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Upcoming Events

The North Branford Congregational Church is hosting a delicious turkey dinner (with all of the fixings) 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. Please consider joining us for a delicious meal while raising funds for a great cause!

SAVE THE DATE for the 13th Annual Shoreline Walkathon, April 23, 2016 on the Branford Green! The Walkathon is a collaboration with the Branford Early Childhood Collaborative and raises funds for the CDR. We are pleased to announce this year’s Grand Marshal is Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr! More details to come.

CDR Sponsors Mammography Screenings in Branford April 26, 2016

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 (CDR), 35 Harrison Avenue, Branford, CT. Each appointment takes 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment for your free screening, please call Courtney Rosenberg from the CDR at 203.488.0447 no later than April 16, 2015.

Recent Events
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The CDR welcomes Judy Barron to the position of Executive Director! Read more about her on Zip06 or email her today! (Photo and article by Pam Johnson, Shore Publishing)

The CDR celebrates this Holiday season with joy and thanks for the support of our volunteers, clients, donors and staff. We hope that you can join us for our upcoming Christmas Feast, to be held on Christmas Day at the CDR from Noon-1:30pm. If you would like to make a food donation for this event, please, contact Melissa Branch no later than Monday, December 21, at 488-0447 (please leave a message).

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CDR's 11th Annual Shoreline Walkathon!

Despite rain and wind, many friends and families participated in the Community Dining Room's (CDR's) 11th Annual Shoreline Walkathon on Saturday, April 26st on the Branford Town Green. With the support of many volunteers, sponsors and donors, this event included live music, crafts and raffle prizes.  We heartily thank Eunice Lasala, our Grand Marshal and Chris Velardi from News Channel 8 for encouraging our walkers.


Thank you to Bishop's Orchards, all of our volunteers, and all of our friends who supported our Make Your Own Scarecrow fundraiser. We had another very successful year!


Make Your own Scarecrow
The CDR's annual Scarecrow fundraiser at Bishop's Orchards was another huge success! We hope to see everyone again next year! View photos from this event here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Dining-Room-of-Branford/112496795478577


Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale
Thank you to Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale for generously donating proceeds from rides on their magical carousel last Saturday to the CDR.

Annual Events

The Community Dining Room offers several annual family-friendly events:

Shoreline Walkathon
Gather your family and friends for this annual event held that starts and ends on the beautiful Branford Town Green. Participants will walk a 3 mile loop to Foote Park and back to the Green to raise funds to support the CDR!

Make Your Own Scarecrow
Join us at Bishops Orchards each weekend in October - including Columbus Day - through Halloween to make your own Scarecrow!

Enjoy a night of music, food and dancing each October at the Owenego Inn during our Rocktoberfest Fundraiser!




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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
Email: jbarron@communitydiningroom.org