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
[email protected]
(203)-809-8770

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
[email protected]
(203)-809-8770

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

Thanksgiving for All!

Each year, DESK partners with Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers, the New Haven Athletic Club, West Haven Congregational Church, and Branford Dining Room to deliver over 1,200 prepared meals on Thanksgiving morning.  And we need YOUR help!

Make a financial contribution by clicking here, or by sending a check made out to “DESK” (with “Thanksgiving” noted in the memo) to P.O. Box 1478, New Haven, CT  06506-1478.

Help supply our kitchen for Thanksgiving!  Frozen turkeys can be dropped off at DESK on Sunday, November 19, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  You can drop off any of the other items listed on our Shopping List below on any Sunday through Thursday, 11;00 am – 4:00 pm at DESKAll items must be received by Sunday, November 19.  Thank you!

Thanksgiving Shopping List!  We need the following for Thanksgiving preparations:

  • Frozen Turkeys (sign up here so we know how many we’ll have!)
  • White Sugar (16-oz. bags)
  • Fresh Cranberries (16-oz. bags)
  • Frozen Concentrated OJ (12-oz. cans)
  • Butter (1-lb. boxes)
  • Heavy Cream (1-qt. cartons)
  • Green Beans (14.5-oz. cans)
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup (14.5-oz. cans)
  • French Fried Onions (6-oz. cans)

Want a flyer to post in your office, school, or community space?  Download here!

Got questions?  Email us at [email protected]!

Thank you to our partners and sponsors!

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

 

Food Donations

Check out our Shopping List below and pick up a few items on your next trip to the supermarket.  Food donations and other food related supplies can be brought to 311 Temple Street (north-side basement entrance), Monday through Thursday, between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and on Sunday, between 11:00 am 3:00 pm.

For large donations, please contact us ahead of time.

Food Drives:  Are you interested in hosting a food drive for DESK at your office, school, or social club?  It’s a great way to provide some direct help and spread the word about the need!  Contact us for details on organizing a food drive for DESK!

Shopping List
  • Canned Fruits (low-sugar)
  • Canned Vegetables (low-sodium
  • Canned Soups (low-sodium)
  • Canned fish (tuna & salmon)
  • Rice (brown)
  • Cereal (low-sugar)
  • Canned Beans
  • Pasta (dry)

Email: [email protected]
Call: (203) 624-6426

 

Winter Gear Needed!

Between November and March, DESK collects and distributes winter gear for our guests who come each night.  You can help by dropping off brand new or gently-used items from the list below.  Please bring only items that are clean and in good condition.

Winter gear donations can be brought to us at 311 Temple Street (north-side basement entrance), Monday through Thursday, between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and on Sunday, between 11:00 am 3:00 pm.

If you would like to coordinate a winter gear drive or make a large donation of winter gear, please contact us beforehand.

Winter Gear List
(While we accept items for all ages and genders, please bear in mind that about 80% of our guests are adult men.)

  • Winter coats
  • Boots
  • Warm socks (new only)
  • Sweatshirts and Sweaters
  • Flannel and Other Warm Long-sleeve Shirts
  • Blankets

GuideStarSilver

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