If you have kids in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text “FOOD” to 877877 and you’ll receive a message with the closest location where they can get free summer meals.
***There is no paperwork to fill out, no income requirement to meet. They just feed the kids. It’s really that simple. They serve kids 18 and under. As long as they can eat table food, they can eat with this program. PASS IT ON 💗 #NoKidHungry
If you need food help today, you may also call the National Hunger Hotline. Hotline staff can help you find food near where you live:
- 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479)
- 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (en español)
We will be open Saturday, July 6th (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 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)
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.
call Foodshare 860-286-9999
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).
The gross yearly income guidelines are as follows:
Household size: 1 2 3 4 5
Gross Income: 28,341 38,164 47,987 57,810 67,633
Household size: 6 7 8
Gross Income: 77,456 87,279 97,102
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.
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.
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.
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