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

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Please call the Branford Counseling Center (203-481-4248) by November 21, 2014 to sign up to get a turkey dinner for your family for the holidays.  Thanksgiving baskets will be delivered on Tuesday, November 25th 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 21st must be picked up on November 25th at the BFP (30 Harrison Ave.) between the hours of 9:30 and noon .  These late requests will be filled if supplies are available.

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We are entering into our preparations for the Thanksgiving Holiday and the BFP is asking for your support again this year.  Last year the BFP provided full turkey dinners to 250 families for each holiday.  Please consider donating a 12-15 lb turkey.  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.).

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  The Branford Food Pantry is starting it's annual fund drive.  The money we raise in this drive is vital to our mission.  Last year we had an 8% increase in the number of families served monthly by the BFP.  The BFP also  provides assistance during emergencies like hurricanes.  We ask you to please be as generous as you can to help those in need.  If you did not receive a mailing and would like to give, please contact us at office@branfordfoodpantry.org.

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On Thanksgiving Day Please consider running in the Branford Rotary 5K at the Walsh Intermediate School.  Participants are supporting the Branford Food Pantry and we thank you for that support.  Here is a link for that race: Branford Rotary & Y Family Run and Walk


The Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry is  distributing a variety of fresh products for families at the New Life Apostolic Church (26 Jefferson Rd, Branford) on the first Friday of every month from 10-11 AM.  Please bring your own bags to pack items you select.  If you have any questions please call 203-483-0629. 

If you have extra produce in your garden please consider donating it to the Food Pantry on Tuesday or Friday mornings (8:30-11 AM).

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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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