Our Summer Appeal

Will Melton Stories

Dear Friends, Your contributions have helped DESK provide a steady source of food for those suffering from hunger since our inception in 1987, but as an organization, we recognize that we cannot say that we have fulfilled our mission. Whether it is because guests’ work schedules are incompatible with our own, because guests do not have transportation to get to …

My Own Hunger Story, From the President of the Board

Will Melton Stories

As a child, my father was ill and could not work and despite the two or three jobs my mother worked, we never seemed to have enough money. There were holidays where neighbors brought clothes, other times when folks from church brought us boxes of food and even a time when our landlord forgave the rent because we didn’t have …

Hips Against Hunger: April 9th

Will Melton Events

Yale Belly Dance Society Presents Hips Against Hunger Annual Benefit Performance for the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen Sat. April 9, 2016 at 8 pm (doors open 7:30) General Admission: $10, Students: $5 Harkness Auditorium at Sterling hall of Medicine 333 Cedar St., New Haven, CT 06510 Celebrating 13 years of Yale Belly Dance with rockin’ hips, spinning skirts, flying veils, and dances from the Middle East …

2015 Annual Appeal

Will Melton Donations

Dear Friends- We are celebrating five years of my journey at DESK this year, and I, for one, am truly celebrating it! I have met so many people, from so many walks of life. I have heard countless stories, both sad and encouraging, and have made many, many friends over these five short years. Our kitchen isn’t just about getting …

Our Food Pantry is Getting Low

Will Melton Food Pantry

While most people may think that the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen is just a soup kitchen, the reality is that we’re so much more! In addition to daily hot meals, DESK also facilitates a weekly food pantry, an emergency food pantry, a pet food pantry and a senior food program. These much needed programs would not be possible without nonperishable …

Vets as Volunteers Chip in on Veterans Day

Will Melton Volunteers

Every Wednesday, a group of volunteer veterans helps us our at our feed pantry.They call themselves “Vets as Volunteers”, and participate in a program by the VA/Errera Community Care Center.  This year, Veterans day was on a Wednesday and this great group came came to volunteer, rather than go to events celebrating their service to our country.  As a way of saying …