The Good Samaritan Inn relies on its volunteers who prepare and serve the meals each day. We are supported by over 50 organizations such as local faith communities, businesses, schools, and individuals. We could not operate without the help of the hundreds of volunteers who give their time to our mission.
We welcome volunteering from community groups who want to focus on special projects. If a group has a particular expertise, we pair them with an appropriate project. Some of the large projects that we have undertaken include: planting an apple orchard, building sheds, and installing green houses.
Monetary support is crucial to run The Good Samaritan Inn because we are almost entirely funded by donations. Less than 2 % of our annual budget comes from government sources. We do obtain some of our food supplies from the Central Illinois Food Bank and the Midwest Food Bank. Individual and group donations, and corporate grants fund our noon meal and job training programs. Additionally, we are beneficiaries of the United Way and the yearly WSOY Food Drive.