the samaritan project
The Samaritan Project is a food and clothing program that is available to anyone in need.
The food pantry is a non-perishable goods pantry available for anyone who requests food. LifeStyles is in constant need of non-perishable items such as: milk, eggs, bread, and baby formula. LifeStyles also provides a listing of warm meals that are available throughout the county for persons who are in need. This listing also provides information on those organizations who provide "backpack" meals for children. Here is the listing of information.
In addition to daily food distribution, we partner with other organizations and churches annually to provide over 2,100 families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with full food baskets. During the Christmas holiday, we also provide toys for families in need. When the holiday season approaches, we accept canned food and monetary donations.
LifeStyles links those in need to the available services and funding available to provide them with the emergency assistance needed to provide healthy livelihoods and self-sufficiency. The Samaritan Project is a food and clothing program that is available to anyone in need.
The clothes closet, formally known as Sisters 4 You, was a professional clothing donation program strictly for women heading out into the workforce. Since the devastating tornado that struck La Plata in 2002, the clothing donation program grew into a closet for all members of the family who need clothing. The closet is open every weekday, and participants must show valid photo identification. The closet is stocked by donations from the community, and is staffed primarily by volunteers.
The food pantry offers groceries for anyone in need who requests food. Participants receive three days of food, which can include non-perishable canned and boxed goods, meat, fruit, and bakery items. Hygiene and baby products are also provided on an as-needed basis. If you would like to donate goods to our food panty, please view our "Food Pantry Requests" list to get an idea of what we require. For additional food pantry locations throughout Charles and St. Mary's Counties, please click on the links below.
When the holiday season approaches, we accept canned food and monetary donations. Find out what specific goods we're looking for this year in November and December.
For more information, please contact Jakia Ball, Samaritan Project Manager: (301) 609-9900 ext. 205, .