Join us every weekend in October to Make Your Own Scarecrow! We provide everything you need to create a full size scarecrow to bring home. This is one of our biggest (and spookiest) fundraisers of the year, so come down to Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford to enjoy all of their Fall activities!


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:

Monday-Friday: Lunch served from 12:00pm-1:00pm

Brunch served from 11:00am-12:00pm

Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm

Our Tuesday Family Night Meal is offered from 5:30-6:30pm and features programs for children and families.

An individual take-out meal is also offered from 6:00-6:30pm.

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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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