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The MACC Minute April 1, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

 News from our Food Pantry

A+ goes to Alex, a senior at Manchester High School. His senior project was a neighborhood food drive for non-perishable items to MACC’s Emergency Food Pantry. Surrounding neighbors showed their support not only for MACC but to Alex’s project by donating over 20 bags this past Monday. He did his homework on what are most needed items are. Great Job!

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

This past year was indeed an unprecedented year, one filled with fear and uncertainty. It has also been a year filled with unprecedented acts of selfless giving by others sharing their stimulus checks and/or increasing their giving to help struggling neighbors recover from the effects of substantial loss. Maybe this year, “taking care of each other”, will take precedence. #OneCanHope


Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

What happens when the rent or mortgage comes due?  This past Monday the federal eviction moratorium on residential evictions was extended and will expire June 30th requiring tenants and homeowners to pay back what they owe. To prevent widespread evictions and homelessness households need to be proactive in order to maintain their housing. We’ve started the conversation with our clients.  


Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

What’s better than cooking with good tunes and good company? How about playing “Name that Tune” (and artist) with some pretty competitive volunteer veterans and us young recruits. We explore all types of genres in the kitchen. The laughter is heard throughout the building, especially when Dan & Dave give you a run for your money on history of music. 

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Hop on down to Community Threads Thrift Shoppe to make your last minute hippity hoppin Easter shopping purchases. We will be open Saturday from 10am-1pm for all your last minute deals. Browse our pre-filled Easter baskets for the kiddos, decorative coloring egg kits or get that beautiful center piece that’s missing from your table for that Sunday Easter meal gathering. 

Mark Nadeau

Outreach Case Worker

Giving back to their community Emanuel Lutheran Church donated an abundance of New Clothing to assist those we serve in need. There’s nothing like a hot shower and putting on a clean new outfit. “Makes me feel like a million bucks!” says a gentleman we’re working with towards housing. How can you make someone feel worth it? Ask me how.



Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

Bistro on Main will be open for Easter Brunch this Sunday, April 4th from 10am-2pm. Let us cook breakfast for you, our menu offers omelets, buttermilk pancakes, French toast, corned beef hash, eggs your way, home fries, and breakfast meats. Bistro has a great kid’s menu too. There is something for everyone. Reservations are recommended and carry out is available.
Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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