For almost 30 years, DESK has participated in a community-wide effort to deliver meals to people in need on Thanksgiving morning.  This year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic is limiting our ability to prepare and deliver meals to the same scale as we have in the past.  So instead, we’ll be limiting our deliveries to about 500 meals, specifically for people experiencing homelessness and who are staying in shelters, hotels, and warming centers.  In addition, we’ll be providing extra Thanksgiving foods — including TURKEYS! — at our Wednesday Food Pantry on the day before Thanksgiving.

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

Donate Your Time!
While the number of volunteers we need this year will be modest compared to the 250+ volunteers who typically take part in Thanksgiving for All, we still need some help.  If you’re interested in helping out onsite or delivering meals, please email us at volunteer@deskct.org and we’ll be in touch in the week or two leading up to let you know how you can help.

Donate Food!
Help us make Thanksgiving special for those in need in your community by donating items from our Thanksgiving Shopping ListDonations can be dropped off Sunday-Thursday, 11am-4pm through Sunday, November 22 (except turkeys, which should be dropped off only on Sunday, Nov. 15, 11:00-4:00).  Click here for more information.

Donate Funds!
Your financial support will ensure that DESK can serve those who are in need on Thanksgiving Day and all year-round!  Show your support through a financial contribution and we’ll be able to purchase supplies, keep our van on the road, and ensure everyone is safe and protected during these difficult times.. Click here to donate RIGHT NOW and help us ensure that no one goes hungry this Thanksgiving!