A big thank you to the Marlborough community–as a result of your generosity, the Food Bank of Marlborough was able to give every eligible family the full fixings for a complete Thanksgiving dinner!
Starting in December, we find that we need the following donated items: cooking oil and baking supplies (sugars, flour, chocolate chips, vanilla, etc.) loaves of bread, instant potatoes, jarred spaghetti sauce and condiments such as mustard, mayonnaise and catsup. (Please make sure to inspect expiration dates; we cannot accept expired items).
We can always use bar soap, dishwashing detergent and laundry detergent, as well as toothpaste, toothbrushes and floss.
Our Home Goods donation section is requesting donations of new or clean & gently used sweatshirts, blankets, towels and sheets.
Remember that you can choose to donate using the PayPal button on the website to make a tax deductible donation so that we can purchase items in short supply from FoodShare.
Our hours are Tuesdays from 10 am to noon and from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, and the first Saturday of each month (10 am to noon—donations only). Please bring your donation items to us during our open hours, or call us or email us to arrange to have a volunteer pick them up. Our next Saturday opening will be December 7th. Our phone number is 860-295-6008 during open hours.
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, December 7th, 2013. 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.
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 Nov. th, 19th, and December 3rd. 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.
The Food Bank of Marlborough Home Goods Room has great need of the following items: new or gently used pots and pans, sweatshirts, yarn, towels, pillowcases, blankets, comforters and sheets (especially queen fitted/flat), lamps and new bed pillows. Please note that these items can only be donated at the Food Bank on Wilhenger Drive during donation hours (Tuesdays from 10 am to noon and from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, and on first Saturdays from 10 am to noon).
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.