Our Mission

Serving the hurting and hungry of Northwest Arkansas with dignity and compassion

Our Vision

Encouraging all who enter our doors to find Hope and experience positive life change

Our Values

To do justly, to love mercy and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8)

Become a Hunger Hero

1 in 5 children

1 in 5 children

face hunger or food insecurity on a regular basis.

Washington & Benton

Washington & Benton

counties are ranked second and third in Arkansas as counties with the highest number of persons living in poverty.

25% of elderly

25% of elderly

population in Arkansas is at risk of facing hunger. 16% is the national average.

Sharing Hope & Love

“We have a family of two siblings who have become homeless - living in a tent outside another family member’s home. The kids report how nice it is to have the SnackPacks so they can have a snack after school. Since there are a total of 15 family members in the house and tent, they eat in shifts and my students don’t eat until late.”

"My wife and I love Samaritan Community Center and every aspect of their ministry. You don't usually think about poverty in a place like NWA until you are directly affected by it, or you step into volunteer opportunities. I am so grateful for the amazing people making such a huge impact in our community!"

"This is a wonderful organization that helps our community. Volunteering for the kids snack packs is especially rewarding just knowing you’re part of something larger in the fight against hunger. The dental program for adults without dental insurance has helped so many as well."

Samaritan
Community Center

We are a grace-driven nonprofit that serves the hurting and hungry of Northwest Arkansas through a compassionate community of staff and volunteers. Over the last 16 years, our organization has grown to include multiple programs and locations, including a Springdale operations center opened in 2004, and two Samaritan Shop resale stores, located in Rogers and Springdale, that provide financial support to our overall center operations.

Recent News

Double Dippers

When giving a tour of the Samaritan Community Center, the most frequently asked question is probably “How do you know that people who are receiving food are not taking advantage of the system?” I will be honest, THIS DRIVES ME CRAZY!

We Were Family

The first time I met Mark, I couldn’t help but notice he had the most beautiful blue eyes I had ever seen. Mark was known around town as “that homeless guy” that stood on the street corners in Rogers, not with a sign asking for help, but just standing there with his possessions sitting nearby.

Hello, is Anyone Out There?

In 2001 at the age of 40, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) just shortly after 9/11. I began to reflect on the first half of my life and wondered what the second half would look like. My husband Jon and I were involved with our church’s outreach ministry, Samaritan House, which centered on the commands of Jesus to love our neighbors by feeding, clothing, and caring for their needs.

Thank you to our Sponsors & Grantors

ADH
Arvest Bank
Bank of America
Blue & You Foundation
CCFBrands
Chick-fil-a
Colgate-Palmolive
ConAgra Foods Foundation
Delta Dental
Endeavor Foundation
Fellowship Bible Church of NWA
General Mills
Hanes Brands Inc.
Harps Hometown Fresh
Newell Rubbermaid
Outdoor Cap
Sam's Club
Tyson
Sun Products Corporation
Cox Charities
United Way of Northwest Arkansas
USPS
Walmart
Walmart Foundation
Walton Family Foundation
WhiteWave Foods