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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The term "Black Friday" usually brings to mind images of midnight trips to the local mall and crowds of shoppers pushing at the doors of super stores. Now, thanks to a group of talented musicians and volunteers, "Black Friday" means beautiful music, harmonic singing, and the spirit of caring for the needs of others. This year's much-anticipated "Black Friday Concert" at The Kate to benefit SSKP sold nearly every seat in the house and raised an amazing $6,337 – a 72% increase over last year's event. All of these funds will be matched dollar for dollar by the Gowrie Challenge, resulting in a donation which will provide 30,176 meals worth of food!

 

The concert, now in its seventh year, was held on November 29th at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook and featured performances by AGNELLI & RAVE, THE LICHTER BROTHERS, EBIN-ROSE, MOVING TARGET, and THE MEADOWS BROTHERS. These diverse groups brought together a wide range of fans that enjoyed a fantastic evening of live music for a great cause – feeding their shoreline neighbors in need.

 

On behalf of the staff and volunteers at SSKP, and especially the many local people who this will be helping – we are so very grateful!

 

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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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