KACS to launch 13th Annual Empty Bowls Event Feb. 23

Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) – Almost 70 years ago, KACS delivered their first holiday food baskets to families living in Kennett Square. Today, with the support of area businesses, community members, partner agencies, funders, and volunteers, KACS provides crisis services, housing stability, food, and an educational path forward for individuals, families, and seniors living in Southern...

Kennett Area Community Service celebrates first housing donation

Kennett Area Community Service volunteers celebrate the donation of an affordable home. On Thursday, November 9th, Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) accepted the donation of its first home to be used as affordable housing. KACS received the designation of Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) from Chester County this May. After that announcement, an anonymous donor came forward and...

KACS offers thanks to the Manfredi family

Left to right, John, Frank Jr., & Frank Manfredi. Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) is thankful for the long-time partnership & support with the amazing Manfredi family. Manfredi Cold Storage has generously supported our two annual holiday food distributions with donations of chickens and turkeys for more than 15 years. These last several years Manfredi Cold Storage has donated over 1,000...

9th annual Empty Bowls event, Feb. 27

On Thursday, February 27th, 2020 Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) will be hosting its 9th Annual Empty Bowls Event at The Red Clay Room in Kennett Square.  “Empty Bowls” is an international grassroots effort to raise money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. The mission is to create positive and lasting change through the arts, education, and community.  KACS Empty Bowls potters...

Brandywine Living seniors support Empty Bowls Project

Local seniors from Brandywine Living at Longwood are excited to be using their artistic talent to help fight hunger in their community by supporting the 8th annual Kennett Square Empty Bowls Project. The Kennett Square Empty Bowls Project is a yearly fundraising event hosted by the KACS (Kennett Area Community Service) to assist the growing number of families that need support in the community. Attendees...

KACS plans open house to celebrate new resource center

The Grand Opening of the new KACS Resource Center will be held June 15. KENNETT SQUARE — Kennett Area Community Service (KACS), home of the Kennett Food Cupboard, is holding an Open House to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new KACS Resource Center at 138 West Cedar Street, Kennett Square. The event on Wednesday, June 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m is open to the public and will showcase the newly...

Wings for Success holds KSQ grand opening

‘Outfitting’ women with confidence & hope By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times One of the many stylish, work appropriate outfits available to Wings for Success clients. KENNETT – The unassuming Wings for Success office, situated quietly at 457 Birch Street, has an amazing story to tell.  For disadvantaged women of Southern Chester County, it is a life-line; a place to regain confidence,...

60 years of giving: KACS kicks off holiday campaign

Support needed for local 2014 holiday food, coat & toy campaign  By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times The KACS 2014 Toys for Tots Co-Chairs: Mike & Debbi Sears with their children Ben & Maddi. KENNETT — This year, Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) proudly celebrates its 60th anniversary of helping the lesser fortunate within our communities.  Founded in 1954 by the simple,...