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The MACC Minute April 14, 2022.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Let MACC be a vehicle for good like two women did this week.
Helping a friend who was moving clean out her apartment, the friends found shampoo that were still in unopened boxes, complete with pumps. “Thanks for all you do,” was written on their donation, and is what I wanted to say back
to them for their thoughtfulness. #KindnessWins
MACC Helps with Poverty
#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities

Shannon Baldassario

Assistant Executive Director

Calling all woman over the age of 18 who want to join the Manchester Women’s Club to assist in growing fresh herbs and vegetables for MACC’s Emergency Food Pantry or any other activities. This year, the Women’s Club has a raised garden bed at the Community Garden in town to provide fresh produce for our families in need. #Supportlocal #Supportfresh

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

I would like to give a huge shout out to the ECHN employees at Manchester and Rockville Hospital. 2000 employees were able to put together over 1000 Easter arts and crafts, as well as egg coloring kits that they then donated to MACC’s Emergency Food Pantry so that our MACC families could enjoy fun Easter festivities. Happy Easter to all!
MACC Pantry Manager
Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Community Kitchen Head Chef

We’re stepping up our sandwich game here at the MACC kitchen. Today we whipped up a Cajun Chicken Sandwich. It’s not your ordinary chicken sandwich. A warm pretzel roll topped with baby spinach, sliced tomato, Cajun seasoned chicken, pepper jack cheese, sliced avocado and finished with a drizzle of house made cilantro-lime tartar sauce! Accompanied by quinoa and chia chips.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Community Kitchen Volunteers
MACC’s Community Kitchen is lucky to have Chef Ferdinand, but…. he cannot do all the work by himself! Every week we have over 24 dedicated volunteers that come in and give their time to help prep, cook, clean, and serve fantastic, hearty, meals with love to the people that come to our doors in need. #FoodIsLove
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Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

As we transition into warmer weather, it reminds me of a famous saying by Lady Bird Johnson.
“Where flowers bloom, so does hope – and hope is the precious, indispensable ingredient without which the war on poverty can never be won.” In short, flowers can grow in the worst environments, as does hope. Please join us to keep hope growing strong.

Chef Rasheen Mathis

Bistro on Main Executive Chef

Bistro on Main had an incredible time and a unique opportunity to cater for The Rose Gala. This event was hosted by The Clerestory, located at 642 Hilliard St, Manchester CT. This event supported MACC Charities and the important work that they do for our community. The event was a huge success with an array of appetizers and culinary stations.

Bistro on Main lunch specials

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