Marlborough Democrats net over a ton of items for Community Cupboard


Marlborough Democratic Committee members delivering donated food and personal care items to Marlborough Community Cupboard.
Marlborough Democratic City Committee (DCC) member Kathleen O’Connor (left) wheels donated goods into the Marlborough Community Cupboard, while DCC and School Committee member Michelle Bodin-Hettinger (center) helps Ward 6 City Councilor Sean Navin (on truck) unload donated goods.
Photo/Doug Pizzi

Marlborough – Thanks to the generosity of the city’s residents, the Marlborough Democratic City Committee (MDCC) was able to deliver nearly 2,500 pounds of food and personal care items to the Marlborough Community Cupboard Jan. 19. The drive also raised more than $500 in checks and gift cards. 

“I want to thank everyone who helped make our first food drive an unqualified success,” said Dan Caruso, MDCC Chairman. “We expected this event would be successful, but we far surpassed what we thought we would collect.”

“I was speechless when all the cars and trucks arrived to unload their contributions,” said Community Cupboard Director Barbara LaGrenade. “This was truly amazing and we can’t thank you enough for the support.”

The items donated included nonperishable food, such as pasta, cereal and canned goods, cleaning items, such as cleaning solutions and wipes, and personal care items, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, bathroom tissue and diapers. 

LaGrenade said that the pandemic has greatly increased the need for what the Community Cupboard provides. She said the Marlborough site serves about 500 families per month. The Community Cupboard is one of several locations run by United Way of Tri-County.

Anyone wanting to make a monetary donation to the Community Cupboard can click here. Donations of goods can be dropped off at the Community Cupboard, located in the Walker Building, 255 Main Street, Marlborough, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The MDCC will conduct another drive later this year at a time yet to be determined. 





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