Serving people in their time of need
We are an organization committed to serving families and all individuals in the fight against hunger and homelessness in the Kennett area and surrounding communities. We are responsible stewards of the community, helping members of the greater Kennett community to lift themselves in a dignified manner out of the cycle of poverty.
We achieve this goal through both raising awareness in the community to the needs of underprivileged with few resources and working with them to identify and work towards solutions to their challenges through a network of community connections that care.
Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) began in 1954 with a group of local families distributing Christmas Baskets of food to a few families in need in our area. The program grew over the years and today we are a nonprofit organization operated primarily by a team of dedicated unpaid volunteers. Along with distributing food, we assist local residents in need with emergency assistance in housing, utilities, medical, transportation and other needs.