November 9, 2023.

Giving Tuesday

#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities

As we get closer to the holiday season, it’s important to remember those in our community who may be struggling. This year has been particularly challenging for many, and now, more than ever, we need to come together to support one another. By donating to MACC Charities or volunteering your time, you can make a difference in the lives of those in need. Whether it’s providing food for families or warm clothing for the homeless, your contribution can bring joy and comfort to those who are less fortunate. Let’s spread the spirit of giving this holiday season and help make our community a better place for all.

-Shannon Baldassario

A MACC Thanksgiving For Our Families!

MACC's Elves are hard at work

The Annual Emergency of Hunger Food Drive is just around the corner. Week one is set to kick off on November 11th and 12th! While grocery shopping at Stop & Shop or Highland Park, Manchester, pick up a few items off the needs list to donate, and our partners from ASM and the MPD will collect and bring them back to MACC. Your generous donations will directly go to helping the Community Emergency Food Pantry’s families in need this holiday season. If you cannot make it the first weekend, the food drive will also be at Stop and Shop, Manchester, the following weekend on the 18th and 19th! See you there!

-Phillip Leggett
Community Emergency Food Pantry Manager

Join The Coffee Corner

MACC's Elves are hard at work

MACC’s Coffee Corner is a great way to get your questions answered. On the first or second Thursday of each month, join us to talk about what we do and ways that you can help MACC, as well as ways that we support the community! While enjoying a cup of coffee and lite bites from the Community Kitchen, we discuss our projects, tour the MACC campus, and do a meet and greet with the staff department managers. The next Coffee Corner is December 7th. Call 860-647-8003 ext. 112 or email to sign up!

-Patti Thurlow
Operations Manager

Community Spotlight

MACC’s community partnerships continue to grow. We had the pleasure of participating in Manchester High School’s Career Exploration Day. MACC’s Head Chef, Ferdinand Cruz, joined Todd Stigliano, General Manager at Café Aura, Joseph Bartlett – Hartford Yard Goats Catering Manager, and William Williams – MCC Program Coordinator, along with two current MCC students. They each gave a unique perspective on the culinary world and what the future may look like for aspiring MHS culinary students. It’s never too early for our youth to prepare for their future!

-Chance Wetmore
Social Media and Systems Specialist

Winter Assistance Programs

MACC Pantry Manager

With the fall season upon us, we would like to share a few resources for the anticipated upcoming spike in energy assistance requests. The Summer/Fall Energy Assistance program at Operation Fuel closed on October 6th due to a high volume of demand. The Winter/Spring season program will open on January 2nd, 2024. CRT is currently accepting applications for their 2023-2024 Program by calling 860-560-5800. If you qualify, these programs can assist you if you are having trouble paying your home heating bills.
Operation Fuel:

-Timothy Bohr
Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

Volunteer Spotlight

Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

Recently, we had the privilege of having a couple of cool cats. Culinary students from MCC. Jasmin & Tre gave a stellar performance. Anything that we needed during our lunch shift was done and done well! They helped in making over 200 deli sandwiches, cut, and portioned fresh watermelon, made delicious meatball subs for lunch, and also assisted me in cleaning and closing down the kitchen. “They came, they saw, and they conquered!”
“Veni, Vidi, Vici!” – Julius Casear

-Chef Ferdinand Cruz
Community Kitchen Head Chef

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

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