Serving New Haven Kids: From Start to Finish

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By Lauren Bossi As one of DESK’s two interns this past summer, Lauren Bossi coordinated the Summer Kids’ Pantry program, an endeavor to supplement the diets for school-aged children during the summer months, when they don’t have access to school meals. This year, for the first time, DESK worked with the Housing Authority of New Haven (Elm City Communities) to …

DESK as a Civic Institution in New Haven

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By Scott McLean Scott McLean is among our longest-serving Board members at Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen.  Today, he serves as the Board Secretary.  He’s also a regular volunteer at DESK, and can often be found working the line or sweeping floors.  Outside of his volunteer work at DESK, Scott is Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University. –ed.   When …

Yale Hunger Heroes

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  The “Yale Hunger Heroes” is student group that is part of the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project and Dwight Hall.  During the school-year, the group partners with DESK to serve dinner on Fridays and Saturdays in the parish house of the United Church (next door at 323 Temple St.).  This is a wonderful partnership that has benefited both …

Thanksgiving is coming fast!!! Here is how you can help!

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The Turkey Drop is on Sunday, November 22 from 11:00 – 3:00. Please bring all frozen turkey donations to the Soup Kitchen, 311 Temple Street, New Haven. The Pie Drop is on Wednesday, November 25 (time to be announced). Please bring your pie donations(no cream pies, please to the Soup Kitchen, 311 Temple Street, New Haven. Anyone wishing to volunteer at the …

The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen Announces Linda Carbone as Interim Director

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The DESK Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Linda Carbone, who has been DESK’s Operations Director for six years, will be serving as DESK’s Interim Executive Director. Linda is well versed in DESK’s mission to consistently provide free direct food programs to the citizens of the New Haven community. The Board will be forming a search committee in the near …

Hamentaschen for Hunger Raises Funds for DESK

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The Yale Slifka Center for Jewish Life and the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project (YHHAP) had a bake sale fundraiser, Hamentaschen For Hunger, to benefit DESK.  Pictured are Rabbi Josh Ratner from the Slifka Center and our own Ruth Hanna, DESK Board Member and representative of YHHAP.

Get ready for The Great Give on May 5-6!

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The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen will be participating in The Great Give, a 36-hour fundraising drive for local nonprofits in greater New Haven. Between 8 AM on Tuesday, May 5 and 8 PM on Wednesday, May 6, donate to DESK at and see your gift do more! Check out this page for details on how giving during The Great Give can maximize …