KHS Peer Helpers Donation to Community

During the last week of September, Kennebunk High School held a food drive to benefit Community Outreach Services. Spearheaded by Peter Lazos and the Peer Helpers group, they collected 214 pounds of food and $2,172.58. They are an outstanding example of how young people can successfully get involved in the community and make a difference. We applaud them for their organizing skills, communication skills, and effort. We have such great young people in this community and we wish them the best during this school year. If you know one of these kids, tell them how thankful you are for their contribution. Keep up the great work students, you give us great hope for the next generation!

Wicked 5K Road Race

Sunday, Oct 29
Kennebunkport, Maine

5k start 12:00pm
1k start 11:45am

The 8th Annual Wicked 5K run/walk has become the best race in October!

With amazing prizes and give-a-ways, most everyone leaves with something.

Join the runners and walkers as they dress in fun and spooky costumes and travel through a challenging course along the beautiful Kennebunkport roads.

Race fees are $25 advance registration and $29 the day of.  The first 100 registered 5K participants will receive a t-shirt. The kids 1K run at 11:45 a.m.  Bring your little one, dressed head to toe in their favorite costume and watch as they dash to the finish line. 1K is $5.00

A full buffet lunch is provided following the race and is available for non-participants to purchase for only $10.

A Wicked good time!

5k Run/Walk Race Details

START / FINISH:

The race starts and finishes at a The Nonantum Resort (95 Ocean Avenue) in Kennebunkport

CHIP TIMING:

A chip finish will give each participant their exact race time

START TIME:

12:00 pm 5k Run/Walk
11:45 am 1k Kids Run

PARKING:

Parking is at the Nonantum, along the town streets and the River Club

REGISTRATION:

Registration begins at 11:00 am with DAY OF registration available for $29

AWARDS:

Awards will be presented to the top 3 Overall Male/Female, and the top 3 Overall Masters Male/Female. Several random winners are awarded Wicked Cool Prizes as well.

REFRESHMENTS:

Refreshments are provided for participants at the Nonantum Resort following the race. ​$10 for guests.

1K: And for our littlest competitors, bring your kids to participate in the almost 1k at 11:45 am. Be sure to dress them in their favorite costume.  Just like the grown-ups.

Click here to visit the Official Site and Register

Hannaford Cause Bag Program

Anytime a shopper purchases our Hannaford Helps reusable bag,
a local Cause receives $1!

Anytime a shopper purchases our Fight Hunger reusable bag,
a local Hunger Relief Agency receives $.25!

Each month, a new nonprofit is chosen for each bag at every Hannaford location! 
AND, for every Cause bag reused just 1X, EIGHT single use bags are NOT used! 

Check out https://newhannaford.bags4mycause.com/ to see the amazing impact the sale of both the Hannaford Helps bags and the Fight Hunger bags are having on our communities and the environment!

Interested in submitting a nonprofit?
Find out more here.

Webhannet Charity Classic Invitation

We are so grateful to the Webhannet Charity Foundation for holding the Classic Golf Tournament again this year and having Community Outreach Services Food For Thought Backpack Program to be one of the charities. We appreciate the work that you are contributing to our community. The tournament was held September 17th, at the Webhannet Golf Club, in Kennebunk.

We will post the amount of the donation when all donations and receipts have been tallied.

Summer’s End to Community Garden

IMG_1639It’s always a sad time when we say goodbye to summer. This summer has been a huge harvest for the Kennebunk Community Garden. While there are still a few produce items like carrots left to come in, overall, the yield has brought in over 5,000 pounds of fresh produce right from their garden plots in West Kennebunk to the COS Produce Pantry held every Friday at St. Martha’s Church in Kennebunk. The largest amount of garden produce brought in one Friday so far has been 718 lbs! We are grateful to Mary Liz and Michelle, co-chairs for Maine Harvest for Hunger Committee and contact point persons for the KCG. Mary Liz is also a COS Board member and was a major player for bringing the partnership between Kennebunk Community Garden and COS. 

The many neighbors that come every Friday are so thankful and appreciative for especially the fresh produce they get to take home that normally they could not afford at the supermarket. With the 2o or so volunteers that set up the Produce Pantry each Friday, we are so thankful for how COS is able to extend a helping hand to our neighbors with food insecurities.

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This summer has been a boon crop and we thank all the gardeners like Gus who tend to the gardens so that we can have such bounty to give away to our neighbors at our Produce Pantry. Thank you so much Kennebunk Community Garden! This Winter, we are going to miss our friends from the Garden. But we are getting one-day closer each day to summer when we’ll see our friends again.