Judith Barron

Community Dining Room (CDR) Executive Director Judith Barron’s day job is admirable in so many ways—her organization not only feeds those in need, both in the Branford dining room and through take-out meals and delivery, but actively creates a sense of community through picnics, family activities, and the simple dignity of a shared meal. And that’s where the rest of Judy’s work begins. Outside of CDR, she’s a softball and cheerleading coach, a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House, a volunteer for Special Olympics, and much more. When asked the obvious—where do you find the time?—her answer is simple: “If not me, then who?”