Samaritan Outreach Services (S.O.S.) operates as a charity food pantry funded by grants, and private donations. It is ran by two friendly and caring part time employees and over 60 dedicated volunteers.
Eligibility for services fall within the guidelines of federal income levels. Currently we serve over 3600 individuals on a monthly basis.
Samaritan Outreach Services was formed in 1989 by Jean Carson and her husband Rev. John Carson, rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Hillsboro, Ohio. They along with Michael Malony organized religious and community leaders to discuss how best to meet human needs in face of scarce social services in Highland County. They worked with both the Episcopal Appalachian Ministries and the Catholic Social Services in Cincinnati to create Samaritan Outreach Services.
Today, Samaritan Outreach Services is a a stand alone, non-profit organization serving the greater Highland County area.