Lower Columbia School Gardens

Lower Columbia School Gardens helps schools start and sustain dynamic, thriving garden and cooking programs. We run after-school and summer programming for children in Longview and Kelso at each of our 17 school gardens. To participate, students can register through their public elementary or middle school or by emailing Check our website for a complete listing of school gardens and a seasonal schedule of garden clubs, activities, events and other ways to volunteer or get involved in our program.


Wahkiakum Food Bank

Wahkiakum Food Bank is a food pantry. Serves Residents of Wahkiakum County. Documentation Required: Washington State ID. Food pantry service hours: Tuesdays 3pm -5pm. Make sure you check by calling the food pantry to confirm that they still are in operation and the hours as the hours have not changed.

Do you have items to donate? Contact Wahkiakum Food Bank at 360-795-3553 to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.


Senior Community Lunches - Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP)

Provides hot lunches to seniors 60 years of age and older in a community meal setting. There are eight (8) different sites in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties. The goal is to provide fellowship and information as well as serving a nutritional meal.  Suggested donation of $2.50 per meal.


Home Delivered Meals (Meals On Wheels) - CAP

To provide a hot or frozen meal to a homebound client who is at least 60 years of age and meets the criteria for vulnerability. Special dietary needs can be met most of the time. Donation of $2.50 per meal is suggested. Authorization is made through Senior Information and Assistance at (360) 577-4929 or 1-800-682-2406, then referred to CAP Nutrition Program for start of meal delivery.


Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP)

The Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP) is a non-government, non-profit organization which provides comprehensive social services to people in need. CAP's services include:

 HELP Warehouse – Food Banks

 Energy and Housing Services

 Meals on Wheels

 Employment and Training

 CAP Transportation

 Homeless Services

 Career & Family Development Program

 Financial Independence



Community Services Office (CSO) -Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS)

Services Provided: Services available to families and individuals, including cash, medical, food, child care and social services. The CSO administers state and federal public welfare programs. These include medical programs for aged, blind and disabled individuals, children and pregnant women. We also administer medical programs that assist Medicare recipients with their co-pays and deductibles and with drug and alcohol treatment. There are other medical assistance programs available so we encourage anyone to apply who may be in need of medical assistance.


Evergreen AIDS Foundation

Building on its essential core of case management and client advocacy, Evergreen AIDS Foundation provides free community outreach, education, prevention outreach, counseling and testing, mental health counseling, clinical support groups, emergency financial assistance, food assistance, housing assistance, peer advocacy, volunteer services and psychosocial support for persons with HIV disease and their families. Hours: Monday – Friday by Appointment (or drop-in – call at the door), Saturday – Sunday Closed


Environmental Health

Currently, environmental health services are divided between two county agencies: The Health Department and the Building & Planning Department. The Health Department is responsible for food safety, group b water systems, chemical/physical hazards, recreational water safety, and zoonotic disease control and investigations. The Building & Planning Department is responsible for onsite sewage, solid waste, and one or two-house water systems. Please see below for more details:

Health Department