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Billings and Barrett Holiday Food Drive


Event:  Billings & Barrett Holiday Food Drive, benefiting the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

Location: 311 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06511

About the Charity 

The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen is an incredible charity that has provided free, nutritious meals for homeless individuals and families, and both the working and non-working poor in the New Haven area since 2004. Each night, DESK provides a hot evening meal and bagged lunches for the working and non-working poor and school-aged kids, weekly food pantry bags, as well as provides an emergency food bank for those in crisis.

The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen serves well over 100,000 evening meals each year, as well as more than 60,000 pantry food bags and 18,000 bagged lunches for those in need. DESK also provides a weekly pet food pantry, which includes both food and toys for dogs and cats. DESK is constantly looking for volunteers to participate in their various meal services. They provide both community service for educational requirements, and court appointed or alternative incarceration community service.


In order to most effectively help those in need, our firm has teamed with a number of generous sponsors. These sponsors include:

sponsor for charity
Holiday Food Drive Sponsorship

More Information

Any help in the form of volunteers, food donations, or by becoming a donation drop-off point is both needed and appreciated. Food donations and other food related supplies can be brought to 311 Temple Street, Monday through Friday, between 1 and 4 p.m. For any further information, please contact:

Linda Carbone, Executive Director

This food drive is the perfect way to get involved with your community and provide assistance to those desperately in need this holiday season. No matter the donation, big or small, any amount of food will help those struggling to feed themselves and their families. Help lift just one burden off of their shoulders this season.

Be sure to stay informed about everything related to DESK, including upcoming events and information by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

Supporting the Community and Doing Our Part

All of us at Billings and Barrett believe that giving back to the community is of the utmost importance, and should be prioritized. Sponsoring this food drive is a show of support for the incredible
work that DESK does for the citizens of the greater New Haven area. We enjoy helping provide those in our backyard with the nutrition and stability they need to live healthy lives.

Billings & Barrett is excited to contribute to the efforts of the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen and encourages members of the local community to show their support for such a meaningful, necessary cause. While Billings & Barrett is sponsoring the food drive, local business can do their part by serving as drop-off points for food donations.

In addition to donating food, you can make a direct donation to DESK if you wish.