Hamden’s working poor wait for aid

Jenn Bartlett

On the road to St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen, on 930 Dixwell Avenue, an older man pushes all that is left of his belongings in a shopping cart on the side of the road.

Across from him, children who should be in school look through wire fences at what is Hamden’s only sanctuary for the underprivileged.

Inside the building there is a flag that reads, “Let every guest be received as Jesus Christ.” It hangs on the wall for all to see.

St. Ann’s is set up with white and yellow curtains that give the basement a cheerful caf