Food Pantry Needs Replenishing

Our Food Pantry is in great need of supplies as summer use increases. We are so thankful to be able to help so many who are in need of food for their families. With the faithful support of our community and friends of COS, we have filled nearly 2,000 requests for food since January last year! That’s requests and not individuals. If the average family requesting food is just 4, that amounts to 8,000 people COS was able to provide meals for in a year and a half. We manage, track, record and distribute with great care and attention thanks to our many volunteers who help with food delivery, packaging, stocking, documentation and communications.

And so we turn once again to our community individuals and businesses to help us during the summer when we see a substantial increase of requests for meals from our neighbors who find themselves struggling to buy food.

Will you help us out? Here are the items we need most right now: mayo, pancake mix, pancake syrup, canned fruit, canned ham, beef stew, boxed stuffing, and any gluten-free items.

You may contact us at to make arrangements for food drop-off or any questions. If your business is interested in running a food drive, you can contact us at the same email address or call us at (207) 604-0445. We’d be happy to help you with the logistics.

Thank you so very much!