New Haven Residents vs. COVID-19

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  • Assistance with Moving Food

    Haven's Harvest

    2 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Haven’s Harvest offers timely and reliable surplus food pick-up and delivery in the New Haven area, connecting businesses with community sites through the transfer of high quality excess food. Haven’s Harvest is currently seeking help from students in loading excess food into coolers at Yale Farm, so that it can be delivered out into the community. They are seeking assistance on Friday mornings/early afternoons, with delivery times varying from 9am-1pm.

    New Haven (on site)
  • Food preparation assistant

    Casa Otoñal Inc.

    2 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    The mission of Casa Otoñal is to create a community that functions as an extended family, by providing a range of housing, social and cultural services to elders, families and children, with a focus on strengthening the Hispanic community. Casa Otoñal Inc. is seeking volunteers to assist with preparation of warm meals for seniors at senior centers. The volunteer hours are flexible since the preparation can be done outside the hours when the in-house cook comes in. Volunteers are required to hold a food preparation license or be willing to get a free online license for food preparation (

    New Haven (on site)
  • Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) Volunteer

    Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK)

    6 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    DESK is urgently looking for help with preparing food, distributing food onsite, and washing dishes.

    New Haven (on site)
  • Grant Support 1

    Moving With H.O.P.E.

    11 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Search and/or apply for $1,000 to $10,000 to provide funding for a projects that will train provide food and supplies to homeless shelters, immigrant communities, and the homebound in Greater New Haven, Greater Bridgeport, and Greater Waterbury.

    A grant template has already been created and we have identified about 10 foundations to apply to in Connecticut. Each application will take 1-2 hours to complete. If successful, we will expand the project to other metro areas: Stamford, Hartford, Danbury, New London, and Springfield, Mass.