Good Samaritans of Garland, known locally as “Good Sam”, was formed in 1983 from an alliance of several Garland faith communities with the intent to provide a broad range of services, centrally located for neighbors in need of assistance. In 2016, the Board of Directors elected to narrow Good Sam’s focus to providing supplemental food assistance to our hungry and food-insecure neighbors living in Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse. Today, we are providing nutritious food to anyone needing food with no residency or income eligibility requirements.

Through our partnership with North Texas Food Bank, local retail partners, and donations from the community, we are able to provide supplemental food assistance to families and individuals.

Our guests receiving food may be a one-time emergency situation, temporary need, or an on-going need as result of disability, injury/illness, job loss, or simply not enough money to cover bills. Providing supplemental food assistance is extremely valuable in helping families and individuals move forward through a difficult time, short or long term.

How we provide food is of highest priority. Good Sam’s staff and volunteers welcome all guests with kindness and respect and without judgement, assuring our guests we are available to help them navigate through a difficult time with food and/or other resource referral assistance. People are our #1 priority!

Diversity Statement

“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 1-866-632-9992 (toll free), 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay Service) or 1-800-845-6135 (Spanish Speaking Assistance). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”