Food Drive to Support the Branford Food Pantry: now to May 31

The Branford Food Pantry provides groceries for Branford residents in need. Help support their mission by donating shelf stable/nonperishable items during our Food Drive from May 8th – 31st!

Food Drive runs from Monday, May 8th–Wednesday, May 31st

It may be hard to imagine, by here in Branford more than 30% of our school children qualify for free or reduced lunch programs and one in six people struggles with food insecurity. The Branford Food Pantry provides supplemental groceries for individuals, seniors, and families in need. These people are your neighbors without jobs or who have reduced hours, the elderly living on Social Security, single parents, people with disabilities, and the working poor.

There has been a significant increase the number of individuals/families coming to the Branford Food Pantry. This increased usage has caused a shortage in numerous items. If you’re interested in helping your community, you can bring your donations to the Blackstone Library. We’ll have designated boxes for your donations in our main lobby, and items can be dropped off any time during our open hours.

The Food Pantry is experiencing shortages of the following items:

  • Canned meat (such as shelf stable chicken/beef stew/spam)
  • Almond milk (shelf stable)
  • Canned fish (such as shelf stable tuna/salmon)
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Pasta
  • Cereal

Other suggested donations include:

Kid Snacks:
Raisins –small box
Pudding /Jello cups
Fruit cups
Cheese crackers
Granola bars

Non-Perishable & Non-Expired Items:
Baked beans
Peanut butter
Mac & cheese
Canned Fruit
Pasta sauce
Rice (1 or 2 lb bags)
Jello / pudding
Canned Vegetables
Gluten free items
Low salt canned goods