Serving dinner every
Tuesday & Thursday
5:30 pm — 6:00 pm
Delicious and Free
Our dinners are served at the 
First Lutheran Parish Hall
on the corner of 4th & Wyeth Streets, 
in St. Helens, Oregon.

(see map for directions)
Call: 503-397-0090 for more information

Community Meals is a member agency of the Columbia Pacific Food Bank and operates as a benevolent kitchen. It is the only program of its kind in Columbia County. 
Our goal is to increase food assistance to our neighbors, especially to those facing tight budgets, job loss, housing loss, frailness or loneliness and to anyone who wants to be part of our community. 

“When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” 
Ethiopian Proverb
In accordance with Federal law  and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. 

 To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Cash donations are always appreciated. If you wish to contribute please send your check to Judy Ann Johnson as listed on our contact us page

We are an all volunteer community program.
A CELEBRATION OF GREAT THINGS – 63,000 plates served

Over the past six years, volunteers from all walks of life have come together twice weekly to prepare and serve meals. Some volunteers have worked as cooks, servers, dishwashers and cleanup for all 6 years. At least 63,000 plates of food have been served with generous welcoming smiles. 

The dinners are made possible with the participation of over 100 volunteers and donations from individuals, businesses and church groups throughout the county. Pastor Joe Strandjord and the congregation of the First Lutheran Church have made their community room available while the Columbia Pacific Food Bank partners with the program to provide some of the food served. Volunteer gardeners at Community Gardens in Scappoose and St. Helens, growing fresh vegetables for the Food Bank, are offered to the Community Meals. Currently there is a major focus on planning for more fruit and vegetables in the menu planning.
Word of mouth has created a lasting program that continues to sustain itself as an all-volunteer program. 

A thank you party and celebration on June 23rd was made possible by the St. Helens Booster Club and St. Helens Federal Credit Union. Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade potato salad, pop, chips and cookies were served to guests and volunteers. In addition to the support of the St. Helens Credit Union and Booster Club, Monica Cade, RSVP, donated the decorations and Rich and Ellen Baily provided door prizes. Volunteers and donations are welcome.