Upcoming Events


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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.


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.


walkathon 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. All proceeds support the CDR. This family-oriented event features music, the magic of Jeff Horton, free snacks and fun for all. Participants will travel a three-mile route from the Branford Town Green to Foote Park and back to the Town Green. It's a wonderful way to enjoy a Saturday morning with family and friends while supporting a critical community resource. Our Grand Marshal this year is Eunice Lasala, a beloved and active member of the Branford community. First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove will read a proclamation in support of the CDR to kick off the event and Chris Velardi from Channel 8 News will help lead the walk. 


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

What's Cookin'
For the latest CDR news, read our newsletter!

 
Recent Events
 
Visit our Facebook page for photos of recent events!
 

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Thank you to Bishop's Orchards, all of our volunteers, and allof our friends who supported our Make Your Own Scarecrow fundraiser. We had another very successful year!


Shown here is a group from our 2012 Shoreline Walkathon. Gather your friends and family and form your own team!

SAVE the DATE! The CDR's annual
Shoreline Walkathon will be held this year
on April 27th. To learn more about how to donate or
volunteer with the CDR, click here , download
the application or call 203-488-0447.

 

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Walking for Wellness
Meet at the CDR every Wednesday at 11:30am for a brisk 15 minute walk through town before lunch. A great way to work up an appetite, catch up with friends, and take a few steps towards a healthier you!


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Make Your own Scarecrow 2012
The CDR's annual Scarecrow fundraiser at Bishop's Orchards was another huge success! We hope to see everyone again next year! View photos from this event here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Dining-Room-of-Branford/112496795478577


 

Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale
Thank you to Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale for generously donating proceeds from rides on their magical carousel last Saturday to the CDR.


 
Annual Events
 

The Community Dining Room offers several annual family-friendly events:

APRIL
Shoreline Walkathon
Gather your family and friends for this annual event held that starts and ends on the beautiful Branford Town Green. Participants will walk a 3 mile loop to Foote Park and back to the Green to raise funds to support the CDR!

WEEKENDS IN OCTOBER
Make Your Own Scarecrow
Join us at Bishops Orchards each weekend in October - including Columbus Day - through Halloween to make your own Scarecrow!

OCTOBER
Rocktoberfest
Enjoy a night of music, food and dancing each October at the Owenego Inn during our Rocktoberfest Fundraiser!

 

 


  

 
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Celebrating 25 Years of Service
 
     
 
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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
 
 
 
  WHAT'S COOKIN?
Read the latest CDR Newsletter.
 
 
 
 

 

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    Community Dining Room
30 Harrison Avenue \ Branford, CT 06405 \ (203) 488-9750
Email: pkral@communitydiningroom.org