March 25, 2023. 

As May comes to a close we received a delicious gift and new families receive a hand up.

If you believe that people have the capacity to change and transform for the better, and you further believe that non-profits have a role to play in helping people change and transform for the better, WE WANT YOU! We cannot do this work alone. Our community is in a crucial time economically with no immediate sign of relief, so we call on YOU, our partners, to take a stand with us to support our neighbors! #DonateToday

-Shannon Baldassario
Assistant Executive Director

New Home, New Start

Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

I had the pleasure of helping two new households recently get up and running with starter kits using items generously donated to us. We were able to provide dishes, crock pots, silverware, pots and pans, cooking utensils, towels, sheets, comforters, and more to each recipient. If you have new or gently used items that we can utilize in our starter kits, please consider donating them, as each kit depletes our limited inventory. For a complete list of items we need, please click the button.

-Timothy Bohr
Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

Volunteer Spotlight

MACC Pantry Manager

Thank You, Nathan!

Each Monday and Wednesday, the East Hartford High School students in the Realities Program, ages 18-22, come in to be taught basic life skills in our Community Threads Thrift Shoppe. Each student is assigned a specific task upon arrival and, once done, moves on to work side by side with our veteran volunteers to sort donations and clean the shoppe!

This year, Nathan is going to be graduating. Although it is sad to see them go, we are thrilled to know they are graduating with hands-on experience through MACC. Nathan has been a great leader to his fellow students; we could always depend on him to get the job done.

-Patti Thurlow
Operations Manager

Community Spotlight

A Tasty Crumbl Cookie Treat!

The smell of fresh cookies was in the air at MACC recently. Crumbl Cookie, here in Manchester, made multiple donations of fresh cookies totaling 470! We were able to portion and package them for the families we serve. This has been a great partnership, and we look forward to continuing it in the future.

The Knights’ Monthly Food Drive

MACC's Elves are hard at work

Donation from food drive held at St. James on May 13th

Food insecurity never takes a vacation. MACC’s Community Emergency Food Pantry is fortunate to have Knights of Columbus Councils #573 and #1155 work together to host alternating food drives on the third Saturday of every summer month to keep our families supplied with food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies. Thank you to Al Robitaille, Bob Misage, and all of the council members for your continued support. Look out for the next one on June 17th at St. Teresa of Calcutta.

-Phillip Leggett
Community Emergency Food Pantry Manager

Strong Team, Strong Kitchen

MACC's Elves are hard at work

“Some days are better than others,” some say! Well, here in the MACC Community Kitchen, every day is GREAT! The selfless and dedicated support from our kitchen crew is unmatched! The amount of enthusiasm and positive energy is incredible. Pictured here are a few of MACC’s “heavy hitters.” Beverly, Lisa & Karen are serving up lunch for our lunch guests! With classic rock oldies playing in the background, we make sure every day’s a dance party. Thank You!

-Chef Ferdinand Cruz
Community Kitchen Head Chef

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

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