New Haven
Community Soup Kitchen

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Dear Friends,
Our mobile-friendly website offers new ways to support our work, meet our Board of Directors, and engage in volunteer activities with CSK.
We’ve updated our Calendar & Events page, please take a look! We are very pleased to be able to bring you information about our organization, programs and on-going events in this new format, and hope that you will share our website with your friends and family. We hope you will visit our Mission and Events pages to read more about who we are, and what we do.
2014 Hunger in America Study
The Connecticut Food Bank, of which CSK is a member, is part of the organization Feeding America, which recently did a study on hunger. Through Feeding America's 2014 study, we've learned the following statistics about struggles faced by the clients of Connecticut Food Bank agencies in providing food for themselves and their families. These include:

73% of client households report purchasing the cheapest foods available, even if they knew it wasn't the healthiest option...
35% of client households pawned or sold personal property...
63% report making choices between paying for food and for housing...

Check out more statistics for a greater understanding of local need for services such as Community Soup Kitchen.
Overview of Activities
  • default_titleCommunity Soup Kitchen provides lunch weekdays (except Wednesday) at our Broadway location, in the Parish House of the Christ Church, Episcopal. Working with four other sites, we also offer breakfast to the homeless and hungry five days a week.
  • default_titleIn addition to providing free nutritious meals, Community Soup Kitchen acts as a host site for agencies that offer various assistance to our guests, such as Hill Health Center, and the ACCESS mental health outreach team, as well as employment and pre-employment resources.
  • default_titleTwice each week we work with Saint Luke’s Services to provide lunch for needy women and children.
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  • default_titleCommunity Soup Kitchen’s operating budget is approximately $315,000. We do not receive state or federal funds. We do, however, receive some food from government programs.
  • default_titleCommunity Soup Kitchen has a paid staff of three, an intern through the Episcopal Service Corps, and an all-volunteer Board. We also have many dedicated volunteers from Yale and the wider community, court mandated workers, and clients of Chapel Haven who participate in rehabilitative programs featuring work in our kitchen and dining room.
  • default_titleOur guests include the jobless, homeless, elderly, those living with AIDS, those living on welfare, the mentally ill, chronic substance abusers, single parents, the working poor, veterans, and the lonely and hungry people of our community.
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Affiliations
Community Soup Kitchen is a member of End Hunger Connecticut!, the Connecticut Anti-Hunger Coalition, the Connecticut Food Bank, the Emergency Food Council of Greater New Haven, and is an associate member of the Interfaith Cooperative Ministries of New Haven. We also participate in many activities sponsored by these agencies, such as the Walk Against Hunger each Spring, and the Cook and Care Walk-a-Thon each Fall.
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Contact Information

Christ Church Episcopal
84 Broadway
New Haven CT 06511
phone: (203) 624-4594
fax: (203) 787-3206
SoupKitchen@ChristChurchnh.org