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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We recognize that we all may end up needing food and fellowship at some point in our lives and that empathy makes us committed to being here for you with open arms and hearts.


Below you will find the locations of all our meal sites and pantries.  In addition, see our Q&A page for a list of common questions and answers that might help you decide what will help you most.   For Pantry Guest Guidelines, download information here.

As always please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

USDA Non-discrimination information - download here.

Locations of Meal Sites:
(NOTE:  The following meal sites are open on a take-out basis: Chester, Essex (Baptist Church), Old Saybrook, Deep River (closed 8/6-no power) and Centerbrook.
Still closed are St. John's Essex, Clinton Methodist, the Old Lyme meal site, and Westbrook Congregational.)
Sundays  5:00 - 6:00 pm (Open)
United Church of Chester, 29 West Main Street, Chester

Mondays  5:30 - 6:30 pm (Open)
The First Baptist Church in Essex, 10 Prospect Street, Essex

Tuesdays  5:00 - 6:00 pm (Closed)
St. John's Episcopal Church, 23 Main Street, Essex

Wednesdays  12:00 - 1:00 pm (Open)
Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook

Wednesdays  5:00 - 6:00 pm (Closed)
United Methodist Church, 12 Commerce Street, Clinton

Thursdays  5:00 - 6:00 pm (Open)
Deep River Congregational Church, 1 Church Street, Deep River

Fridays  12:00 - 1:00 pm (Open)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 109 Main Street, Centerbrook

Fridays 6:00 - 7:00 pm (Closed)
Westbrook Congregational Church, 1166 Boston Post Road, Westbrook

Saturdays  9:00 - 10:00 am (Closed - Food Pantry open)

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme
Locations of Food Pantries:
(NOTE:  Open for curb-side pick-up.  Please remember to wear a face mask.)
Tuesdays  1:00 - 2:45 pm  ((Open)
St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, 222 McVeagh Road, Westbrook

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

Wednesdays  5:45 - 7:45 pm (Open)
First Church of Christ, Congregational, 55 Church Road, Clinton

Thursdays  5:00 - 6:00 pm (Open)
St. John's Episcopal Church, 400 Main Street, Niantic

Saturdays  9:00 - 11:00 am (Open - Meal Site closed)
First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme
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