Chowder luncheon – Friday, Dec. 16, and every Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. Bowl of haddock chowder with crackers, $9; lobster roll lunch with chips, $10; cup of chowder, $6; combination lobster roll with cup opf chowder, $13. All lunches include fresh baked bread, pickle, cookie and beverage. Takeouts available.
Bean supper – Saturday, Dec. 17, 5-6 p.m., Amvets Post 6, Route 100, New Gloucester. Two kinds of beans, brown bread, homemade biscuits, cole slaw, American chop suey, and two tables of desserts. $7, $3.
Bean supper – Saturday, December 17, 5-6 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Baked beans, casseroles, homemade pies and live music.
Free meal – Wednesday, Dec. 21, 5-6 p.m., Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St., Westbrook. Sponsored in collaboration with Wayside Food programs and Trinity Lutheran Church. Handicapped accessible and free parking.
VFW meal – Wednesday, Dec. 21, 5-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 832, Peary Terrace, South Portland. Roast pork, mashed potatoes, veggies, rolls and dessert. $7.
Free Christmas dinner – Sunday, Dec. 25, noon-2 p.m., Buxton Centre Baptist Church, 938 Long Plains Road (Route 22), Buxton.
Nonprofit organizations who want to list public meals should email information 10 days in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.