Samaritan House

Helping Our Neighbors in Need

Feeding Northwestern Macomb County since 1995

"Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you have been taught by God to love each other."

1 Thessalonians 4:9

Our Vision

Samaritan House will be recognized in the community as the Heart and Hands of Christ.

Our Mission

Samaritan House is a community service organization devoted to serving individuals and families within our community by recognizing their needs and mobilizing the means for dealing with those needs so that suffering can be relieved, dignity preserved, and love shared.

Serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

Galations 5:13-14

Samaritan House is Open!

We feel it is very important to have the in-person connection with each client and are now allowing clients into the lobby.
We are limiting the number of clients in the lobby at one time. We are still practicing social distancing and wearing masks.
If you are at risk please
contact us about making different arrangements.

If you are not feeling well, or are not able to pick up a food order, give us a call at
(586-336-9956) during business hours and we will discuss how we can get groceries to you.

Service Area Expansion

Our service area now includes all of Shelby Twp. and the City of Utica!
During the past year we have seen a need for help in these specific areas.

Business Hours

Tuesday, 10am-6pm
Wednesday, 10am-6pm
Friday, 10am- 4pm

Help us feed our neighbors by donating online via PayPal! Your donation can be made in memory of or in honor of a family member, friend or other special person or group.

You're invited to the Samaritan House 25th Anniversary Gala!

Shopping at Meijer, Kroger or Amazon can turn into cash for Samaritan House!

As a Thrivent Financial member, it's easy for you to help Samaritan House. You can request that Samaritan House be the recipient of Thrivent Choice Dollars

Matching Grants

Samaritan House receives matching grants from:

  • Pfizer Foundation

  • Consumers Energy Foundation

Please participate in these programs if you are able.

"Volunteers are not paid...not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless." ~Unknown

Macomb Homeless Coalition and Lakeshore Legal Aid Are Here to Help!

If you have received a court summons complaint or judgment for unpaid rent after March 1, 2020, help is available through Macomb Homeless Coalition at (586) 213-5757. There is an application that needs to be printed and emailed. If you need help with this, please feel free to call Samaritan House.

Lakeshore Legal Aid is offering FREE legal services in Macomb County. Apply online at or call their hotline at 888-783-8190.

Back to School Program

Donations from
Woodside Bible Church

Thank you to our community, Woodside Bible Church and our sponsoring churches for the many donations that helped make this outreach such a success!

Samaritan House 25th Anniversary Gala

Save the Date:
Saturday, November 6, 2021

Samaritan House would have celebrated 25 years of serving our community in 2020. Unfortunately, due to covid, we had to postpone our grand celebration. We have rescheduled this gala for Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Greystone Golf Club from 5:00pm-10pm.

Please mark your calendars for this very special event and plan to join us for an evening remembering and celebrating everything that has helped us reach this important milestone!

Tickets will be $75 each, and will include premium bar, hors d'oeuvres, Filet & Chicken dinner, dessert and live music. Tickets will be available to purchase online or at Samaritan House starting September 15th.

Meijer Simply Give!

To benefit Samaritan House, purchase a $10 Simply Give card at the register of the Meijer store located at 26 Mile and Van Dyke, in Washington. Meijer will turn your $10 donation into a $20 donation to Samaritan House!

Thanks to the community and our sponsoring churches for supporting our mission of fighting hunger through these campaigns. We couldn't do it without your support!

Want to Donate Food
or Non-Food Items?

Click to see what our current pantry needs are.


We are already preparing for our Thanksgiving distribution. Clients will be invited to come in and pick up one of our Thanksgiving boxes which will contain all of the items necessary to prepare a nice holiday meal.

We are now accepting donations of the following items to help fill these Thanksgiving boxes:

Cranberry Sauce

Canned Green Beans

Turkey Gravy Packets

Canned Pumpkin

Pie Crust Mix

Brown Sugar

Brownie Mix

Please have the Thanksgiving items to Samaritan House by Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Thank you so much for your donations. We are able to provide these extra services to our clients because of the wonderful support from our community! If you have any questions please give us a call at (586)336-9956.

Adopt A Bag Program

What is the Adopt A Bag program? Churches in the area ask their congregations to help support Samaritan House by taking a bag, and filling it with items to replenish our shelves. We typically provide a list of ideas to help them fulfill our particular monthly needs. This program is very helpful to Samaritan House. To see how your organization can get involved please give us a call at (586)336-9956.

Volunteers Needed

Because of COVID-19, many of our volunteers with preexisting conditions have not returned to volunteer. We are in need of volunteers, especially at the reception desk and supervisors to interview clients. Commitment to volunteer is once per week for a four-hour shift.

We also need help on the fourth Wednesday of each month to unload food shipments that we receive from Macomb Food Program. Deliveries take place at 9:15 a.m. There are 150 boxes to unload, and each box weighs approximately 30 lbs.

If you have a heart for helping others, please call Judy at (586) 336-9956. Please note: Each shift of volunteers must complete a health survey and wear a mask at all times.

Angels Corner

This month we recognize the following for a special effort flowing from a special heart. This month's Samaritan House Angels are:

- Volunteer of the month, Corky R.

Thanks to Corky R., our volunteer of the month!

Corky has been a volunteer at Samaritan House for three years! She is part of the Tuesday morning pantry crew, where they fill client orders and check in donated food. Corky can also be found volunteering at our fundraising events as well!

Corky came to volunteer at Samaritan House after retiring from banking. She was looking for something to fill in her free time and found Samaritan House. The thing that she loves the most about working here? It's the feeling of accomplishment that comes from doing something good and worthwhile by helping those in the community who really need it. She likes the people she works with here and always looks forward to coming in!

In her spare time Corky enjoys taking care of her husband, golfing, swimming, walking and biking! Corky has such a kind heart and giving spirit, we are very blessed to have her and are happy she joined our team of volunteers! A big thank you to Corky and to our entire team of dedicated volunteers!

We Love Our Volunteers!

We salute the true hearts and hands of Samaritan House - our volunteers. With only three part-time employees, the incredible work accomplished here for our brothers and sisters is done because of the kindness and love of many volunteers that give of their time every month. From putting out loaves of bread and meeting with clients, to stocking the shelves, sweeping the floors and fixing the doors, our volunteers are the BEST! God bless you!

To join our wonderful team of volunteers or for more information, please call Judy at 586-336-9956.

In August, Samaritan House...

  • provided food to 135 families.

  • delivered food to 33 homebound clients.

  • provided 2 families with car repair and home maintenance assistance, spending $1,028.


  • $12,268 was spent on food to stock our pantry to feed our clients.

  • 127 backpacks, with age appropriate school supplies, were passed out to our clients with school aged children. Our extra supplies were donated to two local elementary schools to share with their students.

  • 49 volunteers donated a total of 895 hours to our mission!

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