Good Shepherd Ministry Center

Providing Essential Services to El Cajon

Using a market-style service model, the Good Shepherd Ministry Center is providing food, clothing, and diapers to those in need in the El Cajon community on Saturday mornings. A drive-through option for picking up items is available to those with mobility issues or with small children in their cars. (Please display handicap placard or license plate designation.)

Donations welcome! Non-perishable food and gently used clothing may be dropped off at the Center
Fridays: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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772 S Johnson Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 442-9491

To share God's love by cultivating a healthy and peace-filled community.

Providing a dignified source of nourishment to our neighbors in the City of El Cajon.
More than 200 families are served every Saturday morning.
For more information and to volunteer, please contact the food pantry directly at foodpantry@foothillsumc.org.

Food Distribution: Saturdays, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Volunteers Needed: Fridays, 9:00 am – 11:00 am and Saturdays, 7:30 am – 10:30 am

DONATION NEEDS: cooking oil and pasta sauce

Program Leads - Erich Grimm-Schmitt 


Providing diapers for our littlest neighbors.
Families may receive one package of 25 diapers per child on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month (Newborn to size 6).
Children’s diapers provided by Jacob & Cushman's San Diego Food Bank.

DONATION NEEDS: Adult diapers

Diapers Distribution: The 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Volunteers Needed: Saturdays 7:30 am – 10:00 am Program

Leads – Christie Ranney and Danean LeNoir

Providing gently used clothing to our neighbors in a boutique-like atmosphere.
100 people are served each Saturday.

Clothing Distribution: Saturdays, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Volunteers Needed: Saturdays, 7:00 am – 11:00 am

DONATION NEEDS: new underwear, socks, and t-shirts and gently used pants, shirts, coats and shoes

Progam Lead - Paula Perry and Joy Hollmann

Complimentary yoga classes for everyone, regardless of ability, with a certified instructor. Neighbors of the GSMC can enjoy the benefits of gentle stretching and mindfulness at the peace-filled ministry center.
Wednesdays, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Instructor - Sue Sullivan and Kat Papike

Creating an environment where we can provide spiritual connection, physical wellness, and emotional stability using resources provided by church and community partners to meet our mission.

Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Director – Susan Naslund

Other Services Provided by GSMC Tenants

Other Services provided by GSMC Tenants
Provides free naturopathic care to our neighbors. Located upstairs at GSMC.
At this clinic, licensed naturopathic doctors have been trained to use conventional diagnostic testing and natural treatments to emphasize disease prevention and the body’s inherent healing ability.
Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.