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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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If you are having difficulty making ends meet, we are here for you.  You are welcome to join us for food and fellowship at our daily meal sites, and weekly at a pantry.  
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Our mission is made possible because of the generous support of our community.  You can make a difference: volunteer, hold a food drive, or make a financial contribution.  
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Our mission is to provide food and fellowship to those in need and educate our community about hunger and poverty.  



We provide enough food for over 1 million meals each year.  This includes home-style meals served each day at one of our 9 meal sites, and groceries are available each week at one of our 5 food pantries.  We are an interfaith ministry, with all locations hosted by faith communities.


The following week and onward our current operations are as follows:  

Our food pantries are OPEN with curb-side delivery.
Please remember to wear a face mask.

First Baptist Church of Essex meal site open with curb-side pick up of meals to go
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
10 Prospect Street, Essex

Old Saybrook meal site open with curb-side pick up of meals-to-go
Wednesdays, noon-1:00 p.m.
at Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook

Deep River meal site open with curb-side pick up of meals-to-go
Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
at Deep River Congregational Church, 1 Church Street, Deep River

Centerbrook meal site open with curb-side pick up of meals-to-go
Fridays, noon-1:00 p.m.
at Trinity Lutheran Church, 109 Main Street, Centerbrook

Chester meal site open with curb-side pick up of meals-to-go
Sundays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
at United Church of Chester, 29 West Main Street, Chester
(download flyer here - English, Spanish.)

All other meal sites are temporarily closed.

Locations of Food Pantries:
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:45 p.m. - St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, 222 McVeagh Road, Westbrook
Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m. - First Church of Christ in Saybrook (Congregational), 366 Main Street,
Old Saybrook

Wednesdays, 5:45-7:45 p.m. - First Church of Christ, Congregational, 55 Church Road, Clinton
Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - St. John's Episcopal Church, 400 Main Street, Niantic
Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 a.m. - First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme


To donate food - click here for drop-off dates, times and locations.

Note:  Volunteer meetings are suspended at this time.

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Meal Site

Aug 5th, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Grocery Distribution
First Church of Christ, Congregational
55 Church Road, Clinton  OPEN 4:30-7:00 pm
Aug 5th, 5:45pm-7:45pm
Meal Site
Deep River Congregational Church
1 Church Street, Deep River  OPEN
Aug 6th, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Grocery Distribution
St. John’s Episcopal Church-Niantic
400 Main Street, Niantic  OPEN
Aug 6th, 5:00pm-6:00pm

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Food Donations

Food Donations Perishable and non-perishable food can be donated at times convenient to you.  
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Program Listing & Locations

Program Listing We provide meals from 9 meal sites and distribute groceries from 5 food pantries.
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