39 Years of Feeding Those In Need!
No One Goes Hungry

Currently we have changed our meal program to a “take out” meal service only. Guests will be able to pick up their take out meal during regular meal times. Our goal is to provide uninterrupted meal service for the people we serve, while maintaining appropriate health and safety measures during these challenging times. At this time we will be accepting some limited clothing and household items.  For a current list of items that we do accept and are in need of please click link below:

 https://files.constantcontact.com/ae87b4ec301/a8f9f022-e2d3-49aa-9555-b1683dfa309b.pdf

The Samaritan Center is a 501c3, interfaith effort of community members committed to serving the hungry and those in need in order to promote their welfare dignity and self sufficiency.  It is rooted in the belief that sound nutrition is the first step in enabling people to cope and become productive, self-sufficient members of society. Since 1981 Samaritan Center has worked to fight hunger in the greater Syracuse community by providing nutritious hot meals to anyone in need 7 days a week – no questions asked. Paired with these meals is the case management support and access to services that help our guests move on to a more positive future. Our guests include both the young and the not so young, those who are well educated and those who are not, individuals and families, people whose lives are bound by the prison of substance abuse, people who are well and those who face the challenge of illness. Men, women and children who have in common their humanity, their poverty and their sincere gratitude for a place of safety and warmth and a nutritious meal offered every day of the year.  Below hear Cooper's story and how the Samaritan Center has made an impact on his life.

**Currently we have changed our meal service to a “take out” meal only. Guests are able to pick up a take out meal during regular meal times. Our goal is to provide uninterrupted meal service for the people we serve, while maintaining appropriate health and safety measures during these challenging times.

Breakfast Meal Times:

Monday through Friday 7:30am-8:30am

Volunteers should arrive by 6am and plan on staying until 9am

Afternoon Meal Times:

Monday through Thursday: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Volunteers should arrive by 2pm and plan on staying until 5pm

Fridays, Weekends & Holidays: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Friday & weekend volunteers should arrive by 12pm and plan on staying until 3pm 

Weekend group volunteers should plan their arrival with our volunteer coordinator or email:  volunteer@samcenter.org