Good Samaritans or Good Sam as we call it.... is a food pantry located in Garland, Tx 75040. We serve approximately 500-600 families per week, as well as 100 or so unhoused clients. We are not restricted by zip code. We will serve anyone that comes to ask for food. We love having healthy fresh items to provide to our guests. We do aim to provide fresh produce for our families and fresh ready to eat fruits and vegetables to our unhoused guests.
We are open to accept your donations, Monday - Friday between 8:30 and 4:00 pm, no need to call ahead. Please use the parking on the side of the house where you can see our bay door.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.