For over 25 years, DESK has participated in a community-wide effort to deliver meals to people in need on Thanksgiving morning.  This year, we‘re once again partnering with an array of organizations, businesses, civic groups, and congregations to deliver 1,500 meals to people across Greater New Haven on Thanksgiving morning. It’s an ambitious program that brings together so many across our community, and this year, we need YOU.

Here’s how YOU can be part of our Thanksgiving:

Donate Your Time!
We need volunteers throughout the week of Thanksgiving up through the big day.  Volunteers prepare food, pack boxes, transport, and deliver.  The online sign-up form is available now, but if you have any questions, email us at  Want to be one of our elite drivers?  Email our IVCG partners at today to reserve your route!

Donate Food!
Fifteen-hundred meals is a lot of food!  You can help by donating items from our Thanksgiving Shopping ListDonations can be dropped off Sunday-Thursday, 11am-4pm through Thu., Nov. 21 (except turkeys, which should be dropped off only on Friday, Nov. 22, 9:00-3:00).  Click here for more information.

Donate Funds!
Help us serve more people than ever this year! Your financial support will enable us to purchase supplies and other items needed to make this program happen. Click here to donate RIGHT NOW and help us ensure that no one goes hungry this Thanksgiving!