KACS

Donations & Volunteers

Thank you for

Helping KACS help others

KACS strives to create a community without poverty where everyone can live well. As inflation rises and the cost of living increases, more individuals, families, and seniors are coming to KACS for support.

With a donation, you can help provide food for the poor, emergency assistance for the homeless, crisis services for families and workshops to support those moving out of poverty. Together, we deliver hope.

Every month we are experiencing an increase in individuals, families, and seniors who come to KACS for support – many are coming to us for the first time.

Your donation is imperative, now more than ever, for KACS to continue our life-sustaining programs – KACS Food Cupboard, KACS Emergency Assistance Services, KACS Bridges Out of Poverty.

Please consider donating:

Mail a check to
KACS
PO Box 1025
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Volunteers are the heart and soul of KACS. We are always on the lookout for compassionate people to lend a hand.

There are many volunteer opportunities at the KACS Food Cupboard!

  • Receiving food donations
  • Stocking shelves
  • Food distribution
  • Stock Little Free Pantries
  • Warehouse 
  • Ambassador
  • Gardening (seasonal)

If you are ready to roll up your sleeves with us, we would love to have you!

Every month, KACS Food Cupboard helps feed over 1,700 neighbors and we need your help stocking the shelves! These are just a few of the essential items – click here for a more comprehensive list.
 
  • Canned corn or mixed vegetables
  • White rice (1-2lb bags)
  • Canned Tomatoes/sauce
  • Pinto beans (1-2lb bags)
  • Canned fruit
  • Grape/strawberry jelly
  • Mayo/mustard/ketchup/oil
  • Flour/sugar/maseca (corn flour)

Support KACS

No one is turned away from KACS. We are a nonprofit charity providing essential, life-sustaining services to individuals, families, and seniors throughout Southern Chester County.

KACS Food Cupboard: Serving our neighbors in the Avon Grove, Unionville-Chadds Ford and Kennett Consolidated School District and who have household incomes at or below the Federal Poverty Level. 

KACS Emergency Assistanceoffers housing assistance for those experiencing homelessness or are imminently homeless, financial assistance for rent and utilities, and connecting those in need with a partner agency that will best assist them. 

KACS Bridges Out of Poverty: Bridges brings people from all sectors and economic classes together to improve job retention rates, build resources,  improve outcomes, and support those who are moving out of poverty.

Please consider supporting KACS:

Mail a check to:
KACS
PO Box 1025
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Thanks for all you do to love your neighbor!

Support KACS

Volunteer

KACS has over 75 dedicated volunteers who make it possible to feed more than 600 families every month! We have so many volunteer opportunities – wouldn’t you like to join them?

Receiving and sorting food donations – Mondays 9am-4pm

Stocking shelves for food distribution – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9am-12pm

Food distribution shoppers (Guide participants through “Food You Choose”)- Tuesdays 12pm-6pm, Wednesdays 12pm-7pm, and Thursdays 12pm-6pm

Stock Little Free Pantries – 7-days a week 9am-12pm

Warehouse – Weekdays 9am-12pm

KACS on Wheels – Third Wednesday of each month

Ambassador – As needed for special events to represent KACS and collect donations

Gardening (seasonal) – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9am-11am

We appreciate your time and support!

Support KACS

Food Donations

KACS relies on generous community members like you to help feed over 600 families every month.

We graciously accept donations from individuals as well as community food drives. Want to host a Food Drive event? Click here for the KACS Food Drive Toolkit

All food donations are distributed through the Food Cupboard, Little Free Pantries, and KACS on Wheels.

Food donations can be delivered to KACS Food Cupboard, 136 West Cedar Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348 during the following hours:

Monday 9am-4pm  (Monday is the preferred day)
Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-4pm

Below are the items we need most:

White rice (1-2lb bags)
Pinto beans (1-2lb bags)
Pasta (small shapes)
Canned tomatoes/sauce
Canned corn or mixed vegetables
Canned fruit
Canned chicken/tuna/deviled ham
Canned pinto/black beans
Peanut Butter
Grape/strawberry jelly
Mayo/mustard/ketchup/oil
Flour/sugar/maseca (corn flour)
Corn Tortillas
Spaghettios
Nescafe/Coffee and Tea
Cereal
Ramen Noodles

Please also consider donating these essential non-food items that are not eligible for purchase using SNAP (food stamps):

Baby wipes & Diapers (size 4, 5, 6, or training pants)
Feminine hygiene products (e.g. tampons, pads)
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Clean, gently used grocery bags (plastic, paper, or reusable)

Support KACS

Food Drive Toolkit

Ready, Set, Collect!
Food Drives are as simple as 1-2-3

Gather friends, family, neighbors then… 

Download the KACS Food Drive flyer template – click on the fields of the pdf to personalize for your event ↓

Step 1 – PLAN

  • Date(s) and hours
  • Event location
  • Register your Food Drive with KACS Click here
  • Recruit volunteers (begin with family & friends)
  • Start gathering empty boxes/bags
  • Storage space for donations until they can be delivered to KACS
  • How will donations be delivered to KACS

Step 2 – PROMOTE

  • Download sample flyer or create your own
  • Post on Social Media – tag KACS (Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn: KennettAreaCommunityService) so we can help you spread the word!
  • Send emails
  • Print and distribute flyers
  • Does your employer offer matching contributions?

Step 3 – COLLECT!

  • Set up a table and chairs
  • Have a container for cash donations
  • Refreshments and snacks for volunteers
  • Put up signs in the area to direct donations
  • Post lots of pictures on Social Media (and tag KACS!)
  • Don’t forget to thank everyone who made this event awesome!