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.

Programs That Help People in Connecticut - 2012-2014 edition (Connecticut Light & Power)

download here.

Please check out this link to assist in meal planning:  
http://recipefinder.nal.usda.gov/

Ideas for cooking vegetables:  Download here.

How to eat on $4.00 a day - cookbook link here:  
http://www.leannebrown.ca/cookbooks/


Food Safety Links:

Food Allergy Network:  www.foodallergy.org
(This site provides common food allergy information, educational materials, and research information.)

Food Essentials:  www.foodessentials.com/home
(A food ingredient database that shows allergens, additives, and ingredients.)

Food Handler Inc.:  www.foodhandler.com/
(Offers free downloads including useful temperature charts, a newsletter, and flash demos of basic food safety training and monitoring programs.)

Food Management:  www.food-management.com/
(Provides easy to locate recipes, searchable material, an electronic newsletter, article archives, and upcoming events.)

Hand Washing for Life:  www.handwashingforlife.com
(A wealth of information on the many elements of clean hands focused on the food industry including a variety of training tools.)

The Partnership for Food Safety Education:  www.fightbac.org
(Provides food safety information on how to prevent spoilage and contamination of food products.)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration:  www.fda.gov
(Information regarding public health, food safety, food supply, inspection, news, and special interests.)


Food Stamp Needs Skyrocket - 2009 statistics show 8% use them, much higher number than 2007.  by Mara Lee, Hartford Courant.
The complete article can be viewed at: 
http://www.courant.com/business/hc-child-poverty-20100928,0,7156075.story  

AARP is trying to spread the word that food aid is available for many people in need.  SNAP - the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (an updated name for the program known for decades as food stamps) can be reached toll free at 1-866-974-SNAP (7627).  There is also a link on the AARP Connecticut website:  aarp.org/states.   

Online Information on Key Low-Income Benefit Programs Available. 

This information can be found by visiting the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities at
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=1414

A tri-fold brochure for reference with important information regarding how to help, how to volunteer,  how to make donations, meal sites and grocery distribution sites, resource information, and self-sufficiency facts - download here.

66 Ways to Save Money (third edition), provided by Consumer Literacy Consortium:  www.66ways.org

The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries is committed to ending hunger. In addition to visiting our pantries and meal sites, these resources may help.

To Our Connecticut Representatives:  download here.
 


Local Social Service Agencies

 Connecticut State Assistance

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)

CT Department of Social Services

 

2-1-1 Infoline

 

CHAP: Winter Heating Assistance

 

HUSKY: Healthcare for Uninsured Children

 

TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

 

Care4Kids: Child Care Assistance

 

Housing Assistance



Help for Veterans:   http://ctveteranslegal.org/about-us/our-mission/
 

 Faith Communities

First Church of Christ, Congregational, Clinton

United Church of Chester

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, Chester

United Methodist Church, Clinton

First Congregational Church, Deep River


The First Baptist Church in Essex

St. John's Episcopal Church, Essex

Trinity Lutheran Church, Centerbrook

Grace Episcopal Church, Old Saybrook

First Church of Christ in Saybrook (Congregational)

St. John's Episcopal Church, Niantic


First Congregational Church of Old Lyme

St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, Westbrook

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 Towns

Chester

Clinton

Deep River

Essex

Killingworth

Lyme

Old Lyme

Old Saybrook

Westbrook

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 Regional Statistics / Information

Regional Statistics/Information Connecticut Census

CT River Estuary Regional Planning Agency

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 CT State Government

State Government Connecticut General Assembly

Governor's Office

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