September 28, 2023.

Sponsor A Lunch

#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities

Attention Community Partners & Businesses!

Attention community partners and businesses alike! Access to healthy food shouldn’t be reserved for just some but for all. Join me this October for our continued month-long Community Kitchen Campaign. On average, we serve 120+ individuals and families six days a week at MACC’s Community Kitchen. That totals a cost on average of $500.00 per day, with each meal at a price point of $3.97 per person. Join our campaign today and donate to sponsor a day at the Community Kitchen meals for our neighbors in need. See our attached October menu and sponsor a favorite meal or classic dish.

-Shannon Baldassario

Yoga For Food

Support MACC and get a yoga class at the same time. Community “Y” Recreation Center is hosting Yoga For Food, offering a free yoga class to anyone who brings a non-perishable food item with them to the class. All food collected will be donated to MACC’s Community Emergency Food Pantry. The first class is October 6 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Community “Y” Recreation Center. So stretch your legs and support MACC!

-Chance Wetmore
Social Media and Systems Specialist

Crop Hunger Walk Manchester

MACC's Elves are hard at work

The Mighty MACC team is not just talking the talk; we are walking the walk again! The Crop Hunger Walk is happening Sunday, October 15th, at 1:00 pm, and we need you! This is a two-mile walk from Wapping Church in South Windsor to Evergreen Walk and back to the Church. The Crop Hunger Walk is not just for MACC; this walk benefits people around the world and in your community! Follow the button below to donate and join our team.

-Patti Thurlow
Operations Manager

Community Kindness

MACC's Elves are hard at work

Our community has so many generous partners, and some truly go the extra mile. Jean contacts the Community Emergency Food Pantry regularly to find out our most immediate urgent needs and goes to shop for them. She returns to the pantry in a day or two with a cartload of freshly purchased goods to donate to MACC.

We appreciate the efforts of Jean and everyone who remembers others with the essentials that help feed our families in need.

-Phillip Leggett
Community Emergency Food Pantry Manager

A Strong Community Kitchen Team

Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

Another busy week here in the kitchen. The number of people fed between the senior center and our daily guests at the Community Kitchen is higher than ever. The Community Kitchen averages 85-100 individuals served and 75-85 through the Senior Center each day. Lately we have even gone as high as 120+ in lunches served, which can total more than 230 meals a day between the Community Kitchen lunch and the Senior Center. The volunteers and I are fully prepared and bringing our A game in serving our Community!

-Chef Ferdinand Cruz
Community Kitchen Head Chef

Winter Shelter Needs

MACC Pantry Manager

Planning for the 2023-2024 cold weather season sheltering program has already started. In addition to providing shelter beds, food, clothing, and other services at our shelter, those who wish to remain outside or must wait for shelter space to become available require frequent attention due to the elements faced by living outdoors. We recently asked for items to keep our unsheltered safe in the heat, and we still are in short supply of those items, but I am now beginning to prepare and assemble items for cold weather simultaneously. We continue to see a steady increase in homelessness and anticipate greater needs this year than last. Please remember our at risk neighbors when you have new or gently used winter clothing, and please check out our MACC Community Outreach Winter Needs List.

-Timothy Bohr
Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

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

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