Local company improves the lives of needy families in Marlborough

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(l to r) DuPont Marlborough Site Leader Ellen Mager; President & CEO United Way of Tri-County Paul Mina; Marlborough Community Cupboard Pantry Director Barbara LaGrenade; and DuPont Site/Manufacturing and Administrative Assistant Lynn Thornquist
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Marlborough – DuPont in Marlborough provided some much-needed sunshine on a raw and cloudy day for staff and volunteers at the Marlborough Community Cupboard (MCC) earlier this month. DuPont Site/Manufacturing and Administrative Assistant Lynn Thornquist, and Marlborough Site Leader Ellen Mager delivered some great news: a $5,000 donation to support the food pantry’s annual Feed a Family Campaign.

“We are honored to partner with DuPont, who have been long-time supporters of the Marlborough Community Cupboard,” said Paul Mina, United Way of Tri-County President and CEO. “For the past 25 years, DuPont has been holding food and school supply drives for the Marlborough Community Cupboard’s clients and their families, as well as providing hundreds of brand-new gifts for children during the holidays. We are humbled and honored to partner with this truly generous organization.”

Feed a Family is the Marlborough Community Cupboard’s holiday campaign. Clients are provided with a turkey and all the trimmings including potatoes, fresh vegetables, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and baked goods so they can prepare a holiday meal in the comfort of their own home, and celebrate with family and friends, like most families across the state and across the country.

“Marlborough Community Cupboard and Feed a Family is a wonderful way in which DuPont can give back to the local community,” said Ellen Mager, Marlborough site leader. “We believe in supporting our neighbors in need, and during the holidays is a great opportunity for us to give back.”

The Marlborough Community Cupboard (MCC) has been providing food assistance to needy families in town for over 30 years. MCC relies heavily on volunteers to get the bulk of the work done. In 2018, that included more than 2,000 volunteers donating almost 9,000 hours. These dedicated and hardworking volunteers are individuals and local employees, who unload trucks, stock shelves, sort and bag groceries, deliver food to homebound seniors, update records, and more.

Anyone interested in supporting the Marlborough Community Cupboard Feed a Family Campaign can find more information on the United Way’s Website at www.uwotc.org/feedafamily.

The Marlborough Community Cupboard is a direct service of the United Way of Tri-County.

For more information, visit www.uwotc.org.