Wednesday

Free meal, 5 to 6 p.m., My Place Teen Center, Foster Street entrance, Westbrook.

Beef stew, salad, dessert, 5 to 6:30 p.m., VFW Post 832, 50 Peary Terrace, South Portland. Per person: $7.

Thursday

Community lunch, noon, Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St., Westbrook. Suggested donation: $5.

Community meal, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Washington Avenue, Portland. Free and open to all, in collaboration with Wayside Food Program.

Friday

Friday lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. Haddock chowder: $8; lobster roll: $7.50; egg salad: $4.50; other items available; free delivery for 10 or more orders.

Baked haddock supper, 5 to 6:15 p.m., with pizza or pasta for children. St. Maximilian Church, Black Point Road, Scarborough. Adults: $8; children: $4; family: $24.

Roast beef dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m., St. John’s Masonic Hall, Portland Street, Route 4, South Berwick. Adults: $10; children under 12: $3.

Baked haddock dinner, dessert buffet, 5 to 6:30 p.m., sponsored by Knights of Columbus to benefit local charities. St. Ignatius gym, Riverside Street, Sanford. Adults: $10; children: $4.

Benefit supper, with silent auction at 6 p.m. followed by supper at 7 p.m. Sponsored by area Catholic churches with proceeds to help those who lost jobs following the boiler explosion at Lincoln Paper and Tissue in Lincoln. Held at St. Bartholomew Church, Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth. Per person: $20. Call 799-5528 to purchase tickets.

Saturday

Chili and chowder contest, noon to 2 p.m., sponsored by the Junior Wardens to benefit a Scottish Rite charity and the Children’s Dyslexia Learning Center. Held at Cumberland Lodge Masonic Hall, 11 Bald Hill Road, New Gloucester. All you can eat: $10; children under 6: free.

Baked beans, macaroni and cheese, dessert, 4:30 to 6 p.m., to benefit church missions, Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, Adults: $7; children under 12: $3.

Beans, macaroni and cheese, pies, 4:30 to 6 p.m. seatings, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. Adults: $8; children: $4.

Beans, American chop suey, pie, seatings at 5 and 6 p.m., to benefit the Imagine No Malaria initiative. Cressey Road United Methodist Church, Gorham. Per person: $8.

Beans, casseroles, pie, 5 to 6 p.m., with music by the choir, Casco Village Church, 941 Meadow Road, Route 121, Casco. Adults: $7; children 8 and under: $4; family: $20.