Community dinner – Thursday, Jan. 5, noon, Westbrook-Warren Congregational church, 810 Main St., Westbrook. Shepherd’s pie, $5.
Chowder luncheon – Friday, Jan. 6, and every Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. Bowl of haddock chowder with crackers, $9; or lobster roll lunch with chips, $10; cup of chowder, $6; combination lobster roll with cup of chowder, $13. All lunches include fresh baked bread, pickle, cookie and beverage. Takeouts available.
Bean supper – Saturday, Jan. 7, 5 and 6 p.m., Prides Corner Congregational Church, 235 Pride St., Westbrook. Beans, ham, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, Italian bread, homemade pies and beverage. $8, $5.
Free meal – Wednesday, Jan. 11, 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, Jan. 11, 5-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 832, Peary Terrace, South Portland. Ground beef and gravy, mashed potatoes, veggies, rolls and dessert. $7.
Community dinner – Thursday, Jan. 12, noon, Westbrook-Warren Congregational church, 810 Main St., Westbrook. Chicken and gravy, $5.
Chicken pie supper – Saturday, Jan. 14, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church St., Gorham. $10, $5.
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