Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
PO Box 1478
New Haven CT 06506-1478
Contact Information
Address PO Box 1478
New Haven, CT 06506-1478
Telephone (203) 624-6426 x
Fax 203-624-2116
E-mail info@deskct.org
Web and Social Media
Mission

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

At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1989
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Steve Werlin
Board Chair Daniel Scholield
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lynch, Traub, Keefe, & Errante LLP
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission

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

Background

For 30 years, the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) has served people who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty in New Haven.  DESK began its history by serving dinners three nights per week, rotating among the downtown churches of New Haven.  Today, we are open five nights per week all year round and partner with Yale Hunger Heroes who provide dinner on Friday and Saturday nights during the academic year.

The story of DESK is the story of urban poverty over the last thirty years. In the 1980s, there emerged an epidemic of homelessness that hadn’t been seen on the streets of New Haven since the Great Depression. Along with a few other local social service nonprofits, DESK was born out of an overwhelming need, on the one hand, and a passion for service, on the other. As with some of our sister agencies, the early days of DESK were driven by the faith-based community, including the three churches on the New Haven Green (Trinity, Center, and United), Young Israel House and the Slifka Center at Yale, First & Summerfield, and St. Paul & St. James Episcopal Church, to name just a few. These community groups opened their doors and opened their hearts, renewing a sense of a hope and public service in our city.

Over the years, DESK became a little more formal, hiring a fulltime Chef and Executive Director, and finding a permanent home at the Center Church Parish House (on Temple St., behind the New Haven Free Public Library). Today, we operate a professionally-managed commercial kitchen that serves over 150 people nightly at the height of the summer.

But our grassroots background continues to drive our work. With a three-person staff, we still rely upon volunteers to stock shelves, prep dinner, bag-up lunches, clean the dining room, and serve dinner. Our weekly pantry is almost entirely staffed by volunteers. Our volunteer groups are no longer limited to faith-based congregations, but include social and civic organizations, local businesses and public sector offices, and schools. DESK is incredibly fortunate to benefit from the passion and dedication of those volunteers who serve our clients regularly and warmly.

Today, DESK continues to serve nightly meals, provide bagged-lunches, and operate a weekly pantry where we offer not only groceries, but toiletries and pet supplies, as well. In addition, DESK expanded its services last summer by participating in the interagency Summer Kids' Pantry program. As we look toward the future, we are considering new ways to help our clients through enhanced and expanded services that recognize the changing needs of those we serve in an economy and city in flux.

Impact

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) serves over 2,300 people each year through our Evening Meals program, our weekly Food Pantry program, and our Summer Kids Pantry program.  Across the agency, we provide nearly 50,000 meals annually with the help of more than 1,500 volunteers from dozens of schools, social and civic groups, religious organizations, and businesses.  In addition to providing food assistance, we strive to make our dining room a forum where people in need can get access to other services, like health care referrals, housing assistance, public benefits, and job training -- all toward the goal of improving well-being and changing lives.  At DESK, we envision a world in which our guests come to us not because they HAVE to, but because they WANT to.

In the past year, we enhanced each of our programs by focusing on (1) client-choice, (2) performance measurement, and (3) and staff professionalization.
 
In the coming year, our focus will be improving upon our ability to "meet people where they are" in all ways possible.  In some cases, this will entail serving meals and providing groceries off-site and closer to where people in need live, work, and learn.  In other cases, this will mean providing food options that emphasize health and nutrition while also remaining sensitive to cultural traditions and comfort levels. 
Needs

In the current fiscal year, DESK will continue to enhance operations across all programmatic and administrative areas.  Specifically, DESK's needs are as follows:

  1. Program & Services: Continue to work with partner agencies to provide consistent outreach to support services onsite.  
  2. Staff: Continue to provide professional development opportunities to current staff, while hiring additional staff to help organize volunteer corps.
  3. Facilities: Work more closely with landlords to carry out renovations to dining room and stock rooms.
CEO Statement

In February 2017, I was thrilled to accept the Executive Director position at Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. When I moved to New Haven in 2011, DESK was my first volunteer experience in my new home, and since then, it has held a special place in my heart.

As it does for many others. I have met many volunteers and clients in my first weeks at DESK, and the common theme that permeates each encounter is community. Whether it is the volunteer who has been coming every week for a decade, or the guest who dines with us each night, or the board member who is new to our city altogether—each individual comes with a commitment to one-another. And at its core, that’s what DESK is all about.

The DESK community draws on a desire to serve our clients through understanding. We believe that when volunteers interact with those in need—when they shake the hands of our guests and give them a smile and a sympathetic ear—they are building connections. These are the ties that bind.

We also believe in good health. Many of our guests each night are suffering from a variety of physical and behavioral health ailments. By providing nutritious dinner and groceries in a safe and welcoming environment, DESK’s volunteers and staff are encouraging people on the path to recovery and stability.

Ultimately though, we believe in equity. I envision a world in which DESK’s evening meals are seen primarily as an opportunity for friends and neighbors to sit down and break bread together, reaching across tables to shake hands and exchange stories—rather than as a place people come merely because they have nowhere else to eat. Community-building alone is not a solution to food insecurity and malnutrition, but it is part of the complex set of solutions to addressing poverty and, I believe, an eventual indicator of increased equity among the people of Greater New Haven.

By building community, promoting health, and striving for equity, DESK is enacting solutions to serve those in need.

Steve Werlin
Executive Director
March 21, 2018
Board Chair Statement

I first became involved with Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen when the then-current president, a friend of mine, asked me if I was interested in being more involved in the community. As someone who is not originally from New Haven, I have to admit that I responded "yes" partly for selfish reasons. The fact was, I did want to be more involved in the community, but mostly so that I could find my own sense of self-worth by contributing to those around me. What I did not know at the time, was that DESK would teach me about dignity - not through the ways that it would allow me to help those in need, but through the bravery that they would show me.
 
DESK fosters dignity, not just among those guests who we serve every night, but among those who serve. At DESK, it is not simply about providing a nightly hot meal, or about supporting those struggling with food insecurity and poverty. Those goals are central to the mission of DESK, but we also aim to provide our guests with a sense of security and belonging. DESK accomplishes this goal through selfless community and service, and the giving nature of our volunteers.
 
One of the most humbling lessons DESK has taught me, and my fellow Board Members, is about the kindness that is inherent in each person. It manifests in the smile of a person in need, who somehow finds a way to give up his chair to someone who is even less secure in life. It manifests in the conversations that our guests have over their meals, throughout which can be heard the sounds of laughter. It manifests in the simple "thank you," and "you're welcome" that is exchanged on a nightly basis between the guests at DESK and those who serve them.
 
We are lucky at DESK. We have a diverse Board of Directors with different ethnic and professional backgrounds ranging from finance, the law, teaching, and simple community service. And we have a veritable army of volunteers. Our funding support is equally diverse and extensive, ranging from small donors and local businesses to private foundations and government funding.  But as public funding becomes increasingly uncertain, we are always looking for new supporters to fill in the gaps and help us provide the best possible service.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Secondary Organization Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition / Soup Kitchens
Tertiary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit / Public & Societal Benefit NEC
Areas Served
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge

DESK is located in Downtown New Haven but serves people from all over the city and surrounding suburbs. Our centralized location allows for relatively easy public transportation options for guests coming from all over the New Haven metro area.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen relies on the strength of the community that created it.  Since the 1980s, DESK has been a civic institution for people in need.  Guests come from all backgrounds each night, enjoying warmth, nutritious meals, and the company of friends -- both old and new. Our volunteer corps is just as diverse, emanating from every corner of Greater New Haven and beyond, but all with a common desire to be part of something greater than themselves.  Our small but passionate staff works tirelessly to ensure that doors are open, bellies are full, and smiles are on everyone's face.
 
Steve Werlin
Executive Director 
Programs
Description
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 Served Homeless / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
DESK's program short term success is in it's ability to increase it's supply with demand.  DESK offers free daily food to the food insecure of greater New Haven through a vairety of food programs.  These programs have grown as the need has grown.  New programs have been implemented as the need increases with the target population.  DESK resucues food from various sources this alone is a great short term success. This recued food provides an almost endless variety & amount for DESK to provide to it's guests on a daily basis.  This rescued food not only provides variety and good nutitional benefits but gives the DESK guests a slice of normal in their crazy worlds.  Having a variety of food gives guests a sense of power through choice and they feel special in being able to select favorite foods.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

The ultimate change or long term success that results from these food programs is that the food insecure of greater New Haven can receive basic food in a consistent, safe and nutritious manner.  DESK has taken great care to capacity build in operations throughout the last few years.  DESK has renovated the food pantry providing commercial refrigerators, freezers and stainless steal shelving that has directly helped to provide for the increase of food needed, it has increased the variety of food and delivery times.  In addition, DESK has invested in staffs that are Chefs and have experience preparing foods for large numbers.  These Chefs have also brought more variety & nutrition to all DESK's meals. In addition, DESK has partnered with many community partners that have been crucial in a variety of DESK operational & funding needs. Sustainability has also been a long term success for DESK. DESK has been recycling all recyclables since 2008. Operations also went from stryo foam plates & cups to reusable trays & cups that are washed daily. This certainly has been a long term success. But by far the greatest long term success for DESK is it's 25 year record of consistency of service and ability to use it's resources to inrease services as needed.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

DESK documents and monitors its programs with the following measures:  # of daily evening meals,  # of daily bag lunches,  # of people served, demographics of people served, % increase of daily evening meals served, % increase daily bag lunches,  #volunteer /community service participation, increase & diversity of funding sources, donor data:  # and type of donor #/% of new donors, % of donors that increase donations over time.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

DESK Food Programs

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

# Evening meals served

23,142

30,218

44,406

49,671

78,016

100,660

101,963

 Pantry food bags

2,324

4,405

5,787

10,475

24,710

24,199

56,392

 

# Bag lunches

4,366

6,102

6,280

5,872

6,800

8,700

11,980

Description

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 Served At-Risk Populations / Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated / General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
DESK's program short term success is in it's ability to increase it's supply with demand.  DESK offers free daily food to the food insecure of greater New Haven through a vairety of food programs.  These programs have grown as the need has grown.  New programs have been implemented as the need increases with the target population. The Senior Program is an example of this. DESK rescues food from various sources this alone is a great short term success. This rescued food provides an almost endless variety & amount for DESK to provide to it's guests.  This rescued food not only provides variety and good nutritional benefits but gives the DESK guests a slice of normal in their crazy worlds.  Having a variety of food gives guests a sense of power through choice and they feel special in being able to select favorite foods.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

The ultimate change or long term success that results from these food programs is that the food insecure of greater New Haven can receive basic food in a consistent, safe and nutritious manner.  DESK has taken great care to capacity build in operations throughout the last few years.  DESK has renovated the kitchen providing commercial refrigerators, freezers, steamer, convection oven, gas oven and are furbished dishwasher that have directly helped to provide for the increase of food needed, it has increased the variety of food and delivery times.  In addition, DESK has invested in staffs that are Chefs and have experience preparing foods for large numbers.  These Chefs have also brought more variety & nutrition to all DESK's meals. In addition, DESK has partnered with many community partners that have been crucial in a variety of DESK operational & funding needs. Sustainability has also been a long term success for DESK. DESK has been recycling all recyclables since 2008. Operations also went from stryo foam plates & cups to reusable trays & cups that are washed daily.  But by far the greatest long term success for DESK is it's 25 year record of consistency of service and ability to use it's resources to increase it's programs as needed.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

DESK documents and monitors its programs with the following measures:  # of weekly food bags, # of people served, demographics of people served,  % increase weekly food bags,  #volunteer /community service participation, increase & diversity of funding sources, donor data:  # and type of donor #/% of new donors, % of donors that increase donations over time.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.  

Food Totals Served by DESK 2003-2010

DESK Food Programs

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

# Evening meals served

30,218

44,406

49,671

78,016

100,660

101,963

104,008

# Pantry food bags

4,405

5,787

10,475

24,710

24,199

56,392

 

58,522

# Bag lunches

6,102

6,280

5,872

6,800

8,700

11,980

14,760

 

Description DESK serves as a local emergency food bank in Downtown New Haven.  We are prepared to distribute our stocked supplies, including canned and dry goods and bottled water, during severe weather and other emergencies.
Population Served At-Risk Populations / General/Unspecified / Elderly and/or Disabled
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
This DESK program's short term success is in it's ability to increase it's supply with demand.  DESK offers free pet food to those that come to the weekly food pantry.  These programs have grown as the need has grown.  This new program hs been implemented as the need increased with the target population.  DESK resucues pet food from various sources this alone is a great short term success. This recued food provides an almost endless variety & amount for DESK to provide to it's guest's pets.  Having a variety of food gives guests a sense of power through choice and they feel special in being able to select favorite foods.  This new DESK program gives dignity back to many of our guests, while keeping pets from local animal shelters.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
The long term success for this program is still in the making.  This weekly program began in the summer of 2009.  Many of DESK's pantry guests were asking for tuna fish & spam to feed their pets. DESK researched the idea of providing a pet food pantry to DESK guests. It would cost DESK nothing to deliver pet food to its guests.  The pet food is donated from a variety of sources.  DESK hopes that by providing pet food at weekly food pantry guests will be able to keep their pet companions instead of turning them to the streets or giving them up to anuimal shelters.  For our guests losing almost everything in their life is very real, to keep their pets can be a life saver for some.  In addition, this food program gives the guests who use them a feeling of independence, in that they can come to DESK and not only help to feed themselves but also their pets.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

DESK documents and monitors its programs with the following measures:  # of weekly pet food items, # of people served, demographics of people served,  % increase pet food items, #volunteer /community service participation, increase & diversity of funding sources, donor data:  # and type of donor #/% of new donors, % of donors that increase donations over time.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
The success of the program is in the weekly amount of people served and pet items distributed.  This program has been recording amounts in pounds. So far DESK averages about 500 pounds of pet food per month.
Thunder's Pet Food Pantry, as one guest said,"Has saved my kitty, without DESK's help I was soon to give her up".  This testimony while brief is repeated every week as more and more people come to the DESK Food Pantry and realize they can help their pets!
Description
Every Tuesday, DESK provides a hot lunch to low-income seniors at the East Shore Senior Center..
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled / At-Risk Populations /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Description Each summer, DESK works with the Housing Authority of New Haven to identify families in supportive housing with school-age children who would benefit from additional, age-appropriate groceries during the summer, when school is not in session. During those months, DESK delivers those groceries directly to their homes.
Population Served Families / At-Risk Populations /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Program Comments
CEO Comments One of the most challenging part of providing food assistance and services to people experiencing homelessness and living in poverty is accessing the information needed to improve our programs and better serve our clients.  DESK's programs are open to all, with a "come as you are" policy (and appropriate prerequisites for safety).  Maintaining such low-barriers to service provision results in an inherent difficulty in collecting information that could help provide better services, such as household income and other services clients currently access.  In 2018, DESK will continue to explore ways of revising our Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement efforts so as to provide the best possible service to our guest.
CEO/Executive Director
Steve Werlin
Term Start Feb 2017
Email swerlin@deskct.org
Experience

Before joining DESK, Mr. Werlin was most recently part of the Development team at Columbus House, Inc., one of the largest service providers for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in Connecticut.  He also served as the President of the Board of Directors for FISH of Greater New Haven, Inc., another local food assistance agency.  He co-chairs the Social Action Committee at Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel and has been on the Community Advisory Board for the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network since 2012.  He holds a terminal degree in Nonprofit Management from UConn, as well as a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 2
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 1500
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
NameTerm
Diana Mane Richter Ph.D. - Apr 2015
Senior Staff
Title Evening Coordinator & Chef
Experience/Biography Ms. Howard has been with DESK for six years, and in that time she has overseen the professionalization of the kitchen operations and created a more nutritious and culturally-cognizant menu to serve our guests.
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Collaborations

DESK partners with the following organizations who provide financial, in-kind, and/or volunteer support: 

  • Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
  • United Way of Greater New Haven, 
  • Center Church on the Green
  • Tariq Farid Foundation
  • NewAlliance Foundation
  • Yale Dining Services
  • Connecticut Food Bank
  • City of New Haven
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Yale Hunger & Homelessness Action Project
  • Yale School of Nursing
  • Yale Farm
  • People's United Bank
  • Citizens Bank
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Trinity Church
  • United Church on the Green
  • Joseph A. Silfka Center for Jewish Life at Yale
  • Omni Hotel
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Olive Garden-North Haven
  • Red Lobster-North Haven
  • Target- North Haven
  • Pepperidge Farms
  • Blue State Coffee
  • Chabaso Bakery
  • The Elks, Lodge #25
  • Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
  • Common Ground School
  • Foote School
  • Hamden Hall
  • New Haven Korean Church
  • Temple Beth Shalom
  • St. Marten DePorres Academy
  • Sound School
  • CitySeed
  • Massaro Farms
  • Starbuck's Coffee
  • Subway
  • Stop & Shop-East Haven
  • Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #25
  • Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel
  • First & Summerfield
  • Wiggin & Dana
  • North Haven Congregational Church
  • "Ladies Born in the 80s" Meet Up
  • Cosmopolitan Lodge
  • Congregation B'nai Jacob
  • Silat
  • Turnbridge
  • Chapel Haven
  • Or Shalom
  • UCC Southbury
  • TJ Maxx, East Haven
  • US Attorney's Office
  • Squash Haven
  • TPS
  • And many others!

 

Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce2003
United Way of Greater New Haven1989
Comments
CEO Comments
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen balances its grassroots culture as a volunteer-driven program with an increasingly professional administration.  While our primary mission is to meet the needs of our clients, we maintain that DESK, as a nonprofit entity, is answerable to the community at-large.  Our responsibilities therefore extend also to proper governance, fair employment, donor and volunteer rights, and a culture of transparency and openness.
Board Chair
Daniel Scholield
Company Affiliation Lynch, Traub, Keefe, & Errante LLP
Term Apr 2017 to Apr 2020
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Letticia Brown-Gambino
Natalie Judd Big Voice Communications
Jill LaBrack
Scott McLean Quinnpiac University
Tim Opstrup Yale University
Prerna Rao Rao Legal, LLC
Kaitlyn Sabin Yale Hunger Heroes
Willemijn Van Deursen Yale Community Kitchen
Maurice Ware Yale Hunger Heroes
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 5
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 90%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Youth Board Members
Additional Boards: Youth Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Standing Committees
Executive
Nominating
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Personnel
Program / Program Planning
CEO Comments
               DESK's Board of Directors is a diverse mix of committed community volunteers.  DESK collaborates with many organizations to accomplish its mission, including Yale Dining Services, Center Church on the Green, & United Church on the Green.
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30 2019
Projected Revenue $208,000.00
Projected Expenses $198,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund No
Documents
Audit Documents
Audit072007
DESK062006
IRS Letter of Exemption
IRS Letter
Other Documents
Other Documents 3
NameYear
RTEH13Flyer2013View
DESK Snapshot122012View
Snapshot20112011View
March2011 DESK E-News2011View
Dine To End Hunger 2011 Flyer2011View
Ride To End Hunger 2011 Flyer2011View
DESK Food Totals & Food Facts 20112011View
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$155,247$130,667$102,897
Current Assets$138,108$112,208$80,712
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$997$17$3
Total Net Assets$154,250$130,650$102,894
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $7,500United Way of Greater New Haven $28,100
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --William Graustein $5,000The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $23,300
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --EFSP United Way of Greater New Haven $7,800Renee B. Fischer Foundation $7,500
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
CEO Comments
DESK's revenue strategy is based on a diversified stream of sources designed to product the organization's solvency in the event of economic turn-down, political tides, or other unanticipated gaps.  All budgets, monthly balances, cash flow statements, and financial policies are maintained by a contracted bookkeeper in consultation with the Executive Director, reviewed by the Board Treasurer, overseen by the Board Finance Committee, and approved by the full Board of Directors.
Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address PO Box 1478
New Haven, CT 065061478
Primary Phone 203 624-6426
Contact Email info@deskct.org
CEO/Executive Director Steve Werlin
Board Chair Daniel Scholield
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lynch, Traub, Keefe, & Errante LLP

 

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