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.

The 8th Annual Firehouse Food Drive on Saturday, April 27th, was a great success, with volunteers from five area firehouses across the shoreline collecting 3,784 pounds of food for SSKP’s pantries, as well as $710.00 in donations. Participating fire departments included Old Saybrook, Essex, Chester, Westbrook and North Madison, with the help of many generous food donors.

To get the word out, firefighter Max Sabrin of Old Saybrook FD brought together members of the media, including Harbor News/Shore Publishing; radio sponsors 94.9 News Now; and especially Chief Meteorologist Gil Simmons of NEWS 8/WTNH.

In addition, the Old Saybrook Stop & Shop, Old Saybrook Big Y, Colonial Market in Essex and Robert’s Food Market in North Madison offered donation areas, manned by firehouse and community volunteers.

This outpouring of caring from the community provided much needed food to fill the shelves at SSKP’s pantries this spring. Thanks to all who came together for this community food drive!
 
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