March 13, 2023.
As the first issue of April, we share stories of our dedicated volunteers, stories of guests giving back and member churches and the community stepping up and helping out.
Volunteer Appreciation Month!
Thank you, Don and Marlene!
Marlene and Don Camper have been coming to MACC for 22 years and put their heart into the endless hours they have spent here and continue to be here weekly! Not only do they come to MACC on various days of the week, but they also are part of our food rescue program, where they pick up from 2 different stores that donate food, help with the various food drives, and partake in the different walks and fundraising events! Thank you, Marlene and Don, for being a big piece of the heart of MACC Charities!
Thank you, Steve!
As we honor our volunteers this month, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge this young man! Steve volunteers Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. He makes sure that our campus is in tip-top shape. He sweeps and mops every square inch of our facility with such pride and joy! Steve is always willing to drop what he’s doing to help any department in need! Glad you’re a part of our team!! Thank you for your dedication!
-Chef Ferdinand Cruz
Community Kitchen Head Chef
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. It has been a fast and furious four years since I first met these dynamic duo twins in the Emergency Food Pantry. Tyler and Cody started with us volunteering during school vacations or over the summer while on school break. We have watched them grow each year as they return to volunteer taller, wiser, and stronger! Now in high school, both boys made a promise to continue to serve alongside us as long as there is food insecurity in our community. #VolunteerAppreciationMonth
Assistant Executive Director
A Full Circle of Caring
It’s heart-warming when a former guest of MACC Charities Emergency Food Pantry no longer needs our services and is able to give back. It was great to catch up with this family who needed us in their times of crisis and is now providing to us in times of ours. We recently put out a plea for requested items, and she donated pasta and pasta sauce for other families in need. Truly a full circle of caring.
Community Emergency Food Pantry Manager
A Fresh Start
Meet Candace Hall.
Candace reached out and offered to donate much-needed items that we supply when individuals are starting in a new apartment or house. We call this a “Starter Kit,” which includes kitchenware, sheets, towels, etc. Candace is a bargain shopper and enjoys donating those bargains to MACC and other charities that help those in need. She also is a person who likes to find the little surprises that we don’t normally get to give out and has supplied our pantry with chocolates to treat our guests and dropped off some new home décor items that our guests may not be able to acquire on their own. Candace also keeps our guest’s children in mind and provides items to welcome them into their new abodes. Thank You, Candace, for all you do.
Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager
Thank you, Wapping Community Church
Our member churches go the extra mile. Ken from Wapping Community Church dropped off a huge donation of much need items like mayo, peanut butter, and pasta/pasta sauce to the Community Emergency Food Pantry. They asked us what we needed, and they came through in a big way. We are so thankful to Wapping Community Church and all our partners who help us fulfill our mission of “Building partnerships to break cycles of poverty in our community!”