Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans Inc
For 28 years, Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans has provided short term aid to residents of Aransas County who are in need of food, essential goods, and other services.
Our staffers are all volunteers who donate over 15,000 hours to the organization each year. Last year we assisted 2149 families, some once, others many times for total of $199,393.71 in direct assistance to keep their utilities on, provide gasoline for job interviews and medical appointments, and for transportation, if needed. Working with local merchants and a huge thrift store, we are able to provide clothing for all family members and also furnish school uniforms for students. We also serve as a local food source for the needy, and last year we provided several days of healthy meals for 14,672 individuals. We pick up donated food from local supermarkets three days a week which allow us to provide still fresh bread, pastries, vegetables, fruits and other food items. On Saturday each week we set up a "farmers market" for our clients of all perishable items not distributed during the week for them to take. Each day new and different needs and challenges come through our doors, and we do our best to answer them.