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He who has two coats, let him share with him who has none and he who has food, let him do likewise.
Luke 3:11 RSV

 

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Samaritan Relief Ministry

The Samaritan Relief Ministry has seen an increase in people needing help with the basics of life, such as food, shelter, water, electricity and clothing. Much publicity has been given to the national issue of food banks running out of food. At this point, the Samaritan Relief Ministry has not had to turn anyone away because of a lack of food, though sometimes the ministry has had to purchase the basics such as soup, fruit and beans.

The Samaritan Relief Ministry has continued to see “new” families; people who are new to northern Orange County, or who have never had to seek assistance before. As the price of food continues to be high, and incomes do not increase or jobs become scarce, the need for emergency food assistance is only going to grow. The Samaritan Relief Ministry is only able to distribute what it has in stock.

What can you do? Participate in school food drives, contribute to the Food of the Month program, organize food drives in your church or place of business, participate in the annual Souper Bowl Sunday event many church youth groups hold. Any food you donate will go to a home in need.

Food of the Month 2016

JanuarySoup and Crackers
FebruaryFruit and Jelly
MarchPasta Sauce and Canned Pasta Meals
AprilCanned Meats (tuna, salmon, chicken, ham, etc.)
MayJelly, Ketchup, Mayonnaise
JuneCanned Pasta Meals and Pork & Beans
JulyJuice and Cereal
AugustVegetables and Pinto Beans (dry and canned)
SeptemberPasta Sauce and Canned Tomatoes (whole, diced, sauce, paste)
OctoberPotatoes (mashed, scalloped, canned)
NovemberTuna and Canned Chicken
DecemberPersonal Care Items (Powdered laundry detergent, Toilet Paper, Toothpaste & Toothbrushes, Deodorant, Bar Soap, Shampoo, Dish Detergent, Lotion, Diapers

Suggestion: Have your congregation or group “specialize” in one particular item. No need to remember the Food of the Month. Some groups enjoy the variety the Food of the Month offers and that is wonderful, too. Any of the items listed above are welcome any time of the year. If you have questions please call Kay at 732-6194 extension 12.

 

 

The pantry is open to receive donations Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thank you so much for your help and support.
Kay Stagner, Manager of Client Services

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Orange Congregations in Mission
300 Millstone Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-6194
ocim300mill@mindspring.com