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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Guests are welcome to visit one pantry site each week.

Locations of Pantries

TUESDAY 11:30am-2:15pm in WESTBROOK
St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church, 222 McVeagh Road

TUESDAY 2:00pm-4:00pm in OLD SAYBROOK
First Church of Christ in Saybrook (Congregational),366 Main Street

WEDNESDAY 3:30pm-6:00pm in CLINTON
First Church of Christ, Congregational, 55 Church Road, Clinton

THURSDAY 2:30pm-4:30pm in EAST LYME
St. John’s Episcopal Church,400 Main Street

SATURDAY 8:30am - 10:30am in OLD LYME
First Congregational Church, 2 Ferry Road

Locations of MEAL SITES

Sunday 5:00-6:00 p.m. - United Church of Chester

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SSKP is excited to announce the launch of this year’s Gowrie Challenge through Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance and risk management firm. The Gowrie Challenge - now in its 20th year - will run from November 1st to December 31st, 2023 with a goal to raise $300,000 for SSKP in response to rising needs along the Connecticut shoreline. “For 20 years the Gowrie Challenge has connected businesses and individuals to ensure our neighbors have access to food,” said Amy Hollis, SSKP Executive Director. “My heart is filled with gratitude as we join together in sharing food and fellowship. Thank you!”

Gowrie Group – Risk Strategies is donating $30,000 in matching funds and Carter Gowrie, the retired founder of Gowrie Group, is once again personally donating an additional $30,000 in matching dollars. Our generous Partner Sponsors – BrandTech Scientific, Essex Financial, Essex Savings Bank, L. C. Doane Company, Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale, Sound Rigging, and Tower Labs – have pledged an additional $90,000 in matching funds. This brings us to an incredible $150,000 available in matching funds. Please donate to the Gowrie Challenge generously so we can feed our shoreline community. Go to https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/SSKP  and choose “Gowrie Challenge” – thank you!

Program News

Program ListingAll our programs sites are generously hosted by communities of faith. Every day of the week volunteers come together to provide food and fellowship to those in need. Learn more about our sites here. Learn More



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