For 32 years, The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP) has provided food and fellowship to residents in need along the Connecticut shoreline by providing hot meals and groceries. We serve the towns of Essex, Chester, Clinton, Madison, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, Lyme, Old Lyme, Killingworth, Westbrook & Deep River. During the pandemic, residents may attend one of our five pantries each week, with a variety of pre-bagged food delivered curbside for safety reasons. In 2020 we shared 1.6 million lbs. of food and served 159,555 people - a 60% increase. Each household receives a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, bread and cereals, dairy and non-perishable foods such as canned meats, canned and dried beans and canned and boxed meals. Of our 9 meal sites, 7 are operating with curbside "grab-and-go" meals for all who come. All of SSKP's sites are located in faith communities, and we employ only a small staff, operating with the assistance of hundreds of caring volunteers.
P.O. Box 804
Essex, CT 06426