December 14, 2018

Community Foundation of Middlesex County Supports Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries

Volunteers set up for food distribution at the SSKP Old Saybrook pantry hosted by First Church of Christ in Saybrook.

Volunteers set up for food distribution at the SSKP Old Saybrook pantry hosted by First Church of Christ in Saybrook.

The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP) has received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County through the River View Cemetery Fund. This funding will purchase fresh and non-perishable food to be distributed to needy families and individuals on the shoreline.

“SSKP is so grateful for this generous support through the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. This donation helps assure that all our neighbors will have a place to turn to for food and fellowship. With these funds specifically we will be able to purchase enough food for over 12,800 meals.” said Patty Dowling, executive director of SSKP.

“Access to food is such a basic necessity, and no one should have to worry about where to get food for their families,” stated Cynthia Clegg, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. “Together, we are impacting our communities by addressing basic services and needs. It takes a community to make a difference, and we are grateful to have so many individuals who care and choose to work with and through the Community Foundation to make a difference, such as helping to purchase food for Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries. That is community philanthropy at work in Middlesex County.”

The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries provides food and fellowship to people in need and educates the community about hunger and poverty, serving 11 Connecticut shoreline towns. Last year with a small staff and over 900 dedicated volunteers, SSKP distributed enough food for almost 950,000 meals to over 8,200 shoreline neighbors in need.

For information about how to receive help, or how to support SSKP’s mission, visit www.shorelinesoupkitchens.org, or call (860) 388-1988.

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the people of the County, now and in the future, by developing endowments, making grants that have impact and assisting donors in meeting their philanthropic objectives. Since its founding in 1997, the Community Foundation has awarded 1,295 grants totaling more than $4 million for the arts, cultural and heritage programs, educational activities, environmental improvements and for health and human services.

For more information, contact the Community Foundation at 860.347.0025 or info@MiddlesexCountyCF.org.

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