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The Community Dining Room serves the south-central Connecticut shoreline from East Haven to Old Saybrook including the towns of Branford, North Branford, East Haven, Guilford, and Madison.

For more information about our programs and services, please download our brochure or contact us at:

Community Dining Room
30 Harrison Avenue
Branford, CT 06405

Telephone: (203) 488-9750

Email: pkral@communitydiningroom.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Judy Stebbins, Chairperson
Marilyn Truglio-Kirwin, Co-Chair/Treasurer
Kim Cobden, General Director
Barbara Dahl, General Director
Gay Firth, Recording Secretary
Cheryl Kaiden, Publicity
Bill Kirwin, General Director
Jayne Nunziante, Fund Raising
Kim Pham, General Director
Carolyn Rambus, General Director

 
Ex-Officio Members:
Patricia Kral, Executive Director
Betsy Klarman, Historian



DIRECTIONS

From New Haven and points west, take I-95 North to Exit 54 and turn right at end of exit ramp. Proceed straight through next light, and continue on Cedar Street to stop sign. Turn left onto Main Street. Take your second left onto Harrison Avenue. The Community Dining Room is located in the Volunteer Services Center on your left.

From Old Saybrook and points east, take I-95 South to Exit 54 and turn left at end of exit ramp. Proceed straight through next two lights, and continue on Cedar Street to stop sign. Turn left onto Main Street. Take your second left onto Harrison Avenue. The Community Dining Room is located in the Volunteer Services Center on your left.

 





  

 
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March is National Nutrition Month
In recognition of National Nutrition Month, in March the CDR will be serving more fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and fewer sweet desserts. Please join us in this effort and be especially mindful of good eating practices this month and beyond. Increased awareness can improve diet and health in general. Here's to improved health and well-being through nutritious eating!

 
 
 
 

Chili for a Cause
Sample Branford's finest chili as part of the Chamber of Commerce's annual Chili Challenge for a Cause. The event will take place on Saturday, March 29th from noon-3pm at various downtown Branford shops and restaurants. The Parthenon Diner has selected the CDR as its favorite charity; if the Diner wins the chili challenge, a donation will be made to the CDR. Be sure to stop by Envy in Downtown Branford during the event to sample the Parthenon's chili and then vote for the Diner to win.

 
 
 
 

CDR Hosts Free Mammography Screenings!
Yale-New Haven Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital will sponsor free mammography screenings for the community on Wednesday, April 24, from 8:00am to 2:30pm at the CDR, 30 Harrison Avenue, Branford, CT. Each appointment takes 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment for your free screening, please call Melissa Branch at the CDR 203.488.0447 no later than April 10, 2014.

 
 
 
 

Registration is now open for the CDR's 11th Annual Shoreline Walkathon! The event will be held on Saturday, April 26 with registration starting at 9:00am on the Branford Town Green.

REGISTER NOW!

 
 
 
  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.  
 
 
 

Wish List

  • 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
  • Regular broom
  • Used children's clothing, and adult and children's accessories (hats, belts, scarves, ties, etc.), for one of our annual fundraising activities
 
 
 
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    Community Dining Room
30 Harrison Avenue \ Branford, CT 06405 \ (203) 488-9750
Email: pkral@communitydiningroom.org