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.

Guests Served: Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Food Pantry location:
First Church of Christ
55 Church Road
Clinton, CT 06413

Welcome to the Clinton Food Pantry! If you are currently living in these towns that we serve; Madison, Clinton, Killingworth, Old Saybrook, Chester, Ivoryton, Deep River, Essex, Old Lyme, Lyme, and East Lyme you are welcome to shop with us.

Our goal is to give out three days' worth of food. We give out canned goods, packaged food, fresh produce, meat, eggs, dairy, bread and other grocery items.

Volunteering
If you would like to volunteer with us , please call 860-388-1988.

Bob Eburg runs this pantry with the help of many volunteers.
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Thank you Asif John Hussaini from Beach Donut!  You are an angel!  John brings the volunteers at the SSKP pantry in Clinton free donuts. What a treat!

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John from Beach Donut frequently drops off these beautiful donuts for the volunteers!

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Providing bags of groceries for our guests - March 18, 2020:

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Clinton Rotary raised funds and with Liberty Bank's help of a 25% match donated $8,011.40 to us.

L to R:  Dee Tully, Lynn Smith and Ashley Crete.

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Rebecca Dollahite from Girl Scout Troop 64057 in Madison is going for her "Gold Award" in scouting. This is Rebecca standing next to a ramp she built for our pantry. Before the ramp was installed there was a dangerous step up for people exiting the pantry. This is a wonderful safety project that many will appreciate for years to come. Her project was to also repair and paint all the doorways in the pantry rooms in which she did a beautiful job, and she is currently working on providing new curtains for the pantry room. Her hard work is extremely appreciated.

 

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Julia Callis from Troop 63350 is going for her "Gold Award" in scouting. This is Julia passing out samples of recipes to the guests at the SSKP pantry in Clinton on August 21, 2019. Her project was to have a recipe board that contained recipes for the produce that are donated to the pantry guests each summer from the local gardens. The board was extremely appreciated and will be used for many years to come.

Girl Scout Recipe Board - recipes for the produce from the Food for All Garden will be posted on this page going forward.  Click here for information.


Jessie George, Joe Courtney, Lin Smith - August 2017.


A few of the morning crew hard at work.

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First Church of Christ in Clinton, the host site of the pantry in Clinton, kicked off their first month of a year-long celebration of the church's 350th year.

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Thank you so much to all the wonderful groups who are holding food drives for the Clinton pantry!


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Here is a "snapshot" of the Clinton Pantry volunteers in September of 2014:

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Below are interviews with several of the 48 wonderful and hardworking volunteers of the Clinton Pantry. We are grateful for each and every one of these outstanding volunteers who give so much of their time and effort to help others!

 

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Bob Eburg

Years helping at the Pantry: 8

Job: Assistant Pantry Manager

Favorite thing: This pantry is something that really means a lot to me. We are super welcoming to people who come , and I'm proud to be a part of that.

How did you join the Team? I saw a notice in the paper. I had been helping a group in New Haven, but wanted to help more, and this was closer to home.

Fun Fact: I'm getting a fiddle in the mail tomorrow! I've never played a musical instrument, and I'm going to try to learn.

 

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Celeste Denison

Years helping at the Pantry: 2 1/2

Job: Bob calls me his "Utility Infielder" - I help wherever he needs me!

What the pantry means to you: I feel like I'm doing something to help people. It's very satisfying.

How did you join the Team? When I retired I became a pantry volunteer. I had heard of SSKP and it was something I had always wanted to do.

Fun Fact: I'm a huge sports fan!

 

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Sonja Gibbs

Years helping at the Pantry: 11

Job: I distribute the soup, canned fruit and beans.

Favorite thing: My favorite thing is the people...those who work here and those who come. I consider both to be my friends.

How did you join the Team? I became a volunteer the week after the pantry started! I had just retired as a librarian, and I read about it in the paper. Back then we gave out pre-packed bags.

Fun Fact: For 40 years I've played in a recorder group called The Circle Consortium Recorder Ensemble .

 

 

 

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