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Serving the Greater Decatur, IL Area Since 1982     217-429-1455
Celebrating 35 Years


Growing Better Together
How You Can Help

Make a Difference Today

At The Good Samaritan Inn, our goal is to provide opportunity to the economically disadvantaged in our community. You can help either by volunteering or donating. Both resources are needed to make a difference in our community because we are a faith based, privately run, non-profit service organization. We focus on bettering the lives of those in need by feeding the hungry and providing job training. If you would like to be part of our team, please contact us today.


Thank you for joining us to change lives in our community. Volunteers are needed to help us prepare and serve meals on a daily basis. We need 4-6 volunteers from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. for preparation of the meal. We need 12-14 volunteers to help serve the meal from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to eat with us after the serving time. We need over 400 volunteers each month to feed the hungry. Click here for more volunteer information.


We rely on your financial support. Your financial gift helps us buy food, operate our building, provide scholarships for our students, and purchase seed and other garden supplies. We also accept in kind donations of food, kitchen supplies, and garden items. Please visit our blog site to access our in-kind donation wish list which will be updated regularly to reflect our changing needs. 
The Good Samaritan Inn Volunteers

Community Partnership

If your group or organization would like to partner with The Good Samaritan Inn, we appreciate your help. We need financial and volunteer help to complete large projects such as building garden beds, completing our apple orchard or developing new farm lots. We actively seek grants and welcome volunteer groups so please contact us today.
Our Community Development Programs Include:
  • The Noon Meal
  • Field to Table Program
  • Mercy Gardens
  • Mercy Kitchens
  • Urban Farming

Thank You for Your Support

Thank you for making a difference in our community. Your volunteer effort and financial donations have made it possible to achieve so much. In the last two years, The Good Samaritan Inn has:
  • Served over 10,000 meals each month.
  • Transformed 5 ½ acres into food production lots.
  • Harvested over 14,000 pounds of food.
  • Involved over 1,600 volunteers.
  • Created 12 new jobs in the community.
  • Provided job training to 10% of our noon meal clients.
  • Developed 8 new community partnerships.
We are truly Growing Better Together. What can we accomplish next with your help?

Please contact us if you’re interested in volunteering. You can visit us at 920 North Union Street, Decatur, IL or call us at 217-429-1455.  

Contact Us to Learn How You Can Help
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