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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SSKP is excited to announce the launch of this year’s Gowrie Challenge through Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance and risk management firm. The Gowrie Challenge - now in its 20th year - will run from November 1st to December 31st, 2023 with a goal to raise $300,000 for SSKP in response to rising needs along the Connecticut shoreline. “For 20 years the Gowrie Challenge has connected businesses and individuals to ensure our neighbors have access to food,” said Amy Hollis, SSKP Executive Director. “My heart is filled with gratitude as we join together in sharing food and fellowship. Thank you!”

Gowrie Group – Risk Strategies is donating $30,000 in matching funds and Carter Gowrie, the retired founder of Gowrie Group, is once again personally donating an additional $30,000 in matching dollars. Our generous Partner Sponsors – BrandTech Scientific, Essex Financial, Essex Savings Bank, L. C. Doane Company, Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale, Sound Rigging, and Tower Labs – have pledged an additional $90,000 in matching funds. This brings us to an incredible $150,000 available in matching funds. Please donate to the Gowrie Challenge generously so we can feed our shoreline community. Go to https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/SSKP  and choose “Gowrie Challenge” – thank you!

Join Us

Meal Site
First Baptist Church of Essex
10 Prospect Street, Essex
Jul 15th, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Grocery Distribution
St. Mark's Catholic Church
222 McVeagh Road, Westbrook
Jul 16th, 11:30am-2:15pm
Grocery Distribution
First Church of Christ Congregational
366 Main St., Old Saybrook

Jul 16th, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Meal Site
St. John's Episcopal Church
3 Cross Street., Essex
Jul 16th, 5:00pm-6:00pm

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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 8 meal sites and distribute groceries from 5 food pantries.
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