Easter Requests

As Easter approaches we are hoping to collect gift cards in small denominations at Subway and Dunkin Donuts or CVS for our teens. Chocolate rabbits and wrapped candy,  small toys,  card games and similar for the younger ones. We are also looking for yarn for one of our seniors.

Thank you in advance for your support ! These items can be left at Town Hall, MES, or the food bank during our usual hours.

Food Bank of Marlborough First Saturdays

We will be open Saturday, April 7th 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.

Donation Requests

Requesting donations of the following items:

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

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.  The truck is next scheduled to be in Hebron on March 6, 20,  April 3, 17,  May 1, 15, 29th,  June 12, 26,  July 10, 24,  August 7, 21,  September 4, 18,  October 2,  16, 30,  November 13, 27,  December 11, 2018. Please check the website for the mobile food share truck to confirm:  www.foodshare.org  (type “mobile” in the search box)

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.

Please Donate Only Clean & Gently Used Items

The new year frequently motivates people to clean at home. We are the fortunate recipients of many beautiful, gently used items.  Most recently, we have been receiving heavily soiled, torn, unusable bedding, clothing, etc. We have also received broken toys with many missing parts.
Our volunteers are not here to sort through foul smelling garbage bags of textiles. Please do not add to our workload. We bring these bags to the landfill if they are not in usable condition. Please consider doing this yourself.
Donations must be clean. We do not launder items. If items are stained please consider donating them elsewhere. We take only seasonal items so winter clothes only in the winter. We do not have the ability to store off season clothing.
Please help us help others. Drop by for a tour some Monday morning to see what we do on Wilhenger Drive. Thank you.