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.

Guests Served: Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Food Pantry location: 
 
St. John’s Episcopal Church, East Lyme
400 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357
www.stjohnsniantic.org

Welcome to the East Lyme Food Pantry! If you are currently living in these towns that we serve; Madison, Clinton, Killingworth, Old Saybrook, Chester, Ivoryton, Deep River, Essex, Old Lyme, Lyme, and East Lyme you are welcome to shop with us.

Our goal is to give out three days' worth of food. We give out canned goods, packaged food, fresh produce, meat, eggs, dairy, bread and other grocery items.

Volunteering
If you would like to volunteer with us , please call 860-388-1988.

Anita Allen runs this food pantry with help from volunteers
-it is a busy location!
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 Niantic Night Out - Sept 16 2022

 

At “Niantic Night Out” our friends at Niantic Main Street collected
many generous donations and over 380 lbs. of food for SSKP’s
East Lyme Pantry. Thank you to all the caring members of the
community who supported this wonderful event! Every item donated
makes such a difference!

East Lyme Knights of Columbus June 2022



Many thanks to the Knights of Columbus in Niantic for their amazing
food drive for our SSKP East Lyme Pantry. Besides collecting over 50
bags of groceries, they also donated several cases of canned goods,
totaling 836 pounds of non-perishable food. The K of C in Niantic will be
collecting food for us again in October – we are so grateful for their
support!


Brainard #102 Connecticut Ancient Free and Accepted Masons April 9 2022

 

Many thanks to Brainard #102 Connecticut Ancient Free and
Accepted Masons for the wonderful food drive they held for SSKP's
East Lyme Pantry last weekend. They collected hundreds of pounds
of food and many generous donations as well - we are so thankful!   

Volunteers at the East Lyme pantry:



Jennifer and son Christopher cleaning the
storage room.

 
 
Linda giving out school supplies.



Garden produce in abundance!

Shopping for non-food items at Christmas time.

Here are the East Lyme Pantry volunteers moving 120 turkeys off the
truck into a bin for Christmas distribution.

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Vegetables ready to give out and the cantaloupe passing line.



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Liberty Tax in Niantic held a food drive for the East Lyme Pantry - thank you!

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See below - May 18, 2014 Walk Against Hunger to benefit
the Gemma Moran Labor Food Center:

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Here is a "snapshot" of the East Lyme Pantry volunteers in September of 2014: 

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Anthony_Mastria

Anthony Mastria

Years helping at the Pantry: 2

Job: I help set up the shopping carts, and help do the end-of-month inventory.

Favorite thing about helping at the pantry: Meeting new people - new faces - talking to people. I got my whole family involved!

How did you join the Team? I got the Annual Appeal letter in the mail, and read the brochure. I needed community service hours for college, so I came here.

Fun Fact: Once I dove off a 25 foot cliff at a quarry into water. I recorded it on my go-pro.

 

Carolyn_Miller

Carolyn Miller

Years helping at the Pantry: 1

Job: I'm flexible. I go wherever I am needed.

Favorite thing about helping: To see how appreciative the guests are - all the smiles and the "thank-you's". It means so much to me!

How did you join the Team? This is my church and I helped organize the transition to this location last year.

Fun Fact: I work for a funeral home.

 

Ellen_Hillman

Ellen Hillman

Years helping at the Pantry: 13

Job: I'm the "Meat Manager". I also fill in for the Pantry Manager, when she's away.

Favorite thing: My personal relationship with the guests and volunteers.

How did you join the Team? I started as a guest and then a volunteer at the Old Lyme Pantry. Later I was the Pantry Manager there. When this pantry opened, I became a volunteer here.

Fun Fact: I have ten children and 22 grandbabies!

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