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 Food Pantry would like to request people to please include canned fruit, diced tomatoes and baked beans in their donations/food drives as we have an acute shortage of these items.
The Branford Food Pantry urgently needs volunteers
We need a variety of volunteers to assist us on Tuesday and Friday mornings. The jobs include helping clients pick out their food and helping the Food Pantry sort our donations. Volunteers with the ability to speak Spanish will help us to better serve our clients. Please consider a donation of your time to help the Food Pantry.
The Tuesday evening hours at the Food Pantry have changed to 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
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.
Find out what’s happening at Branford Food Pantry this month: hours, events, volunteer information, and more.
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.