A Day in the Life of the Community Soup Kitchen, a 2007 documentary short


Community SOup Kitchen has been providing meals to our hungriest neighbors in New Haven for over 40 years.

In 1977, a group of Yale Divinity School students and their spouses realized that there was no clean, comfortable place to get a free meal in the New Haven area and decided to do something about it. Since then, the Community Soup Kitchen has gone from a small guerrilla organization to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves almost 75,000 meals annually across five locations in the downtown area.

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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.