New Haven
Community Soup Kitchen

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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 meals, Community Soup Kitchen acts as a host site for agencies that offer assistance to our guests. Regular visitors include nurses from the Hill Health Center, a representative of Liberty Community Services who offers on-site HIV screenings, and students from the HAPPY (Hypertension Awareness & Prevention Program at Yale) who provide blood pressure screenings.
  • 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 $362,740. 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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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.
Community Soup Kitchen is a member of End Hunger Connecticut!, the Connecticut Anti-Hunger Coalition, the Connecticut Food Bank, and the Food Assistance Working Group of Greater New Haven. We also participate in many activities sponsored by these agencies, including the Walk Against Hunger each Spring.
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Contact Information

Christ Church Episcopal

84 Broadway
New Haven CT 06511
phone: (203) 624-4594
fax: (203) 787-3206



As a recipient of food from a federal program, we abide by the following non-discrimination policy from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.