As the seasons slowly begin to change and the temperatures begin to drop in the evening our home goods needs transition too. We are looking for gently used drinking glasses, pots and pans, baking dishes, small appliances, gently used towels and blankets, costume jewelry, sweatshirts, jeans, and yarn. Please think of us when doing your fall cleaning.
Please remember that all home goods need to be brought to the Food Bank while volunteers are there. Clothing must be clean and wearable.
If you see Dave Wagner around town please take the time to thank him for his commitment and service to the food bank. Dave has served as co-manager for over five years helping families with a variety of issues in addition to food needs. He is gradually reducing his hours in order to prepare for his families transition down South. He will be missed by our families, the volunteer staff, the regional HAT team, and the Foodshare community. He is one of Marlborough’s unsung heroes!
We will be open Saturday, Nov. 4th for donations only. The Food Bank is 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.
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.
We need clean dozen size egg cartons!! Please consider saving yours for 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.
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. The truck is next scheduled to be in Hebron on Sept. 5, 19, Oct 3,17, 31, Nov.14, 28, Dec. 12, 26, 2017. 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.