About Samaritan Ministries

Samaritan Ministries is an interdenominational, volunteer-based Christian ministry that serves Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Our Soup Kitchen and Samaritan Inn Shelter are open 365 days and nights a year to serve people in need.


Our programs include:

Samaritan Soup Kitchen, Winston-Salem’s only soup kitchen

Samaritan Inn, an 80-bed homeless shelter for men

Project Cornerstone, a residential substance abuse recovery program for men.

The Empowerment Project, a street outreach program that connects homeless adults and families experiencing mental health struggles or substance use disorders to resources enabling them to work on goals like permanent housing, health and income.


"It’s not just feeding people. It’s allowing them to retain their dignity and self-worth."

Anthony Basile, Professional chef and dinner leader