The Scarecrows are Coming!
Fall Family Fun to Benefit the CDR
Every Saturday, Sunday and Columbus Day in October, 10-5 each day, at Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market, 1355 Boston Post Road in Guilford, CT. Don’t miss this annual fall, family-favorite event that’s fun for all ages! We supply all of the materials you’ll need, from hay to hats, to stuff your scarecrow. You’ll also find glitter tattoos, face painting by Funderful Face Painting, and a free children’s snack with every scarecrow! All proceeds from scarecrows and glitter tattoos benefit the CDR.
The Community Dining Room is committed to serving the community by feeding the hungry and helping with other basic human needs. We strive to promote public awareness of the impact of hunger and isolation in our society. We are dedicated to helping our guests with their practical needs through referrals and fellowship.
The Community Dining Room serves the south-central Connecticut shoreline from East Haven to Old Saybrook including the towns of East Haven, Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Westbrook, and Old Saybrook.
The Community Dining Room serves:
Served Daily, Sunday-Friday: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
2nd & 4th Saturday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
TUESDAY FAMILY DINNER
(for families with children)
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
*Now we have a Regular Weekly Menu so families can look forward to their favorite meals--click here for more info!
Call for pick up, (203) 488-0447.
Many of our CT neighbors are struggling with food insecurity. The CDR, its volunteers and many friends are doing what we can to help fill this void. Please help today with a monetary or food donation. We particularly need canned goods: fruit, soup, broth, stew, tuna, beans. Please consider doing a simple food drive in your neighborhood! Thank you! [ read more ]
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Celebrating 25 Years of Service
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CDR Sponsors Mammography Screenings in Branford October 23
Yale-New Haven Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital will conduct mammography screenings for the community on Thursday, October 23, from 8:00am to 2:30pm at the CDR, 30 Harrison Avenue in Branford. Each appointment takes 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment for your screening, please call Melissa Branch from the CDR at 203.488.0447 no later than October 9, 2014.
SOUP FOR GOOD
Enjoy a warm, soup supper while supporting two great shoreline organizations—the Guilford Art Center and the Community Dining Room--at Soup for Good, Sunday, November 16, 4:30-6:30pm at Guilford Art Center. Guests are invited to the Art Center school to enjoy a bowl of hearty soup, bread, dessert and glass of wine or sparkling water. Each guest gets to choose their own one-of-a-kind soup bowl, handcrafted by Guilford Art Center potters. Bowls will be washed and dried for each guest to take home, “for good.” Tickets for Soup for Good are $30 in advance, $35 at door. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Community Dining Room, as well as Guilford Art Center. For reservations and more information contact Guilford Art Center at (203) 453-5947 or www.guilfordartcenter.org.
Our Summer Meals Program was a great success...over 8,000 meals were provided to children in need.
Thank you to the Feinstein Foundation!
Thank you to our generous CDR donors in March and April--your contributions helped the CDR receive an award from the Feinstein Foundation in the amount of $362.53. This award was part of the annual Feinstein Challenge to Fight Hunger.
In addition to the CDR and the Branford Food Council, there is another great resource for our neighbors in need: the Connecticut Food Bank's Mobil Food Pantry comes to the New Life Apostolic Church at 26 Jefferson Road in Branford the first Friday of the month at 10am. All are welcome.
Technical help for CDR office computers
Covered sauce pans in various sizes
Dust broom and pan
Hand-held can openers
Heavy-weight industrial strength hand truck
Oven mitts and pot holders
Used children's clothing, and adult and children's accessories (hats, belts, scarves, ties, etc.), for one of our annual fundraising activities