March 30, 2023. 

We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Community Partners in Action

#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities

Thank you, Johnson Brunetti!

Johnson Brunetti, retirement and investment specialists, recently held its first annual food drive to benefit MACC’s Community Emergency Food Pantry. Johnson Brunetti staff have volunteered at the pantry for two years. After experiencing what it’s like to volunteer in the pantry, they decided to expand their efforts. Thank you, Cindy Kretzmer and Laurie Tobias, along with the rest of the staff, for this generous donation.

-Phillip Leggett
Community Emergency Food Pantry Manager

St. Patrick’s Day Feast

Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

St. Patrick’s Day is never complete without its quintessential Irish meal of Corned Beef, Cabbage, Carrots, and Potatoes. On the day of our feast of Saint Patrick, MACC’s kitchen was filled with all the aromas of an Irish blessing. Staff and volunteers teamed up to cook, season, and deliver over 1,200 lbs to our Senior Center and Manchester Community guests.

An Irish Kitchen Prayer: “Bless us with good food, The gift of gab, and hearty laughter. May the love and Joy we share be with us ever after. Amen.”


-Chef Ferdinand Cruz
Community Kitchen Head Chef

Volunteers, the Heart of MACC

MACC Pantry Manager


Teamwork is the collaborative effort of a group to achieve a common goal. Walk through any department of MACC, and you will see this in action. Every department has teams of volunteers of all ages on various days and times, working with staff to see the day’s goals completed. April is Volunteer Appreciation Month; volunteers are the heart of MACC, and we will celebrate them all month long!


-Patti Thurlow
Operations Manager

9 Years and One Mission

MACC's Elves are hard at work

If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. March 24th marked my ninth year as a member of an organization whose mission focuses on furthering our community’s social cause, a shared value that I hold close to my heart. I have always admired MACC’s mission to build partnerships to strengthen our core values; break cycles of poverty within our socioeconomic challenges, all while doing this in OUR community with all of YOUR support. Thank you! “Building Partnerships to Break Cycles of Poverty in our Community.” #MACCis50

-Shannon Baldassario
Assistant Executive Director

Spring Needs

MACC's Elves are hard at work

The Spring Equinox officially arrived in Manchester. As the seasons change, so do our Outreach needs. We transition from our cold weather essentials to warm and hot weather needs for our unsheltered residents. If you are looking to donate, please check out the link below for our updated list of items that can be utilized during our outreach encounters and visits with those in need. Every donation makes a difference.

-Timothy Bohr
Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

Community Spotlight

“I was assembling tacos as part of a shelter meal during my weekly stint as a volunteer at MACC’s kitchen when it hit me: this small task would mean a lot to someone trying to make it through the day. It’s difficult to describe how much this kitchen gives back to the community. While monetary donations are extremely important, being part of a team that works together to ensure those less fortunate in the area receive delicious hot meals each day is food for my soul. I get so much more than I give by my participation in MACC.”

Thank you, Bev, for this great testimonial of what makes volunteering so great.

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

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