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Feeding the Hungry Along the Shoreline

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get helpThe Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries is an interfaith service that provides food and fellowship to those in need and educates our community on hunger and poverty.

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If you are having difficulty making ends meet, we are here for you.  You are welcome to join us for food and fellowship at our daily meal sites, and weekly at a pantry.  
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Our mission is made possible because of the generous support of our community.  You can make a difference: volunteer, hold a food drive, or make a financial contribution.  
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The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries is an interfaith service that provides food and fellowship to those in need and educates our community on hunger and poverty.



We provide enough food for over 1 million meals each year.  This includes home-style meals served each day at one of our 9 meal sites, and groceries are available each week at one of our 5 food pantries.  We are an interfaith ministry, with all locations hosted by faith communities.

        NOW HIRING:

                     Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries seeks a new part-time team member to coordinate
              guest registration and statistical reporting, enhance guest relations, and provide general support at
              our pantry sites.

                    Required for the job is the ability to communicate in English and Spanish, organizational aptitude, excellent data management abilities, computer database experience, and good communication skills.

                If you are interested in applying for the position please email a cover letter and resume to
SSKP Executive Director Amy Hollis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download Job Description here.

ALL our FOOD PANTRIES are OPEN with curb-side delivery.
Please remember to wear a face mask.

Locations of Food Pantries:

Tuesdays, 1:00-2:45 p.m. - St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, 222 McVeagh Road, Westbrook

Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m. - First Church of Christ in Saybrook (Congregational), 366 Main Street,Old Saybrook

Wednesdays, 5:45-7:45 p.m. - First Church of Christ, Congregational, 55 Church Road, Clinton

Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - St. John's Episcopal Church, 400 Main Street, Niantic

Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 a.m. - First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme

To donate food - click here for drop-off dates, times and locations.
Locations of OPEN MEAL SITES with curb-side pick-up of meals to go:

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. - First Baptist Church of Essex, 10 Prospect Street, Essex
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - St. John's Episcopal Church, 23 Main Street, Essex

Wednesdays, noon-1:00 p.m. - Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook

Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Deep River Congregational Church, 1 Church Street, Deep River

Fridays, noon-1:00 p.m. - Trinity Lutheran Church, 109 Main Street, Centerbrook

Sundays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - United Church of Chester, 29 West Main Street, Chester
(download flyer here - English, Spanish.)

All other meal sites are temporarily closed.

Note:  Volunteer meetings are postponed at this time.

Join Us

Meal Site
First Baptist Church of Essex
10 Prospect Street, Essex  OPEN
Oct 19th, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Grocery Distribution
St. Mark's Catholic Church
222 McVeagh Road, Westbrook  OPEN
Oct 20th, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Grocery Distribution
First Church of Christ Congregational
366 Main St., Old Saybrook  OPEN
Oct 20th, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Meal Site
St. John's Episcopal Church
23 Main St., Essex  OPEN
Oct 20th, 5:00pm-6:00pm

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Food Donations

Food Donations Perishable and non-perishable food can be donated at times convenient to you.  
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Program Listing & Locations

Program Listing We provide meals from 9 meal sites and distribute groceries from 5 food pantries.
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