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Newschannel 9 comes to help for Founder's Day

06/19/2017

Newschannel 9’s parent company, Nexstar Media, is marking its 21st anniversary and employees are celebrating Founder’s Day with a Day of Caring. Employees were allowed to suggest local causes that were important for them to give back and, all day, employees will be working at either the Samaritan Center or ARISE at the Farm in Chittenango.

Samaritan Center makes deal to bring hungry people 'out of the basement and into the light'

06/08/2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Samaritan Center, one of Syracuse's largest soup kitchens, is buying the former St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on the North Side for its new home.

"One of the most important things is to move out of the basement and into the light," said Mary Beth Frey, director of the Samaritan Center, told Syracuse.com Tuesday.

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Samaritan Center eyeing new downtown Syracuse home

06/08/2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Samaritan Center, a program that serves 300 meals daily to the poor and hungry, is in talks with the city of Syracuse about moving its operations to the former St. John the Evangelist Church on the North Side.

The former church, at 215 N. State St., is still owned by the Syracuse Diocese, but it is no longer used. A stained-glass maker who set up shop in 2010 has moved out.

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Carrie Newcomer enlightens Syracuse to 'the sacred ordinary' at Samaritan Center benefit

06/08/2017

"Because some things just have to be / Exactly what they are, / And a song must be sung / One way or another." 

Those are the last four lines of Carrie Newcomer's poem, "Singing in the Kitchen," which she read to an audience of more than 200 women and men on Sunday during a benefit concert for the Samaritan Center at Park Central Presbyterian Church in Syracuse.

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The Pour 2015 Photo Album

06/08/2017

LAFAYETTE, N.Y. -- The Beak & Skiff 1911 tasting barn was filled Saturday night for "The Pour" a fundraiser to benefit the Samaritan Center.

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See inside the Samaritan Center

06/08/2017

 

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - To walk into the current home of the Samaritan Center you must shrink a little as you wind down a tight alley and narrow stairs into a basement.

The homeless feeding operation's new location changes all that. Walking into the dining room in the former St. John the Evangelist's sanctuary feels like being wrapped in a light-filled hug, said Mary Beth Frey as she stood in the new space today.

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Samaritan Center makes deal to bring hungry people 'out of the basement and into the light'

01/16/2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Samaritan Center, one of Syracuse's largest soup kitchens, is buying the former St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on the North Side for its new home.

"One of the most important things is to move out of the basement and into the light," said Mary Beth Frey, director of the Samaritan Center, told Syracuse.com Tuesday. Read More http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/05/samaritan_center_makes_de...

Randi Bregman, Mary Beth Frey honored with The Kathy leadership award

01/24/2014

He Slept Under The Christmas Tree

12/24/2013

He slept under the Clinton Square Christmas tree: Your letters

At the holidays, the writer recalls an encounter with a homeless man who found joy in an unexpected place.

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