On behalf of all the families who rely on the Food Bank Joanne Goode would like to extend their gratitude to all the generous members of our local civic groups, churches, and citizens for providing a wonderful Thanksgiving meal to each and every family!
On behalf of the Food Bank of Marlborough’s co-managers Dave Wagner and Joanne Goode and all hard working volunteers, we would like to publicly thank David Durell for his amazing Haunted Halloween display and food bank fundraiser on North Main St. ( Folks should “like” ‘Haunted Happenings on North Main on Facebook to see the work already in the works for 2016!) Thank you to the Marlborough Women’s Club for their fun Pumpkin Plunge at Lake Terramuggus last weekend, which benefited the food bank, with special thanks to their celebrity plungers Frank Corbo and Mr. C of our own Marlborough Elementary! Thanks also to the Moms Club for their special donation. Marlborough is a very special and caring community!
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 is scheduled to be open Saturday, December 5th, 2015. 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.
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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 Dec. 8th and 22nd, 2015. Please check the website for the mobile food share truck to confirm: www.foodshare.org (type “mobile” in the search box)
Our Food Bank collected 9,400 items during the first annual Marlborough Challenge, created to replace the Feinstein Challenge, which was not available to the food bank in 2015. Co-managers Joanne Goode and Dave Wagner would like to thank the community for their wonderful support and generosity, especially the families at MES, the Lions, generous community members, our area churches, and our long term committed supporters who have all donated goods and dollars to make this a successful campaign. The number of families needing our help has grown over the last month. The food bank is a wonderful community asset we should all be proud of as we reflect on our small town.
Thank you to all who donated food and monetary donations to keep our Food Bank open.
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.