ROGERS MARKET HOURS
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
10:00am – 12:00pm
SPRINGDALE MARKET HOURS
Tuesday & Thursday
10:00am – 12:00pm
Our Calling is to Feed the Hungry
In response to the growing crisis and connection between poverty and obesity, Samaritan Market has developed a Healthy Foods Initiative that focuses on improving the overall nutritional quality of the food available within the Market. Fresh, organic produce from our onsite garden is distributed through the Market, along with lean proteins, and whole grains. Our Market also offers healthy recipes to clients utilizing ingredients available in our food pantry.
“Food insecurity is an economical issue that becomes a heath issue. At Samaritan, we believe that everyone should have access to healthy foods. We aim to empower clients to confidently make healthier food choices, while offering encouragement and walking along side them through the difficulties they may be facing.” Says Nutrition Manager, Chelsea Ford.
individuals supplied with food for fiscal year 2021-2022
HOW TO HELP
We are always in need of volunteers for both of our Market food pantries in Springdale and Rogers. The most critical current need is for volunteers to assist clients in shopping in our self-serve pantries during pantry hours listed above. Working in a Samaritan Market is a wonderful and rewarding experience and you can work as much, or as little as you want.
To volunteer in the Samaritan Market food pantry email Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Host a Donation Drive
It costs approximately $12,000 per month for SCC to keep our markets stocked with enough food and hygiene items to meet even the minimum allotments that client families need. By hosting a specific food item or hygiene item drive for the Samaritan Market through your school, neighborhood, church, organization, or business, you help us to keep our monthly food costs to a minimum which, in turn, allows us to focus on other areas of need.
For more information on how to host a food drive for the Samaritan Market, please email our In-Kind Manager, Shannon Green, or call her at (479) 636-4198.
Specific needs for our Samaritan Market food pantry pop-up from time to time but, in general, we are always in need of the following items:
Peanut Butter, rice, dried beans, canned meats (tuna and chicken), 13 oz. cereal boxes, canned soup, canned beans, feminine hygiene (preferably pads), shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper
All food donations may be dropped off at the SCC Administrative Office
1211 West Hudson Road
M-TH 8:30 am-4:30 pm & FR 8:30 am-Noon
More About the Program
More than just a place that dispenses food and personal care items, our market offers a friendly ear, words of encouragement, prayer, bibles and information on other resources around Northwest Arkansas. No identification or documentation of need is required but clients are limited to one visit to the market every 30 days. Market clients are given a 2-3 day supply of food. Clothing vouchers for children, which are redeemable at our resale shops, are also available through the market. Requests for vouchers are limited to once every 9 months. No financial assistance is available through this, or any other SCC program.
“We believe that our calling is to feed the hungry no matter what their life circumstances.”
Retired Director of Operations