The primary needs of mankind are food and shelter; the Branford Food Pantry (BFP) addresses that first need—food. The mission of the BFP is to provide groceries for families in need. We will find a way to help you.

Please read "How to get food " to find out how to qualify for  groceries from the BFP

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Sign up to Receive a Holiday Food Basket or Help Neighbors in Need

  During a holiday season marked by sharing a meal with family and friends, the Branford Food Pantry aims to ensure that no family goes to bed hungry. Families having a difficult financial time during the holiday can receive Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey dinner food baskets with all of the trimmings for a festive, nutritious meal. To obtain a meal for your family, call the Branford Food Pantry at 203-315-8251 after November 1 but before:

·       November 17 for Thanksgiving (delivered on November 21)

·       December 17 for Christmas (delivered on December 22)

Note that you must be home to accept the delivery.

How to Help Your Neighbors in Need

If you or your business would like to help with our fall fund drive or our holiday dinners:

·       Send a check made out to the Branford Food Pantry to 30 Harrison Ave., Branford, CT 06405.

·       Drop off turkeys at our site during open hours (see below); if you have a lot to donate call Jay Webb at 203-215-3533 to make special arrangements. The Food Pantry accepts turkeys after October 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, right up to December 18. 

  Please help! During two recent years, we ran out and had to give out chickens because turkeys in volume are not available at the last minute.    __________________________________________________

Snacks for Kids

  Each week families will receive a bag containing 5 snack items for each child to take to school.  Please help to support this new effort by donating the following:  pudding/jello cups; fruit cups; raisins (small boxes); cereal/granola bars; small bags of chips/cookies/pretzels; snack crackers;  NO NUTS OR PEANUT PRODUCTS.  Thanks for your help in this effort.  

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Feed Branford Kids

  The Branford Food Pantry has just started a new program called Feed Branford Kids.  Each week this ‘backpack’ program will provide breakfast and lunch items to any elementary school child in need of help with weekend meals.  Parents may request these ‘backpacks’ by contacting the child’s teacher or the school social worker. 

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Ongoing Need

  The Branford Food Pantry has a constant need for routine items such as cereal, peanut butter, soup, stew and coffee.  Please consider sponsoring a drive to collect these items.

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About the Branford Food Pantry

  The Branford Food Pantry serves the Town of Branford by providing weekly groceries to families in need, and full turkey dinners for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Qualified families can register for assistance at the Branford Counseling Center. 


© Branford Food Pantry 2011