Food Donations

Donations of shelf-stable foods, frozen unprepared foods, and fresh produce, as well as 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.

Please note that we cannot accept most prepared food donations, primarily out of health and safety concerns.  We work with a few select “verified vendors,” with whom we have clear guidelines as to how, where, and by whom the food has been prepared, as well as how it has been transported.  If you have questions about this policy, please contact us via email.

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, and feel free to use our brochure to share information about who we serve.

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