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The MACC Minute December 15, 2022.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

We think of year-end gifts to our favorite charities in December. I know you have many good works from which to choose, and I appreciate your thinking of MACC Charities. With your help, MACC prepares 200 meals in the kitchen in one day, provides groceries to 20 households, and hands out free hats, mittens, gloves, and coats to 30 people.

#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities

Shannon Baldassario

Assistant Executive Director

What a fulfilling afternoon, volunteering to serve lunch to those who have sacrificed serving our country over the years. The Manchester Elk’s held their 7th Annual Holiday Veteran’s Lunch on December 2, 2022. Over 100 veterans from different military eras came out to bond with their brothers and sisters over a warm meal. Make sure you thank a veteran today!

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Community Kitchen Head Chef

Now that our Cold Weather Shelter has opened for the season, I look forward to creating delicious, well-balanced meals for our folks to enjoy. This week’s dish is; beef ravioli, topped with zesty arrabbiata sauce, fresh baby spinach, creamy alfredo, and finished with a drizzle of house-made pesto.
With positive feedback already, they are sure to stay warm this winter.
Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen
MACC Pantry Manager

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

Nicole and Melanie, business partners from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, raised $840 in donations, their best year of fundraising for MACC during our Joy of Community Sharing holiday. This generous donation deeply benefits the community of Manchester by helping MACC keep basic needs on our shelves. These items will go directly to the families in Manchester that we serve.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

The Knights of Columbus Council #1155 recently did a Coats for Kids coat drive. This program works to ensure that no child in North America goes without a warm winter coat. They dropped off their collection to the Community Threads Thrift Shoppe so we can offer a warm winter coat to any kid in our community in need this winter!
MACC's Elves are hard at work
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Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

This past Saturday, we had the pleasure to meet with members from the St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, whose membership generously donated holiday meals and gift cards for our MACC Joy of Community Sharing program. This year’s program helped feed over 150 families at Thanksgiving and will help feed and provide gifts to over 160 families for the December Holidays.
Edited and designed by Chance Wetmore
MACC Charities Social Media and Systems Specialist

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