Assist and heal those who are suffering to overcome their homelessness.
More than just food and shelter, our programs help break the cycle of homelessness and restore lives for the long term.
Meal Service

The Modesto Gospel Mission serves 600 meals a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. We serve 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners and 2 snacks per day to the poor and homeless in the community. The food served by the Mission is donated by individuals and businesses in the area, and our service provides warm meals to individuals and families where the only meal they may be able to eat that day is from the Mission.

The Mission also provides daily “to go” meals to any member of the homeless community to receive and take with them off campus.

During Thanksgiving the Mission serves around 1,500 meals to the community, and at Christmas we serve close to 2,500 meals to men, women, and children during the holidays. Our meal service is a vital part of the Modesto Gospel Mission and could not be what it is today without the help and support of our sponsors and the Stanislaus community.


  • Public: 6:20 AM
  • Participants: 7:00 AM



  • Participants: 12:00 Noon



  • Participants: 5:00 PM
  • Public: 8:00 PM


Hygiene Kits & Clothes

Throughout the year, we distribute these kits. These are designed to help with essential hygiene needs. Get your own travel-size toiletries or buy them at Bridges for $4 a kit, in quantities of 50. 

The following should be in each kit:

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Body Lotion
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razor
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Socks

    Here's an Amazon wishlist if you want to donate the items for the hygiene kits. CLICK HERE 

Shelter Service

The overnight shelter program provides 150 beds for men and women and children for emergency shelter every night in 2 separate buildings. Guests are provided with a safe place to sleep overnight as well as showers, meals, and chapel services during their stay, and case management services are provided to those who consistently come to the Mission for overnight shelter.

The overnight towards program aims to be a stepping stone on the road towards permanent housing, and aims to provide hope for the future and provide pretend ical resources for shelter guests as they look for jobs, stable housing, and attempt to transform their lives. The Mission provides a total of 225 beds for men, women, and children every night (emergency shelter, New Life Program residents, and single father units).  The Mission also provides additional transitional housing and low-rent housing to program graduates and senior women throughout Stanislaus County.

Distribution Center


The Modesto Gospel Mission runs the Central Valley's largest free distribution program, giving away new and gently-used clothes to people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Casual clothes, warm clothes, business clothes, and children's clothes are all available for free to recipients.

We follow Jesus and recognize everyone's inherent dignity as all are made in the image of God. To make it easy for our guests, we arrange our clothes in a warehouse-like environment so they can pick the items that match their style and needs. We make sure only high-quality donated clothes make their way to our racks. Providing friendly service and keeping the store clean and organized is our goal.



At the Modesto Gospel Mission, uncooked food is provided to those in need through a warehouse in which food is stored. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we are open from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Feel free to stop by and get some free food and clothes if you need it.





Shower Shuttle

Every Tuesday, we work with our partner, the Shower Shuttle, to give hot showers, underwear, socks, and hygiene kits to the homeless, underserved, and working poor. To restore the hope so desperately lost in today's society, we need to engage the lost and broken. This isn't just a shower. The goal is to re-humanize the individual by meeting their basic needs.

Schedule: Every Tuesday 9 AM to 12:30 PM


Program In Association with What Would Jesus Do Ministries, Inc.

Laundry Shuttle

Every Wednesday, our partner also brings the laundry shuttle to our campus. People's lives are greatly influenced by clean clothes and the environment. More people should benefit from this arrangement.

Schedule: Every Wednesday 9 AM to 12:30 PM

Program In Association with What Would Jesus Do Ministries, Inc.

ID Voucher Release

We provide California DMV ID Vouchers for people in need. You can take this voucher to the DMV to obtain an identification card.

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9AM - 5PM

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Since 1948 the Modesto Gospel Mission has provided for those in need. We continue to find new ways to serve and be Godly stewards of our resources.