DESK is There When Tragedy Strikes: Frank’s Story

Linda Carbone Stories

As you walk through Downtown New Haven, it’s likely that you’ll cross paths with people who are living on the streets, in parks and in various nooks and crannies around our city. It may not be your first thought to ponder what caused some these people to become homeless, but we see many of them each and every day. Some share their stories …

Debbie, Her Story & The Life She Once Had

Linda Carbone Stories

DESK sees people from many walks of life. The stories that touch my life the most are from our guests who live on the street – those who have their only possessions with them in a single plastic bag. One of these people is “Debbie”. When asked about her story, Debbie says that she has three children – she hasn’t seen them …

My Own DESK Story, From the Executive Director

Linda Carbone Stories

Pictured above is a group of wonderful volunteers, my husband and myself. In asking our guests their “story”, I am always one that wants to provide mine so they know a bit about me also – how I came to be a part of DESK. Working for Yale dining, I found myself being asked to volunteer one year at holiday …

DESK receives Connecticut Food Bank Program Capacity Equipment Grant

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DESK has been awarded a two-door, glass refrigerator. This competitive grant opportunity was offered to Connecticut Food Bank members as part of the Connecticut Food Bank’s goal of building the capacity of our network. DESK’s many food programs play a vital role in fighting hunger in our local communities. This new refrigerator will be dedicated to fresh produce to improve DESK’s weekly …

2014 Letter Appeal: Your donation has an Immediate impact

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Dear Friends, When you, a family member or loved one needs food assistance where would you turn?  If you’re like most in our community, you would come to The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK). Why? Because we are your local soup kitchen and food pantry in your community, not just a food bank, we are a small volunteer driven nonprofit …

#GivingTuesday for DESK

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Give to DESK TODAY!  Tariq Farid foundation supports DESK with #GivingTuesday: http://www.tariqfarid.com/today-givingtuesday/