Become a Yale Volunteer at DESK!

Yale Volunteers at DESK is a new YHHAP initiative for students to volunteer at Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. Located in New Haven, DESK provides food assistance and related services to those experiencing homelessness or poverty. DESK programs include Nightly Dinner (Sunday-Thursday), Weekly Food Pantry (Wednesday), and the Drop-In & Resource Center (Sunday-Friday).

Volunteers can help prepare and serve meals for Nightly Dinner, distribute grocery items and produce at the Weekly Food Pantry, hand out snacks and foster a positive atmosphere at the Drop-In Center, receive and organize donations, prepare food pantry delivery bags, and much more! Further volunteer information can be found on the DESK website.

If you are interested in volunteering at DESK, fill out the Google form (linked here) to be put on a mailing list for Yale volunteers! Feel free to reach out with any questions to

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