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.

Frostbiters Collect a Boatload for SSKP:

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, when all was back to normal for Frostbite Yacht Club sailors, the group decided to do their part for those in need. A non-perishable food drive was organized by the club's high school 420 fleet and held on November 11, resulting in a boatload of donations being delivered to The Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries in Old Saybrook.

The Frostbite Yacht Club, open to any sailor age 15 and older, is a volunteer organization that hosts multi-week race series in the late fall and early spring. For more information, go to http://www.fbyc.org.

Thank You High Hopes Therapeutic Riding! 

Last Sunday’s (11/18) High Hopes Hoedown and Market was a success by every measure. Over 1,500 visitors enjoyed an afternoon of holiday fun and, in the process, over 2,000 pounds of non-perishable food generously donated by visitors was collected on behalf of The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries.


This is the second year that SSKP benefitted from the Hoedown, with this year’s total donations exceeding the 1,700 pounds previously collected.


An extra “thank you” to everyone who helped collect and load the donations and a special nod to Deb Kimball who volunteered to help transport and unload the donations.  Thanks everyone!

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Hi Lin,

Just want to thank you for the great experience you gave our church last night at the Shoreline Soup Kitchens Clinton Food Pantry.  We had over 60 volunteers, many of whom tell me this is their favorite of our Mission of the Month projects. As always, we are willing to do whatever, but it is so pleasant to come to the SSKP pantry where everything is well organized and always managed with smiles. I  was especially touched as I watched new guests being lovingly welcomed. Our folks love the hospitality that they feel permeates your program, and it is a joy to pass it on to all of the guests.

We are already looking forward to next year!

With blessings,


Rev. Martha Bays

Congregational Church in Killingworth, UCC

Three boys from Old Saybrook High School, Joe Regan, Clay Farrell and James Blackwell, held a fundraiser for The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries.  They collected 5-cent redeemable cans and bottles and then exchanged them for nickles.  John's Refuse donated a dumpster for the event which was held in the spring and delivered the collection to the New Haven redemption center.  A total of $350 was donated to SSKP!  Thanks to Joe, Clay, James, John's Refuse, and the community for coming out to support SSKP and their project to raise funds for area residents. 

The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries thanks Graphics Designer Lindsay Luong who donated her time and labor recreating the SSKP logo so that it is transparent.  Her LinkedIn page is http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lindsay-luong/7/5b8/67b.  Every person, giving big or small makes a difference—that is the spirit of giving!

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