Help in the Kennebunks
COS of the Kennebunks: This tremendous organization provides help with food, fuel and other needs. They can be reached at (207) 604-0445, or online at coskennebunks.org. Other details:
Weekly Food Boxes: Community Outreach Services operates the Food Pantry, which provides food boxes daily upon request to the Town Hall. Requests that are received by 11:45 a.m. are usually available for pickup that same day after 3:30 p.m. Orders received after 11:45 a.m. can be picked up on the next business day. In Kennebunk, please call the Tax Collector’s office at (207) 985-2012 ext. 1606 to request a food box Monday through Friday. In Kennebunkport, call 967-4401. In Arundel, call 985-4201, ext. 104.
Weekly Produce Pantry: Community Outreach Services operates a weekly produce pantry. The pantry is open every Friday at 9 a.m. (early arrival recommended) and held at St. Martha’s Church located at 30 Portland Road, Kennebunk.
Town General Assistance offices: These offices can assist with fuel, food and some housing needs. Each town has its own office:
Arundel – (207) 985-4201 Ext 104 website
Kennebunk – (207) 985-2102 ext. 1342 website
Kennebunkport – (207) 967-4401 website
The Little Pantry: This pantry, located on the front porch at the Chamber office at 16 Water St. in Kennebunk, is an emergency food source that is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no questions asked. If you need something you can’t find out front, or have a specific need we can help with, please drop in during business hours, M-F, 9-5, call 967-0857 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Harvest: In addition to providing community meals, this organization can help families needing some extra help. They can be found online or by calling (207) 967-1911.
Local churches: Most local churches maintain assistance funds. Please check with your local church for details.
Nationwide information: USA Today article "Government shutdown freebies deals and help furloughed workers"