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.
The Food Bank of Marlborough will be open Saturday, March 1, from 10 am – noon for donations. The managers request donations of: bar soap, dish detergent, cereal, cooking oil, shampoo, salad dressings, coffee/tea, laundry detergent. Make sure to check expiration dates; food bank volunteers cannot accept expired items. Please do not leave items outside at the food bank.
During the months of March and April, the Food Bank will be participating in the Feinstein Grant. Alan Feinstein from Rhode Island will divide one million dollars proportionately to organizations who participate. Donations can include cash, checks and food items (valued at one dollar per item). The more donations that are received, the more money we will get via the grant.
People can also use the PayPal button on the food bank’s website: foodbankofmarlborough.org to make a tax-deductible donation so the food bank can purchase items in short supply from FoodShare.
Food bank hours are Tuesdays from 10 am – noon and from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Donations may be brought to the Food Bank during open hours or to Town Hall. There is a bin in the front foyer. Checks can be made out to: Food Bank of Marlborough and sent to: Food Bank c/o Marlborough Town Hall, 26 North Main St., PO Box 29, Marlborough, CT 06447.
Weather closing reminder: The food bank is open if Marlborough Elementary School is open.
The Food Bank will be open the first Saturday of each month for donations only. The hours are 10 am to 12 pm. The Food Bank will be open Saturday, March 1st, 2014. Donations can be brought to the Food Bank at 3 Wilhenger Drive every Tuesday during open hours, as well, or to Elmer Thienes administration office (hours: school year 8 am-4 pm; Summer 8:30 am-3 pm), or to Town Hall during posted hours. The Food Bank follows Elmer Thienes for snow closings. If Elmer Thienes is open, the Food Bank is open.
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 10:30 to 11:00 am to distribute fresh produce. The truck is next scheduled to be in Hebron on Jan. 28th and Feb. 11th, 2014. Click on the link to see more information on the mobile food share truck: www.foodshare.org (type “mobile” in the search box)
DID YOU KNOW that you can donate non-perishable food items or checks at Marlborough Elementary School every day during working hours (school year 8am-4pm: summer 8:30 am-3pm)? Under their “Families Feeding Families” program, the administration, staff and students maintain a donation box to support the food bank. This generous program allows donors the freedom of stopping in at the school office anytime the school is open to make a donation, or sending in items with students on the bus. Special thanks to teacher Ellen Eastwood, the administration, other faculty and students.
You can also donate non-perishable goods at the box at Town Hall during their posted hours.
The Food Bank managers and volunteers thank these partners for their generous support.
PayPal is here! Donate to the Food Bank seamlessly via your PayPal account–no more writing/mailing checks! *Important note: the Food Bank of Marlborough is sponsored by the Congregational Church of Marlborough. The Food Bank has 501(c)3 charitable status via this sponsorship. Your donations will be directly deposited into the Food Bank checking account. Your donations are fully tax-deductible.