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.
We are requesting donations of new or gently used and laundered jeans, sweat pants, fleece or sweatshirts, and household items (no Christmas decorations, please).
We are currently not accepting donations of winter coats.
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 January 3, 17, 31, Feb. 14, 28, March 14, 28, April 11, 25, May 9, 23, June 6 and 20th, 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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The Food Bank is open the first Saturday of every month in order to accept donations. The hours are 10 am to 12 pm. The Food Bank is scheduled to be open Saturday, March 4th, 2017. 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.
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.