Barbara Jones of Samaritan House in Winters says that they are still providing food to individuals and families, "People might think that we’re running low due to the Coronavirus but we still have plenty of food. We’re serving around 200 families per week." The Samaritan House has experienced a reduced demand, which prompted Jones to make the announcement.


Jones says that the Samaritan House will also be temporarily changing their hours next week due to the COVID-19 pandemic, "We’ll be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. On Thursdays we’ll be open from 2 p.m until 5 p.m."


All of the work at Samaritan House is done by volunteers, who help by preparing food bags for clients, sort clothing unload food trucks, stock shelves, take care of small maintenance projects.


The churches that participate in the Ministerial Alliance include First Baptist Church, United Methodist Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Assembly of Good Church and Wingate Baptist Church. The Bluff Creek Cowboy Church also assists with deliveries.