As a community, we take seriously our duty to support our neighbors in times of need. Many of our current volunteers and donors have been on the receiving end of help in the past. If you find yourself in a situation in which you are on the receiving end of help at this time, below are ways in which the towns of Arundel, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport have partnered with Community Outreach Services (COS) to try and provide several areas of help for you.
There are two ways to access food from the COS Food Pantry
1. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL TOWN GENERAL ASSISTANCE OFFICE
The town GA’s can help with scheduling appointments along with identifying other potential resources to help those in need.
Town General Assistance (GA) Office Contact Info
2. CONTACT COS DIRECTLY
- Request an appointment to Shop or Pick-up at the Food Pantry using our online calendar:
Request Food Pantry Appointment
- In Person: Schedule an appointment at the pantry at 19 Park Street during Pantry Hours (see hours below)
- By Phone: (207) 985-3844 – answered during Pantry Hours or leave a Voicemail with requested appointment day and time
Food Pantry Hours
Monday: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Thursday: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am to 12:00pm
As the weather turns colder we offer a one-time assistance to those that may need help in the area of heating fuel. For fuel assistance call your local town General Assistance office (see contact info above.)
Specific Needs Assistance
Sometimes, even with food on the table and fuel in the tank, there are critical needs that impact staying afloat during the storm. An unpaid utility bill, a vehicle repair or a medical need, COS will do our best to help provide resources to fulfill these needs. For assistance with one of these emergency situations, please call your local town General Assistance office (see contact info above).