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

The Branford Food Pantry would like to thank the entire Branford community of churches, businesses, organizations and individuals for their support during this Holiday season.  We had an increased demand for services and your support allowed us to meet this demand.


  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


 The Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry will be 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. 


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.


Have you considered volunteering to help with food pickups, deliveries or sorting?  

© Branford Food Pantry 2011