Big Y Donation Box

Thank you to our own Big Y for placing a donation box at the front of the store to help the Food Bank. Canned vegetables, oatmeal, pasta, and shampoo are just a few ideas to donate.

Donation Requests

As of 3/26/20, the items in highest demand are pasta and jarred spaghetti sauce, cereal (Cheerios (any kind), Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Special K (any kind), grape jelly, strawberry jelly

New Procedures at the Food Bank

PLEASE READ — 3/24/20 New Tuesday Procedures:

FOR RETURNING CLIENTS: If you filled out a Shopping Lists – Your groceries will be ready. Drive all the way down Wilhenger Drive to the turn-around and form a line on the street where the volunteers usually park. Each Car will be directed down the driveway one at a time to allow the volunteers to put your groceries in your car. If we have fresh fruits and vegetables and bread available, we can include some with your order.

FOR FIRST-TIME USERS & THOSE WHO HAVE NOT FILLED OUT A SHOPPING LIST: There will be a Volunteer standing at the end of the driveway. He/She will give you a Shopping List to fill out in your car while you wait. Drive all the way down Wilhenger Drive to the turn-around and form a line on the street starting at the end of the Driveway. Each Car will be directed down the driveway one at a time to allow the volunteers to put your groceries in your car. If we have fresh fruits and vegetables and bread available, we can include some with your order. For first time users: We will only ask for a Name and the Number in your household.

Food Bank of Marlborough First Saturdays

We will be open Saturday,  August 1st (for donations only).  The Food Bank is usually 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.

Request for Donations

With winter approaching we are currently in need of the following gently used and clean items:

Queen Sheets
Blankets of all bed sizes
Towels
Gloves
Knit hats
Scarves
Also, we have requests for yarn.

All donations can be dropped off Monday morning and all day Tuesday. If these times are not convenient please let us know and we will work out a time.

Thank you, Marlborough, for your continued support!

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

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).