Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries

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.

Providing food and fellowship to those in need

Our pantries located in Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Clinton, Old Lyme and East Lyme provide enough food for three meals for three days for those who attend, and those in their household.  The food distributed includes both fresh meat, vegetables, fruit, and dairy and non-perishable canned and packaged food and Heat & Eat meals. Those in need are welcome to attend one distribution per week.

Our meal sites are located in Centerbrook, Essex, Deep River, Chester, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Clinton, and Old Lyme.  Hot nutritious meals are prepared by volunteers and served family style.  Those in need are welcome to attend all our meal sites.

All who enter our doors will be welcomed and will be served to the best of our ability. Those who attend our pantries and meals sites do not need to prove they are in need; only come and be served.

We know that we could all end up needing a food pantry; that empathy makes us committed to being welcoming and caring. All our meals and services are free of charge.

Our work is guided by our values.  These values hold that people in need should have access to food in ways that maintain their human dignity. 

Hunger is a symptom of poverty.  Poverty is a complex problem that requires complex solutions. The sustained cooperation of many individuals and organizations over time will lead to a hunger free community.

Adequate food is a basic human right.  Everyone has a right to have enough to eat, regardless of their personal circumstances.

The hungry person is the reason The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries exists and is always be our first consideration in any decision-making or planning.

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