** We are open! **

Evening Meals Program

In order to avoid public gatherings of large numbers of people in an enclosed space, DESK is serving all dinners as “grab-and-go” in take-out containers or bags.  We currently are serving Sunday through Thursday at 5:00 pm.  We do not require any documentation or proof of eligibility or residence.

Weekly Food Pantry

DESK’s weekly Food Pantry is operating during the COVID-19 crisis as pre-prepared “grab-and-go” bags.  We are open every Wednesday between 2:00 and 3:00 pm.  We do not require any documentation or proof of eligibility or residence.  Just show up!  If this time does not work, please see this online list of pantries that are operating during pandemic.  If you are over 60, immuno-compromised, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks, please consider signing up for the Pantry to Pantry Food Delivery Program (below).

Drop-in & Resource Center

DESK’s new Downtown Drop-in & Resource Center is finally here!  We’re open Sunday through Friday, 1:30-4:30 pm at 266 State Street (between Chapel and Crown).  Guests can access internet, use a computer, get a cup of coffee or tea and a snack, chat with volunteers, staff, and outreach workers, and connect to services that can help them move beyond homelessness.  And volunteers are needed, so check out our Volunteer page for more info.

For more information on what DESK is doing and what YOU can do to help, please visit deskct.org/covid19.

Our Mission

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) serves people who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty by providing food assistance and services that promote health, community, and equity.  DESK operates an Evening Meals program, offering a hot dinner and bagged lunches, as well as weekly Food Pantry and a Summer Kids Pantry program.

Our Vision

DESK looks forward to a day when people come to us not because they have to but because they want to.

How YOU Can Help


Make a financial contribution, organize a food or clothing drive, and support a place that makes a difference in YOUR community.


Give your time, efforts, skills, and compassion by scheduling a time to volunteer with us.


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