The Manchester Area Conference of Churches (MACC) Community Pantry needs food and nonfood items (listed below) that cannot be purchased with SNAP (foodstamps) on a weekly basis. The shelves are clear after every pantry session as more and more people are in need of extra help to feed their families. As we know, when budgets are tight due to unemployment, underemployment, or fixed incomes, the food budget is the only place left to cut back in order to pay the rent, utilities or gas to get to work. Larger families of 6-8 can clear off the food pantry shelves quickly. 2,700+ people need MACC’s help each year and may visit the pantry several times a month.
The best time to deliver food is when the pantry is not in session: Monday and Wednesdays after 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. , Tues and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 pm or Fridays 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or call to make arrangements to have MACC pick up large donations or to drop off in the evening or on the weekends at 860-647-8003 Ext. 26 or 13. You can also volunteer with us by calling these numbers.
Or let MACC do the shopping by sending a check made payable to MACC Charities ( write “for Food” in the memo section) and mail to P.O. Box 3804, Manchester, CT 06045-3804 or give online at www.macc-ct.org and designate it for food.
Peanut butter and jelly
Pasta – sauce and parmesan cheese
Canned pasta (like Chef Boyardee)
Canned protein (like tuna and chicken)
Condiments (mayo – mustard, ketchup – salad dressings etc.)
Canned veggies and fruits (corn – green beans – carrots are the favorites)
Canned soups (not tomato – chicken noodle is favorite – chunky soups are popular too)
Snacks & juice boxes
Salt –pepper – sugar
Juice (not grapefruit)
Shampoo & conditioner
Toothpaste & brushes
Household Cleaning supplies
Thank you so much.