February 1, 2024
January 19th, 2024, marked fifty-one years of dedicated service to a community we call home. MACC embraced another year of providing a hand-up to those in need of basic emergency services. Our Community Kitchen fed just over twenty-eight thousand meals to those who found themselves hungry and needing a hot meal. Our Community Emergency Food Pantry supported over 305 households with food insecurity; Community Outreach and Emergency Services provided direct support to over two thousand households, and our Community Threads Thrift Shoppe assisted just over seven thousand shoppers throughout this last year. This was all possible with the partnerships we have formed over the years. Thank you to all of those who attended that evening’s festivities to show your support for the great work MACC continues to provide to the Manchester and Bolton families.
Souper Bowl Of Caring 2024
Have you heard? The 4th Annual Souper Bowl of Caring Fundraiser is here. This year we have two star competitors, Chef’s Famous Chicken Corn Chowder and Chef’s Classic Tomato Bisque! Support your favorite team and help tackle food insecurity in our community simultaneously. Click the button below to pre-order and learn more!
Social Media and Systems Specialist
Daisy and Brownie Troops Help At MACC
We always love having the youngest Brownie Troop scouts at MACC, the Brownies and Daisies. These girls came in to learn what we do here at MACC and how we help people in need. They did their part by packaging and bringing snack packs for the kids of the families in the Community Emergency Food Pantry. This was amazing, and they whispered amongst themselves about things they had at home that they wanted to donate to help. Thank you to Brownie Troop 10904 and Daisy Troop 10963. This truly was a great teaching moment!
Basic Winter Items Needed
As we continue to get hit with cold winter weather, we need basic winter items now more than ever. Items like durable and warm winter gloves for both men and women, heavy-duty hats, and hand warmers that we can distribute to those who don’t have vehicles and rely on walking or public transportation. The cold can become dangerous for those waiting for buses or walking around town to get their basic needs.
Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager
Don’t let the snow, sleet, and rain stop you from donating! Carol Fritz, a generous MACC donor, shopped from our online Amazon Wish List and had a box of Hormel ready-to-eat meals delivered to our food pantry. Even if you cannot physically come to MACC to donate or do not have the time to shop, you can still give back to the community by utilizing our online Amazon Wish List. Thank you, Carol!
Community Emergency Food Pantry Manager
Warming Our Guest
You have to love this New England weather! Luckily, here at our Community Kitchen, we not only offer a hot, well-balanced meal. We provide winter gloves, hats, and hand warmers. All are generously donated by our community partners to ensure our guests have everything they need on these cold winter days. #StayWarm #FoodisLove
-Chef Ferdinand Cruz
Community Kitchen Head Chef