The CDR is currently seeking volunteers for our new Friendly Visitor Program. Click here to learn more.
 

How to Help

Consider making a monetary donation to the Community Dining Room - Support CDR nutritional programs!

Donate Money and increase your giving power - the CDR shops at the Connecticut Food Bank which is our major source for perishable foods.

Donate Securities - giving appreciated securities might have additional tax benefits for you that should be discussed with your accountant or attorney. Contact the CDR for more specific information about how to make the donation.

Your tax-deductible donation will support the many programs and services offered by the CDR to Shoreline residents including daily lunch, home delivery option, nutritional support for seniors, children and family dinner with literacy developing story time and free book distribution.. Please see the What We Do section for more information or contact Pat Kral, (203) 488-9750, to learn how your donation will be put to work.

Please consider making a donation today!

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By Mail:
Checks can be made out to The Community Dining Room and mailed to:

The Community Dining Room
30 Harrison Avenue
Branford, CT 06405


OTHER WAYS TO HELP

• Give Food - most of our nonperishable food comes from private donations.

Conduct a Food Drive in your school, church, neighborhood or organization.

Invite a Representative from the CDR to Speak to your organization about our efforts to provide hot meals and companionship to shoreline neighbors.

Give Time - volunteers are needed as cooks, helpers, fund raisers, home delivery drivers and for many other opportunities. Click here for current Volunteer Opportunities.

Leave a Legacy - Have you thought about leaving a legacy to the Community Dining Room? You can help continue the work of the Community Dining Room with your thoughtful planned giving. Click here to learn more.

For more information, please contact Pat Kral at (203) 488-9750 or pkral@communitydiningroom.org.
 

 

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BRANFORD COMMUNITY GARDENS
The Branford Community Gardens will host  a lecture and garden tour, “The Making of a Garden(er): An Urbanist Architect in the Garden” by Frederick Bland, FAIA AICP. This event will be held on September 13th at the Willoughby Wallace library in Stony Creek. A one-hour lecture at the library will be followed by a tour of Fred’s Stony Creek garden. Tickets: $15.00. For more information, www.branfordctgardens.org or branfordctgardens@sbcglobal.net or call Sharon at 203-494-8630.

The Branford Community Gardens will also hold a "Gardeners’ Market” Sale on the Branford Green on September 19 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. Produce grown by BCG gardeners, cut flowers, assorted plants and baked goods will be sold. Thank you to the BCG for providing the CDR with fresh produce all year long!

 
 
 
 

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