Recipes of the Samaritan Soup Kitchen

The Samaritan Soup Kitchen serves good food along with hope and healing each day. Soup Kitchen volunteers not only bless our Ministry by being here, they know how to add a pinch of this and a dash of that to make the food turn out just right!
Each month, Samaritan Ministries will post a "recipe of the month". These are not only Samaritan Soup Kitchen staples, but some of the favorite home-cooked recipes of our volunteers and guests.
The Soup Kitchen recipes will be large quantities, a perfect measure for Church socials or other large group meals. Whenever possible, we'll take the same recipes and give them to you in a more manageable quantity as well. Enjoy the recipes, and if you have one to share, send us an email at and let us know about it!

December 2003 and January 2004 - Lemon Squares
Our Soup Kitchen Sponsor for the month of December is R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. RJR is underwriting all the food purchases in the Soup Kitchen during the month, and organizing volunteers to serve in the Soup Kitchen as well! This recipe for Lemon Squares was submitted by Vivian Turner, who recently retired after 18 years at RJR. Most recently, Vivian served as the Director of Community Affairs. She also served as President of the RJR Foundation. Vivian has been making this recipe for about 30 years. When her children were young, they would help her make the lemon squares - now her granddaughter pitches in to help! We wish Vivian a happy and blessed retirement. And thank you to all the employees of RJR for your support of Samaritan Ministries during our two-million meal celebration month!

Lemon Squares


1 box lemon cake mix
1 stick butter or margarine
1 box powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla flavoring
4 eggs
1 8 oz pack cream cheese
2 tsp. lemon flavoring

Mix cake mix, butter and 1 egg. Press into 9 x 13 inch nonstick pan. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over cake mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Let cool and cut into squares.

Samaritan Ministries
1243 Patterson Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-748-1962
Fax: 336-748-8207
Sonjia Kurosky Executive Director
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