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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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Counting Our Blessings

As the old year ends and the new year begins, we reflect back over the many blessings we have received not just this past year but over the past 20 years that United Samaritans Foundation has provided services to help those in need.

We have been blessed with generous donations from community members and businesses both monetary and in-kind to help us build and sustain our mission. We have been blessed with an army of wonderful, caring and giving volunteers who gave so generously of their time in helping to prepare meals, sort clothes or canned food. They helped with food boxes, our fundraiser, our newsletter, our building maintenance, yard work, and many other tasks that needed to be done. We have been blessed with canned food drives and clothing drives held by many groups and businesses to help fill our food boxes and clothes closet. We have been blessed by those who gave for the different holidays: Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, so that the less fortunate could enjoy a special treat, a Thanksgiving dinner or candy cane with their Christmas meal or a toy under their Christmas tree.

We have been blessed to have such a caring staff and board who work hard to help those who are struggling, to fulfill our mission of providing food to people in need in Stanislaus County and to facilitate the provision of services for a better quality of life. We are blessed to know that we are all doing something to make a difference in our community.

As we look ahead to what 2015 will bring, let us to strive to continue to make a difference and to provide for the less fortunate in our communities. Let us share our many blessings with all those who struggle.


FEINSTEIN FOUNDATION
CHALLENGE UPDATE

Please Note: The Feinstein Foundation has suspended their 2015 $1Million Challenge until further notice in order to concentrate on its ever-increasing number of Feinstein Jr. Scholars, now over 150,000 strong, pledged to help better the lives of others.

Started in 1998, the annual Feinstein $1 million giveaway to anti-hunger agencies to use as a spur for their fund raising, has generated over $2.5 billion to feed the hungry from thousands of donors throughout the country and overseas. It is likely the largest amount of money ever raised by any grass roots effort to fight hunger.

United Samaritans Foundation wants to make sure you know that even without the Feinstien Challenge grant, all food and dollar contributions you provide continue to be a huge help to us and will always benefit those in need within our community. Please continue to give so that we may continue to serve.


Christmas Shopping in the City

In December we loaded a Storer Bus with 30 ladies and transported them to a delightful day of Christmas shopping in San Francisco. On the ride to the city everyone was treated to coffee, orange juice and champagne, fresh pastries and fruit. First stop was the GiftCenter & JewelryMart on Brannon Street, and then lunch and more shopping in Union Square. The city was decked out beautifully for the holidays. On the trip home, everyone enjoyed a little wine, finger food and some wonderful cookies. Thank you to Storer Transportation for the bus and to Patricia McGuire for the delicious cookies. Everyone had a great time. If you would like to join us this next year, watch for the September newsletter for the date of our 2015 trip.


December Canned Food Drive

The Modesto Junior College Sports Dept. held a canned food drive on December 19th as part of their 77th Annual Basketball Tournament to benefit United Samaritans Foundation.

Queen Bean Coffee House held a canned food and toy drive also on December 19th. These were first time for events for both groups. Thank you so much for wanting to reach out and make a difference in your community. The contribution we received from both of these events are greatly appreciated.

 

Making A Difference

Because of your faithful support, meals served on our trucks during the month of November 2014, were 30,456.

In our Emergency Food Box Program, 274 families were provided with a three-day, three meals per day supply of food.

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


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Christmas Dinner

Thanks to all who helped with our Christmas Dinner. We had many generous donations of food and candy canes. Everyone was able to receive a candy cane. We also had a wonderful turnout of volunteers at all three sites to help prepare and serve meals. We could not have served so many (1,546 meals!) without their help. Christmas Dinners, which were served from our trucks on December 24th, were as follows:

Turlock Truck Served 350 meals
Modesto Truck Served 502 meals
Keyes/Ceres Truck Served 358 meals
Hughson Truck Served 336 meals


The Spirit of Christmas

Thank you to all who gave from your hearts and generously donated toys, books, games, and other items for Christmas. Thank you to All Saints Catholic Church of Turlock and Varco Prudent for gifts for teens. Thank you to Sue and Bob Santos who once again donated books with stuffed animals that were distributed from the Turlock Lunch truck. There were many happy smiles on the faces of the children who received a stuffed animal with a book to love and cherish.

In Hughson we helped with the Hughson Community Project “Christmas Baskets”. The Project distributed Christmas boxes of food and gifts to 430 families in need in the Hughson area. We also worked with Turlock Together to help provide Christmas Baskets of food and gifts to over 1800 Turlock families.


 

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220 S. Broadway, Turlock
209.668.4853

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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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We are in need of:
Men’s Jeans , socks, gloves, blankets, jackets, sleeping bags, deodorant and laundry detergent.

For the kitchen:
rice, pepper, Italian seasonings, chili powder, garlic and soy sauce, coffee, paper towels, and any kind of cleaning supplies. Thank you for your continued support and your monthly donations.

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