MACC Charities is a Manchester-based non-profit with the mission of building partnerships to break cycles of poverty in our community.

Programs & Services

The Community Kitchen is open, giving out hot lunches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Bag lunches are available on Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays

Lunch is served between 11:30 am & 12:45 pm each day (no appointment necessary)
You can reach the kitchen @ 860-647-8003 x 121

The Community Outreach and Emergency Services provides weekly showers and laundry availability to Manchester unsheltered residents.

Wednesday’s: Men’s Showers – 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Thursday’s: Women’s Showers – 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Showers are limited to 15 minutes and are on a first come first serve basis. Towels, soap, shampoo, shaving products provided.
The last shower is at 12:15 pm.

Laundry is by appointment only. Laundry is limited to 1 load per appointment. Laundry detergent will be provided.

For any other Outreach Emergency needs or to make an appointment, please call 860-647-8003 x 131

For information on Volunteering

Please call 860-647-8003 x 112

The Community Emergency Food Pantry provides groceries by appointment only.
Please call 860-647-8003 x 128

 Appointment Hours are:

Monday: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tuesday: 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Thursday: 3:00 pm – 5:40 pm

For other pantry needs or to drop off donations, our hours are:

Monday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Community Threads Thrift Shoppe hours are:

Mon through Fri 10:00 am – 1:30 pm and Sat 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Please call 860-647-8003 x 129

Food donations can be dropped off at the Community Emergency Food Pantry, located at

460 Main St. in Manchester, CT

Please only drop off during donation hours (or call to schedule a time).

For all other donations, please call 860-647-0440.

 

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EMERGENCY PANTRY NEEDS LIST

The following items are always in need and donations are welcomed.

All products must be unopened and within expiration dates.

Toiletries:

Shampoo

Deodorant

Razors

Shaving Cream

Toothpaste

Body Soap

Body Wash (Liquid)

Instant Potatoes

Chili / Canned Pasta

Beef Stew

Ketchup

Canned Veggies

Peanut Butter / Jelly

Mayonnaise

Baking Mix (Cake & Brownie)

Cooking Oil

Rice/Rice Mixes

Beans

Fresh Fruit and Veggies

Coffee (Regular, Decaf or Instant)

Paper Towels

Toilet Paper

Sugar

Dish Detergent

Laundry Detergent

Baby Wipes

Pasta

Pasta Sauce

Ramen Noodles

OUTREACH NEEDS LIST

The following items are always in need and donations are welcomed.

All products must be unopened and within expiration dates.

Toiletries

Deodorant

Razors

Travel Size Shaving Cream

Toothbrushes

Travel Size Toothpaste

Combs / Brushes

Chap Stick

Bug Spray

Sunblock

HOMELESS KITS / WINTER SHELTER KITS

Granola / Protein Bars / Cereal Bars

Individual Size Peanut Butter Packets

Individual Size Crackers Packages

Individual Size Cookie Packages

Trail Mix / Beef Jerky

Individual Pringle Cups

Individual Size Pretzel Packages

Individual Size Pudding/Jell-O

Fruit Snacks

Canned Meat / Tuna – Must be Pull Tab Lids

Gatorade

Clothing

Men & Women

Tee Shirts

Baseball Style Hats

Light Jackets

Sunglasses

Socks

Underwear

Sneakers

Hiking Boots – Lightweight & Waterproof

Rain Ponchos

Waterproof Backpacks

Do you or someone you know need help with alcohol addiction?
Call: 800-934-9518 or visit https://sober.com/aa-meetings/connecticut/manchester/

MACC is not affiliated with alcoholics anonymous.

Catherine Hastings
Catherine Hastings
2023-10-10
They do so much for the community. Wonderful staff.
Danielle Cratty
Danielle Cratty
2023-10-07
Very kind and helpful
Rodger Strickland
Rodger Strickland
2023-08-07
Amazing people, constant blessing
Taylor Lajeunesse
Taylor Lajeunesse
2023-07-24
I've known Shannon Baldassario for about two years, and she is the perfect fit for MACC. Both of us belong to the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and I had the opportunity to enjoy lunch and meet the other staff and volunteers with MACC, which was an honor. Chef Ferdinand has so much passion about what he does for the community, Patty who oversees the operations of MACC is always a friendly face and a great support to the community. Phil who manages the pantry runs an impressive ship, making sure the needs of the community are met with dry goods, produce, and meat products. The community outreach and emergency services manager, Tim, is an incredible resource to those who need it most and Chance, their social media specialist is a perfect example of someone in my younger generation who cares about those around him, always ready to support the team and promote the events held by MACC along with sharing the immediate needs of MACC's community served. I recommend MACC for anyone's emergency needs because I know they'll be in good hands with this team no matter what their need is. If you're ever in the area, I encourage you to stop by to see what MACC does, and find out how to help their efforts to build partnerships to break cycles of poverty in our community.
Kimberly O'Halloran
Kimberly O'Halloran
2023-03-21
There is NO better place for Shelter, food, and clothing when in need than MACC Charities! The staff is absolutely amazing and eager to help however possible!

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