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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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If you are having difficulty making ends meet, we are here for you.  You are welcome to join us for food and fellowship at our daily meal sites, and weekly at a pantry.  
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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.  
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The 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.

SSKP Pantry Manager
Job Advertisement

Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries seeks a new part-time team member to serve as Pantry Manager. This staff member has responsibility for coordinating volunteers, overseeing food procurement, and ensuring guest service at one of our pantry sites.
Required for the job is a strong organizational aptitude, ability to creatively problem solve (aka: solution seek), data management abilities, experience coordinating teams, and good communication skills.
If you are interested in applying for the position please email a cover letter and resume to
SSKP Executive Director Amy Hollis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Download job description here.


Summer Internship opportunities are available with Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (adults and youth ages 16+ are invited to apply). Remote and in-person slots are available. The time commitment varies by position, but most will require a one-day per week commitment. For more information is available (link)


We provide enough food for over 1 million meals each year.  This includes home-style meals served each day at one of our 9 meal sites, and groceries are available each week at one of our 5 food pantries.  We are an interfaith ministry, with all locations hosted by faith communities.

Note:  Volunteer meetings are suspended at this time. 

Locations of Food Pantries:

All guests are welcome to visit one pantry site each week for curb-side delivery.
Facemasks must be worn.
Current SSKP Pantry hours as of March 1, 2021 are as follows:

TUESDAYS: 11:30am-2:15pm in WESTBROOK @ St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church,
222 McVeagh Road (Closed Tuesday, 7/5) 
TUESDAYS: 1:00pm-4:00pm in OLD SAYBROOK @ First Church of Christ in Saybrook (Congregational),
366 Main Street (Closed Tuesday, 7/5)
WEDNESDAYS: 3:30pm-6:00pm in CLINTON @ First Church of Christ, Congregational,
55 Church Road, Clinton (Closed Wednesday, 7/7)
THURSDAYS: 2:30pm-4:30pm in EAST LYME @ St. John’s Episcopal Church,
400 Main Street (Open Thursday, 7/8)
SATURDAYS: 9:00am-11:00am in OLD LYME @ First Congregational Church,
2 Ferry Road (Closed Saturday, 7/10)

To donate food - click here for drop-off dates, times and locations.
Locations of OPEN MEAL SITES with curb-side pick-up of meals to go:

, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - First Baptist Church of Essex, 10 Prospect Street, Essex 
 Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - St. John's Episcopal Church, 23 Main Street, Essex
Wednesdays, noon-1:00 p.m. - Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook
Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Deep River Congregational Church, 1 Church Street, Deep River 
Fridays, noon-1:00 p.m. - Trinity Lutheran Church, 109 Main Street, Centerbrook 
 Fridays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Westbrook Congregational Church, 1166 Boston Post Road, Westbrook
Sundays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - United Church of Chester, 29 West Main Street, Chester 

All other meal sites are temporarily closed.

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Meal Site
United Church of Chester
9 West Main Street, Chester  OPEN
Jun 13th, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Meal Site
First Baptist Church of Essex
10 Prospect Street, Essex
Jun 14th, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Grocery Distribution
St. Mark's Catholic Church
222 McVeagh Road, Westbrook  OPEN
Jun 15th, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Grocery Distribution
First Church of Christ Congregational
366 Main St., Old Saybrook  OPEN
Jun 15th, 3:00pm-5:00pm

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Food Donations

Food Donations Perishable and non-perishable food can be donated at times convenient to you.  
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Program Listing & Locations

Program Listing We provide meals from 9 meal sites and distribute groceries from 5 food pantries.
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