There are “tags” hanging on the tree at Liberty Bank. 🎄🎄🎄 Our pre-teens and teens are often forgotten this time of year. Please help us make their Christmas a bit brighter. Remember, Dunkin’ Donuts, bakery gift cards, a local pizza, or movie tickets make wonderful gifts for teens. Drop off at Liberty or to the Marlborough Food Bank. Contact Joanne if any questions. 860-539-6123
Thank you as always for your generosity!
The Food Bank is open the first Saturday of every month in order to accept donations. The hours are 10 am to 12 pm. The Food Bank is scheduled to be open Saturday, January 7th, 2017. 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.
So grateful to Boy Scout Troop #39 for their incredible donation of wreaths for all our families! It is such a beautiful gesture–our folks were thrilled. Just one more reason to love our small town!
Big shout out to the folks at the Public Works for the state of Connecticut for their wonderful food drive and collection to help our families in need. Grateful to you for keeping our highways safe.
Grateful to our hearty local Knights of Columbus for braving the weather to collect coats and warm clothing for our residents in need. Grateful to live in an amazing small town in America. And grateful that we are surrounded by generous neighbors.
Thank you to all who turned out to support us through food, donations and warm clothing. And thank you to our wonderful team of volunteers for giving your time during a busy week! Together we made a difference for over 50 families!
We are requesting need men’s jeans, sweatshirts of all sizes, and size 6 boys clothing and size 3-4T girls. Thank you for your ongoing support.
We are happy to share that all our students are equipped with gently used calculators!! Thank you to the lovely residents of Marlborough!!
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 Aug. 16, 30, Sept. 13, 27, Oct. 11, 25, Nov. 8, 22, and Dec. 6 and 20th, 2016. Please check the website for the mobile food share truck to confirm: www.foodshare.org (type “mobile” in the search box)
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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, and at The Shoppes at Marlborough Country Barn, 45 No. Main Street, Marlborough.
The Food Bank managers and volunteers thank these partners for their generous support.
The Food Bank of Marlborough follows the closing schedule of Elmer Thienes (Marlborough) Elementary school. If Elmer Thienes is closed, the Food Bank will be closed.
If unsure of the status of the Food Bank, call 860-295-6008 during open hours. If the Food Bank is open, a volunteer will answer the phone. If there is no answer, the Food Bank is closed. 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).
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.
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.