Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

Adoption status: No more masks needed, thank you!

Please see below for other needs
311 Temple Street Basement entrance New Haven, CT 06511
Group name: Vulnerable community (immunocompromised, senior center, homeless shelter)
Items needed: Masks
Features needed or accepted: Filter pocket (needed for standalone masks) No filter pocket (masks will be 2 layers of fabric, okay for casual use, waiting rooms) Removable nose wire (masks that may be used either as covers or standalone) Nose wire/support sewn in (for masks that will always be used alone) Over the head ties (one cloth tie on each corner) Over the head loops (loop around the back of the neck and a single tie at top) Tie/loop material: elastic Tie/loop material: soft, stretchy fabric Tie/loop materia: nonstretchy ribbons or cloth tape Extra large sizing Regular adult sizing
Quantity masks needed: 100+ Masks
Mask patterns accepted: Yale filter pocket pattern
Quantity other items needed:
Other items:
Delivery choices: Dropoff Mail
Will pay for supplies: No

Dropoff instructions:

We are open for drop offs Sunday through Thursday from 1 until 5. But the mail is also a fine option
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) serves people who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty by providing food assistance and services that promote health, community, and equity. We have a small staff of 6, that has been bulked up to 10 with agency partnerships and new programs but we work with hundreds of volunteers both in house and on the road. We usually serve an daily evening hot meal with a bagged lunch for the following day, as well as a weekly Pantry and a Summer Neighborhood Pantry. Currently we have reduced our services to To-Go Meals in the evening and a prepackaged series of Pantry bags but have also added deliveries of Pantry bags to those who can not or should not leave their homes.
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