The mission of the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) is to provide free, nutritious meals for homeless individuals and families, and the working and non-working poor of the greater New Haven area. To this end, DESK provides daily hot evening meals, bag lunches, weekly food pantry bags, and an emergency food bank for people in crisis. DESK also has a Pet Food Pantry and a biweekly Food Supplement program for seniors. All of DESK’s services are free.
Services We Provide
DESK provides free hot meals for hungry individuals and families seven nights a week.*Meal Schedule
DESK operates a food pantry every Wednesday for those who need extra help bringing food home.Pantry Schedule
How You Can Help
Individuals can make one-time contributions as well as recurring donations that will help to sustain and grow our efforts.
While it may not seem like much, a $5 donation can make a big difference in helping us to serve those in need.
If you have a dollar to spare or are interested in making DESK your primary philanthropic beneficiary, please click here.
We also provide an opportunity for those seeking to meet community service commitments to have a positive impact.
If you are interested in becoming a DESK volunteer, click here.
*Some meals are suspended during summer and Yale academic holidays.