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.

211 Connecticut:  https://www.211ct.org/

UniteCT Rental Assistance Program:

The goal of UniteCT is to help stabilize Connecticut’s Rental Housing Market. This program will provide rental and utility payment assistance to qualified CT households financially impacted by COVID 19. Launch date Monday, March 15th – Please help your neighbors know about this important new program.

Download flyers here:  English; Portuguese; Spanish; UniteCT Overview

Programs That Help People in Connecticut - 2012-2014 edition (Connecticut Light & Power)

download here.

Please check out this link to assist in meal planning:  


Ideas for cooking vegetables:  Download here.

How to eat on $4.00 a day - cookbook link here:  

ALICE information - click here: 


Food Safety Links:

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

Food Essentials:  ultimatefoodessentials.com
(A food ingredient database that shows allergens, additives, and ingredients.)

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.)

Food Stamp Needs:  supplemental food nutrition program

AARP is trying to spread the word that food aid is available for many people in need.  SNAP - the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (an updated name for the program known for decades as food stamps) can be reached toll free at 1-866-974-SNAP (7627).  There is also a link on the AARP Connecticut website:  aarp.org/states.   

Online Information on Key Low-Income Benefit Programs Available. 

This information can be found by visiting the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities at

A tri-fold brochure for reference with important information regarding how to help, how to volunteer,  how to make donations, meal sites and grocery distribution sites, resource information, and self-sufficiency facts - download here.

66 Ways to Save Money (third edition), provided by Consumer Literacy Consortium:  www.66ways.org

The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries is committed to ending hunger. In addition to visiting our pantries and meal sites, these resources may help.

To Our Connecticut Representatives:  download here.

Local Social Service Agencies

 Connecticut State Assistance


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)

CT Department of Social Services


2-1-1 Infoline


CHAP: Winter Heating Assistance


HUSKY: Healthcare for Uninsured Children


TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families


Care4Kids: Child Care Assistance


Housing Assistance

New Haven Food Assistance English 2021

New Haven Food Assistance ESP 2021

New London County 2021 Site List Update

Help for Veterans

 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

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

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Deep River




Old Lyme

Old Saybrook


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 Regional Statistics / Information

Regional Statistics/Information Connecticut Census

CT River Estuary Regional Planning Agency

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 CT State Government

State Government Connecticut General Assembly

Governor's Office:  - 860-566-4840

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