Every week, the Branford Food Pantry serves neighbors without jobs or who have reduced hours, the elderly living on Social Security, single parents, people with disabilities, and the working poor. They all seek help to make it from day to day; help that might enable them to pay their rent or heating bill, or simply have a nutritious meal. The mission of the Branford Food Pantry is to provide groceries for Branford residents in need.

If the Branford Schools are closed then the Food Pantry is closed. (Si las escuelas de Branford están cerradas, entonces la despensa de alimentos está cerrada)

When visiting the Food Pantry it is important to keep in mind that you must arrive at least 10 minutes before closing to allow time to shop. (Cuando visite la despensa de alimentos, es importante tener en cuenta que debe llegar al menos 10 minutos antes del cierre para tener tiempo para comprar.)

The Stop & Shop Bloomin’ 4 Good Program, which launched in February 2021, is an easyway for shoppers to give back. Every $10.99 Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquet with the red circle sticker sold supports a hunger organization local to the Stop & Shop in which it was purchased.  The Branford Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation for every $10.99 Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquet purchased at the Stop & Shop Branford location in September.

There is an urgent need at the Branford Food Pantry

Each week we provide snack bags for school aged children whose families make use of the Food Pantry.  We have run critically low on supplies for the snack bags and need your help.  Specifically, we need the following items–all in single serving sizes: 1) fruit cups, including applesauce; 2) pudding cups; 3) snack crackers or healthy cookies; 4) granola bars; and 5) juice “boxes”/pouches.

Donations may be brought to the Food Pantry during any opening hours.  

The Tuesday evening hours at the Food Pantry have changed to 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

Get Assistance

The Branford Food Pantry provides supplemental groceries for individuals, seniors, and families in need. Please contact us for assistance.

How to Help

Our all-volunteer organization routinely help about 520 Branford households each month. Our ability to do so depends upon your support. Find out How to Help.

What’s New?

Find out what’s happening at Branford Food Pantry this month: hours, events, volunteer information, and more.

Food is national security. Food is economy. It is employment, energy, history. Food is everything.

José Andrés

Here in Branford, more than 30% of our school children qualify for free or reduced lunch programs. One person in six struggles with food insecurity, when a person or family must choose between paying rent and buying food, or choosing between medicine and buying fruits and vegetables, or paying a utility bill and feeding their family. Surprised? Click here to learn more about Hunger in Branford.

Branford Food Pantry Inc.
30 Harrison Ave.
Branford, CT 06405
Phone: (203) 481-3663

Tuesday 8:30-11AM
Tuesday 4:00 – 6:00PM
Friday 9-11:30AM

The Branford Food Pantry is closed on all federal holidays, and when the Branford School system is closed due to weather conditions