St. John’s Episcopal Church-Niantic
Dec 18th, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Grocery Distribution
Deep River Congregational Church
Dec 18th, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Meal Site
Trinity Lutheran Church
Dec 19th, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Meal Site

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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
Friday, December 19 - Concert at The Kate (the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook) - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, December 22 - Volunteer meeting for Christmas volunteers - Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

(Note:  Donations for the Christmas meal can be delivered on Wednesday, December 24, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church - marked with a note that it is for the dinner.  Thank you.)

Thursday, December 25 - Christmas meal - Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook - 1:00 p.m.  (No reservation required.)  Download flyer here.
Tuesday, December 30 - Connecticut Food Bank truck - Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Download flyer here

Monday, January 5 - Connecticut Help Day - Town Annex Parking Lot, 48 East Main Street, Clinton - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Monday, January 12 - SSKP Annual Meeting - United Methodist Church, 12 Commerce Street, Clinton - 6:00 p.m. dinner and fellowship; meeting at 7:00 p.m.  (RSVP 860-388-1988; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Tuesday, January 13 - Volunteer orientation meeting - Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 22 - 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.

Gowrie Group Launches 11th Annual Matching Challenge to Benefit SSKP PDF Print E-mail

Giving back to the Connecticut community in a significant way each year is one of Gowrie Group‘s most important outreach initiatives.  For the past 11 years, since 2004, Gowrie Group has focused much of its charitable giving on supporting The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries.


In response to this need, Gowrie Group is launching their 11th annual matching challenge with a $25,000 donation to the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries. Five local companies – LC Doane Company, The Safety Zone, Tower Labs, All Waste Inc., and Andre Prost – have signed on as Partner Sponsors and are donating an additional $22,500 in matching funds.


This year, Gowrie Group is challenging the community of local businesses and friends to help them meet and exceed their largest goal ever – raising $125,000. The 2014 Gowrie Group Challenge runs from November 15th to December 31st.

2014 SSKP Survey PDF Print E-mail
This fall our Program & Volunteer Coordinator, Lin Smith, conducted a survey of our pantry and meal site guests to learn what their needs are.  To read the results, please download here.
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