Yale Hunger Heroes

DESK Uncategorized, Volunteers

  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 …

Health, Community, & Equity: Finding Meaning in Food

DESK Leadership, Views, Volunteers

The following is adapted from the Annual Address of DESK’s Executive Director, Steve Werlin, delivered at the Breaking Bread Inaugural Dinner on March 24, 2017. Accepting the Executive Director position at DESK has been a bit of a homecoming for me, and a step toward fulfilling a larger dream. When I moved to New Haven in 2011, DESK was my …

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 …