MACC Charities is a Manchester-based non-profit with the mission of building partnerships to break cycles of poverty in our community.

Programs & Services

The Community Kitchen is open, giving out hot lunches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Bag lunches are available on Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays

Lunch is served between 11:30 am & 12:45 pm each day (no appointment necessary)
You can reach the kitchen @ 860-647-8003 x 121

The Community Outreach and Emergency Services provides weekly showers and laundry availability to Manchester unsheltered residents.

Wednesday’s: Men’s Showers – 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Thursday’s: Women’s Showers – 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Showers are limited to 15 minutes and are on a first come first serve basis. Towels, soap, shampoo, shaving products provided.
The last shower is at 12:15 pm.

Laundry is by appointment only. Laundry is limited to 1 load per appointment. Laundry detergent will be provided.

For any other Outreach Emergency needs or to make an appointment, please call 860-647-8003 x 131

For information on Volunteering

Please call 860-647-8003 x 112

The Community Emergency Food Pantry provides groceries by appointment only.
Please call 860-647-8003 x 128

 Appointment Hours are:

Monday: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tuesday: 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Thursday: 3:00 pm – 5:40 pm

For other pantry needs or to drop off donations, our hours are:

Monday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Community Threads Thrift Shoppe hours are:

Mon through Fri 10:00 am – 1:30 pm and Sat 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Please call 860-647-8003 x 129

Food donations can be dropped off at the Community Emergency Food Pantry, located at

460 Main St. in Manchester, CT

Please only drop off during donation hours (or call to schedule a time).

For all other donations, please call 860-647-0440.



The following items are always in need and donations are welcomed.

All products must be unopened and within expiration dates.





Shaving Cream


Body Soap

Body Wash (Liquid)

Instant Potatoes


Beef Stew


Canned Veggies

Peanut Butter / Jelly


Baking Mix (Cake & Brownie)

Cooking Oil

Rice/Rice Mixes

Canned Pasta


Fresh Fruit and Veggies

Coffee (Regular, Decaf or Instant)

Paper Towels

Toilet Paper


Dish Detergent

Laundry Detergent

Baby Wipes


Pasta Sauce

Ramen Noodles


The following items are always in need and donations are welcomed.

All products must be unopened and within expiration dates.




Travel Size Shaving Cream


Travel Size / Toothpaste

Combs / Brushes

Chap Stick

Disposable Hand & Feet Warmers


Granola / Protein Bars / Cereal Bars

Individual Size Peanut Butter Packets

Individual Size Crackers Packages

Individual Size Cookie Packages

Trail Mix / Beef Jerky

Individual Pringle Cups

Individual Size Pretzel Packages

Individual Size Pudding/Jell-O

Candy Bars

Ramen Noodles / Mac & Cheese Bowls (Microwavable)

Chef Boyardee Type – Nonperishable Bowls (Microwavable)


Men & Women

Winter Coats

Sweatshirts / Hoodies / Flannel Shirts

Hats & Gloves

Winter Boots



Lined Pants / Ski Pants


Back Packs

Do you or someone you know need help with alcohol addiction?
Call: 866-972-0134 or visit

MACC is not affiliated with alcoholics anonymous.

Catherine Hastings
Catherine Hastings
They do so much for the community. Wonderful staff.
Danielle Cratty
Danielle Cratty
Very kind and helpful
Rodger Strickland
Rodger Strickland
Amazing people, constant blessing
Taylor Lajeunesse
Taylor Lajeunesse
I've known Shannon Baldassario for about two years, and she is the perfect fit for MACC. Both of us belong to the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and I had the opportunity to enjoy lunch and meet the other staff and volunteers with MACC, which was an honor. Chef Ferdinand has so much passion about what he does for the community, Patty who oversees the operations of MACC is always a friendly face and a great support to the community. Phil who manages the pantry runs an impressive ship, making sure the needs of the community are met with dry goods, produce, and meat products. The community outreach and emergency services manager, Tim, is an incredible resource to those who need it most and Chance, their social media specialist is a perfect example of someone in my younger generation who cares about those around him, always ready to support the team and promote the events held by MACC along with sharing the immediate needs of MACC's community served. I recommend MACC for anyone's emergency needs because I know they'll be in good hands with this team no matter what their need is. If you're ever in the area, I encourage you to stop by to see what MACC does, and find out how to help their efforts to build partnerships to break cycles of poverty in our community.
Kimberly O'Halloran
Kimberly O'Halloran
There is NO better place for Shelter, food, and clothing when in need than MACC Charities! The staff is absolutely amazing and eager to help however possible!