Your support is needed!

To feed and support over 4,000 people each year, DESK relies on the support of the whole community.  In addition to Financial Contributions, DESK accepts Food Donations, Winter Gear (seasonally), and Toiletries throughout the year.  Please also consider hosting a drive at your home, school, house of worship, social club, or place of business.

Donations can be dropped off at DESK Sunday-Thursday, 1:00-4:00 pm or by appointment We also maintain an Amazon Wish List for items we need.  Click on the buttons below to learn more.  And thank YOU!

Your support is needed! The largest percentage of DESK funding comes from private donations and foundation support.  Without continuing support, DESK will not be able to sustain our much needed ongoing programs.

Even the smallest contributions help DESK to continue the invaluable emergency food services it provides for the New Haven community.

Make a Contribution

In kind services are also considered and accepted.

For more information on financial donations, support, or in kind services and the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen please click here to contact us.

Checks can also be mailed to:

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
P.O. Box 1478
New Haven, CT 06506-1478


Your help is needed! Food donations and other food related supplies can be brought to 311 Temple Street, Monday through Thursday, between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.

For more information on food donations, contact:

Linda Carbone, Executive Director

New Haven pets need your help! Families with pets experience hard times too, and pets can be great companions for individuals and families who are struggling through difficult times.

To help them out, pet food donations can be brought to 311 Temple Street, Monday through Thursday, between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.

For more information on pet food donations, contact:

Linda Carbone, Executive Director


Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen is a registered 501(c)3. Click here to verify our nonprofit status on GuideStar Charity Check.

Donor Bill of Rights

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association of Healthcare Professionals, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the Giving Institute.