Good Samaritan's Home

Serving Our Neighbors Through COVID -19

For the protection of our families, staff, and volunteers Good Sam is practicing safety precautions of social distancing, wearing mask and gloves, and discontinuing personal interviews.

Established clients of Good Sam may call for a food appointment on Friday mornings beginning at 8:30 a.m. Appointments may be made every 31 days.  Photo ID required at each appointment.

Established clients may come once a week, Monday through Friday, for produce.

Emergency food assistance is available every two weeks 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Bring photo ID.

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“What an amazing group of people  They were warm, welcoming and delighted with our donation.  Makes giving all the more rewarding.” 

Janet Aaron

“Absolutely THE best place to go if you need assistance with food!  The staff were amazing – friendly, caring and compassionate without judgment.”

Ash Lovell

“So many times throughout the year I call upon your services for our GISD families. It is such a blessing to know your help and volunteers are so kind and generous and that our community has such a wonderful resource in ‘Good Samaritans.’”

Sheila Sudderth, GISD Social Worker

HOW ARE WE DOING THIS MONTH…

6,482 Individuals Served
(2,327 children / 3,603 adults / 552 seniors)
2,557 Families Needed

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UNHOUSED

240 Unhoused Served (unduplicated)
885 Food Bags Provided
163 Hygiene Bags

OUR CURRENT NEEDS

Can You Help Us Out?

 We are very low on peanut butter, canned meat, canned green beans, canned corn, and dry pasta.

Good Sam Food Needs

Help Good Samaritans Out When You Buy From Amazon

Do you shop on Amazon.com?  If so, did you know that you can contribute to the Good Samaritans of Garland’s efforts to provide our neighbors in the Garland, Rowlett and Sachse communities with food through your Amazon purchases, at no cost to you?

Click on the Support Good Samaritans of Garland button above.


The Good Samaritans of Garland is now registered with Amazon Smile. This program allows you to select a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and each time you make a purchase, Amazon donates .5% of your purchase price to that nonprofit at no cost to you.  Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com) incorporates your Amazon account including any additions such as Amazon Prime and Amazon Student. You can purchase any item sold through Amazon through Amazon Smile (make a hyperlink to Good Sams amazon smile Page). Learn more details by Clicking Here.  So how do you sign up?


The Easy Way –

  • If you have an Amazon account, the following link will automatically set your account up to contribute to Good Samaritans of Garland through Amazon Smile: Click Here To Set Up Your Amazon Smile Account with Good Samaritans Garland (make a hyperlink to Good Sams amazon smile Page)
  • Instead of going to www.amazon.com, go to smile.amazon.com, to make your Amazon purchases. (After setting up your Amazon Smile account you might be prompted to do this each time you log in to Amazon)

For Those Who Can’t Follow The Link –

  • Step 1: Go to smile.amazon.com and log in to your Amazon account.
  • Step 2: In the Search bar: type “Good Samaritans of Garland” in the search bar near the center of the page, and after clicking “Enter” click “Good Samaritans of Garland.” located in “Garland, Texas.”
  • Where .5% of Your Amazon Purchases Will Go
  • The Good Samaritans of Garland will use the contributions raised through AmazonSmile to fund (insert information). If you have any questions about how we will use Amazon’s contributions through your purchases, or any questions about how to get involved with AmazonSmile, visit the AmazonSmile About Page.

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Congratulations to the winners of the I Spy A Good Sam Food Drive. 1st place - Cub Scout Pack 1199, 2nd place - Garland Animal Services, and 3rd place - South Garland Baptist Church. Detective Good Sam is overwhelmed by the generosity witnessed during the friendly, competitive food drive in June. Thank you to all the individuals, organizations, and companies that joined in on the fun competition. What an incredibly giving community Good Sam is surrounded by. Additional high level donors, listed in alphabetical order, include 3Q Fitness, Excel Title Group, Liberty Air & Heat, Mavs & Mochas, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc, Resource One Credit Union, and Therogenics. A grand total of 19,686 lbs donated in June. Thank you so very much for your generosity! #Ispyagoodsam #caughtdoinggood #togetherwecan ... See MoreSee Less

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Praise the lord congratulations

Congrats to the winner

Thanks to all who donated!!! Thank you to the staff at the Family Medical Center at North Garland for their generous donations . Laurah Jackson, please share with our office.

Our sweet friend, Kisha, asked us to be taste testers for her new dessert. Thumbs up! “Creamy, caramel, decadent, balanced, tasty, soothing...and the best compliment...GONE!” Thank you, Kisha, for the treat! See her catering info below 😊. ... See MoreSee Less

Our sweet friend, Kisha, asked us to be taste testers for her new dessert. Thumbs up! “Creamy, caramel, decadent, balanced, tasty, soothing...and the best compliment...GONE!” Thank you, Kisha, for the treat! See her catering info below 😊.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Oh yay! SO glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for all y’all do! 😘😘😘😘

These three young men, Good Sam summer volunteers, have something special in common (besides being great volunteers!). Jones, Andrew, and Dev are pursuing a career in medicine. Jones and Andrew are Texas A & M seniors. Dev will pursue his Masters degree on the East Coast. Our future is in the best of hearts and hands! #ispyagoodsam #CaughtDoingGood ... See MoreSee Less

These three young men, Good Sam summer volunteers, have something special in common (besides being great volunteers!). Jones, Andrew, and Dev are pursuing a career in medicine. Jones and Andrew are Texas A & M seniors.  Dev will pursue his Masters degree on the East Coast. Our future is in the best of hearts and hands! #ispyagoodsam #CaughtDoingGood

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Helping others is great medicine.

where do we sign up to Volunteer?

God Bless ya'll

Gig’em

Very nice!

Awesome job

Very nice!

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Good Samaritans of Garland, Inc. - "Good Sam"

Sheena is leading the charge to raise matching funds for North Texas Giving Day! Thank you, Prestige Ford and Grubbs Collision and Motorsports, for your trust and support! ... See MoreSee Less

Sheena is leading the charge to raise matching funds for North Texas Giving Day! Thank you, Prestige Ford and Grubbs Collision and Motorsports, for your trust and support!

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$2,000.00 raised with $48,000.00 to go!

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These three Good Sam summer volunteers are pursuing a career in medicine. They work hard and with heart. Thankful for each young man! @garlandtxgov #worldchangers #givingback #selflessservice #wereingoodhands #thebestvolunteers #gratefulheart #foodpantry #medicalcareer #covid19 ...

Thank you, @garlandtxgov Water Utilities, for helping Good Sam help our neighbors! #ispyagoodsam #caughtdoinggood #garlandtx #togetherwecan #givingbacktothecommunity #fooddrive #covid19 ...

Jones, our awesome summer volunteer, maneuvering yummy produce for distribution. @garlandtxgov @northtexasfoodbank #healthyoptions #fruitsandveggies #gratefulheart #retailpartners #foodrescue ...

Two of our unhoused neighbors helping around the Good Sam house this morning. @garlandtxgov #gratefulheart #togetherisbetter #unhousedneighbors #ispyagoodsam #doinglifedifferent #buildselfconfidence ...

Good Sam really loves our volunteers! Donna sharing ice cream with our neighbors. @garlandtxgov #randomactsofkindness #selflessservice #ispyagoodsam #loveyourneighbor #icecream #popsicles #unhousedfriends #thebestvolunteers #gratefulheart ...

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