Through its “Essex Gives Back” program, ECP gives our patrons the opportunity to make donations to a local charitable organization. Following our 2019 Winter Production of The Tell-Tale Farce, we presented Martha's Community Kitchen with a gift of $955, of which $252 came from the raffle of the wine, bottle stopper and case made by cast member Thom Smith!

For over 30 years the primary focus at Martha’s Kitchen has been to try and meet the basic needs of food and companionship while offering hope through compassionate service. They rely on volunteers who strive to welcome, inspire and nourish; and restore relationships through respect and dignity.