The Samaritans of Holy Cross provide assistance to those in need within the Dover community.  We house a food pantry that is open on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.  Volunteers purchase, sort, shelve, pack and distribute food that is given to needy families.

For more information, contact Kathy Lessard.

The Samaritans are part of our Social Concerns Committee whose mission is to protect and provide assistance to those who are in need.  As a pro-life community, we value all life.  This is the basis for the service work that we provide. The Social Concerns committee is always looking for new volunteers and is open to starting new ministries.  Please consider volunteering.  Our meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m.

I was introduced into the ministry by the requests for turkeys and hams in the Bulletin around the holidays. I had no idea the Samaritans were also giving out food twice weekly before I started making regular donations. Jesus said, "Feed my people" and "Whatever you do for the least of my people you do for me." I think what makes this ministry so important is that by our providing food to those families who are in crisis are able to better take care of their other bills, like rent and utilities, until they can find work.

–John Mariast

I got involved with the Samaritan pantry in an effort to give back to the community. I had a desire to put the words of the Gospel into practice. Caring for the least of our brothers is doing God's work. I have been working in the pantry for several years now. Pantry workers purchase food, stock the shelves, and pack for families in need. We also plan and hold food drives and provide assistance to those in crisis situations. Through this ministry, I have met many new people and have been able to serve God's people.

–Rick Katcher