Thanksgiving 2014 @ DESK

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Thanks to so many volunteers, DESK and IVCG served over 600 takeout Thanksgiving meals to home bound folks on Thanksgiving, and served Thanksgiving meals for DESK guests at noon. Overall, over 700 Thanksgiving meals were served at DESK Thanksgiving Day! Thanks to everyone who helped throughout the week. See photos below and on Facebook.     

Thanksgiving 2014

Linda Carbone Uncategorized

Drive Up & Drop Off ALL pies & turkeys can be dropped off from your car.  Just drive up & drop off! Thanksgiving week is very special to DESK. All week we collect, prepare and serve over 800 meals Thanksgiving Day! Frozen Turkey Drop: Sunday, Nov. 23 311 Temple Street, 11:00am – 1:00pm Pie Drop: Wednesday, Nov. 26 311 Temple …

TRICK-OR-EAT 2014

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Donate non-perishable items to DESK on Halloween! When: Friday, October 31  5:30 – 7:30pm Why: To raise awareness about local hunger issues, collect food for DESK, and put a new spin on Halloween. What You Can Do: Yale students and alumni will be trick-or-treating in the East Rock neighborhood of New Haven. If you are an East Rock resident, please …

Thanks to everyone for a great Variety Show!

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BIG THANKS to Ms. Robin Banks, Cassandra, Sassie, Bella, Luis, LB, Jumping Joe, Yale Belly Dance Society, The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, Hoale Hula, Elks Lodge #25 and DJ Dark Anjel for a great variety show to benefit DESK! LOTS OF VARIETY!!! See our Facebook page for photos…

Saturday Oct 18th: Variety Show with Hostess Ms. Robin Banks

Linda Carbone Uncategorized

Come join us to support DESK and enjoy a night of laughs, cheap drinks, and raffles! Ms. Robin Banks is our hostess for a variety show featuring live comedy, burlesque, dancing, and singing. Event is 18 to enter, 21 to drink. Doors open at 7:00pm, show at 8:00pm Admission: $20 All proceeds to benefit Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen Elks Lodge …

Sunday, Sep. 7: Ride To End Hunger & BBQ Lunch @ Lighthouse Point Park

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There’s still time to register for DESK’s biggest fundraiser, a 65 mile police-escorted motorcycle ride through rural Connecticut, followed by a BBQ lunch at the Carousel House in Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven. Join riders from all over Connecticut! The Ride is currently in its 8th year, and has a police escort.  Each rider receives a ride pin.  We start …

DESK experiences brutal summer; needs your help

Linda Carbone Uncategorized

August 2014 Dear Friends, This summer for the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) has been extremely challenging.  All of our programs are experiencing large increases and all of our funding resources have either decreased or have become nonexistent. The costs of feeding 300+ people daily, including a daily bag lunch and a weekly pantry have all grown and DESK has …