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Fauré’s Requiem a benefit concert for DESK

February 25 @ 4:30 pm

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$100,000 Raised for Unhoused and Food Insecure People in New Haven

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) is a New Haven-based nonprofit that serves people experiencing homelessness and living in poverty by providing food assistance and services that promote health, community, and equity.  Since 1987, they have served unhoused...

State Pressed On ​“Historic” Homelessness

    My name is Steve Werlin. I am a resident of New Haven, where I have the honor of serving as Executive Director of Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, Inc. (DESK). I offer testimony in support of H.B. 5048, An Act Adjusting the State Budget for the Biennium...

DESK Celebrates the Start of the 266 State Capital Project with “Wall-breaking Ceremony”

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, Inc. (DESK), kicked off the renovations to their Drop-in & Resource Center at 266 State Street today with a “wall-breaking ceremony,” featuring Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Mayor Justin Elicker. The celebration marked the start of...

How many cooks does it take to cook over 1,260 gourmet Thanksgiving meals?

Marchitto, who runs the culinary operations at CSC, is referencing his staff and colleagues — a team of chefs, cooks, and pantry workers who earnestly roast, whip, and wrap a savory Thanksgiving meal for New Haven residents who might otherwise go hungry. DESK, a...

Thanksgiving-for-All Was Truly-for-All

Hundreds of calls were made to potential recipients by IVCG friends and volunteers. Schedules were drawn up by IVCG during November to ensure timely, efficient meal deliveries by its volunteers on Thanksgiving Day. We give thanks to the hundreds of extraordinary...

WNPR: Addressing misconceptions around food insecurity: ‘It’s about more than food’

From Katie Pellico & Catherine Shen's reporting: For a Connecticut family of four, it costs over $126,000 just to meet their basic needs, according to a recent United Way report. That’s more than four times the federal poverty level.   Food insecurity is a...

In the News: SNAP/WIC, Narcan, & Student Homelessness

Agriculture secretary says government shutdown would impact department's programs: How will the looming government shutdown affect those who receive SNAP and WIC?  (Short answer: It could be catastrophic for families who depend on these programs.) Maine's housing...

Impactful Philanthropy Unites DESK, Saltzman, and Jewish Foundation

[New Haven, CT; September 19, 2023] — Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK), a New Haven institution since 1987, has been a steadfast support for the city's food-insecure residents. Expanding its mission, DESK recently opened a daytime Drop-in & Resource Center to...





February 25
4:30 pm


Bethesda Lutheran Church
305 Saint Ronan Street
New Haven, CT 06511 United States
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