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You can help support our programs by donating today!

Donate Money and increase your giving power. The Community Dining Room uses monetary donations to shop at the CT Foodshare, our major perishable foods source.


Tax-Deductible Contributions: A tax-deductible contribution of any amount is a great help and is very much appreciated!

Community Dining Room, Inc.’s Tax ID number is 22-3037133.

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

Community Dining Room
30 Harrison Avenue
Branford, CT 06405

To learn more about how your donation will be put to work, please contact our Executive Director, Judith Barron at (203) 488-9750 (ext. 4) or via email

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Volunteer Coordinators

Joe Limitone

203-488-9750 ( ext. 1 )


Gleeson Edwards



Every day at the Community Dining Room, when the hungry and often lonely come to have a hot meal served by volunteers, they find nutrition for the body and spirit. And fellowship as they share their meals with others, all of whom are served with dignity.

The Community Dining Room in Branford serves a growing population of hungry in every shoreline town from East Haven, Branford, North Branford, and Guilford. More than 4,500 each month come for that meal.

The Community Dining Room hosts mandatory Volunteer Orientation quarterly on the 2nd Monday from

5;00 PM - 6:00 PM. The orientation alternates between in-person and Zoom. 


Please contact one of the above volunteer coordinators to register.

  • Is the Community Dining Room and Branford Food Pantry the same organization?
    No. The Community Dining Room and Branford Food Pantry are 2 different 501c3’s with their own budgets, boards, staff, and volunteers. They also offer different services and have different catchment areas.
  • Does the Community Dining Room run the Clothing Bank?
    No. The Clothing Bank is run by BH Care. They hold different hours as well and we can not accept donations for them.
  • Does the Community Dining Room accept Volunteers for Court Community Service Hours?
    No. We allow for students to complete volunteer hours for school.

Every Donation Matters

The Community Dining Room relies on your donations to make our mission possible. Every donated item is critical to keeping our food costs down.

We hope to keep our shelves stocked year-round. Please consider conducting a food drive with your neighborhood, school, church, team, organization, etc. Contact our Program Coordinator for further information and see our Healthy Food Donation List below.

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Local Key

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Be Part of the Hunger Solution

By donating through our Amazon Wishlist, you know that your gift is exactly what we need.
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