June 8, 2023. 

June enters with a new look for the Community Kitchen and community partners offer a hand up.

We are more than basic emergency needs! MACC’s original 13 member churches laid the foundation for providing basic emergency support programs with access to food, clothing, and shelter. Continuing in our 50th year of dedicated service, we have evolved into a full support service agency that not only continues to meet our community’s basic emergency needs but is here, by their side, to strive, offering a hand up in meeting their next goal. I’ll continue guiding community partnerships at MACC to see where their support is making a difference! #MACCis50 #KindnessWins

-Shannon Baldassario
Assistant Executive Director

The Kitchen Gets a Fresh New Look

Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

There’s nothing like a little spring cleaning this time of year. Out with the old and in with the new! We decided to give the dining room at MACC’s Community Kitchen a refreshing makeover. Pictured here are a couple of our volunteers, Mike & Anderson, doing all the necessary prep work before we roll out the paint! Be sure to stay tuned to see how the final product comes out! Everyone’s looking forward to MACC’s NEW LOOK!

-Chef Ferdinand Cruz
Community Kitchen Head Chef

Community Threads Do’s and Don’ts

MACC Pantry Manager

Community Threads Thrift Shoppe is community driven, and we appreciate all donations. They help our community in need, but just a few reminders for everyone that donates. We cannot accept electronics (unless new in the box), pillows (unless new in plastic), and anything ripped, torn, or stained. We want the best possible items available for the community that shops with us and the families we serve. Please bring your new or gently used donations inside during our store hours from 10 am – 2 pm Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 1:30 pm Friday, and 10 am – 12:30 pm Saturdays!

-Patti Thurlow
Operations Manager

Community Spotlight

Helpful Resources For Those In Need

It was great touring the town municipal recently. I had the privilege of taking an inside look at the Health Department, Town Hall, and Eastside Neighborhood Resource Center. The town has so many great resources for those in need, and we are glad to have a continued partnership in the fight to break cycles of poverty in our community. Follow the link and check out the full list of available resources for Manchester residents.

-Chance Wetmore
Social Media and Systems Specialist

Collaboration for a Common Goal

MACC's Elves are hard at work

Caryl from Saint Vincent DePaul and Tim MACC’s Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

I had the pleasure of visiting and speaking with St. Vincent DePaul members at St. Bartholomew Church. We discussed the various struggles that residents are facing and requesting assistance with. I was able to explain what Local, State, Federal, and non-profit programs have reduced or paused their assistance programs and what programs and referrals MACC utilizes to try and assist those facing hardships. In addition, we discussed the current homeless/unsheltered crisis that all communities are dealing with and best practices for addressing the crisis. It was refreshing to see the eagerness of everyone in attendance to partner and tackle these issues together. Thank you for having me.

-Timothy Bohr
Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

A Truckload of Generosity

MACC's Elves are hard at work

The Community Emergency Food Pantry received a call from a truck driver named Josh from Hurricane Express. He had 42 extra cases of chicken nuggets from Tyson Foods. He was looking for a charitable organization to donate them to and found us. Thank you for this generous donation. Our families will greatly appreciate this blessing.

-Phillip Leggett
Community Emergency Food Pantry Manager

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

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