One of the first food items neighbors see is fresh produce. This produce is grown primarily by a local community garden. Growing local food helps to ensure that their neighbors get food at its peak nutrition. In the middle of the market, neighbors can pick from a variety of shelf-stable foods such as baking supplies, fruits, veggies, canned meats, breakfast items, pasta, and condiments. The back wall has personal hygiene products and pet food. The pantry has found that some people spend their money feeding their pets rather than themselves. So, COS provides options for pets so their neighbors can have more money to buy the things they need. They also have a freezer with meat and a cooler with dairy and eggs. There is usually a variety of meat so that neighbors can pick one from each kind of meat. Sometimes they have fresh salad and fruit.
COS has a particular area for those who need gluten-free products. They have a great assortment to help their neighbors get the food that meets their nutritional needs. The pantry has a section of donated items that are not food. Neighbors can browse this section to see if there is anything they need or want.
In addition to the in-person shopping model, COS delivers to 80 homes monthly. These home deliveries are for people who cannot come in person. A volunteer will call the neighbor to find out what the neighbor needs. Another COS program is Food4Kids. Food4Kids provides a bag of food to students in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel. This bag is intended to supplement meals for a week. Each pack costs $20 to provide, and COS makes about 70 bags each week for students. Families can pick up the bags from the town office or at COS.