If you have visited the Linnton Community Center Food pantry on a Monday or Tuesday lately you may have had the opportunity to meet Gloria Lillethun and Kip Waldron.
It is with great pleasure that I highlight their dedication to providing emergency food to people experiencing hunger in our area. Their hard work and leadership has ensured that every person coming to LCC for assistance received the food they needed to feed their families.
Creating a food secure community is no small feat. Last volunteers at LCC along with a partnership with the Oregon food bank and support from the Clark Foundation made it possible for the Linnton Community Center to feed 13,084 people. Volunteers provided 3,621 emergency food boxes, each with a three to five day supply of well-balanced nutritious food. It is with great respect and admiration that I thank them, our partners and all the volunteers for their efforts this past year.
The following programs are closed due to inclement weather.
- Before and after school Activities programs
- ABC University Preschool
- Emergency Food Pantry
Please check back for updates.
Join Skyline Staff for an afternoon of connecting, crafts, snacks, and even a gift for students who attend with their parent/guardians!
Place: Linnton Community Center
10614 NW St. Helens Rd. Portland, OR 97231
CineCentro winter film series
Linnton Resident Tim Kennerly will be hosting a classic film series this winter. Films will screen in the Linnton Community Center Meeting Hall select Saturdays at 7PM.
The Schedule is as follows:
Rashomon: Dec 5th
Night of the Hunter: Dec 19th
Svankmajer’s Alice: Jan 2nd
Ozu-Early Summer: Jan 16th
Clients of the emergency food pantry at LCC are in desperate need of nutrition education and cooking instruction. Lura Kennerly, Linnton resident and MPH candidate at Portland State University has been conducting research and developing nutrition education programming on behalf of LCC clients. Local Resident Sarah Taylor has been conducting free blood pressure screenings during weekly distributions. Together their research has shed new light on the health, eating habits and cooking abilities of LCC food bank patrons. The results have been sobering, Over 70% of patrons report suffering from high blood pressure, type II diabetes or both.
The majority of clients report they are unsure how to properly cook available fresh produce. Clients rely heavily on emergency food to meet their family’s needs. Research has shown clients want to learn about cooking and nutrition but are unsure how to access that information.
Nutrition education and cooking classes are helping to improve the health of the large number of individuals suffering from dietary related illnesses and empowering them to maximize the food they receive in an emergency food box. LCC is partnering with the cooking matters program offered by the Oregon Food Bank to deliver these classes. In addition, LCC has developed a program in which volunteers will provide cooking demos during weekly distribution showing people how to use the fresh produce available that day. Currently classes are taking place in a make shift kitchen in the gym at LCC. A huge thanks to Cooking matters program volunteers Lura Kennerly, Lori Webb, Hillary Conway and
The LCCers set to preform Thursday December 17th at 6:15 at the LCC
The LCCers are a children’s comedy troupe that meet during after-school youth activities at the Linnton Community Center.
Kate Horan, instructor for the troupe graduated from “The American Academy of Dramatic Arts”. Performed Stand Up at “The Comedy Store” and studied with “The Groundlings” a Premier Improv group in Los Angeles California. She also performed with “Scenic Overbite” and “Comedy Helper” at Comedy Works in Denver Colorado. Has over 20 years experience, Acting, Directing and Teaching.
Kate is dedicated to teaching local children the craft of acting. She fosters an environment that allows children to experience the benefits of acting that include; self-confidence, active listening and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. Kate is providing this opportunity at no cost to the participants. If you are interested in having your children participate please contact LCC for more information.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. Special thanks to LCC Board Member Rojelio Bravo and the Chinelos
NW Container Services donated a 20-foot shipping container to the Linnton Community Center’s Emergency Food bank. The container will be used for storing dry goods and nonperishable items. Extra storage will pave the way for evening distribution greatly increasing access to this critical service. The container also opens up space inside the food bank allowing for a more comfortable and welcoming experience. Thank you NW Container Services for facilitating this donation and helping us to feed our areas most vulnerable families and individuals.
Thanks to everyone participating in the Linnton Community Center Summer Program! We truly had a blast. Please stop by to celebrate the end of summer with us Friday August 21st at 5:30 and watch a slide show of our favorite memories and moments.
If you are searching for a preschool for your child please take the time to stop by and check out the Linnton Community Centers dual immersion preschool program. We offer the very best in early child hood education. Our talented and caring staff take a personal approach to education with each child. We offer engaging curriculum in both spanish and english giving children the foundation to be bilingual later in life. Please contact us to schedule a tour!