March 27, 2023. 

As spring finally arrives the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive returns and partnerships grow.

The Seamstress of MACC

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Thank you, Fran!

MACC’s behind-the-scenes Seamstress is at it again!! Eight-year veteran Fran Giard can be found in our Community Threads Thrift Shoppe just about every Monday. What is great about her hidden gem skill is she can take any gently used item that needs a blanket or chain stitch, embroider, tailor, or a hem along the bottom of a garment and repair it as if nothing was frayed or coming apart. A 20,000-year-old art form that was made from bones and animal horns, now improved with the use of electric machines, is making a comeback with our up-and-coming generation reaching out to our aging population eager to learn what was once becoming a lost art. #TeachThemYoung

-Shannon Baldassario
Assistant Executive Director

Stamp Out Hunger 2023

Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

There is an easy way to make a donation to the MACC Charities Community Emergency Food Pantry. In two weeks, on Saturday, May 13th, the National Association of Letter Carrier’s 31st Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will pick up your donation at your mailbox and bring it to the Manchester Post Office. We will receive your donation at the pantry, which will help your neighbors in need with non-perishable food, hygiene, and cleaning supplies. Thank you to the Manchester Post Office and you for thinking of others.


-Phillip Leggett
Community Emergency Food Pantry Manager

Chef in the Making

It is refreshing when we have MCC Culinary students volunteer here with us. They bring in great energy and are always eager to learn how things operate! This week, we had the pleasure of welcoming Miguel Nunez while we executed our lunch service. I love teaching and sharing my experience from years of being a chef as they embark on their culinary journey!

Thanks, Miguel!!

-Chef Ferdinand Cruz
Community Kitchen Head Chef

Community Spotlight

Partners to Support Our Seniors

It was great having Brianna and Michelle from the Town Communications and Civic Engagement Office stop by and see what we do. We gave them the full MACC tour and a proper taste of MACC. They documented the process that goes into the Senior Center lunch each day. Brianna said, “It was an eye-opening experience to witness the work that goes into providing resources for residents – their efforts are truly commendable. The partnership between MACC and the Town of Manchester in supporting the Senior Center’s efforts to nourish the community is noteworthy and inspiring.” Keep a look out for more on our continued partnership to feed Seniors in Manchester.

MACC's Elves are hard at work

The Gift of Volunteering

During April, to celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month, it is our pleasure to hand out small tokens of appreciation to all our volunteers. Over 100 volunteers come to MACC weekly to help in our various departments so they run smoothly. This celebration ends with a party that honors them for the time, energy, and heart they bring daily! Thank you to all of our volunteers that make our mission possible.

-Patti Thurlow
Operations Manager

Easter Sunday

I started out my Easter Day by spending time with family, co-workers, and amazing volunteers to prepare, plate, and hand out a delicious meal to those guests who stopped by to join us and enjoy a meal on Sunday. A beautiful bright sunny day that brought many a bright smile along.

-Timothy Bohr
Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

MACC's Elves are hard at work
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MACC Charities Social Media and Systems Specialist

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