Our Summer Appeal

Will Melton Stories

Dear Friends, Your contributions have helped DESK provide a steady source of food for those suffering from hunger since our inception in 1987, but as an organization, we recognize that we cannot say that we have fulfilled our mission. Whether it is because guests’ work schedules are incompatible with our own, because guests do not have transportation to get to …

My Own Hunger Story, From the President of the Board

Will Melton Stories

As a child, my father was ill and could not work and despite the two or three jobs my mother worked, we never seemed to have enough money. There were holidays where neighbors brought clothes, other times when folks from church brought us boxes of food and even a time when our landlord forgave the rent because we didn’t have …

DESK is There When Tragedy Strikes: Frank’s Story

Linda Carbone Stories

As you walk through Downtown New Haven, it’s likely that you’ll cross paths with people who are living on the streets, in parks and in various nooks and crannies around our city. It may not be your first thought to ponder what caused some these people to become homeless, but we see many of them each and every day. Some share their stories …

Debbie, Her Story & The Life She Once Had

Linda Carbone Stories

DESK sees people from many walks of life. The stories that touch my life the most are from our guests who live on the street – those who have their only possessions with them in a single plastic bag. One of these people is “Debbie”. When asked about her story, Debbie says that she has three children – she hasn’t seen them …

My Own DESK Story, From the Executive Director

Linda Carbone Stories

Pictured above is a group of wonderful volunteers, my husband and myself. In asking our guests their “story”, I am always one that wants to provide mine so they know a bit about me also – how I came to be a part of DESK. Working for Yale dining, I found myself being asked to volunteer one year at holiday …

Hips Against Hunger: April 9th

Will Melton Events

Yale Belly Dance Society Presents Hips Against Hunger Annual Benefit Performance for the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen Sat. April 9, 2016 at 8 pm (doors open 7:30) General Admission: $10, Students: $5 Harkness Auditorium at Sterling hall of Medicine 333 Cedar St., New Haven, CT 06510 Celebrating 13 years of Yale Belly Dance with rockin’ hips, spinning skirts, flying veils, and dances from the Middle East …

2015 Annual Appeal

Will Melton Donations

Dear Friends- We are celebrating five years of my journey at DESK this year, and I, for one, am truly celebrating it! I have met so many people, from so many walks of life. I have heard countless stories, both sad and encouraging, and have made many, many friends over these five short years. Our kitchen isn’t just about getting …