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The MACC Minute September 29, 2022.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

My food tastes better,
When I am confident, the hungry have the opportunity to eat well.
My clothes feel better,
When I can assure our neighbors are appropriately dressed for the weather, school, or work.
My sleep is better,
When I know the homeless have options for a good night’s rest.
My effort is better,
When working with community partners.

Shannon Baldassario

Assistant Executive Director

This year marked the 5th Tri-County Alliance of Realtors; “Fill the Freezer Walk 2022” event benefiting MACC’s Emergency Food Pantry. Each year, their support supplies guests with protein options to choose from when picking up their groceries. This year was the biggest one yet, raising over $4,500.00 to purchase proteins, furthering our mission to end hunger in our community. #KindnessWins

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Community Kitchen Head Chef

I asked a random guest what dish he wanted to see on this month’s menu. He quickly responded with “GUMBO! It has to be Louisiana GOOD!” I reassured him that I would give it a go and follow up with him. After receiving positive feedback from him, our volunteers, and the senior center, I would say it was a success.

Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen
MACC Pantry Manager

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

Outstanding community partners sponsor food drives to fill our pantry. Knights of Columbus Council #573 is one such partner. They recently held a food drive, providing substantial items to help stock our shelves. They even checked and labeled the expiration dates on the items, so they were ready to be shared. Thank you, Council #573, for going the extra mile.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

THE MIGHTY MACC TEAM NEEDS YOU TO WALK THE CROP HUNGER WALK! Join and donate today. Then on Sunday, October 16th at 1:00 pm, be a part of the team on a 2-mile walk to show your support! Meet at Wapping Church 1790 Ellington Rd, South Windsor, CT 06074. MACC Charities doesn’t just talk the talk; WE WALK THE WALK!!!

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Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

Do you realize as you travel around town, you pass homeless individuals living in vehicles, preparing to find a quiet spot outside to blend in for the night, or heading back to a vacant building? Not all homelessness is obvious. These are the hidden voices of homelessness that MACC’s Community Outreach & Emergency Services connects with routinely to assist them.
Edited and designed by Chance Wetmore
MACC Charities Social Media and Systems Specialist

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