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


Please call the Branford Food Pantry (203-315-8251) after November 1st but before November 18, 2016 to sign up to get a turkey dinner for your family for the holidays.  Thanksgiving baskets will be delivered on Tuesday, November 22th between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

  • Someone must be home to accept the basket.  Baskets will not be left at the door.
  • Requests made after Novemeber 18th must be picked up on November 22nd at the BFP (30 Harrison Ave.) between the hours of 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.  These late requests will be filled if supplies are available.


We are entering into our preparations for the Thanksgiving Holiday and the BFP is asking for your support again this year.  We have an urgent need for approximately 500 turkeys (14-16 lb).  Donations can be dropped off at 30 Harrison Ave on Tuesdays and Friday mornings from 8-11 AM.  Please call Jay Webb (203-215-3533) to make special arrangements if you or your organization would like to donate a large quantity of turkeys.

Please consider donating a Turkey and other supplies (stuffing, gravy etc.).



New Food Pantry Program

The Branford Food Pantry shall conduct a pilot program to begin client shopping on Tuesday evenings from about 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. beginning on November 3, 2015. Tuesday evening was selected because it coincides with the CDR family dining night.    


We have a program called "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 new effort.  

In addition, we have an ongoing 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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