food Box Program, 245 families (447 people) were provided with a three-day, three meals per day supply of food, equaling 4,023 meals.

Did you know that USF also provides a laundry and shower facility and a postal mailstation for the homeless?

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

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Save the Date

November 21, 2015

A Legacy of Hope


Keep using your SHARES cards! USF received $635.28 from the SHARES program in the 1st quarter of 2015!

All American
Apple Pie Contest

Apple Pie

Don’t miss out on your chance to win $100 for baking the best apple pie or $50 for second best. Dr. Dave Dubyak will once again host the “All American Apple Pie Contest” at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday, July 10 at 6 pm , Building E-1. Call the Fair to register your entry, and then bake, bake. Bring two (2) apple pies to the Fair for the contest, one of which will be judged. All pies will be donated to United Samaritans Foundation to be served on the mobile lunch trucks.

Community Canned Food Drive at the
Stanislaus County Fair Opening Night

The Stanislaus County Fair will open on Friday July 10, 2015 at 5 pm with a Community Canned Food Drive to benefit United Samaritans Foundation. Bring two (2) cans of food on opening night and receive a $2 off coupon on adult ad-mission to the Fair. Thank you to the Modesto Bee for the sponsorship of opening night.

Our Refrigerator is dying - USF Needs your help!

United Samaritans Foundation has been serving the hungry for over 20 years. Our 3-door reach-in refrigerator at our Turlock location is as old, if not older, than USF. It keeps wanting to take a rest, a permanent rest. We need to purchase a replacement before it takes a final rest. We need your help to purchase a replacement. We anticipate that it will cost between $4,000 to $6,000 to replace it.

Please call Barbara or Maris at 209.668.4853

Volunteers Needed!

We are in great need of Spanish speaking and Assyrian speaking volunteers to help with intake of applications for our Emergency Food Box Program, held on the last Tuesday and Friday of each month from 9AM-12PM. We need help starting in July. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Esther at 209.668.4853.


We have just the spot for you. Please call 668-4853 for more information. Leasing from United Samarians 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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June Wishes

Thanks for all the generous donations that came in last month. Some of the things we are still in need of: Men & Women’s short sleeve shirts, shorts, 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 and we’re in need of an additional garden wagon to use on our food box days!

Thank you for your continued support and your monthly donations.


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