Big Y Partnership

Thank you Marlborough!   Because of your generosity and our new BIG Y,  $202 will be donated to our Food Bank.  Note that this offer still applies.  Simply buy the bag and follow the directions on its tag to direct the donation to Food Bank of Marlborough.  Thank you.

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES IN NEED OF FOOD ASSISTANCE

As the federal government shutdown continues, we know that more individuals and families in our area are experiencing tough times right now. The Marlborough Food Bank is here to help. Please instant message us if you are a family or you know of a family in need of temporary food assistance. We can make special arrangements to help as soon as possible.

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It’s that time of year again…the food bank is going through a lot of soup and we are looking to replenish our shelves. Please consider helping our neighbors in need. The food bank will be open on Saturday, March 2nd from 10-12 for donations or donations can be dropped off at town hall or during open hours on Tuesdays.  Happy New Year!

Food Bank of Marlborough First Saturdays

We will be open Saturday, March 2nd (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.

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).

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.