Marlborough residents in need have been served by the Marlborough Community Cupboard since 1992. In 2011 it became a program owned and operated by the United Way of Tri-County.
The Marlborough Community Cupboard provides groceries and produce to Marlborough residents each month. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also available to clients on a weekly basis through the Produce Marketplace so people can access healthy items that may otherwise be too expensive in a retail grocery store. In partnership with the Marlborough Senior Center and BayPath Elder Services, homebound seniors can have groceries delivered through the Senior Mobile Market to maintain independent living.
In addition to this, the Marlborough Community Cupboard offers gently used clothing to clients at no charge when they visit the food pantry. Through the Marlborough Community Cupboard, Marlborough residents in need can apply for utility assistance including heating oil, gas and electricity. Maintaining safe, bright and warm homes is critical for individuals and families, especially during cold winter months. With lights on, children can do their homework and adults can complete necessary housework. When health and human service resources are scarce, Marlborough Community Cupboard is there to fill the needs of our community.