Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

New Haven, CT   |  deskct.org

Mission

To serve people experiencing homelessness or living in poverty by providing food assistance and services that promote health, community, and equity.

Ruling year info

1989

Principal Officer

Steve Werlin

Main address

PO Box 1478

New Haven, CT 06506 USA

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EIN

22-2985448

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Organization-Sponsored Eatery or Agency (K35)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Evening Meals

DESK serves dinner at 5:30 pm on Monday through Thursday and 4:30 on Sunday at 311 Temple St.  On Friday and Saturday nights from September to May, DESK partners with the Yale Hunger Heroes who serve dinner next door at the United Church Parish House. The program includes the provision of bagged-lunches distributed at the end of each evening's dinner, as well as occasional clothing items that are made available to guests. 

Population(s) Served

DESK operates a weekly food pantry on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, where staff and volunteers distribute groceries.  The food items available include canned and dry goods, fresh produce, and frozen meat when available.  The program also makes available toiletries and hygiene products, as well as pet supplies.

Population(s) Served

Every Tuesday, DESK provides a hot lunch to low-income seniors at the East Shore Senior Center..

Population(s) Served

Each summer, DESK offers groceries and other items through our Neighborhood Pantries.  In the summer of 2019, DESK partnered with Elm City Communities (Housing Authority of New Haven) and the United Way of Greater New Haven to serve individuals and families with children at two sites in Fair Haven on a weekly basis.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce 2003

United Way of Greater New Haven 1989

Financials

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Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

Board of directors
as of 12/17/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Daniel Scholield

Quinnipiac University

Term: 2019 - 2022

Kaitlyn Sabin

Teach for America

Maurice Ware

Yale Community Kitchen

Natalie Judd

Big Voice Communications

Prerna Rao

Rao Legal, LLC

Tim Opstrup

Yale University

Letticia Brown-Gambino

Jill LaBrack

Willemijn Van Deursen

Yale Community Kitchen

Laurie Scheiner

Daniel Scholfield