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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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Thanksgiving Feast at the CDR
The CDR will serve a full, traditional Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, November 27, beginning at Noon thru 1:30. All members of the community are invited to join the feast. Empty nesters, older adults, neighbors who would enjoy sharing a Fancy Thanksgiving Dinner with neighbors are encouraged to attend. If you know someone who would enjoy and benefit from this wonderful community event, please do invite them to join us!

If you're interested in contributing a favorite dish or a gallon of cider or milk, please contact Melissa Branch at 488-0447 (please leave a message).

 
 
 
  PARENT CHATS
The CDR and the Branford Family Resource Center present "Parent Chats": Once a month, the CDR will host a series of "Parent Chats" facilitated by Wendy Miller, FRC Coordinator and Parents as Teachers (PAT) Certified Parent Educator. All "Parent Chats" will be held at the CDR (30 Harrison Avenue in Branford) from 5:30-6:45 PM. FREE Dinner will be served from 5:30-6 and "Parent Chat" will be from 6-6:30.Children will participate in an activity related to the developmental topic. For more information and a list of scheduled dates and topics, please click here.
 
 
 
 

Jazz at HOME Supports the CDR!
Mark your calendars: Blue Plate Radio is bringing award-winning musician JJ Sansaverino back to Branford restaurant, HOME, 1114 Main St., Branford, CT, on Friday, December 12 for an exclusive, one-night only show as part of his "Waiting for You" holiday tour. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00pm. All attendees are asked to bring a bag of non-perishable food items with them for a food drive to support the CDR.

Tickets are $30 in advance at http://www.blueplateradio.com/tickets or $35 cash at the door. Seating is limited, so buy your tickets early. No tickets will be sold at the door when the advance tickets sell out.

 
 
 
  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