Contact Us

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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  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.  
 
 
 

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