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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Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, employees of Whelen Engineering held a special drive for The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, collecting 350 pounds of turkeys and non-perishable food to be distributed at SSKP’s local pantries. In addition to the food, employees also made generous donations to SSKP’s Gowrie Challenge and Annual Appeal.

“We are so grateful to Whelen Engineering for these Thanksgiving gifts of food and funds - and for all their generous food donations during the year. Their long standing tradition of caring and providing for others means so much to those who are struggling to make ends meet,” said Patty Dowling, Executive Director of The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries.

Thank you, Whelen Engineering!

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 Pictured (l-r) James Whelen, Lin Smith, SSKP Volunteer Coordinator, and George Whelen.

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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