It was a Saturday morning at Good Samaritan, an unusually busy one, because this particular Saturday also coincided with the first day of our half-price sale. I was walking around the sales floor assisting customers and staff alike. As I hurried down our shoe aisle, I noticed a person emerge from our placer pantry with a few groceries bags. He smiled at me and I asked if he found everything he needed. His response:
“The Placer Pantry is great, there are times I am so broke I can't afford my daily necessities, but I know I can get help here!"
The Placer pantry lets families and individuals ‘shop’ for toiletries such as shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant and soap, all at no cost to them. It can be hard to imagine struggling to be able to afford such small necessities, but this is a reality for many of your neighbors every day.
In 2016 the Placer Pantry served 807 households in need by providing them with basic personal hygiene items.
Basic needs, given with the dignity of the client in mind- that is our mission at Good Samaritan. Thank you to all our supporters and especially our volunteers who run the pantry.
To learn more about the placer pantry, click here.
Did you know Good Samaritan has a store within the store?
This “secret store” is called the Placer Pantry- and it is actually a pantry stocked with NEW hygiene and personal care products. It is available at no cost to individuals in need.
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