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 for  groceries from the BFP 


How You Can Help A Family In Need This Holiday Season

During a holiday season marked by sharing meals, the Branford Food Pantry aims to ensure that no one goes to bed hungry.  Residents having a difficult financial time during the holidays can receive a complete turkey dinner with all of the trimmings for a festive meal.

Branford Food Pantry President, Wendy Cowles, Stocks turkeys for hundreds of holiday food baskets for Branford residents.

Pay it Forward

If you would like to help with our fall fund drive or holiday dinners:

° Send a check made out to the Branford Food Pantry to 30 Harrison Ave., Branford, CT 06405

° Drop off turkeys at our site during open hours (see below); if you have a lot to donate call Jay Webb at 203-215-3533 to make special arrangements. The Food Pantry accepts turkeys from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays right up to December 13. Please help!

How to Order a Thanksgiving Basket

You must order holiday baskets by November 22 for Thanksgiving by calling the Branford Food Pantry at 203-315-8251 or emailing You must leave your name, address, phone number and indicate if you want to pick up your basket or have it delivered to you. 

How to Get Your Thanksgiving Basket

Thanksgiving baskets will be delivered on November 26 between 8:30 a.m. and Noon. You must be home to accept delivery. If you would like to pick up your food package, you can do so on November 26 between 9:30 a.m. and Noon at the Branford Food Pantry to 30 Harrison Ave., Branford. Please note your deliver/pick-up preference when you order your food basket.


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 effort.  


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.


About the Branford Food Pantry

  The Branford Food Pantry serves the Town of Branford by providing weekly groceries to families in need, and full turkey dinners for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  

© Branford Food Pantry 2011