Thanksgiving Donations

For over 25 years, DESK has participated in a community-wide effort — known as Thanksgiving for All — to deliver meals to people in need on Thanksgiving morning.  Once again, we‘re partnering with an array of organizations, businesses, civic groups, and congregations to deliver over 1,200 meals to people across Greater New Haven on Thanksgiving morning.  It’s an ambitious program that brings together so many across our community, and this year, we need YOU.

Food Donations

Please drop off Frozen Turkeys on Sunday Nov. 18, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  All other items can be dropped off during DESK’s regular receiving hours (Sunday through Thursday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm) through Thursday, November 15.  All donations can be brought to 311 Temple Street, New Haven.

Here’s what we need:

Frozen Turkeys (Nov. 18 drop-off only)
Potatoes (largest you can find!)
Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans (14.5-oz cans)
Stuffing (boxed)
White Sugar
Fresh Cranberries
Heavy Cream
Shelf-Stable Orange Juice
Butter (1-lb. boxes)
Pies (store-bought only — please drop-off on Nov. 21)

We’re also looking for nice table-clothes to cover our 8-foot rectangular tables as we prepare for our Thanksgiving Day Lunch!

Got questions?  Call us at (203) 624-6426, or send us an email.  Want to host a food drive to support Thanksgiving for All?  Download a flyer and let us know!

Financial Contributions

Checks can be made out to “Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen” (with “Thanksgiving” in the memo), and mailed to:

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.