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.


Activate your power as a constituent to express support of your Congressional delegation’s work on hunger policy issues. Let them know that you advocate for and are directly involved in helping families in our communities survive and thrive. Our delegates need to hear your stories and concerns. 
Find Your Legislator

End Hunger Connecticut!

Connecticut Foodshare

Bread for the World

Feeding America

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Oxfam America

Poverty USA: Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The Hunger Site 

Rock and Wrap It Up!

Recommended Reading


Sweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement
by Janet Popendieck

The Betrayal of Work
by Beth Shulman

Nickel and Dimed

by Barbara Ehrenreich

Just Generosity
by Ronald Sider

The Working Poor
by David Shipler

One Nation Underprivileged

by Mark Rank

The Second Bill of Rights; FDR's Unfinished Revolution

by Cass Sustein

The State of Working America
(Updated every year by the Economic Policy Institute)

All You Can Eat
by Joel Berg

Meal Planning and Food Safety

Local Gardens That Provide Produce to Our SSKP Food Pantries

Estuary Council of Seniors
- Meals on Wheels

220 Main St,
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

ALICE information (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed)
Alice: A Study of Financial Hardship in Connecticut

What States Provide Online With Respect to SNAP, TANF, Child Care Assistance, Medicaid, CHIP, and General Assistance

Local Social Service Agencies

Connecticut State Assistance


SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

CT Department of Social Services


2-1-1 Infoline


CT Energy Assistance Program


HUSKY: Healthcare for Uninsured Children


TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families


Care4Kids: Child Care Assistance


Rental Assistance Program (RAP)

UniteCT Rental Assistance Program

Help for Veterans


New Haven Food Assistance English 2023

New Haven Food Assistance Spanish 2023

New London County Emergency Food Sites

Faith Communities

First Church of Christ, Congregational, Clinton

United Church of Chester

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, Chester

United Methodist Church, Clinton

First Congregational Church, Deep River

The First Baptist Church in Essex

St. John's Episcopal Church, Essex

Trinity Lutheran Church, Centerbrook

St John's Catholic Church Old Saybrook

Grace Episcopal Church, Old Saybrook

First Church of Christ in Saybrook (Congregational)

St. John's Episcopal Church, Niantic

Westbrook Congregational Church

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme

St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, Westbrook


Town Websites



Deep River




Old Lyme

Old Saybrook



CT State Government

State Government Connecticut General Assembly

Governor's Office:  - 860-566-4840



Meal Planning Assistance:  


Ideas for cooking vegetables:  Download here.

How to Eat on $4.00 a Day  

Food Safety Links:

Food Allergy Network:  www.foodallergy.org
(This site provides common food allergy information, educational materials, and research information.)

Food Handler Inc.:  www.foodhandler.com/
(Offers free downloads including useful temperature charts, a newsletter, and flash demos of basic food safety training and monitoring programs.)

Food Management:  www.food-management.com/
(Provides easy to locate recipes, searchable material, an electronic newsletter, article archives, and upcoming events.)

Hand Washing for Life:  www.handwashingforlife.com
(A wealth of information on the many elements of clean hands focused on the food industry including a variety of training tools.)

The Partnership for Food Safety Education:  www.fightbac.org
(Provides food safety information on how to prevent spoilage and contamination of food products.)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration:  www.fda.gov
(Information regarding public health, food safety, food supply, inspection, news, and special interests.)






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SSKP is now able to do virtual educational programs for all ages.  Click here to see a worksheet from our program "Food Insecurity".  To arrange for a virtual program, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 860-388-1988.

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