Feeding the Hungry Along the Shoreline

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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.  (Note:  Checks should be made out to The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries and sent to PO Box 804, Essex, CT  06426.)

Donate Time

Donate Time

Our volunteers make a difference in the lives of those living in poverty on the shoreline.
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Donate Food

Food Donations

Perishable and non-perishable food can be donated at times convenient to you.  
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When Eric Stuebner of Westbrook goes grocery shopping, he doesn't just shop for himself, but for his community, too. He purchases items most requested at the SSKP Westbrook pantry; items like soup, peanut butter and pasta.

Last week he donated many bags full of food to the pantry, for distribution to local residents who are struggling to feed their families. Eric has been a member of the Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center since he was a young adult and was one of their very first students. Vista provides services and resources to adults with disabilities, helping them to live an independent and successful life. Despite his challenges with the daily tasks so many of us take for granted, he has taken on the personal goal of helping others which makes his donation even more special.

His Life Skill Instructor, Aimee Vincente, brought the food to the pantry on Eric's behalf, explaining, "Eric is not with me today because he is a private person who chooses to help his community 'behind the scenes'. He understands that many people struggle to make ends meet, and wants to help." He told Aimee that he felt giving food to the needy was "the right thing to do".

SSKP thanks Eric Stuebner for making a difference in the lives of his neighbors, and for setting such an outstanding example of what it means to give back.

Jim Cunningham (SSKP Volunteer), Jenn Cusack (Westbrook Pantry Manager), and Aimee Vincente (Vista Life Skills Instructor) with Eric's donation of food.

Stories of Giving

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All our heartfelt thanks to those in our community who work so hard to help feed our neighbors in need. 
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Wish List

Wish List

There are always items we need at the soup kitchens.  If you would like to donate the following please call our office to arrange delivery at 860-388-1988.
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Planned Giving & Stocks

Planned Giving: 

By including The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries in your will, you can be assured that your support of those in need will continue as your legacy. Learn More

Gifts of Stock:  

Donors may transfer stocks and securities to The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries.
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Donor Privacy Policy

The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP) respects your privacy. Our Donor Privacy Policy is based on one created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.

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