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 Tau Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international womens’ teachers’ sorority, held a Bunco game fundraiser to benefit The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries.  Maggie Steendam, President and Nancy Maertz, Membership Chairman presented a check for $300.  Tau Chapter is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year.


Pictured left to right are Maggie Steendam, Linda Smith, SSKP Clinton Pantry Manager, Nancy Maertz, Patty Dowling, SSKP Executive Director, and Pastor Kathy Peters, SSKP Board of Trustees member.



Paul Reiland presents Patty Dowling with a donation from Unilever.  This donation was coordinated by the employees of the Clinton facility.

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A group of 8 students from Old Saybrook Youth & Family Services' Hunger Awareness Project recently served lunch at the Grace Episcopal Church Wednesday meal site. 

In addition, students in the Hunger Awareness Project raised $312 and collected 241 pounds of food.  This is the equivalent of supplying 1,177 meals or enough food for one person to eat for 13 months. 

The second Hunger Awareness Project has just come to a close.  This group raised $254 and 140 lbs. of food.  This means the students raised 902 meals in total, which would feed one person for 11 months. 

If we add the two groups' donations we get $566 and 381 lbs. of food - the grand total equalling 2,079 meals or enough donations to feed a single person for 2 years!


Dear Shoreline Soup Kitchen -
We are second grade students at Chester Elementary School.  This year, we collected quarters that were all from different states.  We put these quarters on a United States map that was made especially for quarters with each state's name on it.  We had a great time collecting these quarters and displaying them on the map.
I asked our class, "What should we do with the quarters when we're done?"  Some children thought we should buy ice cream.  Someone else thought we should buy pizza.  And then it happened.  Someone said, "Maybe we could find a way to help other people."  We thought of many different ways we could do this.  We thought of all the wonderful people that come to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen for a healthy meal.  The students would love to donate 51 quarters to the Soup Kitchen.  In math class, we discovered that the amount would be $12.75.  Students are very excited about helping others and we all feel really good that we can make a difference, even it if is a small one...straight from the heart.
Nancy Cadley and 2nd grade students from Room 109
Chester Elementary School
23 Ridge Road
Chester, CT   06412

Annual Feed the Need Road Race - held Saturday, April 2, at Hammonassett State Park in Madison.

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