August 3, 2023.
WWLM Pack Barrels For Haiti
What a great time working with the children and staff at World-Wide Lighthouse Missions, Inc. to organize and pack barrels of non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, Vienna sausages, spam, rice, beans, light medical supplies, and clothing to Grand Goave, Haiti. Their commitment to shipping barrels of humanitarian aid to enable them to meet the ongoing needs of the people in their area is a shared love and compassion that MACC provides right here in our own community. We believe whenever there is a need, we will do what is best to provide. It was great working with my group of kids and hearing why they believe packing and shipping barrels to those in need is God’s work.
Summer Outreach Needs
With the recent heat, humidity, and storms it has had its impact on our unsheltered residents throughout town. We are seeing a continued need to fulfill requests for both women and men with sunblock, bug spray, rain ponchos, umbrellas, ball caps, new or gently worn t-shirts, shorts, sneakers or sandals, and summer socks. We also like to supply Gatorade and water while we are out, checking on our unsheltered neighbors during the hottest days to ensure everyone we encounter stays hydrated and safe. If you have any of these items you no longer need, please consider making an impact on someone by donating them to our Outreach Department for distribution to our neighbors in need.
Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager
One Big Group Of Caring
Thank You, Cigna
Hari Sharma is a long-time volunteer at MACC. He assembled a team of Cigna employees from various cities in the United States to volunteer and help in MACC’s Community Emergency Food Pantry and Community Threads Thrift Shoppe. While learning what we are all about, these seven enthusiastic individuals helped mark and sort donations, portion protein and flour, and assisted in every way they could! Thank you, Cigna, and their group leader Hari, for coming out and helping MACC support our community!
Community Partner Youth Service Bureau
Shout out to the Manchester Youth Service Bureau for their generous donation of extra supplies from their summer program. They arrive at MACC every couple of days with coolers full of items like baby carrots, yogurt, pre-made sandwiches, cartons of chocolate milk, and other assorted snacks. This product is a huge help for us here! Thank you for everything you guys do in our community! #CommunityPartner
-Chef Ferdinand Cruz
Community Kitchen Head Chef
Three Sister Soup Kits
With all the family vacations, overnight trips, and summer picnics, what’s better than a relaxing bowl of soup? The Community Emergency Food Pantry worked as a team with the Community Kitchen to assemble an easy and delicious Three Sisters Soup Kit consisting of corn, beans, and pumpkin for our families to take home and make. Although these three main ingredients are very different, they create a hearty base to add your personal touch. What would you add to this soup?
Community Emergency Food Pantry Manager
Community gardens and farms are one of MACC’s great partnerships. One such gardener is Fred. He has a garden where he grows fresh vegetables and donates some to us on Fridays. He recently delivered these fresh carrots as a part of his weekly haul. Thank you, Fred, for your continued support and all our local farms and community gardeners that supply us with fresh produce for our families in need.
Social Media and Systems Specialist