Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen is committed to providing all Guests, clients, volunteers, donors, supporters, staff, partners, and stakeholders with information regarding our financial records. As a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, DESK serves the community at the pleasure of the community. For that reason, we will make all reasonable efforts to provide clear information on our work, while still maintaining the privacy of our Guests, clients, donors, staff, and volunteers.

For regularly-updated information, please visit the following pages:

Policies and procedures:

For your convenience, we include below our publicly available financial records:

Additional information can be found on DESK’s page with the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.  If there additional information you seek, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.


DESK Food Totals 2004-2011

  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Evening meals 30,218 44,406 49,671 78,016 100,660 101,963 112,324 117,250
Pantry food bags 4,405 5,787 10,475 24,710 24,199 56,392 58,678 61,020
Bag lunches 6,102 6,280 5,872 6,800 8,700 11,980 17,880 18,160

Watch this video with DESK’s Executive Director, Steve Werlin, to learn more about our history, our programs, our culture, and our vision.