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The MACC Minute July 21, 2022.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Need is on the rise!
Every program of MACC Charities is showing an increase in need. The poor have few safety nets in place in the best of times, and when prices for basic needs like food, clothing and housing increase, this fact becomes painfully visible. Increased compassion defeats increased need. Our compassionate community responds when asked. I am asking. 
#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities

Shannon Baldassario

Assistant Executive Director

Does your employer give you the option to participate in their Community Campaign? “What is a Community Campaign?” you ask. It’s where an employee can elect to make a voluntary donation to Creating Healthier Communities. Just like Big Y of Manchester, where their staff have pledged funds to support the emergency services and assistance we provide to our community.

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Community Kitchen Head Chef

The MACC kitchen can often times be a test kitchen. Where I can test flavors, textures and quite frankly to see if the dish is, what we call, VOLUNTEER APPROVED! So I gave it a go.
Fried Green Tomatoes, Crispy Chicken, A Tangy Remoulade Dipping Sauce and for the main event, Zucchini & Cheddar Corn Bread.
A new fan favorite!
Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen
MACC Pantry Manager

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

There is a joy I feel when hearing positive responses from the families we serve. One individual called and thanked us for the fresh fruits and vegetables that we provided. Another thanked us in person for helping her family with a new recipe. This truly shows that we make a difference in the lives of the families that we serve. 

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Community Threads Thrift Shoppe received two huge donations totaling more than 150 bags of clothing. Volunteers from the store and the pantry engaged in some serious teamwork. Every day we had teams sorting each bag into categories of seasons. It took two weeks but we finally finished! Thank you to all the volunteers that worked hard to get it done!
MACC's Elves are hard at work
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Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

Did you know that each day, MACC’s Community Outreach & Emergency Services routinely visits individual community members that are considered “Literally Homeless?” This is anyone who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and also with those at imminent risk of homelessness, which is an individual or family who will imminently lose their primary nighttime residence within 14 days.
Edited and designed by Chance Wetmore
MACC Charities Social Media and Systems Specialist

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