About Samaritan Ministries

Samaritan Ministries was founded in 1981. We are 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 vision is: Transforming lives through Christian service.

Our mission is: Providing food, shelter and hope through Christian love.

For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat … I was a stranger and you invited me in …
Matthew 25:35

Our four major programs include:

Samaritan Soup Kitchen, Winston-Salem’s only soup kitchen, serving 300-400 guests daily.

Samaritan Inn, an 70-bed homeless shelter for men.

Project Cornerstone, a 10-bed residential substance abuse recovery program for homeless 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