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Oct 21st, 1:30pm-2:30pm
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Oct 21st, 3:00pm-5:00pm
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Oct 21st, 5:00pm-6:00pm
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If you would like to receive occasional e-newsletters containing news, important events, and calls to action, please send your e-mail address to         
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Click here to read the current newsletter.

Click here to read previous e-newsletters.  Download here.   

Click here to read the 2013 Annual Report.

25 years ago SSKP served our first meal.  Click here to join the 25th Anniversary Team!

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Feeding the Hungry Along the Shoreline PDF Print E-mail

The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries provides food and fellowship to those in need.  We serve the Connecticut shoreline towns of Essex, Chester, Clinton, Madison, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, Lyme, Old Lyme, Killingworth, Westbrook and Deep River.


We provide approximately 900,000 meals worth of food each year.

  • Home-style meals are served each day at one of our meal sites.
  • Groceries are available each week at one of our five food pantries.
  • Frozen, microwaveable meals are prepared by our Heat-n-Eat kitchens.

We are an interfaith ministry, with all locations hosted by faith communities.

Over 800 volunteers prepare meals and drive trucks.

Our work is sustained entirely by donors.

 

Learn more about how we can help you.

Learn more about how you can get involved.

 

 

 
Mark Your Calendar! PDF Print E-mail
October:

Thursday, October 23 - Connecticut Food Bank truck - Grace Episcopal Church - 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  Download flyer here.

November:
Monday, November 3 - Connecticut Help Day - Town Annex Parking Lot, 48 East Main Street, Clinton - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


HIGH HOPES HOLIDAY MARKET

Sunday, November 16 - 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Admission to the Holiday Market and all activities are free with a suggested donation of a perishable food item for SSKP


Tuesday, November 25 - Volunteer meeting for Thanksgiving volunteers - Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
(Note:  Donations for the Thanksgiving meal can be delivered on Wednesday, November 26, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church - marked with a note that it is for the dinner.  Thank you.)
Thursday, November 27 - Thanksgiving meal - Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook - 1:00 p.m.  (No reservation required.)

December:
Monday, December 1 - Connecticut Help Day - Town Annex Parking Lot, 48 East Main Street, Clinton - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


Saturday, December 6 (2:00 and 7:00 p.m.), Sunday, December 7 (4:00 p.m.) - Ahava, presented at The Morgan School, Clinton.

TICKETS GO ON SALE ONLINE OCTOBER 1.

Performed by the Christian Academy of Dance, Ahavah is an original ballet which tells the story of Christmas.

All Proceeds benefit The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries.  Help support SSKP - spread the word about Ahavah!

 

Monday, December 22 - Volunteer meeting for Christmas volunteers - Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
(Note:  Donations for the Christmas meal can be delivered on Wednesday, December 24, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church - marked with a note that it is for the dinner.  Thank you.)
Thursday, December 25 - Christmas meal - Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook - 1:00 p.m.  (No reservation required.)

January:
Monday, January 5 - Connecticut Help Day - Town Annex Parking Lot, 48 East Main Street, Clinton - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Monday, January 12 - SSKP Annual Meeting - United Methodist Church, 12 Commerce Street, Clinton - 6:00 p.m. dinner and fellowship; meeting at 7:00 p.m.  (RSVP 860-388-1988; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Tuesday, January 13 - Volunteer orientation meeting - Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 22 - Connecticut Food Bank truck - Grace Episcopal Church - 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

 
Note:  The food bank truck is coming to the shoreline twice every month during the "Help Day Event" - the first Monday of the month in Clinton at the Town Annex Parking Lot (across from the Tourist Information Booth), 48 East Main Street, Clinton (1:00 to 2:00 p.m.) - Cheryl Church, Coordinator, Clinton Social Services; the fourth Thursday of the month in Old Saybrook at Grace Episcopal Church, Old Saybrook (1:30 to 2:30 p.m.) - Sue Consoli, Coordinator, Old Saybrook Social Services Coordinator.  No sign-up - just bring your own bags.

Note:  Please click on "Read More" for information on closings for holidays and special events.
 

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Fall Greeting Card Class & Food Drive PDF Print E-mail
Back by popular demand is a Fall Greeting Card Class to be held on Wednesday, October 22 from 6-8 PM in the Bond Parish Hall at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, 400 Main Street, Niantic.

 

Attendees will make 5 holiday cards and 1 sympathy card plus take home a free gift from the Beautiful Impressions Stamp store.  Cost is $18, sign up at: www.beautiful-impressions.com

 

Please bring non-perishable food donations to benefit East Lyme Food Pantry of The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries.  If questions, contact Carolyn Miller, 860-739-2578 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 
Halloween Hunger Hunt PDF Print E-mail

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Looking for something fun to do for Halloween?


Compete in a canned food scavenger hunt while (or instead of) “Trick-or-Treating”, with a meaningful purpose- to help our neighbors in need along the Shoreline. Click below for suggestions about how to organize your own Halloween Hunger Hunt:


Download flyer here.

Download Halloween Hunger Hunt guide here.

 
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