LINCS Family Center Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

May 19, 2022 marks the Tenth Anniversary of the Wilson Area LINCS Family Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located on the campus of the Wilson Area Intermediate School, 2400 Firmstone Street, Easton. The LINCS Family Center currently offers a food pantry for almost 550 families a year, a weekend meal program for 100 students each week, a teaching garden which provides produce for the pantry, and a summer playground program offering a safe space for elementary students to learn and … Read More

Summer Playground Registration Now Open

  Click on this link to access the registration form: LINCS Summer Playground 2022 (1) The Wilson Area LINCS Summer Playground is a four week recreational program for elementary aged students from Wilson Borough and Avona Elementary Schools that offers a safe environment for play, exercise, and building social skills. Games, organized sports, arts and crafts, reading, and social activities are featured. Topics such as nutrition, safety in the home, safety in the community, fitness, and social and emotional skills … Read More

Bingo Event Sponsors

We had a full house and many winners at our bingo event on Saturday, April 30! Thank you to everyone who attended and donated items to the food pantry. You helped us to raise over $5,000.00 to support local families and Wilson Area School District students. Thanks also to our board members and volunteers who were able to have so many great prizes donated to the event.  Special Thanks to our Blue and Gold Business Sponsors: Valor Wealth ManagementMike McGuire LINCS … Read More

Community Coalition Organizes to Promote Healthy Youth Development as Part of State Prevention Effort

During National Prevention Week and Mental Health Awareness Month, LINCS Family Center is announcing the organization of a community coalition to encourage healthy youth development in the Wilson Area School District Community.  The LINCS coalition will apply the Communities That Care (CTC) model throughout their activities. CTC is an evidence-based coalition model that targets the prevention of substance misuse, school dropout, delinquency, violence, and mental health among youth. It has been widely implemented with demonstrated success throughout communities in the … Read More

Personal Care Items Needed for Food Pantry

Paper products, personal care items, and baby items are often requested by those who utilize our food pantry but are only available when donated to LINCS. Please consider starting a personal care item drive at your house of worship, business, or club. You can email [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to schedule a time to drop off your donations. Monetary donations are always accepted through our website or you are welcome to write a check … Read More

LINCS Family Center Seeks Donations for Weekend Snack Bags To Help us “Lighten the Load”

Did you know that LINCS Family Center provides weekend meal bags to 70 elementary and intermediate school students each week? We currently include canned fruit, vegetables, protein, and soup as well as pasta, juice, peanut butter, cereal, and snacks in each bag which can make them quite heavy. Students navigate their way home either walking or on a bus with the bag, their backpack, and other items at the end of the school day. LINCS is looking for nutritious and … Read More

Seeking Volunteers

Wilson Area LINCS Family Center is looking for volunteers for our community garden and food pantry. Community Garden tasks may include planting, weeding, watering, picking ripe vegetables, light repair on raised beds, and fall clean up. All produce is harvested for our food pantry during the summer and early autumn months. Food Pantry volunteers are needed to pack items in boxes, deliver curbside and load into cars, assemble weekend meal bags for students and break down cardboard boxes. The pantry … Read More

LINCS Community Coordinator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2021 The LINCS Family Center Receives Grant to Promote Healthy Youth Development Wilson Borough, PA – The LINCS Family Center recently received a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) to build community capacity to identify and implement programs and resources that ensure the well-being and healthy development of community youth. The objective of the Community Coalition Capacity Building (CCCB) grant is to enable community coalitions to recruit key stakeholders, collect data, … Read More