January 18, 2024.

We Are MACC!

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The Manchester Area Conference of Churches celebrates 51 years of service on January 19, 2024. Every day, hundreds of Connecticut residents experience food insecurity, homelessness, and barriers to basic necessities and available resources in their area that are critical to living a healthy life. Nonprofits like MACC exist for that purpose! To fill in these critical gaps in our communities and bridge the disconnect between support services in our community. Join us today and tackle barriers to basic needs, and support a community neighbor in need!

-Shannon Baldassario

Coming Together For The Community

MACC's Elves are hard at work

We always try to have a good time here at MACC; although things can get competitive, whether it’s ideas, music, or sports, there’s always a healthy banter going back and forth. At the end of the day, we put aside all our differences and come together to support our community. Pictured here are two volunteers who are College football fans! They may not be working together on the football field, but here at MACC, we’re ALL FAMILY!

-Chef Ferdinand Cruz
Community Kitchen Head Chef

1st Annual Fill A Bag Sale

MACC's Elves are hard at work

Starting January 19th, 2024, MACC’s Community Threads Thrift Shoppe will start a new tradition. To celebrate our 51st year of service, we are having a Fill A Bag Sale. Come into Community Threads Thrift Shoppe, take a white bag (supplied for you at the register), and SHOP TIL’ YOU DROP! Each bag full is only $7.00! Unbelievable right? Some exclusions do apply; baby clothes from newborn to 18 months and jewelry are not included in the sale! Come on in and take part in our celebration! Sale ends January 27th, 2024

-Patti Thurlow
Operations Manager

Volunteer Spotlight

Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

Thank You, Nancy

Nancy has been a volunteer with MACC for six years. She is responsible for checking in the families that arrive for appointments here at the Community Emergency Food Pantry. She is also heavily involved in assisting our visitors with shopping, stocking the shelves, and organizing donations. Nancy has played an integral role in keeping the Pantry running with her hard work ethic and kindhearted personality. The MACC family would like to thank Nancy for all she has contributed to MACC and the families we serve.

-Phillip Leggett
Community Emergency Food Pantry Manager

Homelessness Resources This Winter

MACC Pantry Manager

We’ve wrapped up another calendar year and recently completed our first month of the Cold Weather Shelter. It’s no surprise that our shelter quickly filled to capacity, and our current numbers show we faced an approximate 25% increase in homelessness in 2023 compared to 2022. If you, someone you know, or someone you encounter is homeless or facing immediate homelessness, please have them reach out to 211 for immediate help locating an available shelter or warming center. They can also reach out to 860-647-8003 ext. 131, and I will assist them in navigating the complexities of understanding their options.

-Timothy Bohr
Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

Community Spotlight

If you have a young child, Manchester’s Early Childhood Fair is a fun and informative opportunity for you. On February 10th, the fair will be offering fun activities and a multitude of resources for young families to learn about and utilize. The event will be held at Manchester High School, 134 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester, CT, Brookfield Street Entrance from 9 AM to 12 PM.

-Chance Wetmore
Social Media and Systems Specialist

Edited and designed by Chance Wetmore
MACC Charities Social Media and Systems Specialist

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