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Click here to read the current newsletter.

Click here to read previous e-newsletters.  Download here.   

Click here to read the 2013 Annual Report.

25 years ago SSKP served our first meal.  Click here to join the 25th Anniversary Team!

Feeding the Hungry Along the Shoreline PDF Print E-mail

The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries provides food and fellowship to those in need.  We serve the Connecticut shoreline towns of Essex, Chester, Clinton, Madison, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, Lyme, Old Lyme, Killingworth, Westbrook and Deep River.

We provide approximately 900,000 meals worth of food each year.

  • Home-style meals are served each day at one of our meal sites.
  • Groceries are available each week at one of our five food pantries.
  • Frozen, microwaveable meals are prepared by our Heat-n-Eat kitchens.

We are an interfaith ministry, with all locations hosted by faith communities.

Over 800 volunteers prepare meals and drive trucks.

Our work is sustained entirely by donors.


Learn more about how we can help you.

Learn more about how you can get involved.



Mark Your Calendar! PDF Print E-mail

Thursday, September 25 - Connecticut Food Bank truck - Grace Episcopal Church - 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook - 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Download flyer here.
Saturday, September 27 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Mark your calendars!  Join "Families Helping Families" for a Fall Food Drive at the Clinton Stop & Shop, 215 East Main Street, Clinton, and help to restock the Clinton pantry's shelves.  Download flyer here.

Monday, October 6 -  Connecticut Help Day - Town Annex Parking Lot, 48 East Main Street, Clinton - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 7 - Volunteer orientation - Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 24 - Connecticut Food Bank truck - Grace Episcopal Church - 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Note:  The food bank truck is coming to the shoreline twice every month during the "Help Day Event" - the first Monday of the month in Clinton at the Town Annex Parking Lot (across from the Tourist Information Booth), 48 East Main Street, Clinton (1:00 to 2:00 p.m.) - Cheryl Church, Coordinator, Clinton Social Services; the fourth Thursday of the month in Old Saybrook at Grace Episcopal Church, Old Saybrook (1:30 to 2:30 p.m.) - Sue Consoli, Coordinator, Old Saybrook Social Services Coordinator.  No sign-up - just bring your own bags.

Note:  Please click on "Read More" for information on closings for holidays and special events.

Halloween Hunger Hunt PDF Print E-mail


Looking for something fun to do for Halloween?

Compete in a canned food scavenger hunt while (or instead of) “Trick-or-Treating”, with a meaningful purpose- to help our neighbors in need along the Shoreline. Click below for suggestions about how to organize your own Halloween Hunger Hunt:

Download flyer here.

Download Halloween Hunger Hunt guide here.

Volunteers Needed! at our Old Lyme Pantry PDF Print E-mail
Volunteer Help Needed!

At our Old Lyme Pantry

2 Ferry Road, hosted by the First Congregational Church.

Times needed are Saturdays 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., Fridays
8:30 - 10:30 a.m., and Thursdays 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

If you are interested in learning more, please reply to this email, or call 860-388-1988 and please leave your name,
phone number, and we will contact you!!
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