Originally published on December 12, 2017 by Samaritan House

Nothing is more important to us than the clients we serve. This past weekend, we distributed food to over 1,400 people at College Park Elementary in San Mateo. Registered families and individuals received grocery items including fresh produce, canned goods and frozen turkeys.

For some clients, like Martha of San Mateo, it was a chance to share a message of thanks. “Samaritan House has changed my life. I was a patient at the Free Medical Clinic in San Mateo and am here today receiving food for the holidays. I would like to thank you for all of the help you provide to everyone in need. Thanks to everyone who came together to make this happen.”

It’s very much appreciated. It helps us out so much. Today’s food helps me save a lot and I don’t worry as much about spending more on groceries. May God bless you and I wish you all a Merry Christmas.


We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our community. We will continue to be here for all our neighbors in need.