** DESK Remains Open**

But we need your help!

DESK’s staff and volunteers are working tirelessly to ensure that food is getting out into the community, supporting those who are experiencing homelessness and living in poverty, connecting with them on a daily basis to make sure they have what they need to stay healthy and safe.

Follow the links below to support our efforts by making contributions, donating food, and signing up for our COVID-19 Emergency Volunteer Corps.

Program Operations

Weekly Food Pantry

DESK’s weekly Food Pantry is operating during the COVID-19 crisis as pre-prepared “grab-and-go” bags.  We are open every Wednesday between 2:00 and 3:00 pm.  We do not require any documentation or proof of eligibility or residence.  Just show up!  If this time does not work, please see this online list of pantries that are operating during pandemic.  If you are over 60, immuno-compromised, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks, please consider signing up for the Pantry t0 Pantry Food Delivery Program (below).

Pantry to Pantry Food Delivery Program

As part of an interagency effort, the Coordinated Food Assistance Network (CFAN) is organizing the delivery of pantry items directly to the homes of those in need and who cannot or should not be leaving their home at this time.  To sign up or get more information, please call the P2P hotline number at (888) 910-2960.

Evening Meals Program

In order to avoid public gatherings of large numbers of people in an enclosed space, DESK is serving all dinners as “grab-and-go” in take-out containers or bags.  We currently are serving Monday through Thursday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 4:00 pm.  We do not require any documentation or proof of eligibility or residence.  However, we encourage those who are housed to access food through our weekly Food Pantry or the Pantry to Pantry Delivery Program during the COVID-19 crisis so as to minimize the number of people congregating for dinner.

For more information on what DESK is doing and what YOU can do to help, please visit deskct.org/covid19.