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.

Non-perishable food can be donated at times convenient to you. 

A good rule of thumb when considering making a food donation is to ask yourself  if you would eat it, feed it to your children, or serve it to your Mom.  If you answer yes –please know we will gladly accept it with a grateful heart and open arms.

Just leave us a message at 860-388-1988. During the week we will return your call within 24 hours to schedule a time for you to deliver food to a location near you. On weekends we recommend dropping off your donation directly at any of these locations. 


Donate Fresh Food Items to These Food Pantries:

Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturdays, 7:00 - 10:00 am

Old Lyme Pantry
First Congregational Church
2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme

Mondays, 9:15 - 11:15 am, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Tuesdays, 10:15 am - 2:00 pm
Old Saybrook Pantry
First Church of Christ in Saybrook (Congregational)
366 Main Street, Old Saybrook

Mondays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
, 12:00 - 2:30 pm
Westbrook Pantry
Saint Mark's Roman Catholic Church
222 McVeagh Road, Westbrook

Wednesdays, 9:00 am -12:00 pm, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Clinton Pantry
First Church of Christ Congregational
55 Church Road, Clinton

Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
East Lyme Pantry
St. John's Episcopal Church
400 Main Street, Niantic

Donate Fresh Food Items to These Meal Sites:

Sundays, 4:30 - 5:00 pm      
United Church of Chester
9 West Main St, Chester

Mondays, 5:00 - 5:30 pm    
The First Baptist Church in Essex
10 Prospect Street, Essex

Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:00 pm    
St. John’s Episcopal Church
23 Main Street, Essex

Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:00 pm     
Grace Episcopal Church
336 Main Street, Old Saybrook

Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:00 pm     
United Methodist Church
12 Commerce Street, Clinton

Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:00 pm     
Deep River Congregational Church
1 Church Street, Deep River

Fridays, 11:30 am - 12:00pm
Trinity Lutheran Church
109 Main Street, Centerbrook

Saturdays, 8:00 - 10:00 am    
First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme


Please note additional drop-off locations:  collection bins at Clinton Stop & Shop, Old Saybrook Stop & Shop, Colonial Market (Essex), Big Y (Old Lyme) and the Ivoryton Post Office.

Also Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley, 61 Main Street, Suite 5, Centerbrook - open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Deborah Ringen, MSN, RN-BC, Faith Community Nurse.  Office:  860-767-0186.



For larger donations (such as a food drive) please contact us to arrange a delivery.


Thank you for your generosity.


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