Samaritan Harvest

"Equipping Ministries to reach the lost"

A Ministry of Spencerport Assembly of God

Samaritan Harvest, a non-profit 501(c)3  organization under Spencerport Assembly of God, collects prepared and perishable foods that would otherwise be wasted.  Samaritan Harvest is committed to transporting donated food immediately to soup kitchens and other locations at no expense to the recipients.  This reduces hunger in our community and provides a witness of God's love to those who receive these provisions.

How Samaritan Harvest Began...
Grant Wolfe was an employee of a major food chain and noticed that usable, perishable food was being tossed away on Sundays.  He inquired about the food and learned that no charities picked up on Sundays.  He was prompted immediately by God to ask for the goods for local soup kitchens and shelters.  Since 1999 God has grown Samaritan Harvest from a one-day, one- person commitment, to an interdenominational work seven days a week with 40 plus volunteers, distributing annually more than 700,000 pounds of perishable foods to 41 locations throughout Monroe County.

Samaritan Harvest’s Facilities……
One of Samaritan Harvest's major areas of growth this year was the opening of our four thousand square foot warehouse, which is enabling us to bring in tractor trailer loads of non-perishable food for distribution.  (386,570 pounds)

Samaritan Harvest’s Accountability and Awards…..
NY State Department of Health officials have taken notice of this success and repeatedly approached Samaritan Harvest about serving as an advisor, business model, and trainer for similar organizations.
Outside sources have also commended Samaritan Harvest as an extremely efficient operation and strong business model.  Samaritan Harvest expense percentage is only about one-half of one percent to one percent of every dollar donated for goods and services.  (This number falls well below the national averages of two percent to 9.6 percent recognized as ideal for food distribution charities and general charities, respectively.)  Awards received in the past have included New York State recognition of one of the four agencies to make a substantial impact on hunger in the ten county Western N.Y region. (We provided some types of food to each of the other 3 awardees during that time.)

A Greater Rochester Area Coalition (GRAC) Award for faith in action and numerous Letters of Recognition by the people we serve.

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