Under the direction of the Good Shepherd Catholic Parish Pastor and the Parish Administrator, the Bethlehem Center and it's services operate as a critical part of the mission of the Catholic Church in Visalia.  Each year our small team of paid staff and volunteers and groups help to serve over 7,000 meals each month, 18,000 Food Pantry boxes, nearly 10,000 clothing items to the homeless with children and family, and over 360,000 pounds of food and food products.

Without their dedication and your generous corporate and personal support, we would not carryout the mission of the Bethlehem Center with its resources, thrift stores, food pantry and meal services.  May God bless you and you continue to support this critical mission for our great city.


Henry Medina


Anna Hernandez


Ben Sanchez

Food Pantry

Rudy Flores


Rita Perez


Bertha Perez

Store Lead

Jaime Barrera

Head Cook

Patricia McPhearson

Assistant Cook

Mario Navarro

Donations Receiver

Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members:

Patrick Lozano, Chair

Steve Lansdowne – President, J. C. Lansdowne, Inc.

Mike Leoni – Retired

Bill Evans – Retired

Tony Salierno – Retired

Rev. Fr, Alex Chavez, Pastor, Good Shepherd Catholic Parish

Cindy Hill

Henry Medina, Director

Updated 05/26/2020

Our Location

506 N Garden St
Visalia, CA 93291

(559) 734-9522

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For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
I needed clothes and you clothed me.

- Matthew 25:35-36

We are a 501(c)(3) organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  See your tax specialist for specific details.

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Bethlehem Community Center

& Thrift Store

1638 N. Dinuba

Visalia CA 93291




Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM

Closed for lunch 12-12:30 PM

Closed Saturday & Sunday

(559) 734-1572