Samaritan Harvest

"Equipping Ministries to reach the lost"

A Ministry of Spencerport Assembly of God

Who we help :

Samaritan Harvest coordinates 50 food pickups per week at 12 stores across Rochester.  In total 2,129,738 pounds of food were rescued and distributed to ninety ministries over the course of the year.  The retail value of the provided product is estimated at well over $2.3 million dollars.  Although it is difficult to quantify the exact number of people fed through these distributions, government estimates qualify these amounts as enough food to feed 453,135 people for a day.  We also provide items used for personal and household care.

  • Distributed 2.1 million pounds of food to ninety ministries in ten counties.
  • The Prison Farm Project by generating 187,000 pounds of fresh produce.
    Also provided the prisons with their seeds, fertilizer, pesticides, packaging supplies and maple syrup jugs.
    They also distribute to the New York's southern tier.
  • The Rochester Urban Garden Project by enabling families to raise their own fresh produce in the city of Rochester by donating seeds and plants.
    (1100 tomatoes, 600 peppers, 300 onions, plus seeds donated by Harris Seed Company and in cooperation with the Christian Farmer's Association).
  • Youth for Christ.
  • The Ukrainian Christian Church by distributing food monthly to 30 to 50 families. Shipped 4 containers (48 feet each) worth of food supplies to the Ukraine
  • Shipped 1 container to Africa
  • Shipped 300 pounds of medicine and paper products to Haiti in the aftermath of the recent earthquake.
  • The Blessing Barn (local furniture rescue/distribution charity).
  • Father's Heart/ Koinonia Outreach annually.
  • Receives and distributes from the egg farms 30 cases (900 dozen) every four weeks.
  • City Church of Batavia with feeding 1000 families fed for one week. (17 pallets of food and drink).
  • Youth for Christ outreaches in Rochester and Buffalo with feeding 300 kids one weekend.
  • Teen Challenge in Rochester and Buffalo continually feeding 20 to 30 men.
  • Adonai Ministries in their outreaches to innercity youth by providing food and drink during the summers.
  • Assembly of God churches with their outreaches located in North Rose, Henrietta, Spencerport and Hamlin.
  • Grace House with food and drink weekly, (halfway house for parolees transitioning back to productive lives).
  • St. Peters and Paul Catholic soup kitchens.
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic church in their soup kitchen.
  • Asbury Methodist's soup kitchen.
  • Cross of Christ church (30 families). Assists Immanuel Church in feeding families.
  • Heritage Christian Fellowship monthly breakfasts, (through Catholic Family Charities).
  • Geneva Ecumenical soup kitchen.
  • Rochester Family Mission Christian Outreach, (100 families for Christmas).
  • Quad A, (after school program- 120 students at Christmas).
  • Jefferson High School monthly (100 families).
  • Alternative to a Better Community on a weekly basis, (100 children).
  • Youth groups at Calvery Chapel, Spencerport Assemblies of God, Pearce Memorial and Lutheran Community Outreach.
  • Bolivar Food Shelf with Thanksgiving baskets for 30 families.
  • Victory Community Church with Thanksgiving baskets for 12 families.
  • Senior outreaches at Montgomery Center on a monthly basis.
  • Laborers in the Vineyard twice monthly for 30 families.
  • Glory to Glory Christian Fellowship.
  • The Storehouse with meals for 40 to 50 people once a month.
  • Dee's Model Diner 150 families for Thanksgiving.
  • 25 families in need.
  • Back-Pack Giveaway through Compassion Coalition.


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