Community Soup Kitchen

Welcome to the Community Soup Kitchen.

Solving today’s hunger, today.


Our Mission

1) To provide free, nutritious meals on a regular basis in the downtown New Haven community for the benefit of the poor and underprivileged.

2) To enhance the dignity and sense of worth to all those who come to the kitchen.


March 2018

Having a cheerful, clean, safe, reliable place to eat is not a privilege but a human right.

Kelsey Hitchcock / Former St. Hilda’s House Intern

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Our Impact

Every day, we seek to meet the needs of our hungriest and most vulnerable neighbors by providing a hot meal, a safe place to eat, and access to services ranging from blood pressure screenings to housing assistance.



Cost per Plate

Because of in-kind donations and responsible use of funds, our average per-plate cost blows the $2.00 national average out of the water.



Years Serving communities

The Community Soup Kitchen is New Haven’s longest-operating community dining room.



million meals served

In 2018, we served 74,417 meals to our hungriest and most vulnerable neighbors.


Get Involved

We rely on the support of individuals, businesses, and organizations across the country. We need you to be involved in our critical work!


Attend our events

We host events throughout the year to raise funds and celebrate our guests and volunteers.


Without the dedicated help of our amazing volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to survive. Help us serve the hungry today!

Make a Donation

Financial support and in-kind donations allow us to keep our doors open and our kitchen cooking.