March 16, 2023. 

We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

TEAM work makes the DREAM work

#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities

It goes without saying; TEAM work makes the DREAM work, and I have been fortunate this last year to tag team weekends, Sunday serves, holidays, and time off with the support and coverage of my Community Kitchen sidekick. During my time away, Bee can be found in the kitchen, creating culinary magic for our Senior Center, Community lunch, and Cold Weather Shelter dinner meals. As a MACC Chef’s culinary alumni, Bee continues to improve her skills when she shows up to tackle the day’s tasks. Keep rocking it Bee!!!

-Chef Ferdinand Cruz
Community Kitchen Head Chef

Community Education and Awareness Forum

Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

Join us Thursday, March 30th, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the Manchester High School Auditorium for an open forum to hear about and ask questions about what is being done to support the cause of homelessness in Manchester. We will have a panel of guests that work daily with our homeless and their needs. It’s an upfront, fact-based discussion, delving head-on into one of our most controversial topics that face our residents. You’ll discover how the town agencies work in conjunction with partner agencies to respond, support, respect, and offer inclusion to all our residents in need of assistance. You’ll learn new trends in homelessness, new strategies in responding to and reducing homelessness, and how Manchester has become a model in “taking care of your own” regarding our residents facing and experiencing homelessness. I look forward to meeting all of you and answering any questions you may have. See you on March 30th!


-Timothy Bohr
Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

Prepared for the Future

MACC Pantry Manager


2023 is certainly a year for forward-thinking and planning for what’s ahead. With a projected mild recession, inflation adding pressure on expenses, and the recent dramatic increase in the rate of inflation, it is impacting the entire economy, including the charitable sectors. We are adjusting to our community’s needs, and I call on all of you to stand strong with us and continue to support our mission and the community we serve.


-Shannon Baldassario
Assistant Executive Director

Volunteer Spotlight

MACC's Elves are hard at work

Meet John Mier, one of our pantry volunteers. John works with us on Fridays, helping with our end-of-the-week cleaning. He comes in bright and early ready to assist with cleaning the bathrooms and floors and sanitizing everything he can. Thank you, John, for keeping the Community Emergency Food Pantry safe and clean.

-Phillip Leggett
Community Emergency Food Pantry Manager

Undies Sundays

MACC's Elves are hard at work

When we are in need, our partners in the community step up to help us out! We started running low on socks and underwear for our voucher program for those in need. Wapping Community Church stepped up and hosted its “Undies Sundays” event. The event is held on Sundays during church, and parishioners bring in new packages of socks and underwear of all sizes and deliver them to us. We can’t achieve our mission without great community partners like Wapping Community Church stepping up!  Thank you, Wapping Community Church!

-Patti Thurlow
Operations Manager

Community Spotlight

As we turn 50, Manchester enters its 200th year. A community spotlight would be nothing without its caring and compassionate community. Thank you to the town of Manchester and its residents for helping us build partnerships and put the M in MACC! Click the button below for more info on upcoming events in Manchester.

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MACC Charities Social Media and Systems Specialist

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