New Bingo Prizes!

If you haven’t joined us yet for Breakfast & Bingo on Fridays, now is the time! Thanks to these amazing local businesses we have exciting new gift cards and products on our prize table. So bring a friend and come down for free food, fun & prizes! Every Friday 9:30-11:00 a.m.

  • Addy’s Public House
  • Brothers Market
  • Chameleons Pub and Grub
  • Dairy Queen
  • Elite Fitness
  • Gary’s Foods
  • The Green Room Salon
  • Gwen’s Restaurant
  • Iron Leaf Press
  • Mount Vernon Confections
  • Pizza Palace
  • Scorz Bar & Grill
  • Si Senor
  • Silver Spider
  • Subway
  • Whitey’s Bar & Grill

Food Pantry Needs

Scouting for Food is this Saturday! We’re so grateful to Lisbon Cub Scouts who will be picking up donations to help stock our pantry. Don’t forget to fill your bag and set it out!  See below for some of our most-needed items.

Our food pantry has been very busy lately so it is a perfect time for a re-stock.  Besides the Scout’s pick-up this weekend, donations can be dropped off any day of the year during our business hours (9-4 Mon-Fri).  You can also make financial donations directly to SELCC and designate the money to be spent on pantry items. These monetary donations help us take advantage of great deals when buying in bulk. Donate online, or by cash or check.

In the last four months 331 individuals have received food from our pantry. Thank you for helping us fight hunger here in Mount Vernon – Lisbon!

Macaroni & Cheese  — Granola Bars — Crackers — Spaghetti — Grape Jelly — Pancake Mix & Syrup – Beef Stew — Cream of Chicken Soup — Cream of Mushroom Soup — Chili Beans — Baked Beans — Sliced Carrots — Chicken Noodle Soup — Tomato Soup

Time for Pie!

Thanks to SELCC’s wonderful board members, Triple Berry and Dutch Apple pies are now available. These delicious pies are hand-made, freshly frozen and ready for all of your holiday celebrations! Pies are just $12.50 and all proceeds support SELCC, your local nonprofit. Call or stop in 9-4 Monday-Friday. Happy eating!

October fun

Check out the creativity of our After School Cafe students! Yesterday they had a marvelous time painting pumpkins and making monster slime. Thanks to the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council and Cornell students for leading this great activity.

If you have a talent you’d like to share with our students, give us a call. They love learning new things – the messier the better!

After School Cafe Begins Monday, September 17th!

After School Cafe is back in session! Join us beginning Monday, September 17th for snacks, games and enrichment activities. New this year – we will be open on Fridays! Cafe hours are 3:15-5:00 Monday-Friday. Cafe will be closed when Lisbon schools are not in session.

Students age 9 and up are welcome to attend. Younger school-age children may attend with an older sibling. There are no fees for this program, but parents do need to complete permission forms which will be sent home the first time a student attends the Cafe.

We’re excited to welcome Bonnie Montgomery as the new Coordinator for this program. Bonnie has a Master of Science in Psychology and experience as a para-educator and tutor. Bonnie is a Lisbon resident and looks forward to working with the children of the Lisbon- Mount Vernon community.

Please call with any questions. See you after school!

 

 

 

How will you serve?

On this National Day of Service and Remembrance, we’re reminded of the value of community and of those who put others before themselves. During our darkest times, service and compassion are bright lights of hope.

Today and everyday you can serve your neighbors by volunteering at SELCC. Top volunteer needs right now include; sorting clothing donations, answering phones, calling Bingo on Fridays, or donating breakfast items. Call today to see how you can help!

However you choose to serve the community, thank you for shining a light of hope.

Free Produce!

photo of food pantry donation garden fresh grapes

Grapes, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, zucchini, more tomatoes – we have an abundance of produce available! Please stop in today and take some to enjoy over the long weekend. It’s all FREE! Help us by taking it while it is fresh. Open to everyone. We’re here until 4:00 today. See you soon!

Free Clothes!!!

Freestyle Clothing Closet is BURSTING with donations right now. Please stop in and “shop” and help us free up some space! We have 3 rooms full of FREE gently-used and new clothing for all ages. Freestyle is open to ALL members of the Lisbon & Mount Vernon community, with no income guidelines or restrictions. Come in on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-12:00, Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m., or throughout the week by appointment.

From soccer cleats to business suits, capris to glitter t-shirts, we truly have something for everyone! Our space is newly redesigned so finding the perfect item is easier than ever. Summer and winter items available now. Look here first and save yourself a drive to Cedar Rapids!