We love our community

We love our Community!

We all know that a community is only as strong as its schools, and a school is only as strong as its community. Seth Lewelling is blessed to have community involvement from the individuals who volunteer, to the businesses that support our events and fundraising efforts. THANK YOU.

Please take a look at the info below for community resources and information. We only grow stronger by supporting each other.


Food Resources

Wichita Center's Food Pantry is open Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
To access the Food Pantry, families must have a student enrolled in the North Clackamas School District or have a student in Clackamas County Head Start. Visits are limited to once a month.

Student Clothing Closet

Wichita Center's Student Clothes Closet is open Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  *Please arrive before 3:30 PM.

To access the Clothes Closet, families must have a student enrolled in the North Clackamas School District. Visits are limited 3 visits during the school year and one time during the Back to School event.


Backpack Buddies

Backpack Buddies

We are aware that many families in our community face financial struggles that in some cases may make it very difficult to provide some necessities such as food. Lewelling is fortunate to participate in the Backpack Buddy Program which helps supply students with some food items for the weekend.  GracePointe Church, a church in the community, generously supplies food items to the school for this purpose. At the end of each week, we send non-perishable food items home in each participating child's backpack so that they can have meals/snacks over the weekend.

If you have any questions about the Backpack Buddy program or if you'd like to sign up for the program this year, please contact the school counselor, Janelle Menzia-Murphy, at 503/353-5444.  Thank you!

Lunch Buddy

Lunch Buddy Mentors eat, listen, laugh, and become a trusted presence in a child's life. Spending 50 minutes once a week can help a child gain better relationships with peers, and feel better about their school community, which can positively impact academic performance and reduce social isolation.