Your support is needed!

To feed over 2,300 people each year, DESK relies on the support of the whole community.  In addition to Financial Contributions, DESK accepts Food Donations, Winter Gear, and Toiletry Packs throughout the year.  Click on the tabs below to learn more about each. 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
[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

GuideStarSilver

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

Financial Contributions

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.

Checks can be mailed to:
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
P.O. Box 1478
New Haven, CT 06506-1478

Or complete the following to make a secure, online donation:

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

 

 

Food Donations

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.  Before bringing your donation, please check out our Shopping List below to ensure that the items you’d like to donate correspond with what our clients need.  If you have any questions, please call us at (203) 624-6426.

For large donations, please contact us ahead of time by calling (203) 624-6426.

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

Toiletry Packs

People in need can use all sorts of support.  Please help by providing items from the list below in small or travel-size units.  Ideally, please combine the items for donation into complete “Toiletry Packs” marked for men or women.

Toiletry Packs 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 Toiletry Pack drive or make a large donation of toiletry packs, please contact us beforehand.

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

Men’s Toiletry Pack

  • Bar soap
  • Shampoo + conditioner
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors (disposable)
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Comb

Women’s Toiletry Pack

  • Bar soap
  • Shampoo + conditioner
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors (disposable)
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Comb
  • Feminine hygiene products

GuideStarSilver

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