DAILY LUNCH PROGRAM
CDR serves a hot, nutritious lunch in our dining room. This
well-balanced meal begins with soup followed by a main course including
protein, carbohydrate and vegetable;
finishing always with dessert. Those who attend this community lunch
help themselves to a cold beverage or coffee and find a seat with
friends or welcoming others. CDR volunteers serve lunch directly with a
friendly greeting. Many hungry and lonely individuals
structure their day with a visit to the Community Dining Room and
sharing a meal.
Sunday through Friday lunch served from 12pm-1pm
Saturdays brunch served from 11am-12pm
TUESDAY KIDS’ NIGHT FOR FAMILIES
Tuesday the CDR hosts a family dinner for families with children. This
program offers a family-friendly menu followed by crafts, games or
entertainment for kids.
Promoting social diversity, periodically this dinner will highlight a
different culture through the foods offered for dinner, and activities
chosen for the group. Offering families an opportunity to "go out to
dinner” together is an important component of
this program. Many hard working families in our shoreline neighborhoods
are having trouble making ends meet. This program offers help and
Tuesday family meal served at 5:30pm followed by activity for kids until 6:30pm.TAKE OUT DINNERS
hours at work or been laid off? Feeling the difficulties of the
economic downturn? Unable to come to our daily lunch. Order your family
dinner to ease your budget.
Pre-register and call in for your meals. Contact 203-488-9750 for more
information. Wednesday pick-up from 4-5:30pm
Friday pick-up (2nd & 3rd Fridays) from 4-5:30pm
may have supported us in the past; let us lend a hand during these
difficult times. Use this dinner for any meal or as an after school
snack. Call and order this nutritious
and delicious food for your family.
HOME DELIVERY AND VISITATION PROGRAM
program provides home delivered meals. Individuals who are unable to
access the CDR due to physical or health reasons or are recuperating
from an illness or surgery
may qualify to participate. Through referrals and intake assessments,
individuals become eligible for this program which serves the Branford
and North Branford area. Our home visitation program, helping to dispel
isolation and loneliness, offers additional
assistance. Providing nutritional and social support to these
individuals will improve their quality of life, assist in their recovery
and help them remain in their own homes, in some cases delaying entry
to nursing facilities.
Branford delivers one hot meal and one frozen meal, 3 days a week.
North Branford delivers one hot and one frozen meal, 1 day a week.
VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
This program provides an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to try
kitchen and food preparation work as a vocation. Area agencies participate in
this exciting hands-on teaching opportunity.
COMMUNITY SERVICE SATURDAYS
Each first and second Saturday of the month, students from area schools can
meet their school volunteer requirements at the Community Dining Room. We offer
youth an opportunity to learn the merits and joys of volunteering while helping
others with basic human needs.