Samaritan House

Helping Our Neighbors in Need

"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

For Fourth of July,
Samaritan House will be
closed on Friday, July 2nd.

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.

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.

Summer Supplemental
Nutrition Program

We have sent letters to our eligible clients in preparation for our Summer Supplemental Nutrition Program. This is one of our newer programs that is open to Samaritan House Clients with school aged children. The clients must RSVP to our invitation and then they will be able to add an extra monthly food box that contains healthy snacks and easy meals.

It will be given out over the summer months, in June, July and August, to the clients who qualify. The items included in the box are apples, oranges, bananas, cereal, bread, jelly, peanut butter, granola bars, snack pack pudding, ramen soup, macaroni & cheese, gold fish crackers, canned fruit, pancake mix and syrup and a grocery store gift card. All items, we hope, will make things a little easier on our clients during the summer months.

Samaritan House 23rd Annual Golf Outing
in memory of Ed Risch

Greystone Golf Course
Saturday, July 31st, 2021
Registration 7:00am - Shotgun Start 8:00am

This year we are dedicating the golf outing in memory of Ed Risch, one of the founding members of Samaritan House, a dedicated board member and active volunteer! Ed passed away earlier this year and we felt he would be honored knowing that our golf outing is being played in his memory. He will be greatly missed!

Please contact Event Coordinator Tammy
at (586)336-9956 for more information,
or to become a sponsor.

Meijer Simply Give is Back!

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!

Mark your calendar! Double Days will be on Saturday, August 14th and Saturday, August 28th. On Double Days Meijer turns your $10 donation into a $30 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.

Back to School Program

We are preparing for our annual "Back to School" Backpack drive! This program provides clients with school aged children backpacks filled with age appropriate school supplies. We want to set the children up for success and give the parents one less thing to worry about, and you can help make it happen. We are now accepting donations of the following school supplies:



Binders - (1 inch and 2 inch)

Spiral bound Notebooks (approx. 70 pages)

Composition Notebooks

Loose Leaf Paper

Binder Dividers

Pocket folders

Red Pens

Mechanical Pencils

Colored Pencils

Colored Markers

Pencil Pouches


7" Scissors


Glue Sticks

Donations need to be dropped off at Samaritan House
during our regular business hours,
now through Tuesday, August 3rd. Thank you!

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, Rose
- Joy , Jan and all
St. John Lutheran members who filled Adopt A Bag bags!
All who helped make Fashion & Food at the Orchards a Success

Thanks to Rose B., our volunteer of the month!

Rose has been a volunteer at Samaritan House for more than five years! You can find Rose behind our front desk working hard and greeting our clients!

Rose lives in Clinton Township and attends Shepherd's Gate Lutheran Church. A friend at church, who was a volunteer here, introduced her to Samaritan House!

Rose is a retired Clintondale Community School Teacher where she spent over 30 years teaching 6th through 12th grade. After retiring she wanted to do something to help others. Rose enjoys working at the front desk where she can interact with the clients. In her spare time Rose likes to Golf, Read and Bake!

She is truly a compassionate, and devoted volunteer and always willing to help out when it comes to our fundraising events! This year she will be one of our photographers at the Golf Outing! Thanks Rose!

We're very happy that she joined us and is helping to fulfill our mission of helping our community. A big thank you to Rose and to our entire team of dedicated volunteers!

Adopt A Bag Program

Thank you to Joy and Jan for delivering St. John Lutheran's Adopt A Bag donations to Samaritan House. The Adopt A Bag program is where area churches 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 so helpful to Samaritan House. To see how your organization can get involved please give us a call at (586)336-9956.

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 June, Samaritan House...

  • provided food to 112 families.

  • delivered food to 34 homebound clients.

  • provided 1 family with shelter assistance, spending $396.

  • provided 1 family with utility assistance, spending $444.


  • $11,560.83 was spent on food to stock our pantry to feed our clients.

  • $1,080 was spent on paper & cleaning products for our clients.

  • 77 volunteers donated a total of 477 hours to our mission!

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