How Sweet It is to Feed a Neighbor

Liberty Bank is joining forces with 30 local Rotary Clubs to make sure all of our neighbors can enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner.  You can help by making a donation to the Liberty Bank/Rotary Club Thanksgiving Dinner drive.  Starting Tuesday, October 14th through Saturday, November 22nd, the Liberty Bank Foundation will add 20 cents for every $1 you give, up to a total of $40,000 to be shared with local food banks.  It’s a great way to share what we have to be thankful for!  Just go in to any Liberty Bank location to donate.  Please make sure to request that your donation is earmarked for the Food Bank of Marlborough!

Current Requests

Food Bank requests the following donations:  cooking oil, flour, sugar, pancake mix, large peanut butter, juice boxes, and mayonnaise.

 Home Goods urgently requests donations: new or gently used and cleaned baby clothes, kids clothes of all sizes, especially young boys and teenage boys, sweatshirts and large t-shirts for men and women, jeans (especially men’s), and women’s work clothes (all sizes).

Please make sure to only donate items that have not reached their expiration dates. If you would not feed it to your family, please do not donate the item(s).  Opened or cracked items are also not acceptable.

Food Bank of Marlborough Open First Saturday of Each Month

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, October 4th, 2014. 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.  The Food Bank follows Elmer Thienes for weather closings.  If Elmer Thienes is open, the Food Bank is open.

Food Bank Clients Eligible to use Mobile Food Share in Hebron

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 September 23rd, October 7th and the 23rd.  Click on the link to see more information on the mobile food share truck:  www.foodshare.org  (type “mobile” in the search box)

High School Volunteers for the Food Bank

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.

Donate at Marlborough Elementary School, Town Hall and more

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.

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You can also donate non-perishable goods at the box at Town Hall during their posted hours.

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The Food Bank managers and volunteers thank these partners for their generous support.

PayPal is Here!

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.

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