We’re all living in a new normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the virus, we’ve have enrolled many new households and expect many more as the pandemic continues through the fall and winter. Every day we serve 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. Our primary mission is working with Branford residents but we will provide some food assistance to any family requesting help.

New Saturday Hours

The Branford Food Pantry is excited to announce that, effective Saturday, March 6, we are expanding our service hours.  We will open every first and third Saturday of the month from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, in addition to Tuesdays from 8:30-11:00 AM, and Fridays from 9:00-11:30 AM. The Branford Food Pantry provides supplemental groceries for individuals, seniors, and families in need, including fresh meat and poultry, eggs, milk, fresh vegetables and fruit, and shelf-stable food, such as soup, peanut butter, and jam.  During these particularly challenging times we hope these additional hours will enable more members of our community to get the extra help they need to make ends meet. We are building our group of Saturday volunteers so please contact us if you are interested in helping out on Saturday mornings.

Volunteers Needed!

To provide even greater support to our neighbors in need, the Branford Food Pantry will expand its hours to include Saturday mornings. To make this happen, we need a dedicated group of volunteers willing to commit to working about three hours for one or two Saturday mornings to pack and distribute groceries.  We also need a few volunteers with computer skills (knowledge of excel) and individuals who speak Spanish. Please contact us at  branfordfoodpantry30@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.


The Branford Food Pantry is now accepting cash donations via PayPal on our donations page.


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.

Special hours/Closings

When the Branford School system is closed due to weather conditions the Branford Food Pantry is closed. The Branford Food Pantry is also closed on all federal holidays.

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