Help Us Fill a 2020 Holiday Basket

2020 has been a long and crazy year and unfortunately it appears that this holiday season will be anything but normal. As we approach the 2020 holidays, we are excited to extend an invitation to those who find themselves in a position to help our neighbors who are in a stressful financial situation this holiday.  The Holiday Food Basket program has been a long-standing successful community cooperative effort and with your help we are excited to make this year a continuation of that success.

Below you will find a list of specific food items that would be helpful over the next several weeks for both Thanksgiving and Christmas deliveries. At the bottom of the page, you will also note where and when you can drop items off. In a time when divisiveness and vitriol are constantly displayed nationwide, we thank you in advance for your willingness to consider helping make this season a time to be truly thankful for a community that cares for each other, in spite of the differences we may have.

Holiday Food Basket Donation Request Information

  • Ham or Turkey (must be frozen, cooked preferred) – Under 10 pounds
  • Hot Dogs, Sausages, Bacon – Any size/amount
  • Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Carrots – Any size/amount
  • Cooked Chicken or Turkey – 12 to 16 oz
  • Cooked Beef, Corned Beef, or Ham – 12 to 16 oz
  • Soup: Chicken Noodle/Rice, Tomato – 10 to 10 oz
  • Chowders: Clam, Corn, or Potato – 14 to 20 oz
  • Stews: Beef or Chicken, Chili – 15 to 24 oz
  • Spaghetti, with Meatballs, Ravioli – 15 to 24 oz
  • Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, or Oranges -15 to 24 oz
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing – 12 to 24 oz
  • Cakes (any kind), Brownies, Cookies, Biscuits – 16 to 24 oz
  • Juice: Apple, Orange, Grape, Cranberry, etc. – 32 to 64 oz
  • Laundry Detergent – 40 to 80 oz
  • Cleaners and Disinfectants – 16 to 32 oz
  • Dish Soap – 16 to 32 oz
  • Masks – reusable or disposable – Any size/amount
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste – Any size/amount
  • Dog and Cat Food (dry) – 3 to 5 pound bags
  • Cat Litter – Any size

Drop Information

Food, cash and check donations can be delivered to our new facility located at 19 Park Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043 during our operating hours below.

Mon 12-3pm; Tues 3-6pm; Thur 3-6pm; Fri 9am-1pm

To donate online click the “donate now” button below. If you are interested in sending a check, please make checks payable to the address below:




Community Outreach Services
P.O. Box 1175
Kennebunk, ME 04043

Note: We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code, and as such, all cash donations are fully tax deductible.

COS Is Moving!

With the impending need to move from Vinegar Hill, our team has been working tirelessly to confirm a plan for a new location. It has been a logistical and scheduling challenge the last few weeks to say the least, but our move to our new home is finally happening the week after Labor Day.

With the support of the three towns of Arundel, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport and their encouragement to see us get our own space, COS is pleased to announce our new location at what used to be the old Teen Center on 19 Park Street. With much work and visionary drive from Karen Winton and Chris Osterrieder and support from the Kennebunk Town Manager and Select Board, our dream to have our own home has finally come true. With an incredible construction leadership role from Dave Boyd, the building has been transformed to make our new headquarters a beautiful place to serve the needs of our neighbors in the community.

COS is humbled to have such a strong partnership with the three General Assistance Officers of all three towns and we look forward to being able to serve more now that we have our own home. COS is grateful to have been a part of this community for the last 30 years and we look forward to continuing to meet the food, fuel and specific needs challenges of our neighbors. This is a pic of the space with work in progress on some renovations. We will be sharing more detailed information very soon so that our neighbors and volunteers will know what to expect in the coming days.

You Drink, We Donate!

Mornings In Paris has almost reached their goal to sell 250lbs of their very own COS Community Blend coffee! Let’s help them reach their goal by the weekend (only 50 more bags to go – so now is a good chance to get a restock if you’re getting low).

Hannaford Supermarkets has just been restocked and they are fully stocked at the Mornings In Paris shop in Lower Village.

Stop on by – $4 from every bag sold goes directly to COS to help our neighbors!

Bicentennial Cocktail for 2

Bicentennial Cocktail for 2

At Batson River Brewing & Distilling
Throughout the Year of 2020

Raise a glass to Maine’s 200th birthday and help us raise money for organizations doing great things in our community. Throughout the year, we will be serving a specialty cocktail with a $200 price tag at the Tasting Room and donating the proceeds to a different local, non-profit each month. COS has been selected as the recipient for the month of February.

In addition to the satisfaction of helping a wonderful cause, you’ll receive two commemorative glasses filled with our specialty cocktail featuring local Maine ingredients, including our Clock Farm Vodka, Dried Blueberries, Ginger, Spruce Tips, and Honey.

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