What We Do
Good Samaritan Food Ministries was created to assist and minister to those who are in need. We offer distribution of food, furniture, counseling, job placement training, health screenings and more for individuals and their families.
Our goal at Good Samaritan Food Ministries is to impact the lives of those we assist through food, education, and counseling, so they may reach their full potential physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Our core values of compassion, integrity, respect, security, stewardship, and family guide our operations and services.
Good Samaritan Food Ministries allows individuals and families to register for food monthly.
Individuals who qualify for our food pantry receive a large box of food once a month, which includes non-perishables, bread, desserts, fresh vegetables, meats, dairy products, fruits, and drinks. However, we encourage all clients to visit the food pantry as often as needed during their 30-day period to receive breads, sweets, and other items.
Our food pantry ministers to over 100,000 people each year with a nondiscriminatory policy. We partner with the Atlanta Community Food bank and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank to receive most of the food we distribute at our food pantry. Local grocery stores also provide us with overstocked, servable foods. We graciously accept the help of any community members who have food items to donate as well.
Good Samaritan Ministries offers more than food. We also work to help get those in need on the path to a better life. Our trained counselors evaluate the needs of all applicants. Individuals are then paired with tools and resources from our community partners that can help them on their journey. We encourage the progress of applicants in a gentle environment set at their own pace.
Currently we are offering this service outdoors in our parking lot due to COVID-19 precautions.
Good Samaritan Ministries provides an emergency assistance ministry designed to help give furniture and appliances to families at no cost. We have been able to successfully help families of burn-out situations as well as individuals in need who are finding a place to live. We give the donated items on a first-come first-serve basis to those who qualify.
At Good Samaritan Food Ministries, we are focused on finding ways to meet the needs of our clients and community, whatever they may be. We have several ongoing projects aside from our food pantry, counseling, and emergency assistance ministries, to help expand our efforts:
Coats and Sweaters Project
We encourage members of our community to bring any new or gently used coats and sweaters for all ages to our facility to be distributed to those in need. While the need is greater in the colder months, donations are accepted year-round.
Good Samaritan Ministries holds a hygiene drive every September- November. This drive is an excellent project for youth groups, Sunday School classes and community small groups. We challenge these groups to collect donations or items of at least $10 per person. The fall hygiene drive has select drop-off locations for participants.
Although we host this drive in the fall, we collect and distribute these items to those in need year-round:
- Adult Shampoo
- Children’s Shampoo
- Diapers & Wipes
- Brushes and Combs
- Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Toilet Paper
- Shaving Cream
- Baby Shampoo
- Body Wash
- Dental Floss
- Adult Diapers