Giving Thanks

On November 15, 2019, The Marlborough Food Bank received a donation in the amount of $2,500 from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal through its Vicariate Outreach Program.

The funding will help the Marlborough Food Bank continue its mission of providing food and other support to members of our community who are experiencing food insecurity.

The Food Bank is so thankful for the continued support of St. John Fisher Catholic Church and its generous members.

About the Archbishop Annual Appeal – Since 1981, the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal has been able to assist tens of thousand of people — regardless of race, religion, or color — across the Archdiocese of Hartford with health care, education, housing, emergency expenses, and in numerous other areas. It is through the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Vicariate Outreach Program and the generosity of its donors that the Appeal is able to assist a wide array of community-based charities throughout Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield Counties.

Big Y’s Sacking Hunger Program

2019 marks the 10th Anniversary for Sacking Hunger in our local communities! Big Y’s Sack Hunger program has been helping local food banks end the fight against hunger in our area and this year will be no different. Now through Dec. 24, 2019, purchase this bag of groceries or a tag for a $10 Big Y gift card at your local Big Y or make a donation online at http://www.bigy.com/rs/GiftCards. All donations will be distributed to our local food banks throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. Care to share!

Learn more here:
https://www.bigy.com/Community/SackHunger

#SackHungerDonation #SackHunger #bigy

Donation Requests

FALL/WINTER NEEDS

Sweatshirts – M, W, Kids
Men’s Casual Clothes
Teen Boys Clothes – Adult Size M, L, XL
Girls Clothes 8-10
Boys Clothes 6-12
Winter Boots
Socks – M, W, Kids
Pots/Pans/Baking Dishes
Small Appliances (Coffee Maker & Toaster Oven)
Silverware
Dishes
Drinking Glasses

Drop off Donations @ 3 Wilhenger Drive
Monday 9AM-12PM
Tuesday 9AM-12PM & 3PM-5:30PM

Request for Donations

With winter approaching we are currently in need of the following gently used and clean items:

Queen Sheets
Blankets of all bed sizes
Towels
Gloves
Knit hats
Scarves
Also, we have requests for yarn.

All donations can be dropped off Monday morning and all day Tuesday. If these times are not convenient please let us know and we will work out a time.

Thank you, Marlborough, for your continued support!

Food Bank of Marlborough First Saturdays

We will be open Saturday, January 4th (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 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 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)

or

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.

or

call Foodshare 860-286-9999

Food Bank Weather Policy

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).

Food Bank Eligibility

 

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

 

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.

Donating Large Items

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.