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Good Samaritan’s Food Pantry

A ministry of the Good Samaritan Ministries of Stokesdale, Inc.

What is the mission of this ministry?

The mission of the Good Samaritan’s Food Pantry is to hold non-perishable food supplies for distribution to Northwest Guilford families during times of crisis and temporary needs. Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, along with several other churches of various faiths in the Northwest area contribute food items to the Good Samaritan Ministries' Food Pantry each month. The pantry gives away an average of 90-100+ boxes of food monthly.  A box is packed with enough food to help feed a family of four for several days. (See below for a complete list of food items included in each box.) 

Where is the pantry located?

The Food Pantry is located in the Stokesdale Business Center, 8500 Ellisboro Road, downtown Stokesdale. The pantry is open on the last Saturday of each month from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.

How can I help?

Donate Food!

You may drop off the food items listed below throughout the month in the baskets located in the lobby of the Education Building.  Please have your donations at the church no later than the third Sunday of each month.

  • Beans: pinto, white or pork and beans (2 cans)
  • Green beans (2 cans)
  • Corn (2 cans)
  • Canned tomatoes (2 cans)
  • Tomato soup (2 cans)
  • Chicken noodle soup (2 cans)
  • Beef stew, chili, etc. (1 lb.)
  • Canned tuna, salmon or chicken (2 cans)
  • Canned fruit or applesauce (2 cans)
  • Peanut butter (1 18 0z. jar)
  • Jelly (1 jar)
  • Dry beans (1 lb. bag)
  • Rice (1 lb. box or bag)
  • Dry milk (1 box)
  • Oatmeal (18 oz.)
  • Macaroni and cheese (1 box)
  • Spaghetti noodles (1 lb.)
  • Spaghetti sauce (1 lb.)

Please check the expiration date of the items you are donating.  If the food’s expiration date has expired, the item cannot be used.

Donate Money!

You may give a monetary donation and we will do the shopping for you! It’s easy!  Just place your check in the offering plate on Sunday, or, drop it off in the church office. Remember to write "Good Samaritan's Food Pantry" in the memo line on your check so it is credited to the correct account. 

Want to volunteer to help with this ministry?

Your help is needed!  Please consider getting involved with this ministry!  It’s a perfect ongoing project for Sunday School classes, small groups and our individual church families.  We have neighbors that need our assistance.  Get involved today!  Please contact Spencer and Linda Sullivan at 336-643-6993, if you have any questions, or would like to help with this local mission project.


good samaritan ministriesVolunteers from Oak Ridge United Methodist Church gave out food to needy neighbors in November.
Kneeling l to r: Heather Bailey, Caprice Corbett, Libby Kendrick; Standing l to r: David Bailey, Phoebe Patterson, Carolyn Robertson, Rendy Richards, Mark Covington and Food Pantry Director - Ruby Matthews

sam 0228October 2011 Impact Community Day Food Drive for the Good Samaritans Ministries' Food Pantry

sam 0230Let's continue to fill up the bed of the old Ford for our neighbors in need!      

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Ladies from the Circle of Joy visited the GSM Food Pantry on June 5.  Pictured left to right:  Sheila Gallow, Ginny Ranucci, Sandra Simpkins and Vera Gardner.