Postal Worker’s Drive

We will not be participating in the Postal Workers Food Drive this Mother’s Day weekend.

Please consider supporting the nation-wide Public Works Food Drive being done in conjunction with MES later this month!

Thank you as always for your generosity.

Marlborough Public Works Asks for Food Bank Donations

Help Marlborough Public Works Help Put an End to Hunger

During National Public Works Week.

All collected items will go to Marlborough Food Bank

When: National Public Works Week May 20th-25th  2018

Where can I donate?   All week during hours of operation at:

*Marlborough Town Hall

*Richmond Memorial Library

*Liberty Bank

*Elmer Thienes /Mary Hall Elementary School

*Marlborough Transfer Station: Saturday, May 19th from 8 AM – 2 PM   

Suggested Donations:

PLEASE CHECK EXPIRATION DATES!

Adult toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant, 5 lb. bags of sugar, Juices, Jelly, Soup (Progresso/Chunky size), Pasta sauce, Canned Ravioli, Spaghettios, etc., Mayonnaise, Parmesan Cheese, Maple Syrup, Fruit/Applesauce cups, Salad Dressings, Dish & Laundry Detergent

For questions regarding the Food Bank, contact them at 860-295-6008 or marlboroughfoodbank@comcast.net

 

Food Bank of Marlborough First Saturdays

We will be open Saturday, June 2nd for donations only.  The Food Bank is open the first Saturday of every month in order to accept donations.  The hours are 10 am to 12 pm.

Donations can be brought to the Food Bank at 3 Wilhenger Drive every Tuesday during open hours, as well, or non-perishable foods can be brought to Elmer Thienes administration office (hours: school year 8 am-4 pm; Summer 8:30 am-3 pm), to Marlborough Country Store (45 N. Main St.) or to Town Hall during posted hours.  If unsure if the Food Bank is open, call 860-295-6008 between 10 am and noon on the Saturday in question.

Food Bank Clients Eligible to use Mobile Food Share in Hebron

Food Bank clients are eligible to use the mobile food share truck, which comes every other Tuesday to 1 Main St., Hebron, CT (behind the Congregational Church) from 11 am to 11:30 am to distribute fresh produce.  To confirm dates and times, please confirm using one of the following ways: 

www.foodshare.org  (type “mobile” in the search box)

or

Text Foodshare to 85511 for “Mobile Foodshare On Demand”; answer the prompts and have the schedule sent right to your phone.  Once you are opted-in, Foodshare will also text you cancellations and schedule changes.

or

call Foodshare 860-286-9999

Donation Requests

Requesting donations of the following items:

Toothpaste/Adult toothbrushes
Shampoo
Deodorant
Sugar
Canned Ravioli, Spaghettios, Corned Beef Hash
Soup (large cans like Progresso/Campbell’s Chunky)
Pasta and Sauce
Mayonnaise
Dish Detergent
Laundry detergent
Jelly
Salad dressings
Vegetable oil

Food Bank Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather: If road safety permits, the food bank will be open. The best way to know is to call the food bank number (860-295-6008); if no answer, call back in case of a delayed opening. Town Hall will be informed and it will be posted on our Facebook page and the community page.  The open hours are Tuesdays 10 am to noon and 3:30 to 5:30 pm, and the first Saturday of the month from 10 am to noon (for donations only).

Food Bank Eligibility

 

The gross yearly income guidelines are as follows:

Household size:    1                  2                 3                   4                    5                    6

Gross Income:   28,341       38,164       47,987       57,810         67,633         77,456

 

Household size:           7                      8

Gross Income:         87,279             97,102

 

High School Volunteers for the Food Bank

Four volunteer slots are available each Tuesday during our afternoon hours and for the first Saturday of each month when we are open for donations.  The new procedure for high school volunteers to sign up is on the “High School Volunteers” page on this website.

Donating Large Items

If you have a large item to donate please contact us and we will post it on our large item bulletin board. When a family expresses interest we then contact you. They are responsible for picking up the item. Having a photo is helpful whenever possible. We appreciate you working with us! Thank you.