Shoreline Walkathon
Join the Community Dining Room and the Branford Early Childhood Collaborative for the Shoreline Walkathon on April 23rd. This event features family-friendly games and activities and a 3-mile walk to Foote Park from the Branford Green. Festivities begin at 9am on the Green and will be lead by this year's Grand Marshal, Senator Ted Kennedy Jr. We look forward to seeing you and your family as we walk together to raise funds for the CDR's programs and services.


The Community Dining Room is committed to serving the community by feeding the hungry and helping with other basic human needs. We strive to promote public awareness of the impact of hunger and isolation in our society. We are dedicated to helping our guests with their practical needs through referrals and fellowship.

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

The Community Dining Room serves:

Served is served every day, Sunday - Saturday, Noon-1pm


(for families with children)
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.

Come join is for a Healthy Dinner, Children's Activities and Education. Click here to find out more!

*Now we have a Regular Weekly Menu so families can look forward to their favorite meals--click here for more info!


Call for pick up, (203) 488-0447.

Saturdays: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

All are welcome!

For more information, please contact us at (203) 488-9750 or

Many of our CT neighbors are struggling with food insecurity. The CDR, its volunteers and many friends are doing what we can to help fill this void. Please help today with a monetary or food donation. We particularly need canned goods: fruit, soup, broth, stew, tuna, beans. Please consider doing a simple food drive in your neighborhood! Thank you! [ read more ]

The CDR Thanks
Our Major Donors

Branford Community Foundation
Bishop's Orchards
Campus Customs
Capital One Bank
Coldwell Banker
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Feinstein Foundation
Guilford Rental
Guilford Savings Bank
NewAlliance Foundation
N2N Lifeline Archdiocese of Hartford
Robert's Food Center
Swindell Foundation
The Lockup Self Storage
United Way of Greater New Haven
V.F. McNeil Insurance




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The North Branford Congregational Church is hosting a delicious turkey dinner on February 20th. The event is to raise money for new ovens for the North Branford Home Delivery program, a satellite of the CDR's own meal delivery program. (Read More)

Save the Date for the 13th Annual Shoreline Walkathon, April 23, 2016 on the Branford Green! (Read More)

  APRIL 26
Yale-New Haven Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital will sponsor mammography screenings for the community on Tuesday April 26, from 7.30am to 2:30pm at the Community Dining Room. (Read More)

Please consider a year end donation to the CDR. Your support is critical to our programs and services. Checks can be made out to The Community Dining Room and mailed to:

The Community Dining Room
30 Harrison Avenue
Branford, CT 06405


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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30 Harrison Avenue \ Branford, CT 06405 \ (203) 488-9750