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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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The 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.


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.

Note:  Volunteer meetings are suspended at this time. 

Locations of Food Pantries:

All guests are welcome to visit one pantry site each week for curb-side delivery.
Facemasks must be worn.
Current SSKP Pantry hours as of March 1, 2021 are as follows:

TUESDAYS: 11:30am-2:15pm in WESTBROOK @ St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church,
222 McVeagh Road  (Closed 12/28)
TUESDAYS: 2:00pm-4:00pm in OLD SAYBROOK @ First Church of Christ in Saybrook (Congregational),
366 Main Street (Closed 12/28)
WEDNESDAYS: 3:30pm-6:00pm in CLINTON @ First Church of Christ, Congregational,
55 Church Road, Clinton (Closed 12/29)
THURSDAYS: 2:30pm-4:30pm in EAST LYME @ St. John’s Episcopal Church,
400 Main Street (Closed 12/30)
SATURDAYS: 9:00am-11:00am in OLD LYME @ First Congregational Church,
2 Ferry Road  (Closed 12/25, 1/1)

To donate food - click here for drop-off dates, times and locations.
Locations of OPEN MEAL SITES with curb-side pick-up of meals to go:

, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - First Baptist Church of Essex, 10 Prospect Street, Essex 
 Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - St. John's Episcopal Church, 23 Main Street, Essex
Wednesdays, noon-1:00 p.m. - Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook
Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Deep River Congregational Church, 1 Church Street, Deep River
Fridays, noon-1:00 p.m. - Trinity Lutheran Church, 109 Main Street, Centerbrook
 Fridays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Westbrook Congregational Church, 1166 Boston Post Road, Westbrook
(Closed 12/24, 12/31)
Sundays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - United Church of Chester, 29 West Main Street, Chester 

All other meal sites are temporarily closed.

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Meal Site
United Church of Chester
9 West Main Street, Chester
Dec 5th, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Meal Site
First Baptist Church of Essex
10 Prospect Street, Essex
Dec 6th, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Grocery Distribution
St. Mark's Catholic Church
222 McVeagh Road, Westbrook
Dec 7th, 11:30am-2:15pm
Grocery Distribution
First Church of Christ Congregational
366 Main St., Old Saybrook
Dec 7th, 2:00pm-4:00pm

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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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