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The MACC Minute October 14, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

Our Emergency Pantry does not just give families food. We provide them with the necessities of life. Some necessities are staples we all use daily, like toiletries and cleaning supplies! We’re in need of shampoos, toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, cleaning wipes, and sprays. Also, with cold season coming up we could use tissues! Hotel size toiletries are also welcomed.


Donate stew ingredients MACC Charities

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

FUN FACTS: MACC Charities began with a discussion around the kitchen table of Nancy Carr and 14 community faith leaders in 1972 and incorporated on January 19, 1973. It quickly grew into the most prominent private social services agency east of the river. Our local mental health authority, CHR (Community Health Resources), also began with a MACC program called Genesis.



Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

We’re a social service agency offering food, clothing, referrals, and resources to residents facing an emergency. We work directly with individuals through unexpected situations and assist in ways to ease financial crisis. When we’re notified a guest is no longer in need of our services, it makes us just as happy as being there for them when they needed it!


#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities
Orange Habanero Hot Sauce

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

I find great joy in working side by side with such a unique group of volunteers. I couldn’t be more proud of them all. I especially look forward to the school groups that come in. Teaching them basic skills and watching them flourish. It proves that it takes all of us to help our community. Hats off to these kids!

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Walking through Community Threads Thrift Shoppe last week and one of our regular customers stopped me. She wanted to show me the outfit she had on that was completely bought in the store. We have many people that come to our store frequently to shop. Good quality and great price keeps them coming back!  Have you shopped at Community Threads?
Volunteer with MACC Charities
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News from Outreach

Trinity is a student at St. James School and she had a project to do for service hours. She did some research and found out what the homeless population needed most was socks. She then collected cans and bottles and redeemed them for money and made up blessing bags to be handed out through MACC. Thank you Trinity! #FUTUREVOLUNTEER



Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

Stop by downtown Manchester this Saturday, October 16, for an outdoor steampunk festival with fun, food, vendors and various live performances. Admission is FREE, and the event runs from 11am-9pm! The event will be located in the Purnell Place (Orange) Lot. When you need a break from dancing, head on over to Bistro on Main for delicious food and drink!

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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