July 9, 2020

Saint Ann’s Parish in Old Lyme Hosts Drive-Thru ‘Can-a-Thon’ This Morning to Benefit Shoreline Soup Kitchens

OLD LYME — Saint Ann’s Parish will collect canned goods and non-perishables next Sunday, June 28, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the church parking lot at 82 Shore Rd./ Rte. 156 in Old Lyme. A drive-thru with attendants to collect groceries will make this a safe, quick and easy way to help neighbors in need. All the groceries collected will be donated to Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries (SSKP.)

In a press release, Mac Mummert, Senior Warden of Saint Ann’s Parish, explains the need for this Food is Good, Share It event in these words ,“Our community needs your help. Food insecurity has been heightened by the pandemic and Saint Ann’s Parish is striving to help our local organizations try to meet the increased need.”

She adds, “Our effort to serve our community with a Can-A-Thon puts our church mission into practice. We are perfectly located to be a drive-thru collection center for the local SSKP. Please help us to help them by bringing canned goods or non-perishables.

The SSKP, located in Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Clinton, Old Lyme and East Lyme, provide food for three meals a day for three days for those who attend and those in their households.

Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries meal sites are located in Centerbrook, Essex, Deep River, Chester, Old Saybrook, Clinton, Old Lyme and Westbrook. Hot nutritious meals are prepared by volunteers and served family style. Those in need are welcome to attend any of the meal sites.

Saint Ann’s will be collecting the following non-perishable foods to donate to the SSKP in Old Lyme. Recommended donations include: 

  • tuna (canned in water)
  • chicken (canned in water)
  • canned beef stews
  • beans (dry or canned in water)
  • baked beans
  • canned chili
  • peanut butter
  • pork and beans
  • rice
  • canned pastas
  • dry noodles and pastas
  • boxed macaroni and cheese
  • cereals
  • shredded wheat
  • oatmeal
  • corn muffin and pancake mix
  • whole-grain crackers
  • graham crackers
  • flour 

Editor’s Notes: i) For more information on SSKP, visit www.shorelinesoupkitchens.org 

ii) Saint Ann’s is an Episcopal parish in Old Lyme, CT that invites and welcomes all visitors to this program. Our mission is to enrich the community and introduce visitors to the parish. Saint Ann’s is located at 82 Shore Rd (Rte. 156), two miles off I-95, Exit 70. Parking is adjacent to the church.

For information about the parish, contact Kathy Rowe at 860-434- 1621, via email at office@saintannsoldlyme.org, or visit Saint Ann’s online at www.saintannsoldlyme.org.



  1. Barbara Aresco says

    Good morning, we have an 18lb.turkey we would like to donate. Our family was supposed to visit us from Florida but that has been cancelled. Please advise us where we can drop off.
    Thank you.
    Sal & Barb Aresco
    860 395-1219

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