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 to try and provide several areas of help for you.
Of all the basic human needs, food and water are obviously the most critical. To access food here is a simple two-step process to follow to receive food products.
Step 1 – Schedule a Food Pantry Appointment
Option #1 – go online to https://calendly.com/cosfoodpantry/foodpantryvisit to schedule a 10-
minute appointment to pick up your food, OR
Option #2 – call your local GA office to schedule and appointment
Appointments are available during the following time blocks.
- Monday 12pm – 3pm
- Tuesday 3pm – 6pm
- Wednesday CLOSED
- Thursday 3pm – 6pm
- Friday 10am – 1pm
Step 2 – Pick up your food during your scheduled appointment time at the COS Food Pantry: 19 Park Street in Kennebunk
Note: The Food Pantry (by appointment only) now provides fresh produce, meats, and dairy items – along with non-perishable food like canned goods, cereal, pasta, and more during these scheduled appointments. We will also continue our Produce Pantry (does not include non-perishable items) on Fridays from 9 am – 10 am until further notice.
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 GA (see phone info below.)
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 phone info below).
Town General Assistance Office Contact Info
Wendy in Arundel at 207-985-4201 ext. 113
Karen in Kennebunk 207-985-2102 ext. 1342
Alison in Kennebunkport 207-967-4401