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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  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.
 
 
 
  Got Pantyhose? We need them! Plans are underway for our annual Make Your Own Scarecrow event at Bishop's Orchards. To make the event a success, we are currently seeking pantyhose (to build the scarecrow's body), hats, scarves, gloves and belts. If you have any accessories or pantyhose--old and cleaned or brand new, please drop them off at the Community Dining Room or email Jayne Nunziante.  
 
 
  SAVE THE DATE!
Our annual Make Your Own Scarecrow event will take place at Bishop's Orchards every weekend in October, including Columbus day. Look for more details soon.
 
 
 
 

The CDR is hiring a part-time Kitchen Coordinator. 3 days/18 hours per week +, occasional Saturday morning. Good knowledge of food preparation and kitchen organization essential. Excellent management and organizational skills required. Must be detail orientated with the ability to multi-task. Must have good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to lift 30 pounds. Collegial and fun work environment. Send resume to Patricia Kral.

 
 
 
 

The CDR is grateful to be a recipient of food donations collected at Arti Dixson's 4th annual HOPE Gala. Arti Dixson says "I would like to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who attended and supported our 4th Annual HOPE party to fight hunger in CT. Because of you we were able to distribute an abundance of food to The Orange Community Center, The Woodbridge Human Services, The Keefe Center Pantry in New Haven, Fishes and Loaves in New Haven, Makela in West Haven, The Bridgeport Rescue Mission, The Spanish Community Center Pantry in Wallingford, Ispirica in Stamford and the Branford Dining Room." Thank you Arti!

 
 
 
  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