Children Waiting For Lunch
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.


Boys Near USF Truck
(209)668-4854 Fax


From the desk of the
Interim Executive Director:

Greetings,Bev Hatcher, Interim Executive Director

It has been a very busy first month, serving in the capacity of the Interim Executive Director. I am so grateful for the opportunity to lead USF in its ministry to serve those in need and I thank all who have given me encouragement. The transition was made easy because of the wonderful care and service Barbara Bawanan gave to our community. I can’t thank her enough for all her kindness as well as her assistance. I have been with USF for 4 years now, first serving in the capacity of a contract grant writer and then as the Assistant Director/Grant Administrator. We have a small staff but it is truly very dedicated and competent. I could not do this job without my staff and the hundreds of volunteers that come to our assistance. I would also especially like to thank the Board of Directors for giving me this opportunity to serve a very unique and positive organization such as United Samaritans Foundation. God Bless to all!

Bev Hatcher
Interim Executive Director

Walkers Help
Feed The Hungry

Walk for Love for USFSunday, September 20, the track at Hughson High School was a busy place as the 4th Annual Hughson Walk for Love kicked off. On the track were many walkers, walking in support of one of the eleven local charities participating. There was even a great volleyball tournament. It was a great success with people continuously walking for their charity from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. USF’s raffle winner was Laura Rasim.

United Samaritans Foundation would like to thank all our great sponsors, our walkers, those of you who spon-sored walkers and those of you who cheered on from the sidelines. Thank you to the Kiwanis of Greater Turlock who donated the money they raised from their food booth to the participating non-profits. It was a great community event. Everyone had a fun time participating for their cause. Although we don’t have the final tabulation, United Samaritans broke the $9,000 donation mark. Thank you to the Walk for Love Committee for all their hard work to benefit their community.

A BIG THANK YOU to our Walk for Love Sponsors:
In Loving Memory of Peter Bava
USF Board of Directors
VP Buildings: Varco Pruden
Marie Assali
Darren, Charlene, Domenic & Nico Borrelli
Grizzly Nut LLC
Winton Ireland Strom & Green
Magallon Construction Co., Inc.
Ronald Hillberg, Attorney at Law
Moss Marketing Group
In Loving Memory of Ryder Richard Prosser
In Loving Memory of John Cunningham
In Loving Memory of Harlan Segars
Lancaster Painting
Turlock Residential
Valley Vein Health Center
We Care Program

Halloween Candy Needed

When you purchase your Halloween candy, please purchase an extra bag for USF to distribute to children in Stanislaus County. The candy must be individually wrapped. Distribution will be done from our four Daily Bread Trucks. These trucks serve areas in Turlock, Modesto, Ceres, Keyes, Hughson, Empire, Waterford, Hick-man and Denair.

Calvin Bright Grant for $30,000 given to
United Samaritans Foundation

We are deeply honored that Calvin Bright Foundation has given USF a grant for $30,000. This is such an honor from a man and his family who have been wonderful supporters of USF since its inception. We are going to use the funds to help us replace our supply truck, which picks up donations daily from our vendors and we will also purchase a backup gen-erator for those times when a truck generator needs to be worked on and we don’t want our food trucks off the streets. This couldn’t come at a better time. Thank you Bright family.

United Samaritans Foundation Receives $5,000 Grant from Save Mart Foundation

United Samaritans Foundation is pleased to announce that Save Mart Supermarkets through Save Mart Cares gave USF a grant for $5,000. On September 1, local Save Mart Supermarkets store managers Tony Dwinkle (Lander location) and Roy Torres (Geer location) presented the United Samaritans Foundation a check for $5,000.

USF gave the Save Mart crew a tour of our Turlock facility. “There’s a responsibility that comes with being part of a community,” Torres said. “To say we are part of it is something special.”

Yes, Save Mart you are very special to us. Thank you.


Making A Difference

Because of your faithful support, meals served on our trucks during the month of August 2015 were 27,719.

In our Emergency Food Box Program, 278 families were provided with a three-day, three meals per person per day supply of food.

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

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SAT, NOV. 21, 2015

You are an essential piece of our puzzle!
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Legacy of Hope 2015 Coming Soon!!!
November 21, 2015 will be our 11th Annual Legacy of Hope. Enjoy a an evening of hors d’oeuvres, open bar, silent and oral auction, a delicious dinner by Toscana’s Risto-rante and exciting door prizes. $100 per person.
We are in need of fun and exciting items for our auctions.
Please contact Bev at 209-668-4853 if you would like to donate or for more information about the event.

TUES., DEC. 1, 2015

Departs 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast served on the drive to San Francisco. Exclusive shopping at the famous San Francisco Gift Center & Jewelry Mart. Shopping in Union Square. Wine and Finger Food served on return trip home.
Return 7:30 p.m.
Make your reservations today!!
Cost is $100 per person.
Call 668-4853 Ask for Esther ~ Space limited


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


Volunteers are a main stay of United Samaritans Foundation, without them we would not be able to perform our mission of providing to people in need. We would like to thank and recognize our group of volunteers that come in every week to bag food items for our Friday Grocery Bags. We also want to say thank you to our kitchen crew of volunteers who have been volunteering every week for many years, helping to peel eggs, make sandwiches and bagging snacks. They have all played an important role in our twenty years of service to the community. THANK YOU!!!

Pumpkin Pie Contest

Dr. Dubyak will once again be hosting a “Pumpkin Pie” Contest on Monday, November 23, 2015. All pies will be donated to United Samaritans Foundation to be used on Thanksgiving Day. Watch for our November Newsletter for more information, place and time.


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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Winter Wish List:

  • We are in need of an additional garden wagon to use on our food box days!
  • blankets,
  • men’s jeans
  • warm jackets
  • underwear (all sizes)
  • gloves, hats
  • plastic ponchos
  • sleeping bags,
  • children’s diapers
  • baby formula
  • Socks

Thank you for your continued support and your monthly donations.


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